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National Connor Day – April 1, 2023

National Connor Day, on April 1, shows appreciation for the boys and men named Connor. The name Connor is of Irish Gaelic origin, and it derives from the name ‘Conchobhar.’ The name Connor has been given to a great number of important characters throughout Irish history and mythology. It is widely agreed that Conchobhar, the historical Gaelic word for ‘lover of hounds,’ is the origin of the name Connor. Conor, the name’s Irish origin, is spelled differently than Connor, the English form.

History of National Connor Day

The first seven children to be given this name were born in 1913 when the name was first used. It was registered 4,605 times as a boy’s name during the year 1992 when it reached its peak of popularity, ranking at number 80 on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States.

The name Connor is derived from the historical Gaelic name ‘Conchobhar,’ which most etymologists agree meant ‘lover of hounds.’ Connor is an anglicized variant of the Gaelic name. It is stated that Conchobhar (Connor) MacNessa, the legendary monarch of Ulster, was born at the same time as Jesus Christ, according to Irish mythology. His unfortunate union with Deirdre is what people remember him for the most.

Conchobhar, sometimes known as Conor, was the name of several other early Irish rulers, and the name has continued to be used ever since ancient times, eventually giving rise to the surname O’Connor. Even in modern times, people in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man still give their children the anglicized form of the name Conor.

The name has remained popular and is a great name for families who have a deep love for animals in modern times, particularly dogs. Connors are symbolized by wolves and hounds as in Celtic mythology the legendary warriors depicted by the wolf and hounds were revered as companions and considered to be a blessing.

National Connor Day timeline

1913
Use of the Name

The name is first used and given to seven children.

1992
Enters Top 100

The name enters the Top 100 baby names and has been on the list ever since.

2005
Popularity in Vermont

The name ranks number two in the list of popular names for the year.

2015
Hockey

Connor McDavid is drafted first in the N.H.L. Entry Draft by the Oilers.

National Connor Day FAQs

What is the highest recorded use of the name?

It was in 2004 when 10,047 kids were born who had the most of this name in use between 1880 and 2018.

What are alternative spellings of the name?

Conor, Conner, and Konnor are different ways the name can be spelled.

How popular is the name?

The name has remained a popular choice for a boy’s name and has been on the top 100 names since 1992.

National Connor Day Activities

  1. Name your child Connor

    If you have not yet decided what to name your child, Connor is a name to consider. It evokes feelings of respect and honesty making it a suitable name for a child.

  2. Call a Connor

    You can wish any Connor you know a happy National Connor Day. If you went to high school or college with one, you can call today and catch up.

  3. Gift a Connor

    If you have a good friend or boyfriend named Connor, you can send a gift to celebrate him. After all, today is the ideal day to do so.

5 Connors In Popular Culture

  1. “Highlander”

    Connor MacLeod is the name of the lead character in the film which was a part of the “Highlander” series.

  2. “Assassin’s Creed III Black Flag”

    Connor Kenway is a fictional character who appears in the “Assassin's Creed” video game franchise as a master assassin who is half-Mohawk and half-British and plays a pivotal role in the games that take place during the period of the American Revolution.

  3. D.C. Comics

    Conner Kent aka Superboy is a fictional superhero from “DC Comics.”

  4. Chicago Med

    Dr. Connor Rhodes is a cardiothoracic and trauma surgeon in the television series “Chicago Med.”

  5. “The Vampire Diaries”

    Connor Jordan is a vampire hunter from the television series “The Vampire Diaries.”

Why We Love National Connor Day

  1. We love symbolism

    It is a name symbolized by wolves and hounds. Wolves were revered as courageous warriors in Celtic folklore. In ancient cultures, wolves were revered for their hunting abilities and represented as trusted friends to the gods. Hounds, on the other hand, were seen as valuable lucky companions.

  2. They’re animal lovers

    There is nothing more beautiful than a person who loves animals. Connors naturally love animals and care for them in a naturally easy way.

  3. It’s associated with honesty

    Connor is a name that is associated with honesty. People love and can rely on Connors as they are naturally honest so people can always count on them to say the truth in all situations.

National Connor Day dates

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2023April 1Saturday
2024April 1Monday
2025April 1Tuesday
2026April 1Wednesday
2027April 1Thursday
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