Igor (given name)

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

Igor (Russian: Игорь [ˈiɡərʲ]; Ukrainian: Ігор (Ihor) [ˈiɦɔr]; Belarusian: Ігар (Ihar) [ˈiɣar]) is a common given Slavic 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) was left as a child with Rurik's distant relative (supposedly) first Grand Prince of Kiev - Oleg and later, after the death of Oleg replaced him on Kiev's throne.[1]


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  1. ^ Melvin G. Wren "The Course of Russian History"