Gender Masculine
Scripts ისიდორე(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. IZ-ə-dawr(English) EE-ZEE-DAWR(French)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Ἰσίδωρος (Isidoros) meaning "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess Isis combined with Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". Saint Isidore of Seville was a 6th-century archbishop, historian and theologian.

Though it has never been popular in the English-speaking world among Christians, it has historically been a common name for Jews, who have used it as an Americanized form of names such as Isaac, Israel and Isaiah.

Related Names

VariantsIsadore, Isador(English)
DiminutivesIssy, Izzy(English)
Other Languages & CulturesIsidoros(Ancient Greek) Isidor(German) Isidoro(Italian) Isidorus(Late Roman) Izydor(Polish) Isidoro(Portuguese) Isidor(Russian) Izidor(Slovene) Isidoro, Isidro(Spanish)
User SubmissionIsidore


People think this name is

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Name Days

France: April 4


Depiction of Isidore of Seville by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1655)Depiction of Isidore of Seville by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1655)


Entry updated May 29, 2020