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Iris meaning and name origin
Iris \i-ris\ as a girl's name is pronounced EYE-riss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Iris is "rainbow". A flower name. Mythology: Iris was a messenger-goddess who rode rainbows between heaven and earth to deliver messages from Olympus. Novelist Iris Murdoch.Iris has 6 variant forms: Irida, Iridiana, Iridianny, Irisa, Irisha and Irita.
For more information, see also the related name Rainbow. Baby names that sound like Iris are Eris, Erys and Eriss.
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Popularity of Iris
Iris is a very popular first name for women (#325 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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