Ira

Ira (pr. eye-rah) is a Hebrew male name meaning “watchful”. In Russia and other Slavic countries, Ira (pr. ee-rah) is a female given name, a diminutive of Irina, the Slavic form of Irene, which comes from Greek Eirene meaning “peace”. In Greek mythology, Eirene is the Greek goddess of peace and the season of the spring, and is one of the Horae/Horai, goddessess of…

Indigo

Indigo is the name of a purplish-blue color which comes from the color of a dye extracted from plants exported from India to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who viewed it as a luxury product. That’s where the origin of the name comes from, from Ancient Greek indikon meaning “Indian dye”; India is named from the Indus…

Ikaika

Ikaika is a Hawaiian male name meaning “strong”. Origin: Hawaiian  

Isabelo

Isabello is a rare Spanish male name, the masculine form of Isabel which is the medieval Occitan form of Elizabeth, the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isabello (Italian)   Female forms: Isabel (Spanish, Portuguese, French German, English) Isabela (Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian) Isabella (Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian,…

Ishan

Ishan is the name of an avatar of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and transformation and one of the most important deities in the Hindu pantheon. The name comes from Sanskrit meaning “master, lord” derived from root word īś ईश् (own, possession) via a PIE root word. Ishan is also the name of a guardian of the…

Irvin

Irvin comes from a surname with a few possible meanings tied to it: it comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic O’hEireamhoin meaning “descendant of Eireamhan”, the latter a given name of uncertain origin; it may also be derived from Old English given name Eoforwine meaning “boar friend”, made up from Old English elements eofor (boar) and wine (friend, protector, lord);…

Io

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…

Iolo

Iolo (pr. yo-lo) is a Welsh diminutive form of Iorwerth, a Welsh male name meaning “handsome lord” made up of Welsh elements iôr (lord) and berth (fair, handsome, beautiful, fine). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Iolyn (Welsh) Iorwerth (Welsh) Yorath (Welsh)  

Isamu

Isamu is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: isamu 勇 “courage”; isamu 勲 “merit; distinguished service”; isamu 敢 “daring; brave; bold; sad; tragic; pitiful”; isamu 武 “warrior; military; chivalry; arms”; isamu 力 “power; strength; force” Origin: Japanese There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s いさむ.    

Isaiah

Isaiah comes from a Hebrew name meaning “Yahweh is salvation”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isiah (English) Isaias (English) Yesha’yahu (Biblical Hebrew) Yeshayahu (Hebrew) Esaias (Biblical Latin) Esa (Finnish) Ikaia (Hawaiian) Isaia (Italian) Isaija (Macedonian, Serbian) Isaías (Spanish, Portuguese) Isay (Russian)