Proto-Germanic *īwaz 'yew' + Proto-Germanic *harjaz 'warrior'.
The name of a legendary 7th C Scanian king, the 9th C commander of the Viking army that invaded England, a 10th C king of Waterford and Dublin, and a 10th C king of Limerick.
- ● fin12thC Iuor (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 12
- Old Swedish
- ● 1383 Iwar (gen) SRA-vol2 no. 1943
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Ivar". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Ivar.