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Gender: M Meaning of Isidore: "gift of Isis" Origin of Isidore: Greek

Isabel and Isadora are back: could it now be time for a more widespread revival of Isidore? In 2014, both Isidore and Isadore were on the list of fastest-rising names in the US.

A common ancient Greek name belonging to several saints--including Saint Isidore the Ploughman, patron saint of Madrid and the great encyclopedist St. Isidore of Seville, whose work formed the basis of much medieval knowledge--Isidore was adopted by Spanish Jews to the point where it was almost their exclusive property.

In addition to the obvious Izzy, another traditional nickname is Dore/Dory.

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Famous People Named Isidore

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre, one of the most well-known figures of the French Revolution
Saint Isidore, Archbishop of Seville
Saint Isidore the Laborer, Spanish farmer
Israel Isidore Baline, birth name of American composer Irving Berlin
Isidore de Lara, British composer
Isidore Singer, Czech-American writer and activist
Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French founder of ethnology
Isidore Dollinger, U.S. Congressman from New York
Isidore of Kiev, Greek Metropolitan
Isidore of Charax, Greco-Roman geographer
Isidore of Alexandria, Neoplatonist Philosopher
Isidore Ducasse (Comte de Lautréamont), French Poet and Writer

Pop Culture References for the name Isidore

Dr Isidore Einsam, estranged husband to Glory Green and doctor to Katherine Cattleman in 'The Nowhere City' (1965) by Alison Lurie; prescriber of multiple orgasms

Dory, Dore, Isadore, Izzy, Isador

Isidore's International Variations

Ecidro, Esidoro, Chidro, Esidor, Cidro, Esidore, Esidro, Cedro, Ecedro, Hisidro (Italian) Ysidoro, Ysidor, Isadoro, Isidro, Ishico, Sidro, Izidro, Icidro, Isidoro, Ysidro (Spanish) Isidor (German) Isiforos, Isidorios (Greek) Ixidor (Basque) Izydor (Polish) Isdro (Portuguese)