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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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.