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What does Iphigenia mean?

Iphigenia Pronunciation of Iphigenia as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Iphigenia is "sacrifice". Greek mythology: daughter of Agamemnon. Her father sacrificed her to gain advantage in the Trojan war, though in most versions of the story, she is saved by Artemis. There are plays inspired by this tale.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, mythology, war (battle), plays (opera)


VARIANTS Efigenia, Ephigenia, Ephigenie, Ifigenia, Iphigeneia, Iphigenie, Genia



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How popular is Iphigenia?

Iphigenia is an uncommon first name for women. Iphigenia is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Genia is the only prominent alternative form of Iphigenia (NOT RANKED) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Iphigenia was widespread 6 decades ago (#1702). (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Calligenia, Ethenia, Eugenia, Euphenia, Evgenia, Igeria, Imogenia (see Imogen), Irminia, Ismenia, Ophelia, Ophilia and Sirenia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Iphigenia.

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