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What does Isidore mean?

Isidore Pronunciation of Isidore [isidore] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Isidore is "gift of Isis". Isis was the principal goddess of ancient Egypt, and Isidore was a popular name among the ancient Greeks. There were several saints named Isidore. Isadora is the feminine form.

Associated with: greek, gift, ancient (old), popular (famous), saints.


Isidore has 14 variants: Dore, Dorian, Dory, Isador, Isadore, Isidor, Isidoro, Isidorus, Isidro, Issy, Izidor, Izydor, Izzy and Ysidro.

1 feminine form: Isadora.

Creative forms:
(male) Indore, Isidoin, ..

(female) Isidona, Isidone, ..

Middle name pairings:
Isidore Demetrius (I.D.), ..

How popular is Isidore?

Isidore is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#42363 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Isidore reached its peak position of #415 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Isidore are Dorian (#563 from current records), Isidro (#1929), Ysidro, Isidor, Isador and Isadore. Usage of these forms of Isidore was common a century ago (median #1435) and is somewhat less today (#1784, 44%). Dorian has been the most recognizable form, while versions like Isidore have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isidore, Dorian, Isador, Isadore, Isidor in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isidro, Ysidro in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended name is Amadore. Like Isidore, this name is not commonly used.

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