Name for today- 28th April


Ivor is a boys name.

It is said IE-vawr (English), EE-vawr (English) .

Ivor comes from the Old Norse Ívarr which ismade of the elements of yr “yew, bow” and arr “warrior”

Or from the Latin “ebur, ivory.”

Or from the Welsh name Ifor meaning lord

It was bought to Britain by the Scandinavian settlers and invaders.

Saint Ives of Brittany made his name popular in France he was a monk and jurist.

There is a nursery rhyme “As I was going to St Ives.”

Variants/Nicknames: Ivair, Ivar, Ive, Iver, Ifor, Igor, Ives, Ivar, Ivo, Ivon, Egor, Iomhair, Iomhar.

Comments on Ivor:

I just met someone with this name, it’s great! I would name my son Ivor in a heartbeat!

— Anonymous User  6/22/2006

Ivor Novello was a very famous (and handsome!) Welsh composer, singer, and actor.

— Anyechka 7/21/2009


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