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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).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Iris compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Iris only.


Popularity of name Iris
Popularity of Iris

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