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What does Isis mean?

Isis Pronunciation of Isis [isis] as a girls' name is pronounced EYE-siss. It is of Egyptian origin. The most powerful of all the female goddesses of ancient Egypt; sister to Osiris and mother of Horus.

Related girl name: Isadora.

Associated with: powerful, goddesses, ancient (old).


1 masculine form: Isidore.

Creative forms:
(female) Isio, Isir, ..

(male) Isin, Isisa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Isis Flora (I.F.), ..

How popular is Isis?

Isis is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2828 out of 4276, Top 66%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Isis was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #522 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is presently at #1770. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isis name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. The only other prominent related form of Isis (#1770 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 is Isadora (#1386 from recent data). These forms of Isis reached the top of their popularity 2 years ago (average #1109) and have become much less common since, with the version Isis becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isis, Isadora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isis and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alis, Anis, Avis, Cis, Cris, Elis, Eris, Idris, Ili, Ilisa, Ilise, Ines, Innis, Iris, Irisa, Irit, Isa, Isha, Isla, Isme, Issie, Issy, Ivie, Kris, Lis, Lois, Nis, Pris, Sis, Tais and Tris. These names tend to be less frequently used than Isis.

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