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Gender: Male Meaning of Ivor: "yew" Origin of Ivor: Scottish variation of Welsh Ifor

The name Ivor is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "yew". Ivor and is often added to lists like British Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Ivor, a favorite choice for upscale characters in Brit Lit novels by authors like P.G. Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh, is an interesting and unusual name just waiting to be discovered by parents in this country.

Ivor Novello was the stage name of a popular Welsh actor and songwriter of the recent past who brought it to prominence in England.

An equally appealing name is the related Ivo, which has the energetic impact of all names ending in 'o'.

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Famous People Named Ivor

Ivor Francis, Canadian actor, father of American actress Genie Francis
Ivor Sparavalo, Yugoslavian actor
Ivor Novello, Welsh entertainer
Ivor Jones, Welsh rugby player
Ivor Churchill Guest, British politician
Jameson Ivor Frakes, son of actors Jonathan Frakes & Genie Francis

Pop Culture References for the name Ivor

Ivor the Engine, Welsh train in British TV programme of the same name
Ivor Novello Awards, annual composing & songwriting awards
Ivor, character in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"

Yvor, Ivar, Ive, Ifor, Iver, Ivair

Ivor's International Variations

Yvon, Yves, Yvet (French) Ivo (German) Ibon (Basque)


Kaygirardi Says:


My brother's name was Ivor. I also like Iva for a girl and Ivy although it really is getting so popular

EW314 Says:


Love Ivor and Ifor! So strong, simple and underused. Ivo would be a cute nickname.