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What does Imogen mean?

Imogen \i-mo-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.


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


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 popularity of Imogen for girls. Imogen reached its highest position of #34 in Australia in 2013, and is at #34 currently. (Top 100 Baby Names Records, 2013)

Top 1000 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 usage of Imogen and affiliated names. Imogene and Emogene are the prominent variation forms of Imogen. Adoption of this girl name was at its highest during the years 1920-1929 and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Imogene and Emogene becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Emogene, Imogene in U.S.

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