Names Starting with I

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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.
IÐUNN f Norse Mythology, Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Probably derived from Old Norse "again" and unna "to love". In Norse mythology Iðunn was the goddess of spring and immortality whose responsibility it was to guard the gods' apples of youth.
I'TIDAL f Arabic
Means "temperance, moderation" in Arabic.
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.
ITSASNE f Basque
Variant of ITSASO.
ITSASO f Basque
Means "ocean" in Basque.
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.
ITXARO f Basque
Means "hope" in Basque.
ITXASO f Basque
Diminutive of ITSASO.
ITZAL m Basque
Means "shadow" in Basque.
ITZEL f Native American, Mayan
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Mayan itz meaning "dew, nectar, fluid". Otherwise, it might be a variant of IXCHEL.
ITZHAK m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יִצְחָק (see YITZHAK).
ITZIAR f Basque, Spanish
From the name of a Basque village that contains an important shrine to the Virgin Mary, possibly meaning "old stone".
IUCUNDA f Late Roman
Latin form of GIOCONDA.
IUDAS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUDAH.
IUDICAEL m Ancient Celtic
Old Breton form of JUDICAËL.
IUDITH f Biblical Latin
Latin form of JUDITH.
IUDOCUS m Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
IÚILE f Irish
Irish form of JULIA.
IULIA f Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIA.
IULIAN m Romanian
Romanian form of Iulianus (see JULIAN).
IULIANA f Romanian, Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman and Romanian form of JULIANA.
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.
IUNO f Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUNO.
IUPPITER m Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JUPITER.
IURI m Georgian
Georgian form of YURIY.
IUSTA f Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTA.
IUSTINA f Late Roman
Feminine form of Iustinus (see JUSTIN).
IUSTINUS m Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTIN.
IUSTUS m Late Roman
Latin form of JUSTUS.
IVA (1) f Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "willow tree" in South Slavic.
IVA (2) f Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Short form of IVANA.
IVA (3) f Czech
Feminine form of IVO (1).
IVAH f Biblical
From the name of a district of Babylon, mentioned in the Old Testament.
IVAILO m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Ивайло (see IVAYLO).
IVÁN m Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of IVAN.
IVAN m Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Romanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia. It was also borne by nine emperors of Bulgaria. Other notable bearers include the Russian author Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), who wrote Fathers and Sons, and the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), who is best known for his discovery of the conditioned reflex.
IVANČICA f Croatian
Means "daisy" in Croatian.
IVANE m Georgian
Georgian form of JOHN.
IVANNA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine form of IVAN.
IVANO m Italian
Italian form of IVAN.
IVANS m Latvian
Latvian form of IVAN.
IVAR m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of IVOR.
ÍVARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of IVOR.
IVAYLO m Bulgarian
Perhaps derived from an old Bulgar name meaning "wolf". This was the name of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. It is possible that this spelling was the result of a 15th-century misreading of his real name Vulo from historical documents.
IVER m Norwegian
Norwegian variant of IVAR.
IVES m History
English form of YVES, used to refer to Saint Ives (also called Ivo) of Huntingdonshire, a semi-legendary English bishop.
IVET f Bulgarian, Catalan
Bulgarian and Catalan form of YVETTE.
IVETA f Czech, Slovak, Latvian
Czech, Slovak and Latvian form of YVETTE.
IVETTE f Catalan
Catalan form of YVETTE.
IVICA m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of IVAN.
IVO (1) m German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv meaning "yew". Alternative theories suggest that it may in fact be derived from a cognate Celtic element. This was the name of several saints (who are also commonly known as Saint Yves or Ives).
IVONA f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of YVONNE in several languages.
IVONE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of YVONNE.
IVONNE f Catalan, German, Dutch
Catalan, German and Dutch variant of YVONNE.
IVOR m Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English (British)
From the Old Norse name Ívarr, which was derived from the elements yr "yew, bow" and arr "warrior". During the Middle Ages it was brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders, and it was adopted in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
IVORY m & f African American
From the English word for the hard, creamy-white substance that comes from elephant tusks and was formerly used to produce piano keys.
IVY f English
From the English word for the climbing plant that has small yellow flowers. It is ultimately derived from Old English ifig.
IWAN m Welsh, Polish
Welsh form of JOHN and a Polish form of IVAN.
IWO m Polish
Polish form of IVO (1).
IWONA f Polish
Polish feminine form of YVON.
IXCHEL f Mayan Mythology, Native American, Mayan
Means "rainbow lady" in Mayan. Ixchel was the Maya goddess of the earth, the moon, and medicine. She was often depicted with a snake in her hair and crossbones embroidered on her skirt.
IYOV m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of JOB.
'IYYOV m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of JOB.
IZA f Polish
Short form of IZABELA.
IZAÄK m Dutch
Dutch form of ISAAC.
IZAAK m Polish
Polish form of ISAAC.
IZABEL f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (especially Brazilian) variant of ISABEL.
IZABELA f Polish
Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZABELLA f Hungarian, Polish
Hungarian and Polish form of ISABELLA.
IZAK m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ISAAC.
IZAN m Spanish (Modern)
Spanish form of ETHAN, reflecting the English pronunciation.
IZANAGI m Japanese Mythology
Means "male who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology the god Izanagi was the husband of Izanami. When she died he unsuccessfully journeyed to the underworld to retrieve her. In the purifying rites that followed his return the gods of the sun, moon and wind were created.
IZANAMI f Japanese Mythology
Means "female who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology she was a creator goddess, the wife of Izanagi. She died giving birth to Kagutsuchi, the god of fire.
IZAR f Basque
Means "star" in Basque.
IZARO f Basque
Meaning unknown, from the name of a small island off the Spanish coast in the Bay of Biscay.
IZDIHAR f Arabic
Means "blossoming, prospering" in Arabic.
IZEBEL f Biblical Italian
Form of JEZEBEL used in some versions of the Italian Bible.
IZEM m Northern African, Berber
Means "lion" in Tamazight.
IZIDOR m Slovene
Slovene form of ISIDORE.
IZIDÓRA f Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of ISIDORA.
IZOLDA f Georgian, Polish (Rare)
Georgian and Polish form of ISOLDE.
IZOTZ m Basque
Means "ice" in Basque.
IZSÁK m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ISAAC.
IZTOK m Slovene
Derived from a South Slavic word meaning "east".
IZUDIN m Bosnian
Bosnian form of IZZ AL-DIN.
IZUMI f Japanese
From Japanese (izumi) meaning "fountain, spring". This name can also be constructed from other combinations of kanji.
IZYDOR m Polish
Polish form of ISIDORE.
IZZ AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "glory of religion", derived from Arabic عزّ ('izz) meaning "glory, power" and دين (din) meaning "religion". In the 13th century Izz al-Din Aybak became the first Mamluk ruler of Egypt. The Mamluks were a warrior caste who were originally slaves.
İZZET m Turkish
Means "glory, might" in Turkish.
IZZ UD-DIN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عزّ الدين (see IZZ AL-DIN).
IZZY m & f English
Diminutive of ISIDORE, ISABEL, ISRAEL, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
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