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

Russian form of the Old Norse name Yngvarr (see Ingvar). The Varangians brought it with them when they began settling in eastern Europe in the 9th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev, notably Igor I the son of Rurik and the wife of Saint Olga. Other famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer known for The Rite of Spring, and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesIhar(Belarusian) Ingvar(Danish) Ingvar(Icelandic) Ingvar, Yngvar(Norwegian) Yngvarr(Old Norse) Ingvar(Swedish) Ihor(Ukrainian)
User SubmissionsÍgor, Igòr, Igor

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   rough   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

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

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Entry updated January 21, 2022