Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈaɪ.və/(British English) /ˈaɪ.vəɹ/(American English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was probably derived from the elements ýr "yew tree, bow" and herr "army, warrior". During the Middle Ages it was brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders, and it was adopted in Ireland (Irish Íomhar), Scotland (Scottish Gaelic Iomhar) and Wales (Welsh Ifor).

Related Names

VariantsÍomhar(Irish) Evander(Scottish) Iomhar(Scottish Gaelic) Ifor(Welsh)
Other Languages & CulturesIvar(Danish) Aivar, Ivar(Estonian) Iivari, Iivo(Finnish) Aivars, Ivars(Latvian) Ivar, Iver(Norwegian) Ívarr(Old Norse) Ivar(Swedish)
Surname DescendantsIvers(English) Ivers(Irish)


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Entry updated April 23, 2024