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Gender: Male Meaning of Inigo: "fiery" Origin of Inigo: Basque, medieval Spanish variation of Ignatius

The name Inigo is a boy's name of Spanish, Basque origin meaning "fiery". Inigo and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents - Sibsets Version".

From the experts:

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 Jones, Welsh-born architect
Inigo Garces, Spanish actor
Inigo Larrainzar, footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Inigo

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