Basque, medieval Spanish variation of Ignatius

Inigo Origin and Meaning

The name Inigo is a boy's name of Spanish, Basque origin meaning "fiery".

Inigo, almost unknown in the U.S., is an intriguing choice, with its strong beat, creative and evocative sound, and associations with the great early British architect and stage designer Inigo Jones. The sixteenth-seventeenth century Jones shared his name with his father, a London clockmaker, who received it when Spanish names for boys were fashionable in England, especially among devout Roman Catholics.

Inigo Montoya is a character in The Princess Bride, played by Mandy Patinkin.

The pronunciation is with short i's and a hard g: IN-ih-go.

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Famous People Named Inigo

  • Inigo JonesWelsh,born architect
  • Inigo GarcesSpanish actor
  • Inigo Larrainzarfootballer

Inigo in Pop Culture

  • "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Inigocharacter from Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Also used in Walesperhaps because it has a Welsh flavor, bearing a resemblance to names such as Iago, Ianto and Iolo.