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.Creative forms:
(female) Inis, Irin, ..
(male) Iril, Irin, .. Middle name pairings:
Iris Andrea (I.A.), ..
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)
Iris reached its highest rank of #216 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #217 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Iris▲ is pronounced similarly to Eris, Eriss, Erys, Eryss and Eurys. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.