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Gender: F Meaning of Isis: "throne" Origin of Isis: Egyptian Isis's Popularity in 2013: #575

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Isis, the name of the supreme Egyptian goddess of the moon, sky, magic, motherhood and fertility, is being revived by feminists and others willing to cross into arcane territory. And with the mini-craze for names that start with Is- -- Isabella, Isla -- it's not so surprising that Isis is joining the I crowd.

The ancient Isis, wife of Osiris (who happened to be her brother), was worshiped beyond Egypt into the Greco-Roman world. According to myth, the Nile river floods every year because of Isis's tears of sorrow for the death of Osiris.

Isis first entered the U.S. Top 1000 in 1994 and is now at Number 575, while she's in the Top 75 in the Netherlands.

In popular culture, Isis has been a character on Stargate and Battleship Galactica, an opera, the title of a Bob Dylan song and the name of several rock bands.

The Isis is the name given to part of the River Thames.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Isis

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