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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.

Associated with: irish, perfect (virgin), heroine, play (opera).


Imogen has 7 variants: Emogen, Emogene, Imogene, Imogenia, Imogine, Imojean and Imojeen.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Idogen, Imogenne, ..

(male) Imogenio, Imogenna, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Imogen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Imogen outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of Imogen and affiliated names. Imojean, Imogene and Emogene are the prominent variation forms of Imogen (#1414 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Imogen was widespread among parents 9 decades ago (adoption of 0.1%) and has become significantly reduced since, with versions such as Imogene falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Imogen, Emogene, Imogene, Imojean in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Imogen outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested 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.