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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.


Variations

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

Ignatius has 1 feminine form: Ignacia.


Popularity

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. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ignatius for boys. Ignatius entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #614 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ignatius name in U.S.

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

The only other prominent variation form of Ignatius appearing in the Top 1000 is Ignacio. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.3995%) and have become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Ignacio and Ignatius becoming less fashionable. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Ignatius and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ignacio, Ignatius in U.S.

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

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