US Popularity:3027
Other Origin(s):Norse
Meaning:Yew tree, bow, warrior; The bow of the warrior
Ivar is a masculine name of Scandinavian origin that means "archer" or "bow warrior." In Old Norse, the name comes from the yew tree, which was once used to create powerful bows. It's also related to Freyr, a figure in Norse mythology who was a ruler of peace, rain, and sunshine. If you want to inspire baby to be one with nature and have a strong personality, Ivar is sure to hit the mark.

Ivar Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ivar is currently #2774 on The Bump
Boy:Ivar is currently #1549 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ivar is currently #3027 in U.S. births
Boy:Ivar is currently #1436 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 61
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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