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pinWhat 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.


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

Ignatius has 1 feminine form: Ignacia.

Kreatif forms: Icatius, Ignarus, Ignatiusir. [more]

pinHow 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. 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. in the 1900s, 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 forms of Ignatius were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.4%) and have become 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 Ignatius, Ignacio in U.S.

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Agathius, Anastius, Donatus, Gaius, Gennarius, Hilarius, Horatius, Jenarius, Pontius and Renatus. Like Ignatius, these names are not commonly used.