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Of Old Norse origin.

A Russian form of the Old Norse name “Yngvarr”.

Derived from the name of the Germanic god “Yngvi” and the elements “arr” and “her”, meaning “army”.

According to several reliable sources, Igor is a form of the name Ingvar, brought to Russia by the Vikings.

Igor was ranked #16 in Poland’s baby names’ popularity lists.

Other forms of the name are Ygor, Ingvar, Inge.

Famous bearers are Igor Stravinsky, Igor Sikorsky, Igor Cavalera, Igor Denisov, Igor Kojic, Igor Andreev, Igor Akinfeev, Igor Lobanov.