Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Konnor

Konnor is one of those spelling mutations that American parents (well, at least some) are so enamored with. Switching a traditionally spelled C name to a K name is practically an American pastime. Now that Connor is such a popular boy’s name in the United States, respelled versions started to emerge (there are a total of five variations of this name on the charts today). Generally speaking, Conor is considered a Irish boy’s name from an ancient Gaelic personal name “Conchobhar” meaning “lover of hounds”. Animals were highly regarded among the ancient Celtic people. Fish (particularly the salmon) represented knowledge. Birds were believed to hold prophetic knowledge. Horses, cattle and pigs symbolized fertility and prosperity. But the Celtic hound was a loyal companion and comrade in battle. They could be counted on for their endurance, speed and stamina during the hunt. In Celtic mythology hounds had magical licking powers to heal, and they also resided in the Otherworld as a guide to and protector of lost souls. Conchobhar (Conor) also holds an interesting place in Irish mythology; Conchobhar Mac Nessa was a legendary king of Ulster who got himself tangled up in an interesting love story (see literary references below). Aside from Conor’s Irish roots (by the way, the Irish spell the name Conor), the spelling of Conner is generally considered 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” meant “inspector” a derivative of “cun(nen)” meaning “to examine”. In any case, the Conor/Connor names are hugely popular throughout the English speaking world right now. Konnor and Konner followed as alternate spellings.

All About the Baby Name – Konnor

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME KONNOR

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.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME KONNOR

Konnor first showed up on America’s Top 1000 list in 1998. By this time, Connor was a Top 50 favorite name nationwide. Respellings were just bound to happen. Still, Konner and Konnor are not exactly popular. Both versions of this old Irish charmer reside at or near the very bottom of the Top 1000 list. There really aren’t “K” names in Ireland (unless they’ve been anglicized). So when you change Con(n)or to Konnor you really steal away its “Irishness”. The Konnor spelling is a lot harsher and less “dog loving”.

Quick Facts

ON KONNOR

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

832

PRONUNCIATION:

KAHN-ər

SIMPLE MEANING:

Dog Lover

Characteristics

OF KONNOR

Humanitarian

Community-minded

Family-oriented

Loving

Affectionate

Compassionate

Sensitive

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Konnor

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME KONNOR

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NAMED KONNOR

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NAMED KONNOR

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME KONNOR

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