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Gender: Male Meaning of Inigo: "fiery" Origin of Inigo: 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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MonikerWanderer Says:

2017-01-23T03:16:45

Every time they meet someone, they'd suffer hearing another Princess Bride quotation. It might put the poor child off the movie altogether, which would be horrible.

beachbear Says:

2016-09-26T23:56:48

This is actually a great name...but it reminds me of wendigo, which is creepy.

eveyalecia Says:

2016-08-01T10:39:55

It's a Spanish name though, so a Spanish accent should be more indicative of correct pronunciation.

Shaybaby1 Says:

2016-08-01T10:17:32

I assumed it was his Spanish accent that made it sound like ih-NEE-go, since Fezzik pronounced it IH-ni-go.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2016-07-22T16:54:48

It's likely that I will! :)

snowsbeloved Says:

2016-07-22T00:39:18

You've got to see the movie! It's a classic!

Impwood Says:

2016-02-24T13:26:50

I prefer this to Ignatius, which just feels crooked to me.

EW314 Says:

2016-02-05T11:22:58

Quite a nice name, but feels very aristocratic. Not necessarily a bad thing, but potentially feels a little overblown unless your surname happens to be Hesslethwycke-Smythe. I feel the same way about names like Peregrine, Percival, Montague and Hugo.

sorciereblanche Says:

2015-07-29T13:09:40

never seen the Princess Bride. I think of the charming dancer from Fire Emblem

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-07-28T20:53:02

Never watched the movie, but I bet most people would say the same thing if I brought this name up!

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-21T06:20:19

I prefer Indigo

eveyalecia Says:

2015-05-27T07:02:12

A-ha, I looked it up, and the non-Anglicized version is Iñigo, so it's not quite NEE but there's a "y" sound after the N.

eveyalecia Says:

2015-05-27T06:58:05

NB says this is pronounced IN-ih-go, but in the movie it's more like ih-NEE-go, which sounds more correct to my ear.

summerrae Says:

2014-12-27T06:16:39

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

mabespark Says:

2014-08-09T21:40:44

I understand the connection to the Princess Bride, but this could be confusing. It's a little too similar to Indigo for me.

raevynstar Says:

2014-05-29T21:39:07

Just saw the film today--AMAZING, and so is the name! I'd add this to my list for sure if I didn't already have Indigo on it!