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Gender: F Meaning of Ismay: "esteemed, beloved" Origin of Ismay: Possible variation of Esme

The rise of the the various Isabel names may give a boost to this variation, which has a sunny, springtime feel.

Although this name has been around since the thirteenth century, its origins remain obscure.

Ismay has appealed to several authors as a character name--Robertson Davies in his Cornish Trilogy, Ruth Rendell in The Water's Lovely, and Ken Follett in his World Without End.

Caveat: Could be confused with Esme.

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Famous People Named Ismay

James Bruce Ismay (1862-1937), English businessman & ship owner

Pop Culture References for the Name Ismay

Lord Ismay (1887-1965), British general & diplomat
Ismae Rienne, protagonist in "Grave Mercy" (His Fair Assassin Trilogy)
Ismay Meade, character in a short story by L. M. Montgomery

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