Ino

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Gender: Female Pronunciation: EE-no; EYE-no Origin of Ino: Greek; Japanese

The name Ino is a girl's name of Greek, Japanese origin. Ino and is often added to user-created lists like Japanese names for both girls and boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

From the experts:

Ino was one of the Queens of Thebes who, after her death, became an immortal. Ino raised her nephew, Dionysus (son of Semele and Zeus), provoking the wrath of Hera. In desperation Ino threw herself into the sea and was thereafter venerated as Leucothea (The White Goddess).

In Japanese, Ino means wild boar. Ino is most familiar in a Japanese context from Ino Yamanaka, a character in the Naruto anime.

Despite being short and sweet, and bearing the fashionable "O" ending, Ino is one of the rarer Greek mythology names.

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Famous People Named Ino

INO, Greek street artist

Pop Culture References for the name Ino

Ino, mortal queen of Thebes who was worshipped as Leucothea, the "white goddess."
Ino Yamanaka, character in anime "Naruto"