Iris meaning, girlIris

Get kreatif with Iris | Add to list (0)

Meaning and Name Origin

Iris \i-ris\ as a girls' 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 variants: Irida, Iridiana, Iridianny, Irisa, Irisha and Irita.

For more information, see also the related girl name Rainbow.


Iris is a very prominent first name for females (#325 out of 4276, Top 8%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Iris for girls. Iris reached its highest rank of #175 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #245 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Iris name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Iris is pronounced similarly to Eris, Eriss and Erys. Other suggested similar baby names are Cris, Idris, Irit, Isis, Kris, Pris and Tris. These names tend to be less frequently used than Iris.