Also used in Basque.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2020
Igor is my name, nickname is Igi (Iggy), and I like it!
Yarfoz  12/2/2019
A robust and fine name. Personally one of the best names that start with the letter "I".
Covision  11/15/2019
In English, it's pronounced EE-gawr, and not and never will be IE-gər.
RHAWK3935  10/18/2019
Igor is the the name of the newest Tyler the Creator album. I personally think it is his best albums.
Navarjac000  6/21/2019
Sounds very rough to me, and while I love Igor Stravinsky, my first association is Frankenstein's henchman.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2019
Why the hell is this name listed as feminine?! This name is not the least bit feminine. Feminine form would be Igora, but Igor is masculine, through and through.
― Anonymous User  12/2/2018
Name - Igor
ORIGIN - Russian, Norse
Usage - worldwide
Gender - Boy
In Indian script = इगोर
Meaning =" protected "
Vishal Khatri  10/14/2018
Igor is really unappealing to me, and not very feminine.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
This is absolutely not a feminine name.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2018
This name is also sometimes used in Latin America and Portugal. [noted -ed]
minion947  3/7/2018
Igor Smolnikov is a Russian footballer who plays for Zenit in the Russian Premier League.
lilolaf  1/18/2017
Igor Vladimirovich Akinfeev is a Russian international football goalkeeper who is the captain of PFC CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League. He has spent his entire career at CSKA, making over 450 official appearances.
cutenose  5/28/2016
Igor is the name of Catherine Deneuve's oldest grandchild. He is the son of her son Christian. He was named after his Russian great-grandfather.
Buneary  3/12/2016
I propose to change the description as follows:
Slavic form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Kievan Rus' around 10th century. It was borne by two Grand Princes of Kiev. A famous bearer was Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is 'The Rite of Spring'. Another famous bearer is inventor of helicopter Igor Sikorsky (1889–1972). [noted -ed]
superigor  6/4/2015
In Russia and some other Slavic countries it is pronounced with a light /r/ - /Igor'/. Hard to reproduce the sound in English-speaking countries.
Reenie_12  8/2/2014
This name is also in use in Georgia.

In Georgian, Igor is written as: იგორ.

A known bearer of this name is Georgian politician Igor Giorgadze (b. 1950).
Lucille  6/5/2013
As the page mentions, Igor Stravinsky is a famous bearer of the name.
AlanPalgut  11/29/2012
Hurricane Igor was a large hurricane that hit Newfoundland in September 2010. Because it was the costliest hurricane in Newfoundland on record (by the time I posted this comment), the name Igor was retired and replaced by Ian for 2016.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2012
Igor Olshansky is an American football player.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
The name originates in Israel.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2010
Igor has absolutely nothing to do with Israel uneducated one. Plus the way Igor is pronounced in Russian is E gahr very soft with a very soft R at the end. In English speaking countries it sounds rough because English is a harsher sounding language in general.
― Anonymous User  4/16/2011
I love this name. I think Iggy is a cute nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2010
Any self-respecting Mad Scientist or old-fashioned vampire needs one, that's why there's a whole clan of Igors in the Discworld.
Patria-Sue  4/15/2010
I enjoy the resounding boom this name has. You certainly wouldn't forget meeting a boy named Igor.
New_Chloe  2/10/2010
This name is used in Croatia, too. [noted -ed]
goricar  11/17/2009
A famous bearer who was no doubt named after the afore-mentioned famous bearer is M*A*S*H character Private Igor Straminsky, called "keeper of the public ptomaine" by Hawkeye, and played by Jeff Maxwell.
Atarah Derek  6/9/2009
The name is of Slavic origin not Norse, we have other names such as Jago, Jagomir, Jagos and Jagor which is derived from a flower of the same name + a feminine suffix (jagorcevina, jagorcika). Also Ivor is Slavic deriving from the word 'javor' (marple tree). Both names occur in Serbian.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2009
I think it would've been a nice name if it wasn't connected to the character in Frankenstein. I don't want my child's peers to laugh at him.
iboz75  12/11/2008
That green tubby assistant to the count on The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was named Igor.
Zepton  8/31/2008
Another origin is from Old Norse "Yngvar". "Yng" is a shortened form of "Freyr", and "var" means warrior or defender.
scigirl543  7/26/2007
Igor is a Russian form of George, it's meaning is "farmer".
Refer also to
― Anonymous User  7/21/2007
It's definitely not. Russian form of George is Jurij (Yuriy).
Ninuska  10/5/2011
Also a boys name in Slovenia. [noted -ed] Ivor is a very rare name, if used at all.
earthnut  7/3/2007
It's not just Russian or Polish name. It's a Slavic name in general.
darja013  4/27/2007
No offense to anyone but I don't like this name, it sounds cold and evil.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2006
Oh, and Igor Karkoroff is also a character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books! YAY!
Emma Hia  4/3/2006
Pronounced eega.
avrillavignefan  10/11/2005
Pronounced EE-gor.
Tbird  9/2/2005
I think Igor was the name of Frankenstein's hunchbacked assistant. Probably not a good conotation.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2005

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