Names Starting with I

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IACCHUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ιακχος (Iakchos), derived from ιαχω (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was the solemn name of the Greek god Dionysos as used in the Eleusinian mysteries.
IACHIN m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JACHIN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IACOB m Romanian
Romanian form of JACOB.
IACOBUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of JACOB.
IACOMUS m Late Roman
Late Latin form of JACOB.
IACOPO m Italian
Variant of JACOPO.
IAEL f Biblical Greek
Form of JAEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IAFETH m Biblical Latin
Form of JAPHETH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IAGAN m Scottish
Variant of Aodhagán, a diminutive of AODH.
IAGO m Welsh, Galician, Portuguese
Welsh and Galician form of JACOB. This was the name of two early Welsh kings of Gwynedd. It is also the name of the villain in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Othello' (1603).
IAH m Egyptian Mythology
Means "moon" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology this was the name of a god of the moon, later identified with Thoth.
IAHEL f Biblical Latin
Form of JAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IAHMESU m Ancient Egyptian
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AHMOSE.
IAIN m Scottish
Scottish form of JOHN.
IAIR m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JAIR used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IAIROS m Biblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of JAIRUS.
IAIRUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of JAIRUS.
IAKOB m Georgian
Georgian form of JACOB.
IAKOBOS m Biblical Greek
Form of JACOB used in the Greek Bible.
IAKOPA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JACOB.
IAKOVOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
IAKOVU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of JACOB.
IAN m Scottish, English
Scottish form of JOHN.
IANCU m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IANTHA f Various
Variant of IANTHE.
IANTHE f Greek Mythology
Means "violet flower", derived from Greek ιον (ion) "violet" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". This was the name of an ocean nymph in Greek mythology.
IANTO m Welsh
Diminutive of IFAN.
IANUARIUS m Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JANUARIUS.
IANUS m Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JANUS.
IAPETOS m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ιαπτω (iapto) "to wound, to pierce". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan, the father of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus.
IAPETUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of IAPETOS. This is the name of one of Saturn's moons.
IAPHETH m Biblical Greek
Form of JAPHETH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IARA f Native American, Tupi
From Tupi y "water" and îara "lady, mistress". In Brazilian folklore this is the name of a beautiful river nymph who would lure men into the water. She may have been based upon earlier Tupi legends.
IARED m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JARED used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IARFHLAITH m Irish
Composed of the Irish elements ior, of unknown meaning, and flaith "lord". Saint Iarfhlaith was a 6th-century bishop from Galway, Ireland.
IB m Danish
Danish diminutive of JAKOB.
IBAI m Basque
Means "river" in Basque.
IBÁN m Spanish
Spanish form of IBAN.
IBAN m Basque
Basque variant form of JOHN.
IBB f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of ISABEL.
IBBIE f English
Diminutive of ISABEL.
IBEN f Danish, Norwegian
Possibly a feminine form of IB. It is associated with Danish ibenholt meaning "ebony".
IBOLYA f Hungarian
Means "violet" in Hungarian, ultimately from Latin viola.
IBRAGIM m Chechen, Ossetian
Chechen and Ossetian form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHEEM m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see IBRAHIM).
İBRAHİM m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHIM m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian, Dhivehi
Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian and Dhivehi form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHIMA m Western African, Fula, Serer, Wolof
Form of IBRAHIM used in parts of western Africa.
IBRO m Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of IBRAHIM.
IBTIHAJ f Arabic
Means "joy" in Arabic.
IBTISAM f Arabic
Means "smile" in Arabic.
ICARUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ικαρος (Ikaros), of unknown meaning. In Greek myth Icarus was the son of Daedalus, locked with his father inside the Labyrinth by Minos. They escaped from the maze using wings devised from wax, but Icarus flew too close to the sun and the wax melted, plunging him to his death.
ICHABOD m Biblical
Means "no glory" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the grandson of Eli and the son of Phinehas. This name was also used by Washington Irving for Ichabod Crane, the main character in his short story 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' (1820).
ICHIRO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一郎 (see ICHIROU).
ICHIROU m Japanese
From Japanese (ichi) meaning "one" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the first son. Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
IDA f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id meaning "work, labour". The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Princess' (1847), which was later adapted into the play 'Princess Ida' (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
IDAN m Hebrew
Means "era" in Hebrew.
'IDDO m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of IDDO.
IDDO m Biblical
From the Hebrew name עִדּוֹ ('Iddo), possibly derived from עָדָה ('adah) meaning "to pass, to continue". This is the name of a few characters in the Old Testament, including an obscure prophet who lived during the reign of Solomon and the grandfather of the prophet Zechariah.
ÍDE f Irish
Possibly derived from Old Irish ítu "thirst". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish saint.
IDELLA f English
Elaboration of IDA.
IDELLE f English (Rare)
Elaboration of IDA.
IDIDA f Biblical Latin
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IDIR m Northern African, Berber
Means "alive" in Tamazight.
IDO m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of IDDO.
IDONEA f English (Archaic)
Medieval English name, probably a Latinized form of IÐUNN. The spelling may have been influenced by Latin idonea "suitable". It was common in England from the 12th century.
IDONY f English (Archaic)
Medieval English vernacular form of IDONEA.
IDOWU m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born after twins" in Yoruba.
IDOYA f Spanish
From the Spanish place name Idoia, possibly meaning "pond" in Basque, an important place of worship of the Virgin Mary.
IDRIL f Literature
Means "sparkle brilliance" in Sindarin. In the 'Silmarillion' (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Idril was the daughter of Turgon, the king of Gondolin. She escaped the destruction of that place with her husband Tuor and sailed with him into the west.
İDRİS m Turkish
Turkish form of IDRIS (1).
IDRIS (1) m Arabic
Possibly means "interpreter" in Arabic. In the Quran this is the name of an ancient prophet. He is traditionally equated with the Hebrew prophet Enoch.
IDRIS (2) m Welsh
Means "ardent lord" from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with ris "ardent, enthusiastic, impulsive".
IDUN f Norse Mythology
Modern Scandinavian form of IÐUNN.
IDWAL m Welsh
Means "lord of the wall", derived from Welsh udd "lord, prince" combined with gwal "wall, rampart".
IEDIDA f Biblical Greek
Form of JEDIDAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEFAN m Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IEKIKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JESSICA.
IEPHTHAE m Biblical Greek
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IEPTHAE m Biblical Latin
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
IEREMAHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of JERAHMEEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IERONIMUS m Late Roman
Medieval Latin form of JEROME.
IESHA f African American (Modern)
Variant of AISHA. It was popularized by the song 'Iesha' (1991) by Another Bad Creation.
IESOUS m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSHUA and JESUS.
IESTYN m Welsh
Welsh form of JUSTIN.
IESUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of Iesous (see JESUS).
IEUAN m Welsh
Old Welsh form of JOHN.
IEVA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian and Latvian form of EVE. This is also the Lithuanian and Latvian word for a type of cherry tree (species Prunus padus).
IEZEKIEL m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of EZEKIEL.
IFA m Eastern African, Oromo
Means "light" in Oromo.
IFAN m Welsh
Welsh form of JOHN.
IFE f Western African, Yoruba
Means "love" in Yoruba.
IFIOK m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "wisdom" in Ibibio.
IGA f Polish
Diminutive of JADWIGA or IGNACJA.
IGE f Western African, Yoruba
Means "born feet first" in Yoruba.
IGGY m English
Diminutive of IGNATIUS.
IGNAAS m Dutch
Dutch form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÁC m Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAC m Slovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACE m French
French form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIJ m Slovene
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACIO m Spanish
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACJA f Polish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNACY m Polish
Polish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNASI m Catalan
Catalan form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAT m Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian
Romanian, Russian and Bulgarian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIOS m Greek
Greek form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIUS m Late Roman
From the Roman family name Egnatius, meaning unknown, of Etruscan origin. The spelling was later altered to resemble Latin ignis "fire". This was the name of several saints, including the third bishop of Antioch who was thrown to wild beasts by Emperor Trajan, and by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Jesuits, whose real birth name was in fact Íñigo.
IGNATIY m Russian
Russian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATZ m German (Rare)
German form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÀTZIU m Sardinian
Sardinian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZ m German (Rare)
German form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZIO m Italian
Italian form of IGNATIUS.
IGON m Basque
Means "ascension" in Basque.
IGONE f Basque
Feminine form of IGON. It is a Basque equivalent of Ascensión.
IGOR m Russian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Czech, Italian, Portuguese
Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is 'The Rite of Spring', and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
IGRAINE f Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, from Igerna, the Latinized form of Welsh Eigyr. In Arthurian legend she is the mother of King Arthur by Uther Pendragon and the mother of Morgan le Fay by Gorlois. The Welsh form Eigyr or Eigr was rendered into Latin as Igerna by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth.
IHAB m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
IHAR m Belarusian
Belarusian form of IGOR.
IHINTZA f Basque
Means "dew" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Rocío.
IHOR m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of IGOR.
İHSAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IHSAN.
IHSAN m & f Arabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
IIDA f Finnish
Finnish form of IDA.
IIKKA m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ISAAC.
IINA f Finnish
Short form of names ending with iina.
IINES f Finnish
Finnish form of AGNES.
IIRIS f Finnish
Finnish form of IRIS.
IIRO m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ISAAC.
IISAKKI m Finnish
Finnish form of ISAAC.
IJSBRAND m Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements is "ice, iron" and brand "sword".
IKAIA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ISAIAH.
IKAIKA m Hawaiian
Means "strong" in Hawaiian.
IKAROS m Greek Mythology
Greek form of ICARUS.
İKBAL m Turkish
Turkish form of IQBAL.
IKE m English
Diminutive of ISAAC. This was the nickname of the American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), based on the initial sound of his surname.
IKENNA m Western African, Igbo
Means "father's power" in Igbo.
IKER m Basque
Means "visitation" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Visitación.
IKRAAM f & m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إكرام (see IKRAM).
IKRAM f & m Arabic
Means "honour" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous".
ILA f Indian, Hindi
Means "earth" or "speech" in Sanskrit.
ILAI m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly from the Hebrew root עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ILAN m Hebrew
Means "tree" in Hebrew.
ILANA f Hebrew
Feminine form of ILAN.
ILANIT f Hebrew
Feminine form of ILAN.
ILAR m Welsh
Welsh form of HILARIUS.
ILARI m Russian, Finnish
Russian and Finnish form of HILARIUS.
ILARIA f Italian
Italian feminine form of HILARIUS.
ILARIO m Italian
Italian form of HILARIUS.
ILARION m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of HILARION.
İLAYDA f Turkish
Possibly derived from the name of a Turkish water sprite.
ILBERT m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the Germanic given name HILDEBERT.
ILDA f Italian
Italian form of HILDA.
İLDAR m Tatar
Tatar form of ELDAR.
ILDEFONSO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and funs "ready". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an archbishop of Toledo.
ILDI f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ILDIKÓ.
ILDIKÓ f Hungarian
Possibly a form of HILDA. This name was borne by the last wife of Attila the Hun.
ILDÓ f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ILDIKÓ.
ILE m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ILIJA.
ILEANA f Romanian, Spanish, Italian
Possibly a Romanian variant of ELENA. In Romanian folklore this is the name of a princess kidnapped by monsters and rescued by a heroic knight.
ILENE f English
Variant of EILEEN, probably inspired by the spelling of Irene.
ILENIA f Italian
Meaning unknown, possibly an elaborated variant of ELENA.
İLHAM m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ILHAM.
ILHAM m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
İLHAMİ m Turkish
Turkish form of ILHAM.
İLHAN m Turkish
From the Mongolian title il-Khan meaning "subordinate Khan", which was first adopted by Genghis Khan's grandson Hulagu, who ruled a kingdom called the Ilkhanate that stretched from modern Iran to eastern Turkey.
ILI f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ILONA.
ILIA m Georgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Илья (see ILYA) or Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).
ILIANA f Greek, Bulgarian
Feminine form of ILIAS (Greek) or ILIYA (Bulgarian).
ILIAS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of ELIAS.
ILIE m Romanian
Romanian form of ELIAS.
ILIJA m Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian
Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of ELIJAH, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).
ILIKE f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ILONA.
ILINA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of ILIYA.
ILINCA f Romanian
Romanian diminutive of ELENA.
ILINKA f Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of ILIJA.
ILITHYIA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ειλειθυια (Eileithyia), which was derived from ειληλυθυια (eilelythyia) "the readycomer". This was the name of the Greek goddess of childbirth and midwifery.
ILIYA m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of ELIJAH.
ILIYANA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of ILIYA.
ILKA f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of ILONA.
İLKAY f & m Turkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and ay "moon".
İLKER m Turkish
Means "first man" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and er "man, brave".
İLKİN m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "first" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
İLKNUR f Turkish
Means "first light" in Turkish.
ILLARION m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of HILARION.
ILLÉS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ELIAS.
ILLIAM m Manx
Manx form of WILLIAM.
ILLTYD m Welsh
Means "multitude of land" from Welsh il "multitude" and tud "land, people". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded the abbey of Llanilltud in Glamorgan.
ILMA (1) f Finnish (Rare)
Means "air" in Finnish.
ILMA (2) f Bosnian
Meaning unknown.
ILMAR m Estonian
Estonian form of ILMARINEN.
ILMARI m Finnish
Short form of ILMARINEN.
ILMARINEN m Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish ilma "air". Ilmarinen is an immortal smith in Finnish mythology, the creator of the sky and the magic mill known as the Sampo. He is one of the main characters in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
ILMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ILMARINEN.
ILMATAR f Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish ilma "air" combined with a feminine suffix. In Finnish mythology Ilmatar was a semi-androgynous goddess of the heavens. She was the mother of Ilmarinen, Väinämöinen and Lemminkäinen.
ILONA f Hungarian, German, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Hungarian form of HELEN. In Finland it is associated with the word ilona, a derivative of ilo "joy".
ILONKA f Hungarian, Czech
Hungarian and Czech diminutive of ILONA.
ILSA f German
Variant of ILSE.
ILSE f German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH.
IL-SEONG m Korean
From Sino-Korean (il) meaning "sun, day" and (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.
ILTA f Finnish
Means "evening" in Finnish.
ILU m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian cognate of EL, often used to refer to Anu.
ILYA m Russian
Russian form of ELIJAH.
İLYAS m Turkish
Turkish form of ELIJAH.
ILYAS m Arabic
Arabic form of ELIJAH.
IMACULADA f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of INMACULADA.
IMAD m Arabic
Means "support" or "pillar" in Arabic.
IMAM m Arabic
Means "leader" in Arabic.
IMAMU m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (Imam).
IMAN m & f Arabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic امن (amuna) meaning "to be faithful".
IMANI f & m Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IMANOL m Basque
Basque form of EMMANUEL.
IME (1) m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "patience" in Ibibio.
IME (2) m & f Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen meaning "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
Alternate transcription of Arabic إيمان (see 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, Low German
Diminutive of IME (2).
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.
IMTIAZ m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic إمتياز or Urdu امتیاز (see IMTIYAZ).
IMTIYAZ m Arabic, Urdu
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
INA f German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, Limburgish, Slovene, Latvian
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 Sumerian Mythology
Possibly derived from Sumerian nin-an-a(k) meaning "lady of the heavens", from 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lady" and the genitive form of 𒀭 (an) meaning "heaven, sky". Inanna was the Sumerian goddess of 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.... [more]
INĀRA f Latvian
Meaning unknown, possibly an elaboration of INA.
INAS f Arabic
Means "friendliness" in Arabic.
INAYA f Arabic
Feminine form of INAYAT.
INAYAT m Urdu
From Arabic عناية ('inayah) meaning "care, concern".
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)
Alternate transcription of Gurmukhi ਇੰਦਰਜੀਤ (see 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.
INDIE f English
Possibly a diminutive of INDIA or INDIANA, but also likely inspired by the term indie, short for independent, which is typically used to refer to media produced outside of the mainstream.
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 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.
INDREK m Estonian
Estonian form of HENRY.
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.
INESA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of INÉS.
INESE f Latvian
Latvian 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 Ingibjǫrg, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with bjǫrg meaning "help, save, rescue".
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
Originally a variant of INGRID or INGEGERD.
INGI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGE.
INGIBJÖRG f Icelandic
Icelandic form of INGEBORG.
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".