I names

ι י І

Index

IanIannaIgnacioIgorIlariaIlay –  ImogenInaraIngrid – IreneIrisIsabel(la)IsmaelIvo



Ian

  • From: Modern Scottish form of John
  • Meaning: See Jo(h)n entry here
  • Quenya: Eruntano (Eru+anta+[no] = God+to give+[masculine names suffix])




Ianna

  • From: Variant form of Janna which ultimately descends from Latin IOHANNA which was derived from Greek Ιωαννα (Ioanna), being the feminine form of John.
  • Meaning: See John entry here
  • Quenya: Eruntanë (Eru+anta+[në] = God+to give+[feminine names suffix])




Ignacio

  • From: Spanish form of IGNATIVS from the name of a Roman family EGNATIVS with Etruscan origin.
  • Meaning: Fire in Latin.
  • Quenya: Náro (nárë+[o] = flame, fire+[masculine names suffix]




Igor

  • From: Russian form of Ingvarr which comes from Old Norse combining the elements ing & arr
  • Meaning: Ing means ancestor & arr means warrior
  • Quenya: Yárohtar (yára+ohtar = ancient, descending from former times+warrior)





Ilaria

  • From: Italian feminine form of Roman name HILARIVS derived from the Latin word HILARIS
  • Meaning: Cheerful
  • Quenya: Alassëa (alassëa = adj. joyful, happy, cheerful)

Alassëa


Ilay

  • From: Hebrew masculine name עִילָּאִי
  • Meaning: Superior, superb, supreme
  • Quenya: Araton (Arata+[on] = n. Supreme+[masculine names suffix])

Araton

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Imogen

  • From: The name of a princess in the play ‘Cymbeline’ (1609) by Shakespeare. He based her on a legendary character named Innogen, but the name was printed incorrectly and never corrected. The name Innogen is probably derived from Gaelic inghean
  • Meaning: Maiden
  • Quenya: Wendië (wendë+[ië] = maiden, lady+[feminine names suffix])




Inara

  • From: Diverging sources suggest it may have come from Arabic.
  • Meaning: Not known for sure. It may mean ‘heaven sent’ or ‘ray of light’, but unfortunately it cannot be checked for accuracy.
  • Quenya: Inara (as it’s not a clear and attested meaning, to avoid composing something inaccurate, orthographic  rendition is preferred in this case)





Ingrid

  • From: From the Old Norse name Ingríðr which is related to the  old Germanic fertility god Ing.
  • Meaning: Ing is beautiful. Ing in Old Germanic means “ancestor”
  • Quenya: Yártavanimë (yára+atar+vanima+[ë] = old+father+beautiful+[feminine names suffix]

Yártavanimë


Irene

  • From: Greek Ειρηνη (Eirene)
  • Meaning: Ειρηνη (Eirene) is derived from a word meaning “peace”.
  • Quenya: Sérë (n. rest, repose, peace) OR Rainë (n. peace, harmony)




Iris

  • From: Greek name Ιρις (Iris) a goddess.
  • Meaning: Rainbow
  • Quenya: Helyanwë  (helyanwë = rainbow)






Isabel(la)

  • From: Latinate form of  Isabel, which was a medieval Provençal form of Elizabeth
  • Meaning: (See Elizabeth entry here)
  • Quenya: Eruvandië (Eru+vanda+[ië] = God+oath+[feminine names suffix*]) * = Just to mark orthographically the difference between Elizabeth & Isabella although they are the same etymologically.




Ismael

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  • From: Spanish & Biblical Greek of the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma’el)
  • Meaning: Yahweh will hear
  • Quenya: Erulastano (Eru+{lasta}+[no] = God+{vb. to listen, to hear}+[masculine names suffix]




Ivo

  • From: Germanic name, originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element iv. Or and also newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek  Ιωαννης (Ioannes) related to English John
  • Meaning: Germanic element iv means yew. For the Slavic origin, see John entry here.
  • Quenya: Malinorno (malina+{ornë}+[o] = yellow+{fictitious kind of tree related to Sindarin mallorn}+[masculine names suffix]) OR See John entry here

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