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Gender: F Pronunciation: if-i-JEN-ee-uh Meaning of Iphigenia: "of royal birth" Origin of Iphigenia: Greek

In mythology, Iphigenia was sacrificed by her father, Agamemnon -- a difficult legacy to pass on to a daughter, and only one reason the name is hardly ever used.

Famous People Named Iphigenia

Ifigenija Simonovic, Slovene writer

Pop Culture References for the name Iphigenia

Iphigenia, Princess of Argos in Greek mythology, whose father Agamemnon is commanded by Artemis to sacrifice her so his ships can sail to Troy
Victoria Iphigenia "V.I." Warshawski, main character in mystery novels by Sara Paretsky
Calliope Iphigenia "Callie" Torres, character on TV's Grey's Anatomy

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