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Gender: M Meaning of Connor: "lover of hounds" Origin of Connor: Irish Connor's Popularity in 2015: #54

Connor, the appealing name of an early semi-legendary king of Ulster in Irish mythology, is now just outside the Top 50-- taken together with its alternate spellings would bring it as high as Number 38 on the list--while in its native Ireland the Conor version is the fourth 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.

Famous People Named Connor

Connor Jacobus, bassist of America band The Districts
Connor Shaw, American NFL football player
Connor Paolo, American actor
Connor Thomas Barth, American NFL football player
Connor Alfred Barwin, American NFL football player
Connor Hughes, American NFL football player
Connor Neil Ralph Wickham, English footballer
Connor Trinneer, American actor
Connor Samuel John Ball, bassist of British band The Vamps
Joe "Connor" Conaboy, English singer of boy band Kingsland Road
Connor Corum, American actor
Connor Murphy, American ice hockey player
Connor Joel Franta, American vlogger
Connor Gibbs, American actor
Connor McDavid, Canadian ice hockey player
Connor Anthony Cruise (b. 1995), American actor; son of actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Connor Douglas Gilliland (b. 1989), son of actors Richard Gilliland and Jean Smart
Connor Feeley (b. 2014), son of athletes Heather Mitts and A.J. Feeley
Connor Payton, son of NFL coach Sean Payton
Connor Douglas (b. 2001), son of pro wrestler Shane Douglas
Connor Mace Rewis (b. 2016), son of TV personalites Summer and D.J. Rewis of "16 and Pregnant"

Pop Culture References for the name Connor

Connor MacLeod, main character in "The Highlander" movie series
Connor, son of the title character on TV's "Angel"
Connor Kenway, character in video game "Assassin's Creed III"
Connor MacManus, character in the Boondock Saints movie series
Connor Lassiter, main character in Neal Shusterman's "Unwind"
Connor O'Neill, Irish character from Australian soap "Neighbours"
Connor Kent aka Superboy, character in the animated series "Young Justice"
Connor Walsh, character on TV's "How to Get Away With Murder"
Connor Costello, character on Australian TV's "All Saints"
Connor Deslauriers, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Connor Hawke aka The Green Arrow, character in DC comics
Connor Owens, character on TV's "Ugly Betty"
Connor Jordan, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Connor Temple, character on British TV series "Primeval"
Connor Tempest, character in the Vampirates series by Justin Somper; twin sister Grace Tempest
Connor Stevens, character on TV's "The Fosters"
Connor, character in movie "The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey"
Connor, character in Ellis and Duffield's webcomic "FreakAngels"
John Connor, main character in The Terminator series
Connor Bailey, character in "The Land of Stories" by Chris Colfer
Connor Frio, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Connor Stoll, character in the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series
Connor Jacks, character in Mari Mancusi's "Scorched;" twin brother Caleb Jacks
Connor Devarnan, character in the YouTube series "Most Popular Girls in School"
Connor Guerrin, a minor character featured in the "Dragon Age" video game series.

Cahner, Conn, Konnor, Con, Connory, Conner

Connor's International Variations

Concobhar (Irish Gaelic)