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Iorek

HeartYOR-ek
Literary name

Iorek Origin and Meaning

The name Iorek is a boy's name.
Iorek Byrnison is king of the armored bears and a fierce and brave companion of Lyra’s in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. The name Iorek appears to have been coined by Pullman for the books, but the first element Ior- derives from Old Norse Jar, meaning “battle” and the second element -rek derives from Old Norse/Ancient Germanic ríkr, meaning “mighty; distinguished; ruler.”
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