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Great name for a strong, independent, intelligent girl.
-- obsessed  2/18/2005
Famous bearer: Imogen Heap.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2005
My daughter is called Imogen! I love this name. We are from Germany, where this name is very, very exceeding and uncommon.
-- Beavi  8/6/2005
I love this name and called my second daughter by the same. People say "that's a new one" - but it is an old name.
-- dawn34  10/28/2005
Imogen Stubbs is a British actress.
-- Elphi  12/21/2005
Imogen Cunningham was one of the best-known American female photographers.
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2006
Emogen is another form of this name, which is very popular in the US.
-- Anonymous User  5/19/2006
Actually, neither Imogen nor Emogen made an appearance in the top 1000 U.S. baby names in 2005, the last year for which Social Security Administration data is available.
-- fallencaryatid  6/30/2006
Contrary to the comment above, neither "Imogen" nor "Emogen" are popular in the U.S. I had NEVER heard this name used before until I saw the play Cymbeline, and I've lived in the U.S. all of my life.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2006
Imogen Bailey is a famous Australian model.
-- BtNfan  6/20/2006
It was always my understanding that this name was indeed a misprint of Innogen from Shakespeare's Cymbeline, but that it was derived from the Greek words "Inno" (beloved) and "Gen" (child) rather than from the Irish.
-- daisy123  7/18/2006
This is a beautiful name that would equally suit a child or a grown woman. Although there are several famous Imogens I have only ever met one in my life.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
A lovely, beautiful and strong name. Sounds refined and is not tacky.
-- wefrox  8/27/2006
I like this name, although I have never met an Imogen before. Also, that was the name of the baby girl in About A Boy of which Hugh Grant's character was asked to be godfather of.
-- Sneasel  10/11/2006
I think that this is a beautiful name that is rarely used but when it is, it suits the person perfectly.
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2006
I've never been that fussed with the name Imogen. Even though it's my name. People keep coming up to me and saying "Oh what a modern name" even though it's been around for centuries!
-- pussy428  11/18/2006
I love this name! But most people in the U.S. pronounce it "Aye-m-o-jean." I love it when it is pronounced "Emma-gen."
-- elysa  3/14/2007
This is a cool name, and a very beautiful one, too. I think it'd be just as cool if pronounced with a hard G sound.
-- Georgia_kh  4/10/2007
In Gaelic it means maiden but in Hebrew it means Image of her Mother.
-- pussy428  5/19/2007
I am loving this name at the moment. If I ever have another girl, this will probably be her name.
-- imogen213  5/21/2007
I think the AYE-mo-jean pronunciation just kills this otherwise beautiful name. I prefer IM-ma-jen or even IM-ma-gen. It rolls better.
-- foolsinlove  6/29/2007
Ugly.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2007
Ugly, ugly, ugly. Who would want to tourture their daughter with a name like this. You're just asking for her to be teased in the school-yard.
-- TiffanyS  9/4/2007
I love this name, it sounds classy and it's not common at all.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2007
Not only is this my personal impression but it's famous bearer as well. I absolutely love this name. It's not often used, original, and all around beautiful. The famous woman photographer Imogen Cunningham was an AMAZING woman. Very strong. I want my daughter to be named after her, she's been a big inspiration in my life and I hope that my daughter will inherit her strong traits through her name.
-- winter_lily_39647  11/15/2007
I'm not sure if I like this name or not yet. I just can never remember how to pronounce it.
-- smurphul  11/16/2007
"Inghean", the Gaelic word from which this name comes, actually means "daughter". The root that "inghean" came from meant "girl", but for the most part it means daughter now.

The Irish descendant of "inghean", "iníon", strictly means "daughter".

The Scottish descentant of "inghean", "nighean", can mean "girl" but its primary meaning is "daughter".
-- gaelruadh19  1/13/2008
This name reminds me of allergen.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/10/2008
Since the name Imogen appears printed that way several dozen times in Shakespeare's Cymbeline, it is much more likely that this was an intentional adaptation on Shakespeare's part rather than an accidental printing error. He made a similar change from the traditional Cordeilla to his version Cordelia for his King Lear.
-- xman  2/28/2008
This is a really pretty name, but it doesn't exactly sound fresh and innovative in English-speaking countries outside the US and Canada. Having said that, the name will surely sound good on girls and women alike.
-- slight night shiver  4/24/2008
I've always pronounced it EE-mo-jean. It sounds really pretty awesome. With the exception of a lame American subculture that might get associated with it.
-- Veronica_Mignon  8/17/2008
Please stop that. It's I'm OH jen. That's it. If you want -gene use Imogene or Emma Jean.
-- Anonymous User  11/27/2008
I don't understand why people like this name. The pronunciation of the name makes it sound like you have a cold and you're trying to say "I mow Jen". I don't understand the appeal of a name where it sounds like you've run over a girl named Jen with a lawn mower.
-- magicalhannah7  2/2/2009
Wow. This is probably one of the strangest names I've ever heard. I like it! This is a very pretty name. When I hear this name, I always think of Imogen Heap, and she's awesome!
-- MtotheK  3/15/2009
Imogen is gorgeous, it's such a beautiful name. Classy yet strong but still uncommon. I find it quite evocative and ethereal. I can never understand why some Americans insist on the pronunciation emmma jean - not only does it ruin a beautiful name but the ending is clearly not spelt like that, they don't have a problem with Jennifer so why pronounce gen as jean?

I envy anyone called this!
-- hamilton  4/14/2009
Imogen Morris Clarke is an English model.
-- elizabethwoolf  4/14/2009
One famous bearer is the British actress Imogen Poots aka Tammy from 28 Weeks later.

It's such a beautiful name!
-- JennyRoseCullen  6/3/2009
If Innogen hadn't been misspelled Imogen in Cymbeline, I would never have come across such a beautiful name. Imogen sounds so gorgeous, elegant and cool. Makes me think of a confident, opinionated, independent girl who loves music. I don't know why people say Imogen's a common name. I've never met any Imogens. To me, this name is really unique. I'd love to call my own daughter Imogen.
-- Ailis  7/21/2009
Gorgeous name. I love the nickname Immy.
-- Anonymous User  11/24/2009
Pretty! It sounds like 'imagine'.
-- lucyskydiamonds  12/1/2009
Ugly, ugly name.

I think of an ugly old woman who has been fickle, ill, and mean her entire life.
-- Anonymous User  12/26/2009
It looks like 'i morgen' which is Danish for tomorrow.

I don't know. At first I thought it was really odd but I have found it to have some kind of strange appeal.
-- Katrine  1/9/2010
Imogen Holst -Beitish conductor and daughter of the great composer Gustav Holst.
-- Anton  3/9/2010
I love this name! So refined and lovely, not frilly like so many other popular names. I wish it were a bit more popular in the U.S.!
-- nicole_1024  11/10/2010
Imogen has what it takes to be the next Emily.
-- vomiting  3/16/2011
I didn't like Imogen at first, but after listening to Imogen Heap's music, this name grew on me a bit. It's far from being one of my favorites, but it sounds nice. It's a shame that Imogen is not really used in America where I live. Imogen definitely sounds more mature than a lot of the names trendy in America right now.
-- bananarama  6/24/2011
Sure, a lot of old names are making a comeback, but I wouldn't recommend Imogen it if you live in the USA. It is rarely pronounced correctly here and believe me, what you will hear will not be pretty.
-- GibsonGirl  10/27/2011
Very pretty and exotic sounding girls name.
-- Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
Imogen Cunningham (born 1883 in Portland, Oregon) was an American photographer.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2012
My sister's best friend is named Imogen; she's always gone by Imma. It's extremely uncommon in the USA so a lot of people call her Emma, but she gets a lot of compliments on her full name. You have options for childhood nicknames in Imma, Mo, and Jen/Jenny, but overall I think the name ages really well. Imogen Heap's music is really good too.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2012
I love this name, but I think it will become too hipster popular soon. England sometimes starts name trends, and pretty soon this will be the next name in the States. Even if that happens, I will always love this name.
-- Marilyn86  7/30/2012
I love it! Very lovely name.
-- helena1990  9/2/2012
As much as I want to, I don't like this name. The way it sounds is just kind of weird.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2013
I used to hate this name, but lately I've grown to love it. It has a timeless, elegant feel to it. I'm from Australia, and it's definitely uncommon here, though not unheard of. I pronounce it EE-mo-jen.
-- Anonymous User  5/7/2013
I had to comment since some people wrote on this name "ugly". Personally I just think that is ignorant. Imogen is a classy, beautiful, old name that isn't over-used. I live in America where although I know Imogen Heap well, I have never heard the name being used. I think it will be uprising on the charts in the next years... I just hope people don't start Americanizing it like "Emmagyn" or other misspellings.. I feel like that cheapens it. My future daughters names if I get three girls would be Imogen, Astrid, and Jordana. I also like the Finnish name Enni. I think all these names are easy to pronounce, classy, international, unique and modern.
-- stephanja  1/23/2014
This is a beautiful name, I pronounce it 'Im' as in him - o - Jen -
I love it so much my 10 year old is called Imogen Grace. Nobody liked it when I named her as it was so uncommon but now she gets complimented on it.
I do get the hump though when people screech Imijean at her..
-- Chillipants  2/14/2014
I really don't like this name. The sounds are just ugly. And 'Immy/Imy/Immi' just sound like silly names, even for tiny kids.
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2014
I was surprised to see that this name wasn't on the top 1000 list in America and such goofy names such as Karma were. Just remember that there is always Imogen if you have sadly ended up with Karma Unïqua Jubileigh.
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2014
Imogen is an ugly name in my opinion! Also, people pronounce this name so differently (with a j or a strong g sound). Imogen also sounds like you are pronouncing the word "imagine" wrong. It just confuses me so much. Maybe it works better in other countries, but not in the USA.
-- Lucia Wren  7/11/2014
The name Imogen was given to 131 baby girls born in the U.S. in 2013.
-- hkols  11/2/2014
Imogen is a beautiful name! I love the cute nickname "Immy"! :D Immy has the same appeal like Emmy and Cammy. ^_^
-- LoveHeartKawaii  11/11/2014
My name is Imogen, and at 21 I have to say I have never resented my parents for choosing it- the name was chosen from Cymbeline, the great thing about it is it's a name I can take anywhere. I can walk into a 5 star restaurant and feel perfectly at home, I also worked in a very low end job as a favour to someone once and it worked well there too. I hate people pronouncing it 'Emmergen' or 'immergen' it's Imogen, or Gim- not Immy or Imo, Imogen or Gim. I think it's also terribly opinionated to call it ugly and can honestly say I have NEVER been teased for it, if anything the opposite. Also, the words people always use to describe me are strong, independent, intelligent. I feel like my name totally represents me. :)
-- Imogen d  11/28/2014
There is a naughty kid named Imogene in "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever".
-- thesnowwhiterose  12/12/2014
It's a misspelling. Used by a lot by people who prefer "classic" names and turn up their noses at invented ones. The name reminds me of hypocrisy.

Of course, not every person who uses this name is like that. The name itself is okay, and certainly better than many popular names in the US and UK.
-- thesnowwhiterose  12/12/2014

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