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iris

OTHER SCRIPTS:
Greek (Ἶρις)
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
ÍRIS / IRíDOS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
ÎRIS (Ἶρις) ÍRíDOS (ίρίδος)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Îris (Ἶρις) Írídos (ίρίδος)”, meaning “rainbow, goddess of the rainbow and divine messenger”. Iris is the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky. Iris links the gods to humanity. She travels with the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other, and into the depths of the sea and the underworld.
KEYWORDS:
GREEK MYTHOLOGY (SKY DEITIES)

Usage

  • catalancatalan
  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • icelandicicelandic
  • italianitalian
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • sloveneslovene
  • spanishspanish
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
english
irissa
finnish
Iiris, Iiri
italian
iride, ires, ireos, irida
MASCULINE
italian
irido, iridio
PET & SHORT FORM
finnish
Iikku

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
estonian
Iiris
hungarian - magyar
Írisz
polish
iryda
portuguese
Íris, irìdea
romanian
irisa
russian
irida

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

1
Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
IRIS BIAGIO ANTONACCI
IRIS DAVID KOVEN
IRIS GOO GOO DOLLS
IRIS IRIS (ROMÊNIA)
IRIS THE GOO GOO DOLLS
IRIS YVETTE THÉRAULAZ

Notable people and personalities​

Iris Adrian (1912–1994), American Actress
Iris Barry (1895–1969), American Film Critic
Iris Berben (born 1950), German Actress
Iris Chacón (born 1950), Puerto Rican Entertainer
Iris Chang (1968–2004), American Historian
Iris Dement (born 1961), American Singer
Iris Evans (born 1942), Canadian Politician
Iris Gower (born 1939), Welsh Novelist
Iris Habib Elmasry (1910–1994), Egyptian Historian
Iris Häussler (born 1962), German Artist
Iris Johansen (born 1938), American Author
Iris Kyle (born 1974), American Bodybuilder
Iris Marion Young (1949–2006), American Political Scientist
Iris Meredith (1915–1980), American Actress
Iris Murdoch (1919–1999), British Novelist
Iris Ovshinsky (1927–2006), American Businesswoman
Iris Robinson (born 1949), Northern Irish Politician
Iris Rosenberger (born 1985), German-turkish Swimmer
Iris Von Arnim (born 1945), German Fashion Designer
Iris Yamashita (born 1966), American Screenwriter