Gender Feminine
Scripts Ἶρις(Ancient Greek) Ίρις(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈaɪ.ɹɪs/(English) /ˈiː.ʁɪs/(German) /ˈiː.rɪs/(Dutch) /ˈi.ris/(Finnish, Italian) /i.ʁis/(French) /ˈi.ɾis/(Spanish, Catalan)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

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.

Related Names

VariantsIiris(Finnish) Irida(Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesÍris(Icelandic) Íris(Portuguese)
Same SpellingÍris
User Submissionİris


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: September 4
France: September 4
Norway: May 24
Sweden: February 10


Iris flower (Iris sanguinea)Iris flower (Iris sanguinea)


Entry updated June 9, 2023