Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from Old Irish "hound, dog, wolf" (genitive con) and cobar "desiring". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish rulers. It was borne by the Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, one of the central characters in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, known for his tragic desire for Deirdre and his war with Queen Medb of Connacht.

Related Names

VariantsConchobhar, Conchúr, Conor(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesConnor, Conor, Conner, Konnor(English) Conchúr, Connor, Conor(Irish)

Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Conchobar.shtml.
Entry updated January 21, 2022