Quick Facts on Conner
- Celtic, English, Gaelic, Irish
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Lover of hounds
Characteristics of Conner
Etymology & Historical Origin - Conner
The name Conner is most likely a variant spelling of the Irish name Connor. There are two possible origins for the name – one is Irish Gaelic and one is Anglo-Saxon. The Irish name Connor is derived from the old Gaelic name “Conchobhar” meaning ‘lover of hounds’ or from “conáire” meaning ‘hound-nobleman’. Conchobhar Mac Nessa was a legendary king of Ulster in Irish mythology. Alternately, Conner could also be the transferred use of an Anglo-Saxon surname originating as an occupational name for an inspector of weights and measures. In Middle English, the word “cunnere” means ‘inspector’ a derivative of “cun(nen)” meaning ‘to examine’. The name Connor is popular in the United States, England and Scotland, but in Ireland they opt for the more traditional Irish spelling Conor (with one “n”). Conner is not as popular in English-speaking countries as Connor.
Popularity of the Name Conner
The name Conner first entered the U.S. popularity charts in 1987, six years after Connor. It’s clear that the popularity of Conner was influenced by Connor. The name Conner made some significant jumps up the popularity charts between 1987 and 1993 (the name advanced over 550 positions on the charts in six years alone). By the mid-1990s, the name continues its upward movement on the list of most-favored boys’ names in America; however, the growth in usage has slowed considerably. The peak of Conner’s success came in 2005 when it reached position #128 on the charts. They particularly like the name Conner in Oklahoma and Kentucky where it’s a Top 80 choice. The name Conner feels more like a surname and Connor/Conor come across as more traditional Irish forenames. It really just comes down to the preference of the parents, but if you’re attracted to the Gaelic meaning of the name (i.e., lover of hounds) you should definitely consider getting your little boy a puppy one day!
Popularity of the Boy Name Conner
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Conner
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Conner
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Popular Songs on Conner
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Conner
Conner, an Ordinary Boy: The Young Years (Ronald J. Conners) - The author’s Middle School students, when they heard him say that he was thinking about writing a novel for teenagers, asked him to consider writing about an ordinary teen, a person whose life was plain, even boring at times. They asked that him to write about the good times and the not-so-good times that they all experience in real life. That is how Conner was born. Recommended for ages 13+
Conner: An Ordinary Boy, Episode Two - The Early Teen Years (Ronald J. Conners) - Conner learned family values, beliefs, actions, and leadership from a very special father. Dad always expected, and marveled, at the actions that young Conner seemed to take so naturally. Hidden, sometimes very cleverly, in this book is a display of highly developed problem-solving and leadership displayed by Conner at a very young age. His seemingly natural ability to envision desired outcomes before taking any action was uncanny. Conner's ability to challenge himself with difficult and tiring tasks were seldom seen, or required of someone his age. He seldom, if ever, stopped to realize that he was doing some extraordinary things. Conner believed he was an ordinary boy doing very ordinary things. Athletically inclined, Conner learned to blend his athletic drive with his zest for life. He was always seen smiling, a happy-go-lucky kind of boy. His smile was contagious! Conner built on his personal strengths, while correcting only the weaknesses that seemed important for living a happy life. Recommended for ages 13+
Famous People Named Conner
Famous People Named Conner - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Conner.
Children of Famous People Named Conner
Famous People who Named their Child Conner - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Conner.
Conner - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Conner - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Conner.
Personality of the Boy Name Conner
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Conner