Ivor Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ivor:
Scottish form of Ivar, a name introduced by Scandinavian settlers. It is derived from the Old Norse elements yŕ (yew, bow) and herr (warrior, army): hence, "archer, bow warrior."
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English pronunciation for Ivor:
AY as in "hide (HH.AY.D)" ; V as in "vee (V.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "read (R.IY.D)";
IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; V as in "vee (V.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "read (R.IY.D)"
The Ivor Novello Awards honour Britsh song and music writers.
- Personal experiences with the name Ivor
I only ever came across this name twice but both times the carriers of this name were very charming and mesmerizing personalities with impeccable manners (though on either end of the age spectrum 52 and 23).
- Nicknames for Ivor
Ivor has several variant forms: Egor (Russian), Igor (Czech, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slavic, and German), Iomhair (Scottish), Iomhar (Scottish), Ivar (English and Scandinavian), Iver (English and Scandinavian), Ìmhear (Scottish), Ìomhar (Scottish), and Íomhar (Irish).
Baby names that sound like Ivor are Ivair, Avery, Averi, Avry and Ofir.
- Meanings and history of the name Ivor
The boy's name Ivor \i-vor\ is of Scandinavian and Old Norse origin, and its meaning is 'archer-soldier, bowman'. Derived from yr 'yew, bow' ; arr 'army, warrior'. Ívarr (Old Norse) is an older form of the name. Also possibly related to Ivo or to Ingvar. In Welsh, Ivor is used as as a form of Ifor, meaning "lord". Íomhar is the Scottish Gaelic form.
- Famous real-life people named Ivor
Ivor Gurney, English composer and war poet.
Ivor Novello, Welsh composer, singer and actor.
Ivor Hele, Australian painter.
Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet, songwriter and humorist.
Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh musical theatre actor.
Ivor Francis, Canadian actor; has a son named Ivor as well, and is the father of actress Genie Francis (who gave her own son the middle name Ivor)
- Ivor in song, story & screen
Ivor the Engine, UK children's program.
The Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting, "The Ivors," annual award for British music writing/composing.