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Gender: Male Meaning of Conor: "lover of hounds" Origin of Conor: Spelling variation of Connor, Irish Conor's Popularity in 2017: #308

The name Conor is a boy's name meaning "lover of hounds". Conor is ranked #308 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

From the experts:

Conor's more popular brother name Connor has been in the Top 100 for long enough that both are ready to make way for a new generation of Irish boys' names.

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Famous People Named Conor

Conor Mullen Oberst, American singer-songwriter of Bright Eyes
Conor Anthony McGregor, Irish mixed martial artist
Conor Cruise O'Brien, Irish Senator, historian and author
Conor Patrick Casey, American soccer player
Conor O'Brian (born Ryan Parmeter), American pro wrestler
Conor James Dwyer, American Olympic swimmer
Conor Daly, American racing driver
Conor Michael Gillaspie, American baseball player
Conor Sims Jackson, American baseball player
Conor Sheary, American ice hockey player
Conor Grennan, American author and international aid worker
Conor Paul Maynard, English singer-songwriter
Conor Deasy, lead singer of Irish band The Thrills
Conor Brady, Irish journalist and newspaper editor
Conor Malachy Pope, Irish journalist
Conor O'Clery, Irish journalist and author
Conor Lenihan, Irish politician
Conor Terence Murphy, Northern Irish MP
Conor Shanosky, American soccer player
Conor MacNeill, Northern Irish actor
Conor Niland, Irish tennis player
Conor McPherson, Irish playwright and director
Conor Knighton, American actor
Conor Kennedy, grandson of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Conor Jack McGregor, Jr. (b. 2017), son of mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor

Pop Culture References for the name Conor

Conor Larkin, main character in "Trinity" by Leon Uris
Conor Flaherty, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Conor McGrath, character on TV's "Gideon's Crossing"
Conor Grogan, character in John Grogan's "Marley & Me"
Conor Barry, character in movie "He's Just Not That Into You"
Conor O'Neill, character in movie "Hardball"
Conor O'Malley, character in book/movie "A Monster Calls"
Conor "Cosmo" Lawlor, character in movie "Sing Street"
Conor, main character on TV's "Roar"
Conor, character on TV's "Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything"
Conor, character from "Spirit Animals"


Thepandaprincess223 Says:


This is not a variation of Connor, Connor is a variation of Conor. In Ireland this is how they spell it.

irishdancer428 Says:


I thought this was the original way, not a variation?

Addie88 Says:


The more authentic spelling, but phonetically confusing for the American user who may mistake the pronunciation as similar to Conan.