"lover of hounds"

Connor Origin and Meaning

The name Connor is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "lover of hounds".

Connor, the appealing name of an early semi-legendary king of Ulster in Irish mythology, sits firmly in the Top 100 and taken together with its alternate spellings would rank even higher. In its native Ireland the Conor version is one of the highest charting 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.

# 126 in the US

Connor Rank in US Top 1000

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Connor Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Connor Popularity

Famous People Named Connor

  • Connor TrinneerAmerican actor
  • Connor Jacobusbassist of America band The Districts
  • Connor ShawAmerican NFL football player
  • Connor PaoloAmerican actor
  • Connor Thomas BarthAmerican NFL football player
  • Connor Alfred BarwinAmerican NFL football player
  • Connor HughesAmerican NFL football player
  • Connor Neil Ralph WickhamEnglish footballer
  • Connor Samuel John Ballbassist of British band The Vamps
  • Joe "Connor" ConaboyEnglish singer of boy band Kingsland Road
  • Connor CorumAmerican actor
  • Connor MurphyAmerican ice hockey player
  • Connor Joel FrantaAmerican vlogger
  • Connor GibbsAmerican actor
  • Connor McDavidCanadian ice hockey player
  • Connor Patrick McDonoughAmerican musician of band Before You Exit
  • Connor Douglas Gilliland (b. 1989)son of actors Richard Gilliland and Jean Smart
  • Connor Cinkson of golfer Stewart Cink
  • Connor Dentonson of TV presenters Andrew Denton and Jennifer Byrne
  • Connor Anthony Cruiseson of actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
  • Connor Paytonson of NFL coach Sean Payton
  • Connor Douglasson of pro wrestler Shane Douglas
  • Connor Feeley (b. 2014)son of athletes Heather Mitts and A.J. Feeley
  • Connor Mace Rewis (b. 2016)son of TV personalities Summer and D.J. Rewis of "16 and Pregnant"

Connor in Pop Culture

  • Connor Rhodescharacter in TV's "Chicago Med"
  • Connor MacLeodmain character in "The Highlander" movie series
  • Connorson of the title character on TV's "Angel"
  • Connor Kenwaycharacter in video game "Assassin's Creed III"
  • Connor MacManuscharacter in the Boondock Saints movie series
  • Connor Lassitermain character in Neal Shusterman's "Unwind"
  • Connor O'NeillIrish character from Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Connor Kent aka Superboycharacter in the animated series "Young Justice"
  • Connor Walshcharacter on TV's "How to Get Away With Murder"
  • Connor Costellocharacter on Australian TV's "All Saints"
  • Connor Deslaurierscharacter on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
  • Connor Hawke aka The Green Arrowcharacter in DC comics
  • Connor Owenscharacter on TV's "Ugly Betty"
  • Connor Jordancharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Connor Templecharacter on British TV series "Primeval"
  • Connor Tempestcharacter in the Vampirates series by Justin Somper; twin sister Grace Tempest
  • Connor Stevenscharacter on TV's "The Fosters"
  • Connorcharacter in movie "The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey"
  • Connorcharacter in Ellis and Duffield's webcomic "FreakAngels"
  • John Connormain character in The Terminator series
  • Connor Baileycharacter in "The Land of Stories" by Chris Colfer
  • Connor Friocharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • Connor Stollcharacter in the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series
  • Connor Jackscharacter in Mari Mancusi's "Scorched;" twin brother Caleb Jacks
  • Connor Devarnancharacter in the YouTube series "Most Popular Girls in School"
  • Connor Guerrina minor character featured in the "Dragon Age" video game series.
  • Connor Cobaltcharacter in the Addicted Series
  • Connor Murphycharacter in "Dear Evan Hansen" the musical
  • Connorcharacter in the game "Detroit: Become Human"

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