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What does Ignatius mean?

Ignatius [ig-na-tius] as a boys' name is pronounced eeg-NAH-see-ers. Possibly (Latin) "ardent, burning". Saint Ignatius of Loyola was the founder of the Catholic Jesuit order.

Associated with: saint.


Ignatius has 11 variants: Iggie, Ignac, Ignace, Ignacio, Ignacius, Ignatious, Ignatz, Ignaz, Ignazio, Inacio and Inigo.

Ignatius has 1 feminine form: Ignacia.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Annatius, Ignarus, ..

(female) Ignair, Ignais, ..

How popular is Ignatius?

Ignatius is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#69201 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ignatius for boys. Ignatius reached its apex position of #638 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Ignatius appearing in the Top 2000 are Ignacio (#1091 from recent data), Ignazio and Ignatz. These forms of Ignatius were at the apex of their popularity 9 decades ago (adoption of 0.02%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.01%, 52.6%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ignatius, Ignacio, Ignatz, Ignazio in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Agathius, Agustus, Amatus, Anastius, Andrius, Anteus, Arcadius, Arkadius, Ascanius, Atanasius (see Athanasios), Blasius, Caius, Dacius, Damarius, Dantavius, Darius, Donatus, Dontavius, Egidius, Esavius (see Eusebius), Eustatius, Fabius, Flavius, Gaius, Gennarius (see Gennaro), Hilarius, Honorius (see Honore), Horatius, Icarus, Ikarus, Innis, Inniss, Ioanis, Irenaeus, Isais, Januarius, Jarius, Jenarius, Junius, Macarius, Marius, Mateus, Nazarius, Octavius, Pelagius, Ponthus, Pontius, Renatus, Stasius, Xanthus and Zenobius. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ignatius.