Igor (given name)

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Igor
Radzivill Igor-945.jpg
Igor of Kiev, first from right. Illumination from the Radziwiłł Chronicle
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Old Norse
Meaning Protected
Region of origin Eastern Europe
Other names
Related names Ingvar, Inga

Igor (Russian: Игорь, IPA: /ˈiɡərʲ/; Ukrainian: Ігор (Ihor); Belarusian: Ігар (Ihar), IPA: /ˈiɣar/) is a given name derived from the Norse name Ingvar, that was brought to ancient Rus' by the Norse Varangians, in the form Ingvar or Yngvar. Igor (son of the Varangian chief Rurik) conquered Kiev.

The name Igor's association with hunchbacked assistants has its origins in the Universal Studios horror films of the 1930s. See Igor (fictional character).

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