Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ig-NAY-shəs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

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.

Related Names

Feminine FormIgnatia
Other Languages & CulturesEgnatius(Ancient Roman) Iñaki(Basque) Ignat(Bulgarian) Ignasi(Catalan) Ignác(Czech) Ignaas(Dutch) Iggy(English) Ignace(French) Ignatz, Ignaz(German) Ignatios(Greek) Ignác(Hungarian) Ignazio(Italian) Ignas(Lithuanian) Ignacy(Polish) Inácio(Portuguese) Ignat, Ignatiy(Russian) Ignàtziu(Sardinian) Ignác(Slovak) Ignac, Ignacij, Nace(Slovene) Ignacio, Nacho, Nacio(Spanish)


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Name Days

Austria: July 31
Austria: October 17


Entry updated February 28, 2019