ImentetfEgyptian Mythology Means "she of the west". In Egyptian mythology she was the goddess representing the necropolis west of the Nile River and the consort of Aken. Typically depicted wearing the hieroglyph for 'west' on her head, she often appeared on tombs to welcome the deceased into the afterlife... [more]
ImisfLiterature Meaning unknown. This is the name of the protagonist of the fairy tale "The Palace of Revenge" by Henriette-Julie de Murat. Imis is a princess who is beloved and captured by the evil enchanter Pagan.
ImisławafPolish Derived from the Slavic name element imi meaning "seize, take" or "begin" and sława meaning "fame, glory".
ImlamBiblical Meaning "whom God will fill up," "fullness" or "replenisher." Father or progenitor of Micaiah the prophet.
ImlacmLiterature Perhaps based on the Scottish surname Imlach, derived from the Old Gaelic imeallach or imleach, meaning "marginal land" or "marshy shore-land." Imlac is the poet friend of the titular character in Samuel Johnson's "Rasselas," who joins his friend on his voyage out of their homeland in the pursuit of happiness.
ImoindafLiterature, Theatre Used by Aphra Behn for a character in her novel Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave (1688). Imoinda or She Who Will Lose Her Name (2008), a re-writing of Behn's novel, is the first libretto to be written by an African-Caribbean woman, Dr Joan Anim-Addo.
Imrim & fHebrew The name Imri is a biblical name, Imri was the father of Zachor who was one of the builders of the renewed wall of Jerusalem, it is mentioned in the book Nehemiah chapter 3, verse 2. ... [more]
ImsetymEgyptian Mythology In Egyptian mythology he was a funerary deity, one of the four sons of Horus tasked with protecting his throne in the underworld. His image was depicted on the canopic jar that held the liver of the deceased.
InafLatvian Latvian short form of Inese as well as a short form of names ending in -ina.
InafJapanese This name may have been used as 稲 (te, tou, ina-, ine) meaning "rice plant." Since it is mainly written in hiragana before and in the early stages of modernisation of Japan, it's not clear if the name is derived from that particular kanji.... [more]
InachiafLiterature Used by the 1st-century BC Roman poet Horace. It was possibly intended to be a reference to the Greek mythological figure Io, whose father was named Inachus.
InachusmGreek Mythology In Greek mythology, Inachus was the first king of Argos after whom a river was called Inachus River, the modern Panitsa that drains the western margin of the Argive plain. Most modern mythologists however understand Inachus as one of the river gods, all sons of Oceanus and Tethys and thus to the Greeks part of the pre-Olympian or "Pelasgian" mythic landscape.
InazumafPopular Culture Notably borne by the character Inazuma (稲妻) from the 'Usagi Yojimbo' comic book series, this name refers to (a flash of) lightning. It combines 稲 (ina), the ancient bound form of ine meaning "rice plant," and 妻/夫 (tsuma), originally referring to a spouse (nowadays, only referring to a wife, written as 妻), based on an ancient belief that rice plants would mate with or otherwise be fertilised by lightning, which frequently occurs in late summer and autumn.... [more]
InbaemKorean From 仁 "humaneness, benevolence, kindness" and 培 "bank up with dirt; cultivate".
In-bokmKorean From Sino-Korean 仁 "humaneness, benevolence, kindness" and 福 "happiness, good fortune, blessing".
Increasem & fEnglish (Puritan) Derives from Middle English 'encrease' with the meaning "to turn greater in number". A famous bearer was Increase Mather, the president of Harvard University in 1685, who was a Puritan minister involved with the Salem witch trials... [more]
IndaiáfPortuguese (Brazilian) Indaiá proceeds from ini'yá Tupi-Guarani language, meaning "thread fruit," by combining the terms in Tupi "INIM" (hammock) and YBA (fruit), a reference to the use of its fibers for the production of hammocks.
IndaletiusmHistory (Ecclesiastical) Meaning uncertain, though allegedly derived from indal eccius which is said to mean "messenger of the gods" in a language of pre-Roman Iberia (present-day Spain and Portugal). This is the name of the patron saint of Almería, Spain - a 1st-century Christian martyr.
IndependencefEnglish (Puritan) Means "freedom from control or influence". Used much more commonly during the times of the pilgrims (Puritans) who settled in New England in America. The name was used to commemorate independence from British rule and laws then, and perhaps after the American Revolution in 1776 as well.
IndrafLatvian Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include an adoption of the Indian (male) deity's name Indra (compare Indraja), a transferred use of the name of the Latvian river Indra (also known as Indrica), and a feminine form of Indriķis.
IndrajafLithuanian (Rare), Baltic Mythology Borrowed from the name of a lake and river in the Utena district municipality of north-eastern Lithuania, derived from Eastern Aukštaitian Lithuanian indrė (standard Lithuanian nendrė) meaning "reed."... [more]
IndulismLatvian, Theatre Originally a diminutive of Indriķis, now used as a given name in its own right. Latvian poet and playwright Rainis used this name on the titular character of his play Indulis un Ārija (1911).
IndustrializatsiyafSoviet, Russian (Archaic) Derived from the Russian noun индустриализация (industrializatsiya) meaning "industrialization". This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names, in reference to the rapid industrialization of the Soviet Union, which at the beginning was predominantly agricultural.
InemWest Frisian (Rare) Derived from the particle in, which is usually used to give extra emphasis to something. Scholars have not been able to find any other explanation for the meaning of this Frisian name.
InefJapanese This name can be used as 稲 (te, tou, ina-, ine) meaning "rice plant" or イ子 with イ representing the phonetic character for 'i' and 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, ne) meaning "sign of the rat (first sign of Chinese zodiac)."... [more]
Ineĸunâĸf & mGreenlandic Greenlandic name meaning "handsome", "beautiful", "sweet", "attractive" (variant form of Ineĸo).
InelafBosnian Meaning unknown at this time. A famous bearer of this name is Inela Nogić (b. 1976), a Bosnian woman who won a beauty pageant contest during the Siege of Sarajevo (1992-1996). The story behind the contest as well as amateur footage of it led to the making of a documentary titled Miss Sarajevo, which added to the international pressure to end the siege... [more]
InetafLatvian Latvian name which has only been used since the middle or latter part of the 20th century (first recorded during 1950-1975), possibly a variant of Inta (feminine form of Ints, itself from Indriķis), Inita (which is either from Latin initus "a beginning, an entrance" or a diminutive of Ina) or Inese (variant of Agnesa, Agneta).
IneyfManx Of debated origin and meaning. While some scholars consider this name a Manx form of Eithne, others derive it from Manx inney "daughter (of)". This name used to be Anglicized as the etymologically unrelated Annie.