Name Ivar Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Ivar


Ivar is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Ivar?

Ivar is a younger Scandinavian form of the Old Norse name Ívarr. Ivar is also a short variant of the Scandinavian name Ingvar.

What does the name Ivar mean?

Ivar means “archer” or “bow warrior” (from Old Norse “ýr” = bow/yew tree + “-arr/herr” = army/warrior) and “warrior of Yngvi“ or “protected by Yngvi“ (from the name of Germanic God “Yngvi” + Old Norse “-arr/herr” = army/warrior).

Pronunciation of Ivar

Variants of the name Ivar

Iwar Yvar

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Popularity of the name Ivar

The name Ivar is ranked #2903 overall.

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