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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Connor
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Connor in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Connor:
Records indicate that 168,372 boys in the United States have been named Connor since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2004, when 10,025 people in the U.S. were given the name Connor. Those people are now 16 years old.
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Comments about the name Connor
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23 Positive Comments
"Called my son Scott Connor because of his Irish and Scottish background. Also after Connor McLeod in The Highlander." Apr. 22, 2020:
"My name is Connor, And its great, Nobody makes jokes from it or says its strange,Only downside is there is multiple spellings such as Conor Or Conner but i love it" Mar. 4, 2020:
"Seriously, the name just has a pleasant ring to it. I had no idea about any movie, and had never even heard of someone named "Connor", but when I was younger, I was obsessed with the name. A lot of people seem to misspell it, although there is, technically, no right way to spell it either. I know a guy named Connor, and he's just awesome." Sep. 29, 2018:
"I held out for 2 days after my son was born, to name him Connor. Family didn't like it, but I wasn't budging! Name fits him perfectly. He was born Jan. 1, 1990!" Sep. 12, 2015:
"i really like the name Connor. i think it sounds nice. and i like it better spelled with an "or" than an "er"" Jun. 24, 2011:
"I have a 6 month old and we went with Connor as his name. I haven't heard it alot here in NC. I'm Irish and my husband is Italian, so I wanted him to have a Irish name since his last name is Italian. I love him and his name! He is very head strong and strong willed, even this young! <3" Oct. 30, 2010:
"My son is 14 and named Connor he is strong, caring and very cute... All the littles girls say so lol. Its is so him and i still love it. He is blond with green eyes...lol" Jun. 16, 2010:
"Named my 9 year old Connor, so obviously love the name. I had never heard of another Connor in my life before, but suddenly it's very popular. Most are Conner though, so I like the fact that I insisted on Connor, sounds more Celtic and strong." Sep. 15, 2008:
"I have an 8 month old son named Connor. Some people spell it with an 'ER' but I preffer 'OR'. Ever since Connor was born, I have only heard the name called to another child once! We were looking for an Irish name, and I definatly wouldn't change it for anything!" Aug. 21, 2008:
"We named our son Connor after my only male cousin's middle name. He is known as "the Con-man". We do get a lot of "er" instead of "or". Even my mom spelled it that way once! Anyway, I love it and can't imagine him with any other name." Jul. 30, 2008:
"connor is my name and i <3 it =) =) i dont like it when people spell my name conner or one time it was totaly wrong....coner...was how the spelled it" Mar. 12, 2008:
"I really like the name connor, or conor, its really popular now in the uk. I never thought of it as a girls name to be honest." Oct. 13, 2007:
"My little girl's name is Connor.
It's my mother's maiden name. (O'Connor)" Aug. 22, 2007:
"my son s name is connor when i had connor you never hardly heard of it but now every one has got the name connor" Jul. 15, 2007:
"My son is named Connor and I can't think of a better name for him." Jan. 15, 2007:
"One of my soon to be three nephews is named Connor. It's the most perfect name for him. I couldn't picture him with any other name. He is an incredible little boy!" Dec. 30, 2006:
"Connor is the name of my Ex-boyfriend but i still love him but yeah so i am kinda mad but i cant be because i still love him. Except he is dating another girl but yeah i love his name and whenever i hear it i get happy." Dec. 7, 2006:
"I named my son Connor and he is the most amazing person." Nov. 17, 2006:
"I adore this name. I named my son Connor and we constantly get compliments on it. It is very masculine and strong for a boy and man!" Nov. 1, 2006:
"my little cousins name and its good especially with the accent lol" Jul. 10, 2006:
"I named my son Connor in 1996. I love his name. We are starting to run into more and more Connors now." Jun. 8, 2006:
"we named our first son Connor, we love the name but never dreamed it would be as popular as it is!" Jun. 1, 2006:
"i named my second son connor. and a lot of people do spell it conner, i always tell them that theres too o's in his name, no e. but i love that name so much." Aug. 6, 2005:
4 Negative Comments
"Aaaaaaaahhhhh uuuuuuuuuugh oof ouch ouwie, bad name indeed" Feb. 26, 2020:
"i know a REALLY ugly person named connor who almost threw up because he had 8 milks sO GROSS" Mar. 2, 2018:
"Bleh, it's better than 'Armando'. Either way, curse my parents for naming me thusly. Personally, I'd prefer something else." May. 29, 2008:
W.I.E.R.D even no my bros name is connor =)" Mar. 12, 2008:
7 Neutral Comments
"Never knew one growing up. Think of it as a city name." Aug. 3, 2017:
"Connor is meant to be spelled Conor... Another traditional Irish name ruined by trends. Can Americans think of any original names?" Apr. 23, 2010:
"I think it's a bit preppy, although not a bad name. I will say that I'm a teacher and have taught about ten or more Connors in my day- a very common name!" Aug. 5, 2009:
"you can't say it got popular RIGHT after you named your kid that
i've met like 10 different connors." Mar. 18, 2009:
"my friends name is conner and hes the wierdest kid i ever met hes really really funny though" Apr. 22, 2007:
"My son is Connor Drew. He is 15. His best friend is Conner. We call them OR and ER when they are together. It's gotten pretty common the last few years." Apr. 13, 2007:
"I love this name. We named our 7 year old Connor, and he is the only Connor in the 1st grade. He is very cute and smart!!" Jan. 26, 2007:
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