Baby Names: Baby Names Starting with I

Baby Names Starting with I

IAN: Scottish version of John. Quite nice, and not as common in the United States as in other English-speaking countries. Relatives: Ianna, Ianthe, Iantha, Iain, John. Namesake: Ian Fleming.

IDA: Possibly Old German for "youthful." Seldom used these days, but a nice, old-fashioned choice worth of revival. Relatives: Idana, Idanna, Idena, Idette, Idalee, Ita. Namesakes: Princess Ida, Ida Lupino.

IGNATIUS: Latin for "fiery." Relatives: Iggy, Ignaze, Ignace, Ignatz. Namesake: Saint Ignatius.

ILANA: Hebrew for "tree." A melodic and increasingly popular choice these days. Relatives: Illana, Ilanna, Alana, Allana, Alanna.

ILSA: Derived from Elizabeth. This name was immortalized by Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca. Relatives: Ilse, Ilise, Ilse, Ilisa.

ILYA: A variation of Elijah.

IMELDA: German for "battle." Build another closet. Relative: Ymelda. Namesake: Imelda Marcos.

IMOGENE: Latin for "image" or "last born." Relative: Imogen. Namesake: Imogene Coca.

IMRE: Hebrew for "well-spoken." A good name for a future debater. Relatives: Imray, Imrie.

INDIA: India has been a popular girl's name in Great Britain since the Victorian era. Relatives: Indiana, Indianna, Indy, Indie. Namesakes: India Wilkes, Robert Indiana, Indy 500, "Indiana Jones."

INGRAM: German for "raven." A handsome name. Relatives: Ingraham, Ingham, Ingrem, Gram, Graham. Namesake: Dan Ingram.

INGRID: Derived from Ing, the Norse god of fertility. Relatives: Inga, Inge, Inger, Ingmar, Igor. Namesakes: Ingrid Bergman, Igor Stravinsky, Inger Stevens.

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