Clara711  6/7/2021
Isis is derived from Auset, meaning “woman (she) of the throne”. The hieroglyphics for Isis were a throne, semi circle, and woman. All of that translate to “woman of the throne”. Of course the throne symbol is what the goddess Isis wore on her head, the semi-circle indicates feminine, and of course the woman symbolizes a woman. Isis can also be derived from Iset, (Which also means seat) this implies this is a feminine seat, not just any seat, but a seat of power. I think Behind the Name should allow hieroglyphics.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2021
It's a shame some of the most beautiful names have to have something bad about it. It's horrible that such evil in this world caused a perfectly fine and beautiful name, to be butchered. The goddess, Isis, is really cool and powerful. She's the goddess of many things, which makes it even cooler. The meaning, "woman of the throne" is epic, the origins is wonderful and strong for your daughter to have, the name is easy to spell, exotic, feminine, elegant, refined, unique, regal, unforgettable, and overall stunning. Despite that horrible terrorist group, what is there not to like about this name really? Any girl named Isis should feel blessed to have such a unusual, feminine, and powerful name. I really hope one day this name is reclaimed from horrible Daesh.
Runaa  5/31/2021
Beautiful name, but unfortunately it's too associated with the terrorist group.
under my skyn  5/25/2021
This would have been a REALLY PRETTY name if not for the terrorist group ugh.
Crystal_Fox  4/1/2021
My name is Isis. Isis Ciara is my combo. I honestly love it, I’ve come a long way to say the least. I’ve seen some people (indirectly) say that I need to change my name just because of the terrorist group. I don’t think it’s as a big deal as people like to make it to be honest; my parents aren’t heartless or anything, they chose my name out of love and for a reason. I’ve never been bullied for my name, the most people would make is a small comment but it’s not like they were making my life a living hell because of it.
ciara23  3/23/2021
Beautiful name, but sorry it is associated with something terrible. Hope it is usable in the future.
Shadow and Revenge  2/19/2021
I didn't like this name before the terrorist group lol.
noisynora  12/17/2020
My name is Isis, and to be honest, I don’t really want my name to be all that popular. I wouldn’t mind meeting a little girl named Isis one day, but it would be kinda weird if everywhere I went I heard some parent calling over their child. It would kinda lose its charm.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2020
I hope this name *explodes* in popularity after the terror group is gone.
Jenkowelten  10/24/2020
Terrorist or not, this name is ugly as hell.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2020
I just want to take a quick moment to say, I was the comment below this, lmao. Isis is a perfectly fine name, lmao.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2020
My name is Isis. Long story short, my father wanted to name me Isis he liked Dr. Frances Cress Welsing The Isis Papers. I was born on Easter Sunday, Isis is the goddess of rebirth (correct me if I’m wrong) and Easter is a time of rebirth. I used to dislike my name with a passion. Even my last name. Now that I look back at it, I find it kinda funny. Nobody ever really teased me for my name. People might make a small joke here and there, but that’s pretty much it. I used to wish my name was Madison, Rose, Ciara, (my middle name), and others. Now that time has passed, I’m happy I have a pretty unique name. I’m happy my name isn’t Ava G, Jessica H, Olivia P, Emma J, etc. You get the point. Anyways, now I learned to love my name the way it is. :)
― Anonymous User  8/31/2020
When I first heard this name I thought it was stunning. It’s a gorgeous, smart, delicate yet strong name. I love the meaning and the association with the Egyptian goddess. But I hate how people associate it with the terrorist group, yes they have done horrible things but can’t we just stop associating beautiful names with disgusting groups and people. I’m sorry, but if there wasn’t Isis the terrorist group I would name my daughter this.
26bartlettschos  7/30/2020
I love this name. It might be because it was my name. I had to change it at eleven because of the terrorist group, and because I was being bullied at school because of it. Now my name is Indigo. It was such a shame that I was practically forced to change my name from Isis because before the group rose to fame it had such a beautiful meaning being an Egyptian goddess. But, I was so afraid to say my name aloud or at public events because I was scared people would gasp or laugh at me. I am much happier now though.
IndigoRain  3/30/2020
Pretty, but I don't recommend it due to the terrorist association.
someone-  10/26/2019
The Egyptian goddess Isis is called Iside in Italian.
Pan di Stelle 95  10/19/2019
Sorry to offend anyone, but you all are actin like idiots!

Isis was only recently formed, which all of you were alive before Isis. A lot of young preteen girls have this name because of its originally great meaning. Of course you don’t use it anymore, I wouldn’t either, but just to point out that it isn’t a name that shouldn’t ever have been used and that people with this name are the devil.
nylonpanda  10/4/2019
As the comment below has stated, the name most likely shall regain popularity in ten years time. By then the memory of that nasty organization shall most likely not be in the collective memories of the general public and some other topic will be the main focus of the day.
― Anonymous User  3/12/2019
I was born in 1995 and my name is Isis. Growing up I would whine to my mom about having given me such an unusual name and always wanted to change it to “Tiffani”, which I think is hilarious now. I used to be told I have the most beautiful name every time I introduced myself and as I got a little older (teens) I started to agree! I began to love my name so much. For the past three or four years since the terrorist group became common knowledge, I get the most INSANELY rude comments from people I’ve just met, “That's a terrible name” “Isn't that unfortunate” “I thought that was a joke”. It doesn’t bother me so much as I think those people are incredibly rude. Other people think of the TV show character/superhero. I've been told somebody's dog has the same name as me many times, lol. This sounds like a mixed bag I am sure, but honestly, I adore my name and feel blessed to have such a memorable one. It's feminine, unusual, powerful. Nobody ever forgets my name! I am sure in ten years the name will regain popularity and people will be telling me how beautiful it is again, and even if it doesn't I will still be proud to wear this name for life.
Isis95  2/21/2019
Isis is lovely and sweet sounding. Too bad it can't be used because of those terrorists.
viva8  12/15/2018
What a pretty name. Such a shame that is associated with the terrorist group.
kayisforkeen  7/30/2018
Even if it wasn't associated with the terrorist group, Isis is a weird and ugly name.
Luvbug86  6/28/2018
I think that Isis is a very pretty, elegant name for a girl but also a cool name for a guy. Shame that if this were your name the first thing anybody would think of is the terrorist group- yikes.
skreechybat  5/27/2018
The terrorist group ruined the form Isis, but there is still Iset, which you could possibly get away with as a middle name, which is slightly weird but it is related. When I think of Isis, I imagined one of the coolest goddesses to ever exist, so I love Iset.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2018
The terrorist group killed this name. Such a darn shame.
theparkite  11/30/2017
This name is gorgeous. It sounds beautiful and has an interesting meaning and I would have loved to name my future daughter Isis. It's sad that we are now unable to use it due to that stupid, dreadful terrorist group. :(
― Anonymous User  10/5/2017
This name was once quite popular, until the terror group known as ISIS rose to power.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2017
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State, and by its Arabic language acronym Daesh, is a Salafi jihadist unrecognised proto-state and militant group that follows a fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam. ISIL gained global prominence in early 2014 when it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in its Western Iraq offensive, followed by its capture of Mosul and the Sinjar massacre.
cutenose  6/24/2017
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, AKA the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant, AKA Daesh, will come to most people's mind. Not saying that I hate the name, I'm just pointing out the obvious.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2017
At the moment, this is a name to avoid, due to those stupid terrorists.
Acajou  3/13/2017
Why would you name your daughter this now-a-days? There's a terrorist group called Isis and I wish they would never exist.
RomanCS02  2/12/2017
I feel immensely for the poor girls out there named Isis who will have to endure hate and bullying just because they share a name with a terrorist group that has nothing to do with the original Isis.
S-Genesis  12/31/2016
Isis is a lovely name. Ignore the idiots who link it to a terrorist group.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2016
I heavily dislike this name. Not only because it's the name of that moronic terrorist group, but because it just sounds too ancient and I can't see it on a person.
― Anonymous User  8/2/2016
The name Isis was given to 117 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Yup, no one's surprised this name left the charts. I'm very thankful this name has left and not just because of the terrorist association. I never been a fan of the name Isis, even well before them.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2016
My Isis was born in 1998, before the terrorist's name. She looks as exotic as her name sounds absolutely gorgeous. Her middle name is Tahjai, which I feel goes great with it. After the terrorists came out with HER name, she has been picked on some, but she knows who she is and is a strong, proud, beautiful young lady. I had a nice sized charm created in gold of the Egyptian Goddess Isis and a matching gold chain. So that she's able to show those who have no idea.
myisis  5/5/2016
This is the beautiful name of an awesome goddess, and I'm seriously pissed off that it became associated with a disgusting terrorist group!
Buneary  5/1/2016
Due to the terrorist group of "Isis" I estimate that this name won't be on the charts for that much longer. I know it will keep declining. And because of the terrorist group, one would have to be either pretty brave or stupid in order to name their child this. To state it bluntly, "Isis" isn't a safe name to use anymore.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2016
The terrorist group is ISIL or Daesh. There's no need to shy away from the name because of transliteration problems.
sandamy27  2/27/2016
Funny that several people have suggested the name "Iris" as an alternative to "Isis". Iris is a type of flower. Isis is the name of a Goddess. The two names have nothing in common except for three of four letters.
sandamy27  2/27/2016
Iris is actually the name of the Roman goddess of the rainbow, not just the flower, so it is a very nice suggested alternative to Isis. I do like the name Isis though, and it's a shame the transliteration choice has ruined it for much of the west.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2016
Not only was Isis the wife of Osiris, she was also the sister.
sandamy27  2/27/2016
I plan on naming my daughter IsisRené. I will not let the media tarnish the beautiful meaning behind this name.
choward150  2/17/2016
Sorry that evil in this world has ruined such a beautiful name.
Zoe Papillon  1/30/2016
Due to the idiotic terrorist group of "Isis" I can see this name declining rapidly in popularity and soon being off of the top 1000 name charts. I guarantee it. No big loss because in my opinion, the name "Isis" wasn't decent to begin with.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2016
Even with the terrible connotations, I still do like this name. I hope someday it will become a reasonable name again, and the terrorist group won't tarnish it forever.

(And hopefully it'll become decent soon enough that I can use it for a child, or at least a character).
― Anonymous User  12/9/2015
I used to think this was such a great name, and it is, but the association with the terrorist organization really plagues it. I mean, imagine being called Nazi? It really sucks that such malevolent groups can have so much control over good things. >:(
― Anonymous User  12/1/2015
I apologize if you really love or have this name, but it is completely unusable. If you don't have knowledge of politics or news, you probably don't know that ISIS is actually a terrorist group. Unless you want that connotation attached to your child, do not use this name. It's kind of like naming your kid Adolf.
― Anonymous User  10/7/2015
It's so sad that this name is unusable now. If only more people knew about the Egyptian goddess. :(
― Anonymous User  9/17/2015
Sorry to all the Isis's out there - it's a beautiful name and I'm sorry that grotesque group is dragging it through the mud. Wish the media would just refer to them as something else.
silly_rabbit  8/24/2015
My daughter is called Isis, she's 10. She's unaware of the media negativity associated with her name at present.

I feel the media should use their proper name Islamic state - IS
Such a beautiful name which has been ruined by media.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2015
Thanks a lot, ISIS. Now I feel really awkward using this name.
ComradeJocasta  5/8/2015
I have a 5 year old daughter named Isadora (meaning: Gift of Isis) and Isis is me and my husband's nickname for her.

Some people have asked me to change her nickname because of the terrorist group. Can't the BBC just say the I.S.?

I absolutely adore this name and I don't care what others think. This is a magical, ethereal name- why is there such a negative association with it?!
― Anonymous User  12/31/2014
Such a pity the terrorists are called ISIS. I agree with the person above me, why can't the media call them IS?

It's such a lovely, pretty name, only time will tell if it becomes shunned by society.
sazzlesarah  2/26/2015
I think there might be a number of people called Isis who will wish they had been called Iris. Time will tell if Isis becomes a shunned name like Adolf and (in the UK) Myra, but at present this Australian girl's experiences may be commonplace:
Just Jonquil  10/22/2014
Looks like the terrorist organization has trashed this name.
PinkJazzX  9/18/2014
As commented by Ylva before me, it's also pronounced EE-sees or EES-ees in other languages such as Spanish.
bomboalos16  8/15/2014
This is an unusual name for an individual to possess. The IE-sis pronunciation could be an alternative to Iris.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2014
I just want to add that what I meant by this name's pronunciation being an alternative to Iris, I meant the NAME could be an alternative to the name Iris and that the pronunciation is different (of course) THOUGH it's sort of similar sounding, which is perfect for those who like this kind of sound.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2014
Name of the Day: July 30, 2014.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2014
I do love the sound of this name but it feels a bit overused.
Emmettsmomma2010  11/8/2013
It's not a very sturdy name anyways... To be honest, it sounds like a porn star's name. Why not go for Iris instead?
― Anonymous User  7/30/2013
I think Isis is one of the coolest and most individual names out there. It's unlikely for you to meet more than one Isis in your life, so it's easy to remember them. If you were to name your daughter Isis there is no doubt that she won't have to go by Isis M. or Isis C. (or whatever your last initial is). The name Isis makes me envision a smart, exotic, pretty, and cynical type of girl, like someone with the personality of Megara from Disney's Hercules.
avengingangelx3  6/17/2013
Isis is the name of the dog in Downton Abbey.
lizanna86  1/24/2013
Cool name for a husky! For a person... Not so much.
― Anonymous User  1/24/2013
Catwoman has a black cat named Isis. Ive always wanted to do the same! >X3
GreenKitsune  11/27/2011
I find Isis too difficult to pronounce, especially for those who have lisps. I prefer Iris for that reason.
Dawson  7/30/2011
I really love it. So beautiful and royal-sounding. One of my friends has a daughter named Bethany Isis, and I find that a very nice combo.
Black_X  7/12/2011
I love this name! I wish I could be named this:)
― Anonymous User  10/21/2010
I'm afraid that I can never use this name because Isis, the trans gender, from cycle 11 of America's Next Top Model.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2010
Isis the goddess. I like this name and I think it would be a brilliant idea to name a child Isis. Pagans would definitely consider it. It doesn't hurt to be unique.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2010
I think this is a beautiful name for a cat.
Kaat5  2/23/2010
In the mid '70's there was a cool TV show called "Isis." It was about a young woman, Andrea Thomas (played by JoAnna Cameron), who found an ancient, Egyptian amulet that could turn her into Isis. As the goddess, she fought evil and helped those in trouble. DC Comics bought the rights to the character and included her in some of their story lines.
breakofday  7/30/2009
The Dutch pronunciation is EE-sis.
X-Mar  6/17/2009
This name is really exotic and pretty! It reminds me of ice. I would name twin girls Isis and Crystal.
kool_babe14  5/8/2009
This name is so exotic and beautiful! It's ethereal, feminine, classy and unique. Makes me wish my parents had thought of it!
― Anonymous User  12/6/2008
Intriguing name, yet there is some unknown reason which prevents me from ever wanting to name a kid this. It just irks me.
GunsnRoses8794  11/23/2008
Isis is a transgender contestant on the show America's Next Top Model.
bibi66  8/16/2008
Too hippy for real life, but a beautiful Egyptian mythology name and one of those names you just love. I gave it to my beautiful kitten.
jolidanstitre  5/20/2008
Isis is an alternative name for the Thames river around Oxford England.
AndrewJKD  4/13/2008
In my opinion, Isis is an elegant and classy name for a girl. If I ever would change my name, it would be this name.
aquaspirit96  12/28/2007
I think Isis is a pretty name.
violetagate  8/10/2007
I am in LOVE with this name. I think it is beautiful for a little girl and grows well with them into adulthood. I prefer the spelling Isys though.
jaimej  7/2/2007
My name is Isis and it is pronounced eez-eez, I am Italian.
RainbowSerpent  4/4/2007
This is one of my favorite names; it's beautiful on it's own, and the goddess this name comes from is very strong and feminine. She's the goddess of many things, and is one of the most powerful of all the gods and godesses in ancient Egyptian mythology. I'd definitely consider this name for a child. There was also an Egyptian character named Isis in the anime series Yuugiou.
Iridosmine  10/16/2006
Absolutely beautiful, has great origins, I shall be using this name.
Nobody  9/1/2006
This is the name of a fellow student in my acting class. I've never asked what her ethnicity is, but she appears to be Hispanic. We all introduced ourselves by name at the beginning of the semester, and after she introduced herself, I remarked aloud that Isis is "one of the coolest names ever."
Phoenix Flower  2/18/2006
This name is very used for Egyptian people. And you see that name a lot for Egyptian characters. And I know that in the ancient Egyptian time a powerful women was named like that. And I love it a lot and it's meaning to.
froggys  10/20/2005
Isis is pronounced as "EEs-iss" in Swedish, and I think in most non-English languages.
Ylva  9/29/2005
Isis was the goddess of a lot things having to with women: childbirthing, motherhood, etc.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2005
Isis is the cheerleading captain of the East Compton Clovers in the movie "Bring It On."
mariej2  6/13/2005
Isis is derived from 'aset' meaning 'throne' in ancient Egyptian. The goddess was named after the headdress she wore - the symbol for 'throne'.
― Anonymous User  4/15/2005

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