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Gender: M Meaning of Connor: "lover of hounds" Origin of Connor: Irish Connor's Popularity in 2012: #59

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Connor, the appealing name of an early semi-legendary king of Ulster in Irish mythology, is now just inside the Top 60-- taken together with its alternate Conor spelling would bring it even higher on the list--while in its native Ireland the Conor version is the fifth most popular boys' name.

Connor MacLeod was the name of the title character in the 1986 film "The Highlander," which helped promote the name.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise have a teen-aged son named Connor, while Eric Clapton has a younger Conor; the name of the Irish writer and historian is spelled Conor Cruise O'Brien.

Since Connor means 'lover of hounds,' it might make a good choice for a dog-loving family. In fact, one of the sons in Marley and Me is given that name.

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Famous People Named Connor

Connor Paolo, American actor
Connor Barth, American NFL football player
Connor Barwin, American NFL football player
Connor Cruise, American actor; son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Connor Sullivan, American actor; twin brother Garret Sullivan

Pop Culture References for the Name Connor

Connor Bailey, a character from The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Connor Kenway, character in the game Assassin's Creed III
Connor MacManus, character from the Boondock Saints movies
John Connor, Terminator movies
Connor Lassiter, main character in Neal Shusterman's Unwind
Connor O'Neill, Irish character from Australian soap "Neighbours"

Cahner, Con, Conn, Conner, Connory, Konnor

Connor's International Variations

Concobhar (Irish Gaelic)