Gender: Male Pronunciation: EE-vahr Meaning of Ivar: "yew wood, archer" Origin of Ivar: Norse

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.

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Famous People Named Ivar

Pop Culture References for the name Ivar

Ive, Ivor, Yvar

Ivar's International Variations

Yvor (Russian) Ibhar, Ivo (Irish) Ivarr (Norse) Iver (Danish)


stepx Says:


very common here in Norway. Not a top ten name but Id guess top fifty.

Carbine_Stingray Says:


Yeah this site is pretty Americentric, a lot of common names in other countries end up under unusual, even if they're very common in the overall world (e.g. Ivar and Ragnar)

DryLake Says:


Showed up under "unusual", but it's very normal in North-Europe x3