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What does Isis mean?

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.


Isis has 1 masculine form: Isidore.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Iris, Isir, ..

(male) Isin, Isisa, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Isis for girls. 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 #706. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

The only other prominent related form of Isis (#706 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 is Isadora (#1373 from recent data). These forms of Isis reached the top of their popularity 1 year ago (average #1109) and are almost as common today. Isis is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation.

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.