Color, Female, Hungarian, I names, Nature, Violet/Purple, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Ibolya (pr. ee-bow-ya) is a Hungarian female name meaning "violet", derived from Latin viola via an Ancient Greek source. Origin: Ancient Greek  

Ancient Greek, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Japanese, Male, Moon, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Io (pr. eye-o) is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, an Argive princess who was loved by the god Zeus. When his wife Hera found out about her, he changed her into a white heifer in order to protect her. However, Hera saw through the deception and demanded that Zeus give her the heifer as… Continue reading Io

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Ida is the name of two sacred mountains in Greek mythology, one located on the island of Crete and another in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey). The one in Crete is where the god Zeus was supposedly born and hidden, named by two nymphs named Ida and Adrasteia. It may be derived from Ancient Greek í̄d (ἴ̄δη) meaning "wooded hill, wood"… Continue reading Ida

Ancient Egyptian, Egyptian mythology, Female, I names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Isadora is a variant spelling of Isidora, the feminine form of Isidore which comes from Ancient Greek Isidoros meaning "gift of Isis", Isis being an Egyptian goddess combined with Ancient Greek doron (gift) . Nicknames: Isa, Dora, Izzy/Izzie Origin: Ancient Egyptian, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Isidora (Ancient Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Russian, Italian, English) Izadora (English)   Male forms: Isidoros (Ancient Greek) Isidorus… Continue reading Isadora

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Inkeri is a Finnish female name, the Finnish form of Old Norse Ingiríðr meaning "Ing is beautiful", combined with Old Norse fríðr (beautiful, lovely, fair) and Ing, being another name for Yngvi, the name of an Old Norse god of fertility who may have been an older form or a different name for Freyr, which comes via Proto-Germanic *frawjaz meaning “lord” derived from a PIE root word. Yngvi may… Continue reading Inkeri

Color, Female, Greek mythology, I names, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Violet/Purple


Iola (pr. ei-o-la or ee-O-la) is an English female name which seems to be variant of Iole, an Ancient Greek female name meaning "violet" via Ancient Greek ion (violet) which seems to be derived from a pre-I.E. Mediterranean language. In Greek mythology, Iole was the daughter of Eurytus, king of Oechalia, and beloved by Heracles, which would ultimately lead to his death. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Iole (Ancient… Continue reading Iola

Female, I names, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Word names


Ivy is an English female given name which comes from the word for any of a number of climbing plants with small yellowish flowers. The word comes from Old English ifig via Proto-Germanic *ibahs (ivy) which seems to be derived from a PIE root word. Ivy is also an English surname, a variant spelling of Ivey which seems to have… Continue reading Ivy

Female, I names, Kin/Family, Literature, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Imogen was first used by Shakespeare in his play Cymbeline (1609), believed to have been a misspelling of an already existing name, Innogen, a name of uncertain meaning. The name is believed to have been derived from Gaelic inghean meaning "maiden girl" and "daughter" which ultimately derives from PIE root word *ǵenh₁-(to produce, to beget, to give birth). Innogen is… Continue reading Imogen

Female, Hebrew, I names, Virtues/Attributes


Isobel is the Scottish form of Isabel, the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isabel (Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German, English) Ysabel (Medieval Spanish, English) Isabella (Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Romanian) Isabela (Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian) Izabel (Brazilian Portuguese) Izabella (Hungarian,… Continue reading Isobel