Scottish variation of Welsh Ifor

Ivor Origin and Meaning

The name Ivor is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "yew".

Ivor, a favorite choice for upscale characters in Brit Lit novels by authors like P.G. Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh, is an interesting and unusual name just waiting to be discovered by parents in this country.

Ivor Novello was the stage name of a popular Welsh actor and songwriter of the recent past who brought it to prominence in England.

An equally appealing name is the related Ivo, which has the energetic impact of all names ending in 'o'.

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Famous People Named Ivor

  • Ivor FrancisCanadian actor, father of American actress Genie Francis
  • Ivor SparavaloYugoslavian actor
  • Ivor NovelloWelsh entertainer
  • Ivor JonesWelsh rugby player
  • Ivor Churchill GuestBritish politician
  • Jameson Ivor Frakesson of actors Jonathan Frakes & Genie Francis

Ivor in Pop Culture

  • Ivor the EngineWelsh train in British TV programme of the same name
  • Ivor Novello Awardsannual composing & songwriting awards
  • Ivorcharacter in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"

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