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IME (2)   m & f   Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen "whole, universal".
IMEDA   m   Georgian
Derived from Georgian იმედი (imedi) meaning "hope".
IMELDA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of IRMHILD. The Blessed Imelda was a young 14th-century nun from Bologna.
IMEN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of IMAN.
IMHOTEP   m   Ancient Egyptian
Means "he comes in peace" in Egyptian. This was the name of the architect, priest, physician and chief minister to the pharaoh Djoser. Imhotep apparently designed the step pyramid at Saqqara, near Memphis.
IMKE   f   Frisian, Dutch, German
Diminutive of IME (2).
IMMA   f   Italian, Catalan
Short form of IMMACOLATA or IMMACULADA.
IMMACOLATA   f   Italian
Italian cognate of INMACULADA.
IMMACULADA   f   Catalan
Catalan cognate of INMACULADA.
IMMACULATA   f   Irish
Latin form of INMACULADA.
IMMANUEL   m   German, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Form of EMMANUEL used in most translations of the Old Testament. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who held that duty was of highest importance.
IMOGEN   f   English (British)
The name of a princess in the play 'Cymbeline' (1609) by Shakespeare. He based her on a legendary character named Innogen, but the name was printed incorrectly and never corrected. The name Innogen is probably derived from Gaelic inghean meaning "maiden".
IMOGENE   f   English
Variant of IMOGEN.
IMPI   f   Finnish
Means "maiden, virgin" in Finnish.
IMRAM   m   Arabic
Variant of IMRAN.
IMRAN   m   Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Malay, Bengali
Arabic form of AMRAM. This is the name Muslims traditionally assign to the father of the Virgin Mary (analogous to the Christian Joachim).
IMRE   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of EMMERICH. This was the name of an 11th-century Hungarian saint, the son of Saint Istvan. He is also known as Emeric.
IMRICH   m   Slovak
Slovak form of EMMERICH.
IMRIŠKA   f   Slovak
Slovak feminine form of EMMERICH.
IMRUS   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of IMRE.
IMTIYAZ   m   Arabic
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
INA   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Limburgish, Croatian
Short form of names ending with ina.
INÁCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of IGNATIUS.
IÑAKI   m   Basque
Basque form of IGNATIUS.
IN'AM   f   Arabic
Means "giving, bestowal" in Arabic.
INANNA   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Possibly derived from Sumerian (n)in-an-na "lady of the heavens". Inanna was the Sumerian goddess of the earth, love, fertility and war. She descended into the underworld where the ruler of that place, her sister Ereshkigal, had her killed. The god Enki interceded, and Inanna was allowed to leave the underworld as long as her husband Dumuzi took her place.
INAS   f   Arabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic.
INBAL   f   Hebrew
Means "tongue of a bell" in Hebrew.
INBAR   f   Hebrew
Means "amber" in Hebrew.
INDAH   f   Indonesian
Means "beautiful" in Indonesian.
INDERJEET   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant transcription of INDERJIT.
INDERJIT   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of INDRAJIT used by Sikhs.
INDERPAL   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Means "protector of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "protector".
INDIA   f   English
From the name of the country, which is itself derived from the name of the Indus River. The river's name is ultimately from Sanskrit सिन्धु (Sindhu) meaning "body of trembling water, river".
INDIANA   f & m   English
From the name of the American state, which means "land of the Indians". This is the name of the hero in the 'Indiana Jones' series of movies, starring Harrison Ford.
INDIGO   f & m   English (Rare)
From the English word indigo for the purplish-blue dye or the colour. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ινδικον (Indikon) "Indic, from India".
INDIRA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "beauty" in Sanskrit. This is another name of Lakshmi, the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu. A notable bearer was India's first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi (1917-1984).
INDRA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) meaning "a drop" and (ra) meaning "acquiring, possessing". Indra is the name of the ancient Hindu warrior god of the sky and rain. He is the chief god in the Hindu text the Rigveda.
INDRAJIT   m   Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "conqueror of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering". In Hindu legend this is another name of Meghanada, the son of Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka. He was given this name by Brahma after he defeated Indra.
INDRANI   f   Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "queen of INDRA" in Sanskrit. This is a Hindu goddess of jealousy and beauty, a wife of Indra.
INDRIÐI   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of EINDRIDE.
INDU   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "bright drop" in Sanskrit. This is a name for the moon.
INDUMATHI   f   Tamil
From Sanskrit इन्दुमत् (indumat) meaning "full moon".
INDY   m   Popular Culture
Diminutive of INDIANA. This is the nickname of the hero of the 'Indiana Jones' movies, starring Harrison Ford.
INÉS   f   Spanish
Spanish form of AGNES.
INÈS   f   French
French form of INÉS.
INÊS   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of AGNES.
INES   f   Italian, Slovene, Croatian
Italian, Slovene and Croatian form of INÉS.
INEZ   f   English
English form of INÉS.
ING   m   Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic *Ingwaz, possibly meaning "ancestor". This was the name of an obscure old Germanic fertility god who was considered the ancestor of the tribe the Ingaevones. It is possible he was an earlier incarnation of the god Freyr.
INGE   f & m   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch
Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Germanic god ING. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
INGEBJØRG   f   Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish variant of INGEBORG.
INGEBORG   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingibjörg, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
INGEBURG   f   German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
German variant of INGEBORG.
INGEGÄRD   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of INGEGERD.
INGEGERD   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ingigerðr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with garðr meaning "enclosure".
INGEMAR   m   Swedish
From the Old Norse name Ingimárr, derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with mærr "famous".
INGER   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Variant of INGRID or INGEGERD.
INGI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGE.
INGIBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
INGIGERÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGEGERD.
INGIMÁRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGEMAR.
INGMAR   m   Swedish
Variant of INGEMAR. This name was borne by the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007).
INGO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German masculine form of INGE.
INGOLF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingólfr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with úlfr meaning "wolf".
INGÓLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGOLF.
INGRAM   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the Norman French given name ENGUERRAND.
INGRID   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingríðr meaning "Ing is beautiful", derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with fríðr "beautiful". A famous bearer was the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982).
INGRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGRID.
INGULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of INGÓLFR.
INGVAR   m   Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Yngvarr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god YNGVI combined with arr meaning "warrior".
INGVILD   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Yngvildr, derived from the name of the Norse god YNGVI combined with hildr "battle".
ÍÑIGO   m   Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of ENEKO. This was the birth name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who changed it in honour of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. As such, this name is sometimes regarded as a form of IGNATIUS.
INIGO   m   English (Rare)
English form of ÍÑIGO. It became well-known in Britain due to the 17th-century English architect Inigo Jones. He was named after his father, a Catholic who was named for Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
INKA   f   Frisian, Finnish, German
Frisian and Finnish feminine form of INGE, and a German variant.
INKAR   f   Kazakh
Means "desire, passion" in Kazakh.
INKERI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of INGRID.
INMA   f   Spanish
Short form of INMACULADA.
INMACULADA   f   Spanish
Means "immaculate" in Spanish. This name is given to commemorate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
INNA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Scythian saint and martyr, a male, supposedly a disiciple of Saint Andrew.
INNES   m & f   Scottish
Anglicized form of AONGHUS, also used as a feminine name.
INNOCENT   m   History
From the Late Latin name Innocentius which was derived from innocens "innocent". This was the name of several early saints. It was also borne by 13 popes including Innocent III, a politically powerful ruler and organizer of the Fourth Crusade.
INNOCENTIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of INNOCENT.
INNOCENZO   m   Italian
Italian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of INNOKENTIY.
INNOKENTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of INNOKENTIY.
INOCENCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INTAN   f   Indonesian, Malay
Means "diamond" in Malay and Indonesian.
INTIRA   f   Thai
Thai form of INDIRA.
INTO   m   Finnish
Means "enthusiasm" in Finnish.
INZHU   f   Kazakh
Means "pearl" in Kazakh.
IO   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Io was a princess loved by Zeus, who changed her into a heifer in order to hide her from Hera. A moon of Jupiter bears this name in her honour.
IOAB   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek and Latin form of JOAB.
IOACHIM   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Latin form of IOAKEIM.
IOAKEIM   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Greek form of JOACHIM, found in the apocryphal Gospel of James.
IOAN   m   Romanian, Welsh, Bulgarian
Romanian and Welsh form of JOHN. This is also a variant transcription of the Bulgarian name YOAN.
IOANA   f   Romanian, Bulgarian
Romanian feminine form of JOHN. This is also a variant transcription of the Bulgarian name YOANA.
IOANE   m   Georgian (Archaic)
Older Georgian form of JOHN.
IOANN   m   Russian
Older Russian form of JOHN.
IOANNA   f   Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOANNA.
IOANNES   m   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Yochanan (see JOHN).
IOANNIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOANNU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOB   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IODOCUS   m   Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
IOEL   m   Biblical Greek
Form of JOEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOHANNA   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of Ioanna (see JOANNA).
IOHANNES   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of JOEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IOKASTE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of JOCASTA.
IOKUA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JOSHUA.
IOLA   f   English
Probably a variant of IOLE.
IOLANA   f   Hawaiian
Means "to soar" in Hawaiian.
IOLANDA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
IOLANTHE   f   Various
Probably a variant of YOLANDA influenced by the Greek words ιολη (iole) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This name was (first?) used by Gilbert and Sullivan in their comic opera 'Iolanthe' (1882).
IOLE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "violet" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a woman beloved by Herakles.
IOLO   m   Welsh
Diminutive of IORWERTH.
IOLYN   m   Welsh
Diminutive of IORWERTH.
ÍOMHAR   m   Irish
Irish form of IVOR.
IOMHAR   m   Scottish
Scottish form of IVOR.
ION (1)   m   Basque, Romanian
Basque and Romanian form of JOHN.
ION (2)   m   Greek Mythology
Of unknown etymology, possibly pre-Greek. According to Greek mythology he was a son of Creusa and Xuthus (or alternatively the god Apollo). He was said to be the ancestor of the Greek tribe of the Ionians.
IONA (1)   f   English, Scottish
From the name of the island off Scotland where Saint Columba founded a monastery. The name of the island is Old Norse in origin, and apparently derives simply from ey meaning "island".
IONA (2)   m   Russian, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Latin Old Testament, as well as the Russian and Georgian form.
IONAS   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Greek Bible. It is also the form used in the Latin New Testament.
IONATÁN   m   Irish
Irish form of JONATHAN.
IONATHAN   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONATHAN and JEHONATHAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IONE   f   Greek Mythology, English
From Greek ιον (ion) meaning "violet flower". This was the name of a sea nymph in Greek mythology. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, though perhaps based on the Greek place name Ionia, a region on the west coast of Asia Minor.
IONEL   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IONELA   f   Romanian
Romanian feminine form of JOHN.
IONUȚ   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IORAM   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JORAM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IORDAN   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of YORDAN.
IORWERTH   m   Welsh
Means "handsome lord" from Welsh ior "lord" and berth "handsome". This name is used in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, where it belongs to a son of Maredudd. This name is sometimes used as a Welsh form of EDWARD.
IOSAPHAT   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSEB   m   Georgian
Georgian form of JOSEPH.
IOSEPH   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JOSEPH used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
IOSEPHUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of JOSEPH.
IOSES   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSES.
IOSIAS   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOSIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSIF   m   Russian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IOSIFU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioseph (see JOSEPH).
IOSUE   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of JOSHUA.
IOU   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEHU.
IOUBAL   m   Biblical Greek
Form of JUBAL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOUDAS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUDAH.
IOUDITH   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUDITH.
IOUNIA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of JUNIA used in the Greek New Testament.
IOVIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Older form of JOVIAN.
IOVIS   m   Roman Mythology
Older form of JOVE.
IOVITA   m & f   Ancient Roman
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
IPATI   m   Russian (Rare)
Variant transcription of IPATIY.
IPATIY   m   Russian (Rare)
Russian form of the Greek name ‘Υπατος (Hypatos), the masculine form of HYPATIA.
İPEK   f   Turkish
Means "silk" in Turkish.
IPHIGENEIA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ιφιος (iphios) "strong, stout" and γενης (genes) "born". In Greek myth Iphigenia was the daughter of king Agamemnon. When her father offended Artemis it was divined that the only way to appease the goddess was to sacrifice Iphigenia. Just as Agamemnon was about to sacrifice his daughter she was magically transported to the city of Taurus.... [more]
IPPOLIT   m   Russian
Russian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
IPPOLITO   m   Italian
Italian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
IQBAL   m   Arabic
Means "fortunate" in Arabic. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was a poet, philosopher, and scholar from Pakistan.
'IRA'   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of IRA (1).
IRA (1)   m   Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of King David's priest. As an English Christian given name, Ira began to be used after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where remained moderately common into the 20th century.
IRA (2)   f   Russian
Short form of IRINA.
IRAKLI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of HERAKLES.
IRAKLIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
IRAKLIY   m   Russian
Russian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS).
IRATI   f   Basque
Means "fern field" in Basque.
IRELAND   f   English (Modern)
From the name of the European island country, derived from Irish Gaelic Éire, which may mean something like "abundant land" in Old Irish.
İREM   f   Turkish
Turkish form of Arabic إرَم (Iram), the name of a beautiful city mentioned in the 89th chapter (surah al-Fajr) of the Qur'an.
IRÉN   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of IRENE.
IRENAEUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ειρηναιος (Eirenaios) which meant "peaceful". Saint Irenaeus was an early bishop of Lyons for whom the Greek island of Santorini is named.
IRÈNE   f   French
French form of IRENE.
IRENE   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Ancient Greek (Latinized), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ειρηνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace". This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai). It was also borne by several early Christian saints. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the empire. She originally served as regent for her son, but later had him killed and ruled alone.... [more]
IRÉNÉE   m   French
French form of IRENAEUS.
IRENEUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of IRENAEUS.
IRENKA   f   Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of IRENA.
İRFAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of IRFAN.
IRFAN   m   Arabic
Means "knowledge, awareness, learning" in Arabic.
IRIA   f   Portuguese, Galician
Possibly a Portuguese and Galician form of IRENE. This was the name of a 7th-century saint (also known as Irene) from Tomar in Portugal. This is also the name of an ancient town in Galicia (now a district of Padrón).
IRINE   f   Georgian
Georgian form of IRENE.
IRINEI   m   Russian (Rare)
Variant transcription of IRINEY.
IRINEY   m   Russian (Rare)
Russian form of IRENAEUS.
IRINI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of IRENE.
IRINUSHKA   f   Russian
Russian diminutive of IRINA.
ÍRIS   f   Portuguese, Icelandic
Portuguese and Icelandic form of IRIS.
IRIS   f   Greek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the name of the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
IRIT   f   Hebrew
Means "asphodel" in Hebrew (an asphodel is a type of flower).
IRJA   f   Finnish
Possibly a Finnish diminutive of IRINA.
IRMA   f   German, English, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Georgian, Lithuanian, Hungarian (Rare), Ancient Germanic
German short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen, which meant "whole, universal". It is thus related to EMMA. It began to be regularly used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
IRMAK   f   Turkish
Means "river" in Turkish.
IRMENTRUD   f   German (Archaic)
German form of ERMENDRUD.
IRMGARD   f   German
Contracted form of IRMINGARD.
IRMHILD   f   German
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and hild "battle".
IRMINGARD   f   German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen meaning "whole, universal" and gard meaning "enclosure".
IRMTRAUD   f   German
Contracted form of IRMENTRUD.
IRMTRUD   f   German (Rare)
Variant of IRMTRAUD.
IRMUSKA   f   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian diminutive of IRMA.
IRO   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of HERO (1).
IRUNE   f   Basque
Variant of HIRUNE.
IRVIN   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of either IRVING or IRWIN.
IRVINE   m   English, Scottish
Variant of IRVING.
IRVING   m   English, Scottish, Jewish
From a Scottish surname which was in turn derived from a Scottish place name meaning "green water". Historically this name has been relatively common among Jews, who have used it as an American-sounding form of Hebrew names beginning with I such as Isaac, Israel and Isaiah. A famous bearer was the Russian-American songwriter and lyricist Irving Berlin (1888-1989), whose birth name was Israel Beilin.
IRWIN   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the Old English given name EOFORWINE.
IRYNA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of IRENE.
İSA   m   Turkish
Turkish form of JESUS.
ISA (1)   m   Arabic
Arabic form of JESUS.
ISA (2)   f   German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish
Short form of ISABELLA.
ISA (3)   m   Frisian, Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element is "ice, iron".
ISAAC   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) meaning "he will laugh, he will rejoice", derived from צָחַק (tzachaq) meaning "to laugh". The Old Testament explains this meaning, by recounting that Abraham laughed when God told him that his aged wife Sarah would become pregnant with Isaac (see Genesis 17:17). When Isaac was a boy, God tested Abraham's faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment. Isaac went on to become the father of Esau and Jacob with his wife Rebecca.... [more]
ISAAK   m   Russian, German, Biblical Greek
Russian and German form of ISAAC, as well as the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISAAKU   m   Old Church Slavic
Church Slavic form of ISAAC.
ISABÈL   f   Occitan
Occitan form of ISABEL.
ISABEL   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German
Medieval Occitan form of ELIZABETH. It spread throughout Spain, Portugal and France, becoming common among the royalty by the 12th century. It grew popular in England in the 13th century after Isabella of Angoulême married the English king John, and it was subsequently bolstered when Isabella of France married Edward II the following century.... [more]
ISABELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian
Latinate form of ISABEL.
ISABELL   f   German
German variant of ISABEL.
ISABELLA   f   Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian
Latinate form of ISABEL. This name was borne by many medieval royals, including queen consorts of England, France, Portugal, the Holy Roman Empire and Hungary, as well as the powerful ruling queen Isabella of Castile (properly called Isabel).
ISABELLE   f   French, English, German, Dutch
French form of ISABEL.
ISADOR   m   English (Rare)
Variant of ISIDORE.
ISADORA   f   English
Variant of ISIDORA. A famous bearer was the American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927).
ISADORE   m   English
Variant of ISIDORE.
ISAIA   m   Italian
Italian form of ISAIAH.
ISAIAH   m   English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation". Isaiah is one of the four major prophets of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem and probably lived in the 8th century BC, at a time when Assyria threatened the Kingdom of Judah. As an English Christian name, Isaiah was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
ISAÍAS   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISAIAH.
ISAIAS   m   Biblical
Late Latin form of ISAIAH used in some versions of the Bible.
ISAIJA   m   Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of ISAIAH.
ISAK   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ISAAC.
'ISAM   m   Arabic
Means "security, pledge" in Arabic.
ISAMU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (isamu) meaning "brave" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
ISAURA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.
ISAURE   f   French
French form of ISAURA.
ISAURUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine form of ISAURA. This was the name of an early saint who was martyred in Macedon.
ISAY   m   Russian
Russian form of ISAIAH.
ISBEL   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ISABEL.
ISBRAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IJSBRAND.
ISCAH   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִסְכָּה (Yiskah) which meant "to behold". In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's niece, mentioned only briefly. This is the basis of the English name Jessica.
ISEABAIL   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ISABEL.
ISEBELLA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ISABELLA.
ISER   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ISRAEL.
ISET   f   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of ISIS.
ISEUL   f & m   Korean
Means "dew" in Korean.
ISEULT   f   Arthurian Romance
Medieval variant of ISOLDE.
ISEUT   f   Medieval English
Medieval form of ISOLDE.
ISHA   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Hinduism
Means "master, lord" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form ईशा and the masculine form ईश (an epithet of the Hindu god Shiva). It is also the name of one of the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
ISHANI   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "ruling, possessing" in Sanskrit.
ISHBEL   f   Scottish
Anglicized form of ISEABAIL.
ISHILD   f   Ancient Germanic (Hypothetical)
Germanic name, a hypothetical early form of ISOLDE.
ISHITA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "supremacy" in Sanskrit.
ISHMAEL   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning "God will hear". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Abraham. He is the traditional ancestor of the Arab people. Also in the Old Testament, it is borne by a man who assassinates Gedaliah the governor of Judah. The author Herman Melville later used this name for the narrator in his novel 'Moby-Dick' (1851).
ISHMERAI   m   Biblical
Means "YAHWEH guards" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ISHTAR   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Meaning unknown. Ishtar was the Babylonian and Assyrian mother goddess who presided over love, war and fertility. She was called Ashtoreth by the Phoenicians, and she was also identified with the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
ISHVI   m   Biblical
Means "he resembles me" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Asher in the Old Testament.
ISI   m & f   Native American, Choctaw
Means "deer" in Choctaw.
ISIAH   m   English
Variant of ISAIAH.
ISIBÉAL   f   Irish
Irish form of ISABEL.
ISIDOR   m   German, Russian, Macedonian
German, Russian and Macedonian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORA   f   Serbian, Macedonian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian (Rare), Italian (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ISIDORE. This was the name of a 4th-century Egyptian saint and hermitess.
ISIDORE   m   English, French, Georgian, Jewish
From the Greek name Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) which meant "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Isidore of Seville was a 6th-century archbishop, historian and theologian.... [more]
ISIDORO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDOROS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of ISIDOROS.
ISIDRO   m   Spanish
Spanish variant of ISIDORE.
ISINGOMA   m   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
ISIS   f   Egyptian Mythology (Hellenized)
Greek form of Egyptian Ist (reconstructed as Iset or Ueset), which possibly meant "the throne". In Egyptian mythology Isis was the goddess of the sky and nature, the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. She was originally depicted wearing a throne-shaped headdress, but in later times she was conflated with the goddess Hathor and depicted having the horns of a cow on her head. She was also worshipped by people outside of Egypt, such as the Greeks and Romans.
ISKANDAR   m   Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of ALEXANDER.
İSKENDER   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ALEXANDER.
ISKRA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
From a South Slavic word meaning "spark".
ISLA   f   Scottish
Variant of ISLAY, typically used as a feminine name.
ISLAMBEK   m   Chechen
Derived from Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام), combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ISLAY   m   Scottish
From the name of the island of Islay, which lies off of the west coast of Scotland.
ISLWYN   m   Welsh
From the name of a mountain in Wales which means "below the grove" from Welsh is "below" and llwyn "grove".
ISMAEL   m   Spanish, Biblical Greek
Spanish form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISMAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of ISHMAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
İSMAİL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ISHMAEL.
ISMA'IL   m   Arabic
Arabic form of ISHMAEL.
ISMAIL   m   Arabic, Uyghur
Uyghur form of ISHMAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ISMA'IL.
'ISMAT   m & f   Arabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
ISMENE   f   Greek Mythology
Possibly from Greek ισμη (isme) "knowledge". This was the name of the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta in Greek legend.
İSMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of 'ISMAT.
ISMINI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of ISMENE.
ISMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ISHMAEL.
ISOBEL   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ISABEL.
ISOCRATES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ισοκρατης (Isokrates) which meant "equal power", derived from ισος (isos) "equal" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian orator.
ISOKRATES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ISOCRATES.
ISOLDA   f   Arthurian Romance
Latinate form of ISOLDE.
ISOLDE   f   English (Rare), German, Arthurian Romance
The origins of this name are uncertain, though some Celtic roots have been suggested. It is possible that the name is ultimately Germanic, perhaps from a hypothetic name like Ishild, composed of the elements is "ice, iron" and hild "battle".... [more]
ISOTTA   f   Italian
Italian form of ISOLDE.
ISRA   f   Arabic
Means "nocturnal journey", derived from Arabic سرى (sara) "to travel at night".
ISRAA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of ISRA.
ISRAEL   m   Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contended". In the Old Testament Israel (who was formerly named Jacob; see Genesis 32:28) wrestles with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.
ISRAFIL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In Islamic tradition this is the name of the angel who will blow the trumpet that signals the coming of Judgement Day. He is sometimes equated with the angels Raphael or Uriel from Judeo-Christian tradition.
ISRAHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Form of ISRAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
ISSA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ISA (1).
ISSAC   m   English
Variant of ISAAC.
ISSACHAR   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) "hire, wage, reward". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Jacob and Leah and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A justification for the name's meaning is given in Genesis 30:18.
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