Iris - girls name

Iris name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Iris name meaning:

The name Iris has Greek origins and carries an enchanting meaning. Derived from the Greek word "iris," meaning "rainbow," the name symbolizes beauty, diversity, and connection. In Greek mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and the messenger of the gods. The rainbow is often seen as a bridge between heaven and earth, representing the link between the divine and the mortal realms.

The name Iris is also associated with the iris flower, which is known for its vibrant colors and intricate patterns. In this context, Iris represents uniqueness, creativity, and elegance. The flower itself has been a symbol of hope, faith, and wisdom in various cultures throughout history.

Overall, the name Iris carries a sense of beauty, diversity, and connection to the divine. It conveys qualities of uniqueness, creativity, and elegance, making it a fitting choice for parents seeking a name that exudes grace and charm for their daughter.

Origin: Greek

The rainbow.


Victorian names

Related names

Iris , Taralynn, Tarrah

Other girls names beginning with I


Overall UK ranking: 70 out of 5581

746 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (70)
  • Wales (90)
  • Scotland (121)

Historical popularity of Iris

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