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101 girl names that start with the letter I

One of the most important decisions that we will have to make when we know that a baby is on the way, is to choose its name. There are several places from which we can take ideas, from choosing a name that is a tradition within the family, to looking for inspiration in other places, such as nature or culture.

At other times, we simply like how names that start with a particular letter sound or look like. Continuing with our baby names tour from A to Z, we share 101 girl names that start with the letter I.

  • Ia: of Cornish origin, it was the name of an Irish princess.
  • Iana: variant of Jana, which is a Czech feminine variant of Juan, meaning “God is merciful.”
  • Ianthe: of Greek origin, it means “purple flower”.
  • Ibanne: Basque variant of Yvonne, which is of French origin and means “yew wood.”
  • Ibbie: diminutive of Isabel, which means “promise of God”.
  • Ibona: Basque variant of Yvonne, which means “yew tree.”
  • Ida: of German origin, it means “hard-working, industrious”.
  • Idalia: of Greek origin, it means “here is the sun”.
  • Idalis: variant of Ida.
  • Idania: variant of Ida.

  • Idara: of Latin origin, it means “one who is far-sighted”.

  • Idina: English variant of Edina, meaning “wealthy.”
  • Idonna: Variant of Idony, which means “renewal” and is the name of the Norse goddess of spring and eternal youth.
  • Idra: of Aramaic origin, it means “fig tree”.
  • Idris: unisex name of Welsh origin, it means “sir”.
  • Iduska: Czech variant of Ida.
  • Ieesha: Variant of Aisha, which is of Swahili origin and means “living, prosperous”.
  • Iekeliene: of Dutch origin, its meaning is unknown.
  • Ife: of African origin, it means “love”.
  • Iphigenia: of Greek origin, it means “of royal birth”.
  • Iga: Polish diminutive of names like Jadwiga and Hedviga.
  • Ignacia: of Latin origin, it means “born of fire”.
  • Ikerne: feminine equivalent of the Basque name Iker, which means “visitation”.
  • Ila: of French origin, it means “of the island”.
  • Ilana: of Hebrew origin, it means “oak”.
  • Ilargi: Basque name of the moon.
  • Ilania: variant of Ilana.
  • Ilanis: variant of Ila.
  • Ilaria: Italian variant of Hilaria, meaning “merry, happy.”
  • Ilda: Variant of Hilda, which is of German origin and means “battle woman”.

  • Iliana: variant of Ilana.

  • Ilena: Greek variant of Elena, which is of Greek origin and means “she who burns or shines.”
  • Ilesha: of Hindu origin, it means “lord of the land”.
  • Ilia: diminutive of Iliana.
  • Ilisa: of Hebrew origin, it means “great happiness”.
  • Ilka: diminutive of Ilona, Hungarian variant of Elena.
  • Ilma: of Finnish origin, it means “air”.
  • Ilo: of Finnish origin, it means “joy”.
  • Ilona: Hungarian variant of Elena.
  • Iluka: of Australian aboriginal origin, it means “by the sea”.
  • Ilsa: German variant of Elizabeth, meaning “My God is an oath.”
  • Ilse: German and Dutch diminutive of Elizabeth.
  • Iluntze: of Basque origin, it means “dusk, dusk”.
  • Ima: of Japanese origin, it means “present, now”.
  • Imala: of Native American origin, it means “strong-minded”.
  • Iman: of Arabic origin, it means “faith”.
  • Imara: of Swahili origin, it means “firm”.
  • Imelda: of German origin, it means “great battle”.
  • Imena: of African origin, it means “dream”.
  • Imiza: diminutive of the German name Irmentrude, which means “universal force”.

  • Immaculate: Catalan form of Immaculate.

  • Imogen: of Celtic origin, it means “maiden”.
  • Imogenia: variant of Imogen.
  • Ina: diminutive of Latin names with the ending “-ina”.
  • Inara: of Arabic origin, it means “resplendent light”.
  • Inaya: of Arabic origin, it means “worried”.
  • Inbar: of Israeli origin, it means “amber”.
  • Indah: of Indonesian origin, it means “pretty”.
  • India: derives from the Sanskrit “indus”, a river of great flow.
  • Indie: diminutive of India.
  • Indira: of Sanskrit origin, it means “beauty”.
  • Indra: of Sanskrit origin, it means “possessing raindrops”.
  • Agnes: of Greek origin, it means “caste”.
  • Inez: English variant of Inés.
  • Inga: Scandinavian hypocoristic of names like Ingrid, or Ingeborg.
  • Ingrid: of Scandinavian origin, it means “beautiful”.
  • Inna: Russian diminutive of Agnes.
  • Ioanna: variant of Joanna, which means “God is merciful.”
  • Iola: of Greek origin, it means “violet”.
  • Iolani: of Hawaiian origin, it means “royal hawk”.

  • Iraida comes from Hera, name of the Greek goddess of marriage, of spring and protector of wives.

  • Iraide: Basque equivalent of Iraida.
  • Irati: of Basque origin, it means “fern field”.
  • Irene: of Greek origin, it means “peace”.
  • Irenka: Czech variant of Irene.
  • Iria: diminutive of Irene.
  • Irie: of Jamaican origin, it means “positive and powerful”.
  • Irina: Russian variant of Irene.
  • Iris: in Greek mythology, she was the goddess of the rainbow, whose function was to transmit messages to the gods.
  • Ireland: name of the country, means “Land of Eire” or “abundant land”.
  • Irma: of German origin, it means “universal, complete”.
  • Irune: Basque equivalent of Trinidad.
  • Irvette: the exact origin of this original feminine name is unknown, but it is believed that it could derive from an old English voice whose meaning would be “friends of the sea”.
  • Isa: of German origin, it means “strong-willed”.
  • Isabel: means “promise of God”.
  • Isabella: Italian form of Isabel.
  • Isadora: of Greek origin, it means “gift or gift of Isis”.
  • Isela: Island variant.
  • Ishi: of Japanese origin, it means “stone”.
  • Ishtar: she was the Babylonian goddess of love and beauty, of life, of fertility.

  • Isis: Greek name of a goddess from Egyptian mythology. His Egyptian name was Ast, which means “throne.”

  • Iskra: of Slavic origin, means “spark”.
  • Island: Scottish name, meaning “Queen of the Hebrides”, the name of a large archipelago found on the west coast of Scotland.
  • Ismenia: of Celtic origin, it means “great treasure”.
  • Isolde: of Welsh origin, it means “ruler of ice”.
  • Italy: name of the country, whose meaning has different interpretations, among which “land of calves” stands out.
  • Itzel: of Mayan origin, it means “lady of the rainbow”.
  • Itziar: name of Basque origin formed by iz (which means “sea”), i (which means “tip”), and ar (which means “on top”), so its literal translation would be “steep height that looks Sea”.
  • Ivana: female version of Ivan, Russian variant of Juan.
  • Ivette: of French origin, it means “yew tree”.
  • Ivonne: of French origin, it means “yew tree”.

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