What does Iris mean?
Iris /iris/ 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.
Affiliated girl name: Rainbow.Kreatif forms: Ioiris, Irisin, Irisle. [more]
How popular is Iris?
Iris is a very prominent first name for females (#325 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#70273 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Iris for girls. Iris reached its highest rank of #175 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #245 presently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Thinking of names?
Iris▲ is pronounced similarly to Eris, Eriss, Erys, Eryss and Eurys. Other suggested similar baby names are Alis, Anis, Ardis▼, Artis, Avis▼, Caris, Chris▼, Cis, Cris, Doris▼, Edris, Elis, Idris, Ili, Ilisa, Ilise, Ines▼, Innis, Ira▼, Iren, Irina, Irine, Irit, Irma▼, Isis▲, Ivie, Karis, Khris, Kris▼, Lis, Lois▼, Loris, Lyris, Maris, Meris, Neris, Nis, Paris▲, Pris, Sis, Tais and Tris. These names tend to be less frequently used than Iris.