Names that Starts With "I"

Male Names
  • Iain (Hebrew) - God is gracious [English speaking countries]

    A Scottish form of John.

  • Iakovos (Hebrew) - Supplanter
  • Ian (Hebrew) - God is forgiving [English speaking countries]

    Ian is a modern Scottish form of the name John. It was not used in Scotland until the late nineteenth century, though it has since become quite popular throughout the English-speaking world.

  • Iancu (Hebrew,Romanian) - Romanian form of John, meaning Yahweh is gracious.
  • Iaokim (Hebrew) - God will estahlish
  • Ibrahim (Hebrew) - Father of a multitude or many nations [Arabic and English speaking countries]
  • Ibycus (Greek)
  • Ida - Name of a king
  • Ignacio (Latin) - Fiery [English and Spanish speaking countries]
  • Ignatius (Latin) - Fiery [English speaking countries]

    The name Ignatius may derive from the Latin word "ignis," which means "fire." Alternatively, it may be of Etruscan origin.

  • Ignazio (Spanish) - Fire
  • Ike (Hebrew) - He will laugh [English speaking countries]

    Traditionally a nickname for Isaac and Dwight, Ike was famously the nickname of U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower. His campaign slogan was catchy enough to be remembered today: "I Like Ike".

    Ike is also the name of South Park main charact

  • Ike (English) - Variant of Hebrew Isaac Laughter.
  • Ilei (Hebrew,Romanian) - My God is Yahweh
  • Iliana (Spanish) - Variant of Elena.
  • Imanol (Hebrew) - God is with us [English speaking countries]
  • Inazin (Native American) - Standing Elk (Stands Sacred)
  • Indrabhuti (Indian) - A name of Gautam Gandhar.
  • Inerney (Irish) - Steward of church lands
  • Ingalls (German) - Angel
  • Inis (Irish) - From the river island
  • Innes (Irish) - From the river island
  • Innocent (English) - Innocent
  • Intan (Indonesian) - Diamond
  • Ion (Romanian) - A variant of Ioanenes, meaning God is gracious.
  • Ionatan (Hebrew,Romanian) - Romanian form of Yownathan, meaning God has given.
  • Ionel (Romanian) - "Pet form of the name Ioan, meaning ""God is gracious"
  • Ionut (Hebrew,Romanian) - Ionut is Romanian form of John and means God Is gracious.
  • Iorghu (Romanian) - Romanian form of the name Georgios, meaning earth-worker or farmer.
  • Iosep (Hebrew) - God will multiply
  • Iosif (Hebrew,Romanian) - Romanian form of Joseph, meaning God shall add (another son).
  • Iosua (Hebrew,Romanian) - Iosua is a variant form of the English Joshua Yahweh is salvation.
  • Irenbend - Iron bend
  • Irven (English) - Friend. See also Ervin.
  • Irvin (Celtic) - White
  • Irvin (English) - Green water; boar friend [English speaking countries]

    Irvin is a variant of the surname Irvine, which has three separate origins. It can be from one of two places in Scotland, either Irvine or Irving. Both places are named for a Celtic river whose name probably meant 'green water'. It can also be derived fro

  • Irving (English) - Friend. See also Ervin.
  • Irving (English) - Green water; boar friend [English speaking countries]

    Irving is a variant of the surname Irvine, which has three separate origins. It can be from one of two places in Scotland, either Irvine or Irving. Both places are named for a Celtic river whose name probably meant 'green water'. It can also be derived fr

  • Irvyn (English) - Friend. See also Ervin.
  • Irwin (English) - Boar friend [English speaking countries]

    Irwin is a variation on the surname Irvine, as descended from one of the Middle English names composed of elements meaning 'wild boar' and 'friend'.

  • Irwyn - Sea lover
  • Isaac (Hebrew) - He will laugh [English speaking countries]

    From the Hebrew Yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh". In the Old Testament, Isaac is the son of Abraham and Sarah, the husband of Rebecca and the father of Jacob and Esau. Sarah could not bear children and was already very aged at the time of his conception.

  • Isaak (Hebrew) - He will laugh [English and Russian speaking countries]
  • Isai (Hebrew) - Man [English and Hebrew speaking countries]

    From the Hebrew 'is', 'man'.

  • Isaiah (Hebrew) - God's helper
  • Isaiah (Hebrew) - God is salvation [English speaking countries]

    Isaiah was a Jewish prophet in the Bible, the book of Isaiah was written by him. However, there is a curious jump in events and tone at Isaiah 40, which has led some scholars to believe that the two halves of the book were written by different authors. Th

  • Isaias (Hebrew) - God is salvation [English speaking countries]

    This is a late Roman version of Isaiah. Found in some versions of the Bible it is also the name of a saint.

  • Isen - Iron
  • Ishaan (Sanskrit) - Bestower of riches; ruler [English and Hindi speaking countries]
  • Ishmael (Hebrew) - God will listen [English speaking countries]

    In the Hebrew Bible, Ishmael is the first son of the patriarch Abraham. According to tradition, it was Ishmael who engendered the Arab people. He is also reputed to have built the foundations of the Ka'aba in Mecca.

    Ishmael is the name of

  • Isiah (Hebrew) - God's helper
  • Isidor (Greek) - Gift of Isis [English and German speaking countries]
  • Isidore (Greek) - Gift of Isis [English speaking countries]

    The patron saint of farmers.

  • Isidoro (Spanish) - Gifted with many ideas
  • Isidro (Greek) - Gift of Isis [English speaking countries]
  • Ismael (Hebrew) - God will listen [English and French speaking countries]

    The French form of the name is spelled Ismaël.

  • Ismael (Spanish) - God listens. In the bible Ismael was son of Abraham by Sarah's Egyptian slave woman Hagar.
  • Ismaya (Indonesian) - God like or wise
  • Israel (Hebrew) - God perseveres: contends. In the bible when Jacob was in his nineties as a token of blessing God changed his name to Israel.
  • Israel (Hebrew) - God wrestler [English speaking countries]

    Transcription of the Hebrew Yisrael which is from the Hebrew words meaning "to struggle; wrestle; contend" and "God". Another suggested meaning is "Prince of God".
    In the Old Testament, when Jacob wrestled with the angel, he received the new name

  • Issac (Hebrew) - He will laugh [English speaking countries]
  • Ittamar (Hebrew) - Island of palms
  • Itzcali (Mexican) - House of Beauty
  • Iulian (Romanian) - Romanian version of the name Julian, meaning youthful.
  • Iuliu (Latin,Romanian) - Romanian form of Julianus, meaning descended from Jupiter.
  • Ivan (Hebrew) - God is gracious [English and Russian speaking countries]

    This Russian form of John was the name of four rulers of Russia, including 'Ivan the Terrible', who was the first monarch to be called a 'tsar'. Ivan was also the codename given to 'Tsar Bomba', the largest nuclear bomb ever detonated, developed by the Ru

  • Ivantie (Romanian) - A glorious gift.
  • Ivar (English) - Archer's bow.
  • Ivo (English) - Archer's bow.
  • Izaiah (Hebrew) - God is salvation [English speaking countries]
Female Names
  • Ida (Germanic) - Work [Dutch, English, German, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries]

    Ida is derived from the Greek root "id," meaning "work."

    In Sanskrit it means 'insight' and at the same time refers to planet earth as primary caregiver of all that lives.

  • Idalie (German) - Active
  • Idelle (Celtic) - Bountiful.
  • Idette (German) - Hard working
  • Idurre (Spanish) - Reference to the Virgin Mary
  • Iesha (Arabic) - Alive; she who lives [English speaking countries]
  • Igerne - Mother of Arthur
  • Ignacia (Spanish) - Fire
  • Igrayne - In Arthurian legend Igrayne is mother of Arthur.
  • Ihrin (Romanian) - Peace.
  • Ilana (Hebrew) - Tree
  • Ilde (English) - Battle
  • Ilene (English) - Variant of Eileen.
  • Iliana (Hebrew) - The Lord has responded [English speaking countries]
  • Ilinca (Romanian) - Feminine form of Romanian Ilie, meaning the Lord is my God.
  • Ilsa (German) - Abbreviation of Elizabeth.
  • Ilse (Hebrew) - God's word
  • Imala (Native American) - Disaplines
  • Imani (Swahili) - Faith, belief [English and Swahili speaking countries]

    Imani is a Swahili word meaning "faith."

  • Imanuela (Romanian) - God is among us.
  • Imelda (Spanish) - Powerful fighter. The name of a fourteenth-century Spanish saint.
  • Imogene (English) - Maiden [English speaking countries]

    A variant of Imogene that has that became popular in the twentieth century.

  • Indah (Indonesian) - Beautiful, a beautiful woman. A variation of Endah.
  • Indee (English) - The country India.
  • India (Sanskrit) - Body of water [English speaking countries]

    The word "India" is a Western transliteration of the Sanskrit word "Sindhu," meaning "body of water." It specifically refers to what we know today as the Indus river, though the word could be used for any large body of water.

    India became

  • Indrani (Indian) - Indrani is the name of Hindu goddess of beauty and wife of Lord Indra. The name means queen of Indra
  • Inge (Swiss) - The foremost one.
  • Ingegerd (Swiss) - Ing's enclosure
  • Inghinn (Scottish) - Daughter
  • Ingram (Swiss) - Ing's raven
  • Inocenta (Spanish) - Innocent
  • Inten (Indonesian) - A variant of Intan, meaning diamond
  • Intisar (Arabic) - Triumphant
  • Ioana (Romanian) - God Is gracious
  • Iolanda (Romanian) - Romanian form of Yolanda, meaning violet.
  • Iona (Celtic) - From the king's island
  • Ireland (English) - Land of Ériu [English speaking countries]

    Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe, and contains the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, part of the UK. Éire is the traditional Gaelic name for Ireland; Ériu was one of three sister goddesses who were the patrons of pre-Christian Irelan

  • Irene (Greek) - Peace [English and Spanish speaking countries]

    In Greek mythology, Eirene or Irene was the goddess who personified peace. Although she did not play an active part in many myths, Eirene was still a source of inspiration for several ancient artists, writers, and poets. Child of Zeus and Themis, the godd

  • Irini (Romanian,Old Greek) - A variant of Irene, meaning peaceful.
  • Iris (Greek) - Rainbow [Dutch and English speaking countries]

    Iris was the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow. Iris can also refer to a genus of ornamental flowering plants, or a part of the eye.

    Writer-philosopher Iris Murdoch was a famous bearer of this name.

    The painting "Irises,"

  • Irmina (German) - War goddess
  • Isabeau (French) - Variant of Elizabeth. My God is bountiful:God of plenty.
  • Isabel (Hebrew) - My God is a vow [English, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish speaking countries]

    Although of disputed origin, Isabel is often taken as a form of Elizabeth. Isabel first gained popularity in Spain in the Middle Ages, and it was soon exported to France and England.

    Isabel was the name of the Princess Imperial of Brazil

  • Isabela (Spanish) - Variant of Elizabeth. My God is bountiful:God of plenty.
  • Isabela (Hebrew) - My God is a vow [English and Spanish speaking countries]
  • Isabell (Hebrew) - My God is a vow [English and German speaking countries]
  • Isabella (Hebrew) - My God is a vow [Dutch, English, Italian and Spanish speaking countries]

    There have been various queens named Isabella. Isabella of Castile laid the foundations for the unification of Spain, with her husband Ferdinand of Aragon. They reconquered Granada, and patronised Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to America. She w

  • Isabelle (Hebrew) - Devoted to God
  • Isabelle (Hebrew) - My God is a vow [English, French and German speaking countries]

    Isabelle is the French version of Isabel, and incorporates the word 'belle' - French for beautiful. Isabelle Adjani is a French actress.

  • Isamar (Spanish) - Perhaps an elision of "Isabel del Mar" [English and Spanish speaking countries]

    Isamar is likely a shortened version of "Isabel del Mar."

  • Isane (German) - Strong willed
  • Ishanvi (Hindu) - Goddess of knowledge.
  • Isis (English) - Woman of the throne [English and French speaking countries]

    In ancient Egyptian religion, Isis was the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. She was considered the ideal wife and mother, and was believed to be a powerful magician. Isis was worshiped around the Mediterranean basin until the sixth century A.D.

  • Isobel (Hebrew) - My God is a vow [English speaking countries]
  • Isold (Celtic) - The fair
  • Isolde (Celtic) - The fair
  • Istas (Native American) - Snow
  • Itzel (Hebrew) - Rainbow lady [English speaking countries]
  • Iudita (Hebrew,Romanian) - Iudita is a derivative of Judith and means woman from Judea.
  • Iulia (Latin,Romanian) - Young or youthful.
  • Iva (Hebrew) - Gift from God
  • Ivette (French) - Yew [English speaking countries]
  • Ivette (Spanish) - Variant of Yvette.
  • Ivona (Croatian) - Gift from God
  • Ivonne (French) - Yew [English speaking countries]
  • Ivory (English) - White: pure. Reference to creamy-white color of ivory: or to the hard tusk used for carving fine art and jewelry.
  • Ivy (English) - Ivy [English speaking countries]

    Ivy (or hedera) is a genus of climbing evergreen plants. Poison ivy is unrelated to the hedera ivies.

    The Ivy League is an association of universities located in the north-eastern United States.

  • Ivyanne (English) - A climbing evergreen ornamental plant.
  • Iyana (Hebrew) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    The etymology of the names Iyana and Iyanna are hard to trace. They are undoubtable modern coinages, but the roots are hard to determine. They could be modern variants of the Celtic Iana; or possibly Aiyanna, which also had a very blurred etymology. Rega

  • Iyanna (English) - Unknown
  • Iyonna (Greek) - Variant of Hannah. Gracious.
  • Izabela (Romanian) - A variant of Isabella, meaning devoted to God.
  • Izabella (Hebrew) - Devoted to God
  • Izarre (Spanish) - Star
  • Izso (Hebrew) - God's salvation
Gender Neutral Names
  • Ice
  • Ickus
  • Imari (Hebrew) - N/A [English speaking countries]

    As a first name, Imari is likely a variation on the popular Imani.

    Imari is also the name of a city in Japan, and of the famous porcelain it produces.

  • Impulse
  • Indiana (English) - Land of Indians [English speaking countries]

    The name of a state of the United States, this means land of indians (referring to Native Americans). It was the first name of the main character in the Indiana Jones movie and its popularity on females is possibly due to it being seen as an alternative

  • Infant (Hebrew) - Baby [English speaking countries]

    Sometimes when parents can't decide on a name before leaving the hospital so something like "baby", "male", girl" or "infant" are put on the birth certificate. This name is generally changed at a later date.

  • Io (Greek)
  • Iphicles (Greek)
  • Ira (Hebrew) - Watchful [English, German and Hindi speaking countries]

    In the Bible Ira is King David's priest. Popular in the early part of the twentieth century it has since become rare. This is said EYE rah.

    It is also used as a female name in Germany and other European countries. This use comes from it be

  • Iridian (English) - Related to the eye [English speaking countries]

    "Iridian" may be derived from the Greek prefix "irid-", meaning "iris" (of the eye). The name is of modern coinage, and its meaning and origin are uncertain.

  • Iris
  • Irma (Germanic) - Universal [English, German and Hindi speaking countries]

    Irma is a short form of names beginning with "Irm-," which is a Germanic prefix meaning "universal." It is the same prefix from which names like "Emma" are derived as well.
    In the West it is seen as a feminine name though as a Hindu name it is ex

  • Itchy
  • Ivan
  • Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
  • Ivory (English) - Ivory [English speaking countries]

    Ivory is the hard, white material which composes the tusks and teeth of many horned and tusked animals, such as the narwhal, the walrus, the hippopotamus, and most famously, the elephant.

    Ivory is also a well-known brand of soap in the U.S.