Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KAHN-ər(English)

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Irish name Conchobar, derived from Old Irish con "hound, dog, wolf" and cobar "desiring". It has been in use in Ireland for centuries and was the name of several Irish kings. It was also borne by the legendary Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known for his tragic desire for Deirdre.

Related Names

VariantsConchobhar, Conchúr, Connor(Irish) Conchobar, Conchobhar, Conchúr(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesConchobar(Ancient Irish)


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Entry updated June 13, 2019