Names Starting with I

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INNESm & fScottish
Anglicized form of AONGHUS, also used as a feminine name.
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.
Italian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
Variant transcription of INNOKENTIY.
Russian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
Variant transcription of INNOKENTIY.
Spanish form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INTANfIndonesian, Malay
Means "diamond" in Malay and Indonesian.
INTImNative American, Quechua, Incan Mythology
Means "sun" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca god of the sun.
Thai form of INDIRA.
Means "enthusiasm" in Finnish.
INYENEm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "wealth" in Ibibio.
Means "pearl" in Kazakh.
IOfGreek 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.
IOABmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek and Latin form of JOAB.
IOAKEIMmJudeo-Christian Legend
Greek form of JOACHIM, found in the apocryphal Gospel of James.
IOANmRomanian, Welsh, Bulgarian
Romanian and Welsh form of JOHN. This is also a variant transcription of the Bulgarian name YOAN (2).
IOANAfRomanian, Bulgarian
Romanian feminine form of JOHN. This is also a variant transcription of the Bulgarian name YOANA.
IOANEmGeorgian (Archaic)
Older Georgian form of JOHN.
Older Russian form of JOHN.
IOANNESmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Yochanan (see JOHN).
Modern Greek transcription of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOANNUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOBmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IODOCUSmAncient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
IOELmBiblical Greek
Form of JOEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOHANNAfBiblical Latin
Latin form of Ioanna (see JOANNA).
IOHANNESmBiblical Latin
Latin form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOHELmBiblical Latin
Form of JOEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
Hawaiian form of JOSHUA.
Probably a variant of IOLE.
Means "to soar" in Hawaiian.
IOLANDAfItalian, Portuguese, Romanian
Italian, Portuguese and Romanian form of YOLANDA.
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).
IOLEfGreek Mythology
Means "violet" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a woman beloved by Herakles.
Diminutive of IORWERTH.
Diminutive of IORWERTH.
Irish form of IVOR.
Scottish form of IVOR.
ION (1)mBasque, Romanian
Basque and Romanian form of JOHN.
ION (2)mGreek 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)fEnglish, 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)mRussian, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Latin Old Testament, as well as the Russian and Georgian form.
IONASmBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Greek Bible. It is also the form used in the Latin New Testament.
Irish form of JONATHAN.
IONATHANmBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONATHAN and JEHONATHAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IONEfGreek 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.
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
Romanian feminine form of JOHN.
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IORAMmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JORAM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Variant transcription of YORDAN.
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.
IOSAPHATmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Georgian form of JOSEPH.
IOSEPHmBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JOSEPH used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
Latin form of JOSEPH.
IOSESmBiblical Greek
Greek form of JOSES.
IOSIASmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOSIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSIFmRussian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IOSIFUmOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioseph (see JOSEPH).
IOUmBiblical Greek
Greek form of JEHU.
IOUBALmBiblical Greek
Form of JUBAL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOUNIAfBiblical Greek
Form of JUNIA used in the Greek New Testament.
IOVISmRoman Mythology
Older form of JOVE.
IOVITAm & fAncient Roman
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
IPATImRussian (Rare)
Variant transcription of IPATIY.
IPATIYmRussian (Rare)
Russian form of the Greek name ‘Υπατος (Hypatos), the masculine form of HYPATIA.
Means "silk" in Turkish.
IPHIGENEIAfGreek 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]
Russian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Italian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Means "fortunate" in Arabic. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was a poet, philosopher, and scholar from Pakistan.
IRA (1)mBiblical, 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)fRussian
Short form of IRINA.
IRACEMAfNative American, Tupi
Means "honey lips" in Tupi. This is the name of an 1865 novel by José de Alencar, about the relationship between a Tupi woman and a Portuguese man during the early colonial period. Alencar may have constructed the name so that it would be an anagram of America.
Georgian form of HERAKLES.
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
Russian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS).
Means "fern field" in Basque.
IRELANDfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the European island country, derived from Irish Gaelic Éire, which may mean something like "abundant land" in Old Irish.
Turkish form of Arabic إرَم (Iram), the name of a beautiful city mentioned in the 89th chapter (surah al-Fajr) of the Qur'an.
Hungarian form of IRENE.
IRENAEUSmAncient 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.
French form of IRENE.
IRENEfEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, 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]
French form of IRENAEUS.
Polish form of IRENAEUS.
IRENKAfPolish, Czech
Polish and Czech diminutive of IRENA.
Turkish form of IRFAN.
Means "knowledge, awareness, learning" in Arabic.
IRIAfPortuguese, 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).
Greek variant of IRIS, from the genitive form Ιριδος (Iridos).
Georgian form of IRENE.
IRINEImRussian (Rare)
Variant transcription of IRINEY.
Modern Greek form of IRENE.
Russian diminutive of IRINA.
ÍRISfPortuguese, Icelandic
Portuguese and Icelandic form of IRIS.
IRISfGreek Mythology, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Greek
Means "rainbow" in Greek. Iris was the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also serving as a messenger to the gods. This name can also be given in reference to the word (which derives from the same Greek source) for the iris flower or the coloured part of the eye.
Means "asphodel" in Hebrew (an asphodel is a type of flower).
Possibly a Finnish diminutive of IRINA.
IRMAfGerman, 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.
Means "river" in Turkish.
Contracted form of IRMINGARD.
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and hild "battle".
IRMINGARDfGerman (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen meaning "whole, universal" and gard meaning "enclosure".
Contracted form of IRMENTRUD.
IRMUSKAfHungarian (Rare)
Hungarian diminutive of IRMA.
Possibly from Wernerius, a Latinized form of the Germanic name WERNER. This was the name of a 12th-century Italian scholar and jurist.
Modern Greek form of HERO (1).
Variant of HIRUNE.
From a surname which was a variant of either IRVING or IRWIN.
IRVINGmEnglish, 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.
From an English surname which was derived from the Old English given name EOFORWINE.
Ukrainian form of IRENE.
Turkish form of JESUS.
ISA (1)mArabic
Arabic form of JESUS.
ISA (3)mFrisian, Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element is "ice, iron".
ISAACmEnglish, Spanish, Catalan, 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), and later Sarah laughed when overhearing the same prophecy (see Genesis 18:12). 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]
ISAAKmRussian, German, Biblical Greek
Russian and German form of ISAAC, as well as the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISAAKUmOld Church Slavic
Church Slavic form of ISAAC.
Occitan form of ISABEL.
ISABELfSpanish, 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]
German variant of ISABEL.
ISABELLAfItalian, 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).
Variant of ISIDORA. A famous bearer was the American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927).
ISAGANImFilipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in the novel 'El Filibusterismo' (1891) by José Rizal.
Italian form of ISAIAH.
ISAIAHmEnglish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation", from the roots יָשַׁע (yasha') meaning "to save" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. 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.
ISAÍASmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISAIAH.
Late Latin form of ISAIAH used in some versions of the Bible.
ISAIJAmSerbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of ISAIAH.
Icelandic form of ISAAC.
ISAKmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ISAAC.
Means "security, pledge" in Arabic.
From Japanese (isamu) meaning "brave" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
ISAURAfPortuguese, Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name which meant "from Isauria". Isauria was the name of a region in Asia Minor.
French form of ISAURA.
ISAURUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of ISAURA. This was the name of an early saint who was martyred in Macedon.
Russian form of ISAIAH.
ISBRANDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IJSBRAND.
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.
Scottish form of ISABEL.
Yiddish form of ISRAEL.
ISETfEgyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of ISIS.
ISEULf & mKorean
Means "dew" in Korean.
ISEULTfArthurian Romance
Medieval variant of ISOLDE.
ISEUTfMedieval English
Medieval form of ISOLDE.
ISHAf & mIndian, 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.
ISHANIfIndian, Hindi
Means "ruling, possessing" in Sanskrit.
Anglicized form of ISEABAIL.
ISHILDfAncient Germanic (Hypothetical)
Germanic name, a hypothetical early form of ISOLDE.
ISHITAfIndian, Hindi
Means "supremacy" in Sanskrit.
ISHKURmSumerian Mythology
Meaning unknown, of Sumerian origin. This was the name of a Sumerian storm god, later identified by the Akkadians with Adad.
From the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning "God will hear", from the roots שָׁמַע (shama') meaning "to hear" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". 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).
Means "he guards" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ISHTARfSemitic Mythology
Meaning unknown. Ishtar was an Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess who presided over love, war and fertility. She was cognate with the Canaanite and Phoenician Ashtoreth, and she was also identified with the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
Means "he resembles me" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Asher in the Old Testament.
ISIm & fNative American, Choctaw
Means "deer" in Choctaw.
Variant of ISAIAH.
Irish form of ISABEL.
ISIDORmGerman, Russian, Macedonian
German, Russian and Macedonian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORAfSerbian, 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.
ISIDOREmEnglish, 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]
ISIDOROmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDOROSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of ISIDORE.
Spanish variant of ISIDORE.
ISINGOMAmEastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
ISISfEgyptian 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.
ISKANDARmArabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of ALEXANDER.
Turkish form of ALEXANDER.
ISKRAfBulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
From a South Slavic word meaning "spark".
Variant of ISLAY, typically used as a feminine name.
İSLAMmTurkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ISLAM.
ISLAMmArabic, Kazakh, Chechen, Ingush
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) which means "submission (to God)".
Derived from Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام), combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
From the name of the island of Islay, which lies off of the west coast of Scotland.
Uzbek form of ISLAM.
From the name of a mountain in Wales which means "below the grove" from Welsh is "below" and llwyn "grove".
ISMAELmSpanish, Biblical Greek
Spanish form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISMAHELmBiblical Latin
Form of ISHMAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
Turkish form of ISHMAEL.
Arabic form of ISHMAEL.
ISMAILmArabic, Uyghur
Uyghur form of ISHMAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ISMA'IL.
'ISMATm & fArabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
ISMENEfGreek Mythology
Possibly from Greek ισμη (isme) "knowledge". This was the name of the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta in Greek legend.
Turkish form of 'ISMAT.
Modern Greek form of ISMENE.
Finnish form of ISHMAEL.
Scottish form of ISABEL.
ISOCRATESmAncient 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.
ISOLDEfEnglish (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]
Italian form of ISOLDE.
Means "nocturnal journey", derived from Arabic سرى (sara) "to travel at night".
Variant transcription of ISRA.
ISRAELmJewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contends", from the roots שָׂרָה (sarah) meaning "to contend, to fight" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". 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.
ISRAFILmJudeo-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.
ISRAHELmBiblical Latin
Form of ISRAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
Variant transcription of ISA (1).
Variant of ISAAC.
ISSACHARmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) meaning "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.
Yiddish form of ISRAEL.
ISSYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABELLA and other names beginning with Is.
Hungarian form of STEPHEN. This was the name of the first king of Hungary. Ruling in the 11th century, he encouraged the spread of Christianity among his subjects and is considered the patron saint of Hungary.
Anglicized form of ÍDE.
Hebrew form of ITHAI.
Italian feminine form of ITALUS.
From the Italian name of the country of Italy, Italia (see ITALUS).
Italian form of ITALUS.
ITALUSmRoman Mythology
Means "of Italy" in Latin. In Roman legend Italus was the father of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. He supposedly gave his name to the region known as Italia or Italy (in fact the region may have gotten its name from Oscan Víteliú meaning "land of bulls").
From a Hebrew name spelled variously אִתַּי ('Ittai) or אִיתַי ('Itai) meaning "with me". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ITHAMARmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אִיתָמָר ('Itamar) meaning "date palm island". This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament.
Means "generous lord" from the Welsh elements udd "lord, prince" and hael "generous".
Possibly means "God is with me" in Hebrew. This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
IÐUNNfNorse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian
Probably derived from Old Norse "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
Means "temperance, moderation" in Arabic.
I'TIMADf & mArabic
Means "reliance" in Arabic.
ITOROm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "praise, glory" in Ibibio.
ITRImNorthern African, Berber
Means "star" in Tamazight.
Variant of ITSASO.
Means "ocean" in Basque.
From Japanese (itsuki) meaning "tree", using the kanji's nanori reading. Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
Variant of ITHAI.
'ITTAYmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITUMELENGm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
Means "hope" in Basque.
Diminutive of ITSASO.
Means "shadow" in Basque.
ITZELfNative American, Mayan
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Mayan itz meaning "dew, nectar, fluid". Otherwise, it might be a variant of IXCHEL.
Variant transcription of YITZHAK.
ITZIARfBasque, Spanish
From the name of a Basque village which contains an important shrine to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "old stone".
IUDASmBiblical Latin
Latin form of JUDAH.
IUDICAELmAncient Celtic
Old Breton form of JUDICAËL.
IUDOCUSmAncient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
Irish form of JULIA.
IULIAfRomanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIA.
Romanian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
IULIANAfRomanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIANA.
IULIANUSmAncient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIAN.
Romanian form of JULIUS.
IULIUSmAncient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIUS.
IUNOfRoman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUNO.
IUPPITERmRoman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUPITER.
Georgian form of YURIY.
IUSTINAfLate Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
Latin form of JUSTIN.
IUSTUSmLate Roman
Latin form of JUSTUS.
IVA (1)fBulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
IVA (2)fCzech, Slovak, Slovene
Short form of IVANA.
IVA (3)fCzech
Feminine form of IVO (1).
From the name of a district of Babylon, mentioned in the Old Testament.
Variant transcription of IVAYLO.
IVÁNmSpanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of IVAN.
IVANmRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote 'Fathers and Sons', and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
Means "daisy" in Croatian.
Georgian form of JOHN.
Ukrainian feminine form of IVAN.
Italian form of IVAN.
IVARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of IVOR.
ÍVARRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of IVOR.
Perhaps derived from an old Bulgar name meaning "wolf". This was the name of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. It is possible that this spelling was the result of a 15th-century misreading of his real name Vulo from historical documents.
English form of YVES, used to refer to Saint Ives (also called Ivo) of Huntingdonshire, a semi-legendary English bishop.