Conor

Meaning of the name Conor. Listen and learn how to pronounce Conor so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Means “”lover of hounds.”” Conchobhar MacNessa was the king of Ulster and, according to legend, was born on the same day as Christ. Conchobhar, an uncle of Cuchulainn (read the legend), loved Deirdre and wished to marry her. But she fled with his nephew Naoise and his brothers. Conchobhar gave chase and althought he promised to forgive them, he killed Naoise and her abductors. In the battle a sling-shot lodged in his brain which doctors could not remove and on hearing of the crucifixion of Christ he over-exerted himself in his rage and the sling-shot fell out and he died. In 2003 it was the fourth most popular baby name for boys in Ireland.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Conor Conchobhar

PRONUNCIATION: “con + r”

ENGLISH: Conor

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Conor and read along with the meaning)

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