Masculine Names

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IGNACY m Polish
Polish form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNASI m Catalan
Catalan form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAT m Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian
Romanian, Russian and Bulgarian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIOS m Greek
Greek form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATIUS m Late Roman
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.
IGNATIY m Russian
Russian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNATZ m German (Rare)
German form of IGNATIUS.
IGNÀTZIU m Sardinian
Sardinian form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZ m German (Rare)
German form of IGNATIUS.
IGNAZIO m Italian
Italian form of IGNATIUS.
IGON m Basque
Means "ascension" in Basque.
IGOR m Russian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Czech, Italian, Portuguese
Russian form of Yngvarr (see INGVAR). The Varangians brought it to Russia in the 10th century. It was borne by two grand princes of Kiev. Famous bearers include Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a Russian composer whose most famous work is The Rite of Spring, and Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), the Russian-American designer of the first successful helicopter.
IHAB m & f Arabic
Means "gift" in Arabic.
IHAR m Belarusian
Belarusian form of IGOR.
IHOR m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of IGOR.
İHSAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IHSAN.
IHSAN m & f Arabic
Means "charity" in Arabic.
IIKKA m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ISAAC.
IIRO m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ISAAC.
IISAKKI m Finnish
Finnish form of ISAAC.
IIVARI m Finnish (Archaic)
Finnish form of IVOR.
IIVO m Finnish
Finnish form of IVOR.
IJSBRAND m Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements is "ice, iron" and brand "sword".
IKAIA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ISAIAH.
IKAIKA m Hawaiian
Means "strong" in Hawaiian.
IKAROS m Greek Mythology
Greek form of ICARUS.
İKBAL m Turkish
Turkish form of IQBAL.
IKE m English
Diminutive of ISAAC. This was the nickname of the American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), based on the initial sound of his surname.
IKENNA m Western African, Igbo
Means "father's power" in Igbo.
IKER m Basque
Means "visitation" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Visitación.
IKRAAM f & m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إكرام (see IKRAM).
IKRAM f & m Arabic
Means "honour" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous".
ILAI m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly from the Hebrew root עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ILAN m Hebrew
Means "tree" in Hebrew.
ILAR m Welsh
Welsh form of HILARIUS.
ILARI m Russian, Finnish
Russian and Finnish form of HILARIUS.
ILARIO m Italian
Italian form of HILARIUS.
ILARION m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of HILARION.
ILBERT m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the Germanic given name HILDEBERT.
İLDAR m Tatar
Tatar form of ELDAR.
ILDEFONSO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Visigothic name Hildefons, which meant "battle ready", derived from the Germanic elements hild "battle" and funs "ready". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an archbishop of Toledo.
ILE m Macedonian
Macedonian diminutive of ILIJA.
İLHAM m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ILHAM.
ILHAM m & f Arabic, Indonesian, Uyghur
Means "inspiration" in Arabic.
İLHAMİ m Turkish
Turkish form of ILHAM.
İLHAN m Turkish
From the Mongolian title il-Khan meaning "subordinate Khan", which was first adopted by Genghis Khan's grandson Hulagu, who ruled a kingdom called the Ilkhanate that stretched from modern Iran to eastern Turkey.
ILIA m Georgian, Russian, Bulgarian, Belarusian, Old Church Slavic
Georgian form of ELIJAH. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Илья or Belarusian Ілья (see ILYA) or Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).
ILIAS m Greek
Modern Greek form of ELIAS.
ILIE m Romanian
Romanian form of ELIAS.
ILIJA m Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian
Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of ELIJAH, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Илия (see ILIYA).
ILIR m Albanian
Means "Illyrian" in Albanian, referring to an ancient people who inhabited the Balkans.
ILIYA m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of ELIJAH.
İLKAY f & m Turkish
Means "new moon" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and ay "moon".
İLKER m Turkish
Means "first man" in Turkish, derived from ilk "first" and er "man, brave".
İLKİN m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "first" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
ILLARION m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of HILARION.
ILLÉS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ELIAS.
ILLIAM m Manx
Manx form of WILLIAM.
ILLTYD m Welsh
Means "multitude of land" from Welsh il "multitude" and tud "land, people". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded the abbey of Llanilltud in Glamorgan.
ILLYA m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of ELIJAH.
ILMAR m Estonian
Estonian form of ILMARINEN.
ILMARI m Finnish
Short form of ILMARINEN.
ILMARINEN m Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish ilma meaning "air". Ilmarinen is an immortal smith in Finnish mythology, the creator of the sky and the magic mill known as the Sampo. He is one of the main characters in the Finnish epic the Kalevala.
ILMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ILMARINEN.
IL-SEONG m Korean
From Sino-Korean (il) meaning "sun, day" and (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.
İLSHAT m Tatar
Tatar form of ELŞAD.
ILU m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian cognate of EL, often used to refer to Anu.
ILYA m Russian, Belarusian
Russian and Belarusian form of ELIJAH.
İLYAS m Turkish
Turkish form of ELIJAH.
ILYAS m Arabic
Arabic form of ELIJAH.
ILYES m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic إلياس (see ILYAS) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
IMAD m Arabic
Means "support" or "pillar" in Arabic.
IMAM m Arabic
Means "leader" in Arabic.
IMAMU m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "spiritual leader" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic إمام (imam).
IMAN f & m Arabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic أمُنَ (amuna) meaning "to be faithful". It is typically feminine in Arabic and typically masculine in Persian.
IMANI f & m Eastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IMANOL m Basque
Basque form of EMMANUEL.
IME (1) m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "patience" in Ibibio.
IME (2) m & f Frisian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ermen meaning "whole, universal".
IMEDA m Georgian
Derived from Georgian იმედი (imedi) meaning "hope".
IMHOTEP m Ancient Egyptian
Means "he comes in peace" in Egyptian. This was the name of the architect, priest, physician and chief minister to the pharaoh Djoser. Imhotep apparently designed the step pyramid at Saqqara, near Memphis.
IMMANUEL m German, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Form of EMMANUEL used in most translations of the Old Testament. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who held that duty was of highest importance.
IMRAM m Arabic
Variant of IMRAN.
IMRAN m Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Malay, Indonesian, Bengali
Arabic form of AMRAM. This is the name Muslims traditionally assign to the father of the Virgin Mary (analogous to the Christian Joachim).
IMRE m Hungarian
Hungarian form of EMMERICH. This was the name of an 11th-century Hungarian saint, the son of Saint Istvan. He is also known as Emeric.
IMRICH m Slovak
Slovak form of EMMERICH.
IMRUS m Hungarian
Diminutive of IMRE.
IMTIAZ m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic إمتياز or Urdu امتیاز (see IMTIYAZ).
IMTIYAZ m Arabic, Urdu
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
INÁCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of IGNATIUS.
IÑAKI m Basque
Basque form of IGNATIUS.
INAYAT m Urdu
From Arabic عناية ('inayah) meaning "care, concern".
INDERJEET m & f Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of Gurmukhi ਇੰਦਰਜੀਤ (see INDERJIT).
INDERJIT m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of INDRAJIT used by Sikhs.
INDERPAL m & f Indian (Sikh)
Means "protector of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "protector".
INDIANA f & m English
From the name of the American state, which means "land of the Indians". This is the name of the hero in the Indiana Jones series of movies, starring Harrison Ford.
INDIGO f & m English (Rare)
From the English word indigo for the purplish-blue dye or the colour. It is ultimately derived from Greek Ἰνδικὸν (Indikon) meaning "Indic, from India".
INDRA m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "possessing drops of rain" from Sanskrit इन्दु (indu) meaning "a drop" and (ra) meaning "acquiring, possessing". Indra is the name of the ancient Hindu warrior god of the sky and rain. He is the chief god in the Rigveda.
INDRAJIT m Hinduism, Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "conqueror of Indra" from the name of the god INDRA combined with Sanskrit जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering". In Hindu legend this is another name of Meghanada, the son of Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka. He was given this name by Brahma after he defeated Indra.
INDREK m Estonian
Estonian form of HENRY.
INDRIĶIS m Latvian
Latvian form of HEINRICH.
INDRIÐI m Icelandic
Icelandic form of EINDRIDE.
INDY (1) m Popular Culture
Diminutive of INDIANA. This is the nickname of the hero of the Indiana Jones movies, starring Harrison Ford.
ING m Germanic Mythology
From the Germanic *Ingwaz, possibly meaning "ancestor". This was the name of an obscure old Germanic fertility god who was considered the ancestor of the tribe the Ingaevones. It is possible he was an earlier incarnation of the god Freyr.
INGE f & m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch
Short form of Scandinavian and German names beginning with the element ing, which refers to the Germanic god ING. In Sweden and Norway this is primarily a masculine name, elsewhere it is usually feminine.
INGEMAR m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Ingimárr, derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with mærr "famous".
INGI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of INGE.
INGMAR m Swedish
Variant of INGEMAR. This name was borne by the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007).
INGO m German, Ancient Germanic
German masculine form of INGE.
INGOLF m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Old Norse name Ingólfr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with úlfr meaning "wolf".
INGRAM m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Norman French given name ENGUERRAND.
INGULF m Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of INGÓLFR.
INGVAR m Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Yngvarr, which was derived from the name of the Germanic god YNGVI combined with arr meaning "warrior".
ÍÑIGO m Spanish
Medieval Spanish form of ENEKO. This was the birth name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who changed it in honour of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. As such, this name is sometimes regarded as a form of IGNATIUS.
INIGO m English (Rare)
English form of ÍÑIGO. It became well-known in Britain due to the 17th-century English architect Inigo Jones. He was named after his father, a Catholic who was named for Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
INIOBONG m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "God's time" in Ibibio.
INNES m & f Scottish
Anglicized form of AONGHUS, also used as a feminine name.
INNOCENT m History
From the Late Latin name Innocentius, which was derived from innocens "innocent". This was the name of several early saints. It was also borne by 13 popes including Innocent III, a politically powerful ruler and organizer of the Fourth Crusade.
INNOCENZO m Italian
Italian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Иннокентий (see INNOKENTIY).
INNOKENTIY m Russian
Russian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INNOKENTY m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Иннокентий (see INNOKENTIY).
INOCENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
INTI m Native American, Quechua, Incan Mythology
Means "sun" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca god of the sun.
INTO m Finnish
Means "enthusiasm" in Finnish.
INTS m Latvian
Contracted form of INDRIĶIS.
INYENE m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "wealth" in Ibibio.
IOAB m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek and Latin form of JOAB.
IOAKEIM m Judeo-Christian Legend
Greek form of JOACHIM, found in the apocryphal Gospel of James.
IOAN m Romanian, Welsh, Bulgarian
Romanian and Welsh form of JOHN. This is also an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Йоан (see YOAN (2)).
IOANE m Georgian (Archaic)
Older Georgian form of JOHN.
IOANN m Russian
Older Russian form of JOHN.
IOANNES m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Yochanan (see JOHN).
IOANNIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of Ἰωάννης (see JOHN).
IOANNU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOB m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOB used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IODOCUS m Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
IOEL m Biblical Greek
Form of JOEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOHANNES m Biblical Latin
Latin form of Greek Ioannes (see JOHN).
IOHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of JOEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
IOKUA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JOSHUA.
IOLO m Welsh
Diminutive of IORWERTH.
IOLYN m Welsh
Diminutive of IORWERTH.
ÍOMHAR m Irish
Irish form of IVOR.
IOMHAR m Scottish
Scottish form of IVOR.
ION (1) m Basque, Romanian
Basque and Romanian form of JOHN.
ION (2) m Greek Mythology
Of unknown etymology, possibly pre-Greek. According to Greek mythology he was a son of Creusa and Xuthus (or alternatively the god Apollo). He was said to be the ancestor of the Greek tribe of the Ionians.
IONA (2) m Russian, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Latin Old Testament, as well as the Russian and Georgian form.
IONAS m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONAH used in the Greek Bible. It is also the form used in the Latin New Testament.
IONATÁN m Irish
Irish form of JONATHAN.
IONATHAN m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JONATHAN and JEHONATHAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IONEL m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IONUȚ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of JOHN.
IORAM m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JORAM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IORDAN m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Йордан (see YORDAN).
IORWERTH m Welsh
Means "handsome lord" from Welsh ior "lord" and berth "handsome". This name is used in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, where it belongs to a son of Maredudd. This name is sometimes used as a Welsh form of EDWARD.
IOSAPHAT m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JEHOSHAPHAT used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSEB m Georgian
Georgian form of JOSEPH.
IOSEPH m Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of JOSEPH used in the Greek and Latin Bible.
IOSEPHUS m Late Roman
Latin form of JOSEPH.
IOSES m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JOSES.
IOSIAS m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of JOSIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
IOSIF m Russian, Romanian, Greek
Russian, Romanian and Greek form of JOSEPH.
IOSIFU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of Ioseph (see JOSEPH).
IOSUE m Biblical Latin
Latin form of JOSHUA.
IOU m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JEHU.
IOUBAL m Biblical Greek
Form of JUBAL used in the Greek Old Testament.
IOUDAS m Biblical Greek
Greek form of JUDAH.
IOVIANUS m Ancient Roman
Older form of JOVIAN.
IOVIS m Roman Mythology
Older form of JOVE.
IOVITA m & f Ancient Roman
Latin masculine and feminine form of JOVITA.
IPATI m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ипатий (see IPATIY).
IPATIY m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of the Greek name Ὕπατος (Hypatos), the masculine form of HYPATIA.
IPPOLIT m Russian
Russian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
IPPOLITO m Italian
Italian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
IQBAL m Arabic
Means "fortunate" in Arabic. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was a poet, philosopher, and scholar from Pakistan.
'IRA' m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of IRA (1).
IRA (1) m Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of King David's priest. As an English Christian given name, Ira began to be used after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where remained moderately common into the 20th century.
IRAKLI m Georgian
Georgian form of HERAKLES.
IRAKLIS m Greek
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
IRAKLIY m Russian
Russian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS).
IRENAEUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Εἰρηναῖος (Eirenaios), which meant "peaceful". Saint Irenaeus was an early bishop of Lyons for whom the Greek island of Santorini is named.
IRÉNÉE m French
French form of IRENAEUS.
IRENEUSZ m Polish
Polish form of IRENAEUS.
İRFAN m Turkish
Turkish form of IRFAN.
IRFAN m Arabic
Means "knowledge, awareness, learning" in Arabic.
IRINEI m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ириней (see IRINEY).
IRINEY m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of IRENAEUS.
IRNERIUS m History
Possibly from Wernerius, a Latinized form of the Germanic name WERNER. This was the name of a 12th-century Italian scholar and jurist.
IRVIN m English
From a surname that was a variant of either IRVING or IRWIN.
IRVING m English, Scottish, Jewish
From a Scottish surname that was in turn derived from a Scottish place name meaning "green water". Historically this name has been relatively common among Jews, who have used it as an American-sounding form of Hebrew names beginning with I such as Isaac, Israel and Isaiah. A famous bearer was the Russian-American songwriter and lyricist Irving Berlin (1888-1989), whose birth name was Israel Beilin.
IRWIN m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old English given name EOFORWINE.
İSA m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of JESUS.
ISA (1) m Arabic, Persian, Albanian
Arabic form of JESUS. This form is found in the Quran and is used as a given name by Muslims. Arabic-speaking Christians instead use يسوع (Yasu') to refer to Jesus Christ.
ISA (3) m Frisian, Ancient Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element is "ice, iron".
ISAAC m English, Spanish, Catalan, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) meaning "he will laugh, he will rejoice", derived from צָחַק (tzachaq) meaning "to laugh". The Old Testament explains this meaning, by recounting that Abraham laughed when God told him that his aged wife Sarah would become pregnant with Isaac (see Genesis 17:17), and later Sarah laughed when overhearing the same prophecy (see Genesis 18:12). When Isaac was a boy, God tested Abraham's faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment. Isaac went on to become the father of Esau and Jacob with his wife Rebecca.... [more]
ISAAK m Russian, German, Biblical Greek
Russian and German form of ISAAC, as well as the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISAAKU m Old Church Slavic
Church Slavic form of ISAAC.
ISAC m Romanian, Swedish
Romanian form of ISAAC, as well as a Swedish variant form.
ISACCO m Italian
Italian form of ISAAC.
ISADORE m English
Variant of ISIDORE.
ISAGANI m Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in the novel El Filibusterismo (1891) by José Rizal.
ISAIA m Italian
Italian form of ISAIAH.
ISAIAH m English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation", from the roots יָשַׁע (yasha') meaning "to save" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. Isaiah is one of the four major prophets of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem and probably lived in the 8th century BC, at a time when Assyria threatened the Kingdom of Judah. As an English Christian name, Isaiah was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
ISAÍAS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISAIAH.
ISAIAS m Biblical
Late Latin form of ISAIAH used in some versions of the Bible.
ISAIJA m Serbian, Macedonian
Serbian and Macedonian form of ISAIAH.
ÍSAK m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ISAAC.
ISAK m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ISAAC.
'ISAM m Arabic
Means "security, pledge" in Arabic.
ISAMU m Japanese
From Japanese (isamu) meaning "brave" or other kanji having the same pronunciation.
ISAQUE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ISAAC.
ISAURUS m Late Roman
Masculine form of ISAURA. This was the name of an early saint who was martyred in Macedon.
ISAY m Russian
Russian form of ISAIAH.
ISBRAND m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IJSBRAND.
ISER m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish variant of ISRAEL.
ISEUL f & m Korean
Means "dew" in Korean.
ISHA f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Hinduism
Means "master, lord" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form ईशा and the masculine form ईश (an epithet of the Hindu god Shiva). It is also the name of one of the Upanishads, which are parts of Hindu scripture.
ISHKUR m Sumerian Mythology
Meaning unknown, of Sumerian origin. This was the name of a Sumerian storm god, later identified by the Akkadians with Adad.
ISHMAEL m Biblical
From the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning "God will hear", from the roots שָׁמַע (shama') meaning "to hear" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Abraham. He is the traditional ancestor of the Arab people. Also in the Old Testament, it is borne by a man who assassinates Gedaliah the governor of Judah. The author Herman Melville later used this name for the narrator in his novel Moby-Dick (1851).
ISHMERAI m Biblical
Means "he guards" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
ISHVI m Biblical
Means "he resembles me" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Asher in the Old Testament.
ISI m & f Native American, Choctaw
Means "deer" in Choctaw.
ISIAH m English
Variant of ISAIAH.
ISIDOR m German, Russian (Rare)
German and Russian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORE m English, French, Georgian (Rare), Jewish
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.... [more]
ISIDORO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ISIDORE.
ISIDORUS m Late Roman
Latin form of ISIDOROS.
ISIDRO m Spanish
Spanish variant of ISIDORE.
ISINGOMA m Eastern African, Ganda
Means "first of twins" in Luganda.
ISKANDAR m Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
Arabic, Indonesian and Malay form of ALEXANDER.
İSKENDER m Turkish
Turkish form of ALEXANDER.
İSLAM m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ISLAM.
ISLAM m Arabic, Kazakh, Chechen, Ingush
From the name of the religion, derived from Arabic إسلام (Islam) meaning "submission (to God)".
ISLAMBEK m Chechen
Derived from Islam, the name of the religion (ultimately from Arabic إسلام), combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ISLAY m & f Scottish
From the name of the island of Islay, which lies off of the west coast of Scotland.
ISLOM m Uzbek
Uzbek form of ISLAM.
ISLWYN m Welsh
From the name of a mountain in Wales that means "below the grove" from Welsh is "below" and llwyn "grove".
ISMAEEL m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
ISMAËL m French
French form of ISHMAEL.
ISMAEL m Spanish, Portuguese, Biblical Greek
Spanish and Portuguese form of ISHMAEL. This is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
ISMAELE m Italian
Italian form of ISHMAEL.
ISMAHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of ISHMAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
İSMAİL m Turkish
Turkish form of ISHMAEL.
ISMA'IL m Arabic
Arabic form of ISHMAEL.
ISMAIL m Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Uyghur, Albanian
Malay, Indonesian, Uyghur and Albanian form of ISHMAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إسماعيل (see ISMA'IL).
'ISMAT m & f Arabic
Derived from Arabic عصم ('Isma) meaning "safeguarding".
İSMAYIL m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ISHMAEL.
İSMET m Turkish
Turkish form of 'ISMAT.
ISMET m Bosnian, Albanian
Bosnian and Albanian form of 'ISMAT.
ISMO m Finnish
Finnish form of ISHMAEL.
ISOCRATES m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἰσοκράτης (Isokrates) meaning "equal power", derived from ἴσος (isos) meaning "equal" and κράτος (kratos) meaning "power". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian orator.
ISRAEL m Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contends", from the roots שָׂרָה (sarah) meaning "to contend, to fight" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament, Israel (who was formerly named Jacob; see Genesis 32:28) wrestles with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.
ISRAFIL m Judeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In Islamic tradition this is the name of the angel who will blow the trumpet that signals the coming of Judgement Day. He is sometimes equated with the angels Raphael or Uriel from Judeo-Christian tradition.
ISRAHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of ISRAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
ISSA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see ISA (1)).
ISSAC m English
Variant of ISAAC.
ISSACHAR m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) meaning "hire, wage, reward". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Jacob (by Leah) and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A justification for the name's meaning is given in Genesis 30:18.
ISSOUF m Western African
Form of YUSUF used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
ISSOUFOU m Western African
Form of YUSUF used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
ISSUR m Yiddish (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Yiddish איסר (see ISER).
ISSY m & f English
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABELLA and other names beginning with Is.
ISTVÁN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of STEPHEN. This was the name of the first king of Hungary. Ruling in the 11th century, he encouraged the spread of Christianity among his subjects and is considered the patron saint of Hungary.
ITAI m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITALO m Italian
Italian form of ITALUS.
ITALUS m Roman Mythology
Means "of Italy" in Latin. In Roman legend Italus was the father of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. He supposedly gave his name to the region known as Italia or Italy (in fact the region may have gotten its name from Oscan Víteliú meaning "land of bulls").
ITHAI m Biblical
From a Hebrew name spelled variously אִתַּי ('Ittai) or אִיתַי ('Itai) meaning "with me". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
ITHAMAR m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אִיתָמָר ('Itamar) meaning "date palm island". This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament.
ITHEL m Welsh
Means "generous lord" from the Welsh elements udd "lord, prince" and hael "generous".
ITHIEL m Biblical
Possibly means "God is with me" in Hebrew. This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
I'TIMAD f & m Arabic
Means "reliance" in Arabic.
ITORO m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "praise, glory" in Ibibio.
ITRI m Northern African, Berber
Means "star" in Tamazight.
ITSUKI m Japanese
From Japanese (itsuki) meaning "tree", using the kanji's nanori reading. Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
ITTAI m Biblical
Variant of ITHAI.
'ITTAY m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITUMELENG m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "joy" in Tswana.
ITZAL m Basque
Means "shadow" in Basque.
ITZHAK m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יִצְחָק (see YITZHAK).
IUDAS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUDAH.
IUDICAEL m Ancient Celtic
Old Breton form of JUDICAËL.
IUDOCUS m Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
IULIAN m Romanian
Romanian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
IULIANUS m Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIAN.
IULIU m Romanian
Romanian form of JULIUS.
IULIUS m Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of JULIUS.
IUNIUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of JUNIUS.
IUPPITER m Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUPITER.
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