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What does Idris mean?

Idris Pronunciation of Idris [idris] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Idris) is of Welsh and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Idris is "fiery leader; prophet". A masculine name in Wales.

Associated with: arabic, fiery, leader, prophet.


Creative forms:
(male) Ibris, Isris, ..

(female) Idria, Idrisi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Idris Carsten (I.C.), ..

How popular is Idris?

Idris is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#42134 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Idris entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #1226 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #1286 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Addis, Andris, Aris, Arris, Baris, Boris, Chris, Cris, Faris, Imri, Imrie, Innis, Isais, Jaris, Joris, Kris, Moris, Nuris, Odis, Paris and Tris. These names tend to be more frequently used than Idris.

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