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I- Names for Girls

I baby names and what they mean, with 120 results. The trendier baby names here are Iris (#138), Isla (#82), Ivanna (#566), Ivory (#639) and Ivy (#86), while Issa (TOP 7%) and Islam (4%) are popular I- last names. Here is the list of I- names for boys.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of I- names: Ida, Idalia, Idella, Idelle, Iesha

Ianna, Iana
Var. of Ayanna. From Kiswahili. "Beautiful flower." Inna is a slightly prominent girl's name.

Ianthe, var. Ianthina, Ianthia, Iantha
Derivative of Greek language. "Violet flower." Ilathe and Isauthe are creative variations.

Var. of Yara. Source fr. Brazilian, Arabic words. "Water lady; small butterfly." Unusual. Compare Iara with common last names Nara (TOP 40%), Irra (70%), which also end with -ra. See also Ira.

Iberia, var. Ibeeria
Poetic name for Spain. Unique, with the androgynous -ria suffix for Iberia, Ibeeria, like Imperia.

Ida and variants

Ida, var. Idette, Idania
Derived fr. Old German, Greek words. "Hardworking." Ida exists frequently (TOP 25%) as a last name.


Source fr. Greek element. "Behold the sun." Less common today. Idalia was last listed in 1995 in the Top 2000. See also Idania.

Idelle and variants

Idelle, var. Idella, Idelisa
Root fr. Welsh element. "Bountiful." Less used today. Idella was the variation last found (1950-1959) in the Top 2000.

Based on Old English language. "From Edinburgh, Scotland." Uncommon, with the unusual -ina ending, like Irvina, Irina. See also Idona.

Idona, var. Iduna1, Idonna, Idonie, Idone, Idonea, Idonah
Origin fr. Old German, Greek. "Hardworking." Rare. Idona, Idonna, Iduna, like Idunna, end with the feminine-sounding -na.

Origin fr. Aramaic. "Fig tree." Uncommon. Idra, like Iara, has the unconventional androgynous -ra ending. See also Ira.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of I- names: Ignacia, Ila, Isha, Isla

Stems fr. Welsh, Arabic. "Fiery leader; prophet." Idris was not among 2018's Top names. Unisex name.

Iduna2, var. Idunna, Idonia
Source fr. Old Norse language. "Loving one." Unusual, with the -na ending for Iduna, Idunna, like Ivanna, Ianna.

Aisha and variants

Isha, Ihisha, Ieeshiah, Ieeshah1, Ieeshia, Ieesha1, Ieshah, Ieashiah1, Iesha1, Ieashia1, Ieashah, Ieasha1
Forms of Aisha. Stems fr. Arabic element. "Alive and well." Iesha and Isha are more widely used as children's names among the variant forms of Aisha.

Iyeeda, Ieeda
Forms of Aida. Source fr. Arabic language. "Reward, present." Outside Top 2000.

Ieesha and variants

Ieesha2, var. Iesha2, Ieeshah2, Ieashiah2, Ieasha2, Ieashia2
Source fr. Arabic element. "Alive and well." Less used today. Iesha was the form last listed (2001) in the Top 2000.

Form of Egeria. .. a wise nymph who helped one .. Rare. Igeria (cf. Ibeeria, Imperia) ends with -ria.

Ignacia and variants

Ignacia, var. Iniga, Ignazia, Ignatia
.. Usage is usually as homage to .. Ignacia is a commonplace (UPPER 55%) feminine name, while Ignatia, Ignazia and Iniga are intermittently used.

Igraine, var. Igrayne
Source fr. Welsh element. Mythology .. Sparing use. Igraine and Igrayne are not found in the US Demographics.

Ila and variants

Ila1, var. Isla, Ilanys, Ilanis
Derivative of Old French. "Island." Usage of Ila, Ilanis, etc. as birth names in 2018 was up significantly compared to a decade ago.


Form of Eila. Based on Hebrew language. "Tree." Adoption of Ila as a children's name in 2018 was up 84.5% compared to 10 years ago. See also Ilka.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for I- names for girls.

1. Iana - Ila
Ayanna [Ianna, ..], Ianthe [Ianthina, ..], Yara [Iara], Iberia [Ibeeria], Ida [Idette, ..], Idalia, Idelle [Idella, ..], Idina, Idona [Iduna, ..], Idra, Idris, Iduna [Idunna, ..], Aisha [Isha, ..], Aida [Iyeeda, ..], Ieesha [Iesha, ..], Egeria [Igeria], Ignacia [Iniga, ..], Igraine [Igrayne], Ila [Isla, ..], Eila [Ila]

Elana [Ilana], Ilana [Illa, ..], Hilary [Ilarion, ..], Ilaria, Eileen [Ilianna, ..], Eliana [Ileana], Aileen [Illianna, ..], Helen [Ilona, ..], Electra [Ilectra], Elysia [Ilyse, ..], Ilene [Ilena, ..], Iliana [Illionya, ..], Ilima, Elissa [Ilyssa, ..], Ilka [Ilke], Elke [Ilka], Alyssa [Ilyssa, ..], Alice [Ilysse, ..], Ilona [Ilonna, ..], Alona [Ilonka, ..]

Elsa [Ilse, ..], Elisabeth [Ilse, ..], Elizabeth [Isobel, ..], Ilse [Ilsa, ..], Elise [Ilyse], Ima, Emma [Ima], Iman [Imani], Imelda [Imalda], Immaculada [Immacolate, ..], Imogen [Imojeen, ..], Empress [Imperatrix, ..], Imperia [Imperatrix], Ina, Agnes [Inez, ..], Caroline [Ina], Carol [Ina], Ena [Ina], Bettina [Ina], Christina [Ina]

Inaya [Iynaia, ..], India [Indya, ..], Indiana [Idiana], Indigo, Indira [Indeera], Indu, Ynez [Inez, ..], Inez [Inetta, ..], Inga [Inngeborg, ..], Ingrid [Ingmar, ..], Innes [Inness, ..], Ennis [Innis], Inocencia [Inocentia, ..], Anya [Inya], Io, Ioanna [Ioannah, ..], Iola [Iole], Yolanda [Iolanthe, ..], Iolana [Iolani], Violet [Iolanthe, ..]

Iolanthe [Iolantha, ..], Iona, Ione [Ionie, ..], Ionia [Ionya, ..], Iphigenia [Iphigenie, ..], Aurelia [Irelee], Earla [Irelene, ..], Irene [Iryna, ..], Iris [Irita, ..], Irit, Ermengard [Irmingard, ..], Erma [Irminie, ..], Irma [Irmgarde, ..], Ermintrude [Imtrud, ..], Irvette [Irvina], Erwina [Irwina], Isabel [Izzy, ..], Isadora [Isidora], Isaura [Isaure, ..], Isha [Ieshia, ..]

Ishana [Ishani], Ishara, Isis, Isla [Islay], Aislinn [Isleen], Esme [Isme], Jasmine [Ismenia], Isolde [Isotte, ..], Ita, Itzel, Jane [Ivanna, ..], Ivana [Ivanya, ..], Yvonne [Ivonne, ..], Yvette [Ivette, ..], Ivette [Ivetta], Evonne [Ivonne], Ivonne [Ivonna, ..], Ivory [Ivorine, ..], Ivy [Ivyanne, ..], Zola [Izola]

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