Connor Name Meaning

Connor is an Irish name fit for an adorable little boy. Meaning “dog lover,” it has a sweet side that’s hard not to love. The name has a warmth and heart to it that extends well beyond his meaning.

Connor is naturally playful and fun, conjuring up images of a little one always on the go. He’s one for adventure, the first to climb to the top of the jungle gym and always ready to soar down the highest slide on the playground. He has no fear and loves to push limits, whether he’s skating fast on rollerblades or practicing wheelies on his bike.

Connor is just as versatile as his fellow Irish friends Ryan and Sean, perhaps on the path of becoming the newest addition to the boy-next-door club. While he’s young at heart, he can age with grace, perfectly fine on a grown man. His youth isn’t to be confused with a cutesy factor, as he has a strong, handsome side that matures well.

A recognizable name that doesn’t have many similar sounding friends, Connor is rarely misheard. He does have a few spellings to contend with including his original form Conor and variants like Conner and Konnor. This shouldn’t dissuade parents from using the name, however, as he’s a familiar friend that isn’t overused.

Infographic of Connor name meaning, which is A variant of Conor, Connor is an Irish name meaning dog lover.
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Connor Name Popularity

How popular is the name Connor? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Connor was the 56th most popular boys name, representing 0.4409% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Connor has been the 163rd most popular boys name, representing 0.1399% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 1,190 21 0.0016%
1979 1,388 15 0.0011%
1980 1,077 31 0.0021%
1981 949 46 0.0031%
1982 1,018 38 0.0025%
1983 786 76 0.0052%
1984 742 89 0.006%
1985 702 108 0.0071%
1986 536 226 0.015%
1987 343 546 0.0358%
1988 292 758 0.0486%
1989 265 903 0.056%
1990 222 1,347 0.0813%
1991 133 2,450 0.1503%
1992 80 4,605 0.2885%
1993 57 6,451 0.4138%
1994 59 6,315 0.4115%
1995 55 6,616 0.439%
1996 53 6,912 0.4616%
1997 52 7,141 0.4828%
1998 47 7,905 0.5282%
1999 48 7,597 0.5073%
2000 50 7,529 0.4929%
2001 49 8,082 0.5364%
2002 47 8,410 0.5612%
2003 43 9,669 0.6356%
2004 38 10,047 0.6592%
2005 48 9,319 0.6095%
2006 53 8,669 0.5536%
2007 55 8,322 0.5275%
2008 57 7,813 0.5055%
2009 52 8,098 0.5418%
2010 49 8,049 0.5585%
2011 54 7,405 0.5198%
2012 59 6,972 0.4893%
2013 56 7,103 0.4989%
2014 52 7,223 0.4958%
2015 55 6,751 0.464%
2016 54 7,016 0.4866%
2017 56 6,382 0.4573%
2018 56 6,058 0.4409%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Connor

If you like Connor, you’ll love these other names like Connor.


What names are diminutives of Connor?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Connor sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Connor, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Conn

Chief

Irish


What names are variants of Connor?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Connor.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Conner

Dog lover

Irish

#359 (0.0637%)  
Conor

Dog lover

Irish

#330 (0.0702%)  
Konner

Desiring

#926 (0.0116%)  
Konnor

Desiring

#851 (0.0138%)  
Konor

Desiring


What names sound like Connor?

If you like how Connor sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Connor.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Conan

Hound, wolf; high

Irish

#2,379 (0.0007%)  
Conley

Pure, chaste, sensible

Gaelic

#2,240 (0.0008%)  
Connery

Unknown

Irish

Conrad

Brave, bold ruler or counsel

German

#526 (0.035%)  
Conroy

Wise advisor or man

Irish

Constantine

Constant, steadfast

Latin

#1,413 (0.0039%)  
Conway

Holy river; hound of the plain

Welsh

#2,032 (0.0012%)  

What names are similar to Connor?

Find a name that’s like Connor, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aiden

Little fire

Irish

#19 (0.7263%)  
Brandon

Broom hill

English

#124 (0.231%)  
Bryson

Son of Brice

English

#93 (0.3045%)  
Cameron

Crooked nose

Scottish

#69 (0.3837%)  
Finn

Fair

Irish

#166 (0.1681%)  
Jack

God is gracious

English

#28 (0.643%)  
Kevin

Handsome

Irish

#125 (0.2267%)  
Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

#1 (1.4439%)  
Nolan

Child of nobility

Irish

#64 (0.4081%)  
Parker

Keeper of the park

English

#96 (0.2888%)  

Lists With Connor

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Connor.


Siblings of Connor

Mamas with kids named Connor also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Skye

English

#402 (0.0513%)  
Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

#341 (0.0629%)  

5 Comments

  1. I always like the name Connor.

  2. My son’s name came to me in a dream before I was even pregnant. And I knew when I got pregnant I was having a boy. So I knew what I would be naming him.

  3. My husband came up with the name. We were just laying in bed thinking about names and he really liked that one. We love that no one we know has the name Connor and it can’t be rhymed with any mean nicknames for when he starts school.

  4. We named him Connor after the meaning behind it “Lover of hounds”. It’s totally fitting as he loves dogs, it also is the name of my favorite character from the movie Boondock Saints.

  5. We loved that it means strong-willed. We want to raise strong, indepedent resilient children!

    It also happened to be the same name as a famous mixed martial artist my husband loves (Conor McGregor), but I said we had the change the spelling to double N so it was more a generic name rather than Irish.


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