Gender Masculine
Scripts Игорь(Russian) Игор(Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced Pron. EE-gər(Russian)
EE-gawr(Polish, Slovak)
EE-gor(Croatian, Serbian, Italian)

Meaning & History

Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is The Rite of Spring, and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesYngvarr(Ancient Scandinavian) Ihar(Belarusian) Ingvar(Danish) Ingvar(Icelandic) Ingvar, Yngvar(Norwegian) Ingvar(Swedish) Ihor(Ukrainian)
User SubmissionsÍgor, Igòr


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   rough   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Croatia: November 17
Czech Republic: October 1
France: June 5
Poland: October 1
Poland: October 5
Slovakia: April 10


Entry updated November 16, 2019