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What does Imogen mean?

Imogen Pronunciation of Imogen as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Imogen is "maiden". From the Celtic name Innogen which derives from "inghean". Literary: the name has connotations of the perfect heroine as used in Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline" and Sir Walter Scott's novel "The Heart of Midlothian". Actresses Imogene Coca, Imogen Stubbs.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, perfect (virgin), heroine, play (opera)


VARIANTS Emogen, Emogene, Imogene, Imogenia, Imogine, Imojean, Imojeen



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How popular is Imogen?

Imogen is an unusual given name for women. Imogen is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Imogen entered the list in 2010 and reached its highest position of #1325 in the U.S. in 2018. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Emogene, Imogene and Imojean are the prominent variation forms of Imogen (#1325 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Imogen was widespread among parents a century ago (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and has become significantly reduced since, with versions such as Emogene falling out of fashion. Imogen is the most fashionable name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Imogen, Emogene, Imogene, Imojean in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Bergen, Coren, Emelen, Idone, Idonea (see Idona), Ileen, Ilone, Iman, Inge, Inger, Iole, Ione, Ireen, Iren, Isleen, Isobel, Ivon, Ivoreen, Koren, Loren, Megen, Morgen, Nolen and Rowen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Imogen.

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