Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. EEL-mah-tahr(Finnish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

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.

Related Names

Masculine FormIlmarinen
Other Languages & CulturesIlme(Estonian) Ilma, Ilmi(Finnish)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Estonia: August 26
Finland: August 26


Ilmatar by Robert Wilhelm Ekman (1860)Ilmatar by Robert Wilhelm Ekman (1860)


Entry updated April 16, 2019