Cool Baby Names That Start With I

All vowel names are cool right now, but I-starting names may be the coolest baby names around. There are so many cool baby names that start with I that a parent in search of a name with that initial should have an easy time finding one to love.
  • Ilsa

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    Ilsa is remembered as the radiant but tragic heroine of "Casablanca," and it's having something of a European resurgence. Read More 

  • Ilya

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    A rare example of an a-ending boy's name that sounds masculine, Ilya has a large measure of creative Slavic charm. >p>Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is the central character in Goncharov's novel "Oblomov."... Read More 

  • Ima

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    Frequently cited as an example of cruel baby naming, à la Ima Hogg. Read More 

  • Iman

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    One of the best-known African names in this country because of the Somali-born model and wife of David Bowie. Read More 

  • Imelda

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    Saint's name made infamous by shoe-loving Philippine dictator's wife Imelda Marcos. Read More 

  • Imogen

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    Imogen is a Shakespearean name long fashionable in England, which temporarily lost its way here when spelled and pronounced im-oh-GENE. Pronounced the British way, Imogen is as pretty and classy... Read More 

  • Ina

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    Used as an independent name, but doesn't your little girl deserve more. Read More 

  • India

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    India is one of the first and still one of the loveliest place-names: exotic, euphonious and long stylish in England. It's gaining quite a bit of popularity in the US as well -- it was one of the... Read More 

  • Indiana

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    Indiana is one of those place-names (think Camden and Trenton) that sounds cooler than the place that inspired it. Indiana, as in (male) movie adventurer Jones, may have a rhythmic sound, but as a... Read More 

  • Indigo

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    Indigo is one of the most appealing and evocative of the new generation of color names. Color names have joined flower and jewel names -- in a big way -- and Indigo, a deep blue-purple dye from... Read More 

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