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Gender: Female Meaning of Ismene: "knowledgeable" Origin of Ismene: Greek

Ismene Origin and Meaning

The name Ismene is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "knowledgeable".

Sister of Antigone and daughter of Oedipus in Greek mythology, Ismene's name is unlikely to make it in modern times because of its teasability factor. Ismay or Esme would be better bets.

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LeiAriel Says:

2016-09-23T18:39:43

I like the variation Ismenia better.

xhart Says:

2016-07-05T09:08:47

It's pronounced is-may-nee

EW314 Says:

2016-02-06T07:14:20

It's "iss-MEH-nee" or "iss-MEE-nee" usually, I think. Wikipedia gives the latter pronunciation.

I don't really like either of those pronunciations, but I think French Ismène "EES-men" is beautiful. Still teasable, sadly, but beautiful nonetheless.

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-05T07:15:27

Me either

amberdaydream Says:

2015-06-24T21:12:41

Ismena is an alternative.

OliviaSarah Says:

2015-03-21T23:32:47

I thought it was pronounced IZ-meh-nee?

vintageluvs Says:

2014-11-20T17:56:31

It's definitely pronounced "is many".

Kerrienicole Says:

2014-11-20T15:43:04

I've always thought it was pronounced Is-mah-nay.

EmmaF Says:

2014-09-05T21:32:16

I always thought it was pronounced Is-may-nay or at least Ees-main in Spanish.

neworleans Says:

2014-09-05T20:46:35

I liked it before I realized what whirligig pointed out... Sigh.

Whirligig Says:

2014-09-01T11:04:33

It is nice on paper but Ismene= is mean .

Alicia1 Says:

2014-09-01T03:12:54

Sorry, don't care for this name.