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Ivar

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Norse
"yew wood, archer"

Ivar Origin and Meaning

The name Ivar is a boy's name of Norse origin meaning "yew wood, archer".
Part of a small group of similar names with similar roots — Ivor, Iver, Ivo, Ives — which are all worth looking at. Used throughout Scandinavia, Ivar is currently a Top 100 name in Sweden. In the Willa Cather novel O Pioneers!, there is a character known as —oops —Crazy Ivar.

Ivar Popularity

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Lists containing Ivar

Famous People Named Ivar

  • Ivar (or Ímar) RagnarssonViking king
  • Ivar Vidfamnelegendary Danish king of at least Scania and Zealand
  • Ivar of WaterfordNorse king of Waterford and briefly King of Dublin
  • Ivar of Limericklast Norse king of Limerick
  • Ímar Ua Donnabáin (Ivor O'Donovan)legendary Irish navigator and sorcerer
  • Ivar HippeNorwegian consultant and former journalist
  • Ivar Frithiof AndresenNorwegian opera singer
  • Ivar BallangrudNorwegian speed skater
  • Ivar Otto BendixsonSwedish mathematician
  • Ivar BernNorwegian chess player
  • Ivar FormoNorwegian cross,country skier
  • Ivar Asbjørn FøllingNorwegian physician
  • Ivar GiaeverNorwegian physicist
  • Ivars Godmanisprime minister of Latvia 1990,1993, 2007–2009
  • Ivar HaglundSeattle folk singer and founder of Ivar's
  • Ivar JacobsonSwedish computer scientist
  • Ivar KantsAustralian actor
  • Ivar Larsen KirkebyGarstad, Norwegian politician
  • Ivar KleivenNorwegian historian and poet
  • Ivar KreugerSwedish businessman
  • Ivar LangenNorwegian rector
  • Ivar LoJohansson, Swedish writer
  • Ivar LykkeNorwegian politician and prime minister from 1926 to 1928
  • Ivar RoothSwedish banker
  • Ivar SkulstadNorwegian politician
  • Ivar Bergersen SælenNorwegian politician
  • Ivar TengbomSwedish architect
  • Ivar Peterson TveitenNorwegian politician
  • Ivar SmilgaBolshevik revolutionary leader
  • Ivar VennerströmSwedish politician
  • Ivar EngerNorwegian former,guitarist of Darkthrone
  • Ivar AasenNorwegian lexicographer, creator of Nynorsk

Ivar in Pop Culture

  • Ivara character in the video game Tales Of Xilla, pronounced "eye,ver"
  • Ivar the TimewalkerValiant Comics universe
  • Ivar the BonelessA character from the tv show "Vikings."

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