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Igor (ukr. Ihor, bel. Ihar) is a given name derived from the Scandinavian name Ingvar, that was brought to ancient Ruthenia by the Vikings (Ingvar or Yngvar). Igor (Rurik's son) conquered Kiev. The first element of the name is derived from Proto-Norse *Ing(w)ia (Ingi-), i.e. Yngvi, which was the original name of the god Freyr. The second element is probably either *Harjaz (warrior) or *Warjaz (defender). The name consequently either meant Freyr's warrior or Freyr's defender.
 People commonly referred to as Igor
- Igor I of Kiev, ruler of Kiev from 912 to 945.
- Igor II of Kiev, Grand Prince of Kiev (1146).
- Igor Svyatoslavich, prince of Chernigov (1164).
- Ingvar of Kiev, yet another Grand Prince of Kiev (1202, again in 1214).
 See also
- All pages beginning with Igor for people with the first name Igor
- List of people by name: Igor for a categorized list of people with the first name Igor