What does Imogen mean?
Imogen [imo-gen] as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Imogen is "maiden". From the Celtic name Innogen which derives from "inghean". Literary: the name has connotations of the perfect heroine as used in Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline" and Sir Walter Scott's novel "The Heart of Midlothian". Actresses Imogene Coca, Imogen Stubbs.
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How popular is Imogen?
Imogen is an unusual given name for women. Imogen is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Imogen for girls. Imogen entered the list in 2010 and reached its highest position of #1414 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #1548 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a charted analysis of the history of Imogen and affiliated names. Imojean, Imogene and Emogene are the prominent variation forms of Imogen (#1548 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Imogen was widespread among parents a century ago (adoption of 0.1%) and has become significantly reduced since, with versions such as Imogene falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Bergen, Coren, Emelen, Idone, Idonea (see Idona), Ileen, Ilone, Iman, Inge, Inger, Iole, Ione▼, Ireen, Iren, Isleen, Isobel, Ivon, Ivoreen, Koren, Loren▼, Megen, Morgen, Nolen and Rowen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Imogen.See names in meaning and etymology.