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Gender: Male Meaning of Connor: "lover of hounds" Origin of Connor: Irish Connor's Popularity in 2017: #56

The name Connor is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "lover of hounds". Connor is ranked #56 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Irish Boy Names - Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "CAF Elimination".

From the experts:

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.

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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 Patrick McDonough, American musician of band Before You Exit
Connor Douglas Gilliland (b. 1989), son of actors Richard Gilliland and Jean Smart
Connor Cink, son of golfer Stewart Cink
Connor Denton, son of TV presenters Andrew Denton and Jennifer Byrne
Connor Anthony Cruise, son of actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Connor Payton, son of NFL coach Sean Payton
Connor Douglas, son 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"

Pop Culture References for the name Connor

Connor Rhodes, character in TV's "Chicago Med"
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.
Connor Cobalt, character in the Addicted Series
Connor Murphy, character in "Dear Evan Hansen" the musical
Connor, character in the game "Detroit: Become Human"

Cahner, Conn, Konnor, Con, Connory, Conner

Connor's International Variations

Concobhar (Irish Gaelic)


ILoveBabyNames123 Says:


My brother was almost named Connor, but his name is actually Evan. I think the name he has now suits him more.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Really like this name

LV51sfan91 Says:


Great name especially when spelled this way! No one N business or er ending (Conner)

hermioneameliastyles Says:


A perfect name for a little boy. I love this name partly because of Connor Franta.

RoddyThlayli Says:


My favorite spelling of Connor. Also, I think the original spelling was Conchobar. Not sure, though.

Zelliew Says:


A good strong name

Hydra Says:


Haha. I'm female, but this is my name. Never had any problems. I actually really like my name. Usually I get asked how I spell it-Conner is far more common in my area-and occasionally somebody will act surprised I'm a girl, but most don't care. I like it.

Addie88 Says:


Handsome, masculine, "real," and strong while also being current. Hard to find in a male baby name these days.