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527 Baby Names That Start With I (With Meanings and Popularity)

527 Baby Names That Start With I (With Meanings and Popularity)

Baby names that start with I are a small but mighty group. There may not be many of them, but lately many names with the I initial have been zooming up the charts.

The most popular I name for girls is still Isabella, although she may have to concede to internationally favored Isla sooner rather than later. For boys, the biblical classic Isaac reigns supreme.

Along with Isabella and Isla, other girl names beginning with I in the US Top 600 include Ivy, Isabelle, Iris, Imani, and Itzel. In addition to Isaac, other boy names starting with I in the US Top 600 include Isaiah, Ian, Ivan, Israel, and Iker.

Rare I names are easy to come by. International inspiration gives us the Dutch Ilse, Welsh Iago, and Arabic Inaya. Quirkier choices include retro nicknames Ike and Iggy, romantic Isabeau and Isidore, and British favorite Imogen.

Here, our full selection of names that start with I, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. IslaHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish place-name or Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "island"
  2. IrisHeart
    • Origin:

      Flower name; Greek
    • Meaning:

      "rainbow"
  3. ImogenHeart
    • Origin:

      Celtic
    • Meaning:

      "maiden"
  4. IvyHeart
    • Origin:

      Botanical name
  5. IsaacHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "laughter"
  6. IsabellaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish and Italian variation of Elizabeth, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "pledged to God"
  7. IvoHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "yew wood, archer"
  8. IsoldeHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh, German
    • Meaning:

      "ice ruler"
  9. IraHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "watchful one"
  10. IgnatiusHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "fiery"
  11. IsadoraHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "gift of Isis"
  12. IngridHeart
    • Origin:

      Norse
    • Meaning:

      "fair; Ing is beautiful"
  13. InesHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian, Portuguese, Slovene and Croatian variation of Agnes
    • Meaning:

      "pure, virginal"
  14. IsaiahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "Salvation of the Lord"
  15. IoneHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "violet flower"
  16. IreneHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "peace"
  17. IsabelHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish variation of Elizabeth
    • Meaning:

      "pledged to God"
  18. IanHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish version of John
    • Meaning:

      "the Lord is gracious"
  19. IsabelleHeart
    • Origin:

      French variation of Isabel
    • Meaning:

      "pledged to God"
  20. IdaHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "industrious one"