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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.

Iris is also pronounced similarly to Eris, Eriss and Erys. Other suggested similar baby names are Cris, Idris, Irit, Isis, Kris, Pris and Tris.

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Popularity of Iris

Iris is a very popular first name for females (#325 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Iris name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Iris with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Iris name in U.S.
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