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…

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…

Iseul

Iseul is a Korean unisex name meaning “dew, morning dew” and “tear, teardrop”. Origin: Korean Iseul- 이슬 (Korean Hangul)  

Indiana

Indiana comes from the name of an American state meaning “land of the Indians” or “Indian land”. It’s made up of the English adjective Indian, which comes from India which derives its name from Sanskrit Sindhu meaning “river, stream; flood, waters; sea, ocean”, and a Latin suffix place name. The name was originally applied to Native Americans in…

Ivory

Ivory comes from the hard white substance of dentine formed in the tusks of elephants, walruses, etc. It comes from Latin eboreus (ivory) which could either be derived from a Phoenician or from an Ancient Egyptian source meaning “elephant, ivory”. Ivory is also the name of an off-white creamy color. Ivory is also an English surname…

Indra

Indra is the name of a Hindu god of war and the heavens, bringer of rain and wielding thunderbolts, and the king of the gods. Although the etymology behind the name is uncertain, I’ve seen many sites claim it as “possessing drops of rain” composed from Sanskrit indu (drop; juice, Soma) and ra (acquiring, possessing), a meaning which…

Iona

Iona is a female given name, derived from the name of an island located off Scotland. The origin of the name is uncertain though it could be derived from Old Norse ey meaning “island” though it could also be related to a Proto-Celtic source meaning “yew”. It’s just as possible that Iona may be a variant form…

Ideal

Ideal is an English word referring to an idea or concepton of perfection or excellence, a stand for people to strive for; it also refers to something that exists only in the mind. It comes from Late Latin idealis (existing in idea) derived from Ancient Greek idea (form, look, appearance; notion, pattern) from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Imani

Imani is a Swahili unisex name meaning “faith, belief” derived from Arabic ʾāmana (to believe in). Origin: Arabic Variants: Iman (Arabic) unisex Imen (Arabic) male