Is it an Irish-Gaelic name derived from the surname Conchobhar (“lover of hounds”), or did it come from the Middle English word “cunnere,” meaning "inspector"? It’s anyone’s guess. What is certain: Conner has been on the charts since the late 1980s and was red-hot in the mid-2000s. Also: Conner is more popular than Connor. Irish parents prefer a third spelling: Conor.
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