"gift of Isis"

Isidore Origin and Meaning

The name Isidore is boy's name of Greek origin meaning "gift of Isis".
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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

  • Saint IsidoreArchbishop of Seville
  • Saint Isidore the LaborerSpanish farmer
  • Isidore de LaraBritish composer
  • Isidore SingerCzech,American writer and activist
  • Isidore Geoffroy SaintHilaire, French founder of ethnology
  • Isidore DollingerU.S. Congressman from New York
  • Isidore of KievGreek Metropolitan
  • Isidore of CharaxGreco,Roman geographer
  • Isidore of AlexandriaNeoplatonist Philosopher
  • Isidore Ducasse (Comte de Lautréamont)French Poet and Writer
  • Israel Isidore Balinebirth name of American composer Irving Berlin

Isidore in Pop Culture

  • Dr Isidore Einsamestranged husband to Glory Green and doctor to Katherine Cattleman in 'The Nowhere City' (1965) by Alison Lurie; prescriber of multiple orgasms
  • Isidorethe musical duo of Steve Kilbey and Jeffrey Cain