From Ianna to Izanami and everything in between, hundreds of baby girl names starting with the letter I along with the meanings and origin of each name.

Baby Naming Tip – If you want your child to have a unique name, it's easy to create one. Just add a syllable to the end of a name you like (example: Mary to Maryana). Add ina, anna, anne, ine or another one syllable ending to create different baby girl names.

Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting with I

First we'll start with the most popular baby girl names from 2018. They were:

Isabella was the most popular baby girl name starting with I in 2018.  This should come as no surprise as Isabella has been the most common baby girl name starting with I as far back as 2009. What a run!

Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:

2018's Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting With I

Isabella wasn’t just popular for I girl names in 2018. Overall it was the number 4 most popular name among all baby girl names in 2018. Here’s how it looked when compared to all baby girls born in 2018.

Names About As Popular as Isabella

While Isabella was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it was only about 77% as popular a baby girl name as Emma.   Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby girl names beginning with I throughout history.

Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting With I

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Now let’s look into what girl’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with I.

2018 Trending Girl Names Starting With I

As you can see, Izabelle fell out of favor by 12 slots while India lost some ranking in 2018 by 2 spots.

Unique Baby Girl Names Starting With I

While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby girl names starting with I.

Overall, Ivana was the 1187th most popular girl name in 2018 with 200 babies. That means there were 72x more Isabellas than Ivanas last year. That makes it a very unique name!

If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby girl name — including middle names — starting with I, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.

Including Top Baby Girl Names and Unique Baby Girl Names Beginning with I

Ianna through Ilena

  • Ianna   — God is gracious. Feminine form of Ian.
  • Ianthe Greek — A violet-coloured flower. Also see lolanthe.
  • Ida Teutonic — Happy, or youthful.
  • Ideh Hebrew — praise
  • Idelia Teutonic — Noble.
  • Idola Greek — idolized
  • Idona Old Norse — After the name of a Norse goddess who was in charge of the apples of eternal youth.
  • Idonia Old German — industrious
  • Idra Aramaic — A Figtree.
  • Idylla Greek — Perfect.
  • Ierne Latin — From Ireland.
  • Ignatia Latin — Ardent, fiery. Feminine form of Ignatius.
  • Iku Japanese — Nourishing.
  • Ila Old French — From the island.
  • Ilana Hebrew — Great tree.
  • Ilanna Hebrew — A tree.
  • Ilaria Latin — one who is merry
  • Ildiko Hungarian — a fierce warrior
  • Ileana Greek — From the city of (Lion). Also a Romania form of Helen.
  • Ilena   — The light of the sun. The Irish form of Helen.

Ilene through Inas

  • Ilene   — The light of the sun. The Irish form of Helen.
  • Ilisapesi Tonga — blessed one
  • Ilka   — The light of the sun. Also see Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor and Ellen.
  • Illona Irish — The light of the sun. Also see Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor and Ellen.
  • Ilona   — Hungarian form of Helen.
  • Ilsa   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Ilse German — Short form of Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Iluka Aboriginal — Near the sea.
  • Ima Japanese — Now, the present.
  • Imam Arabic — One who believes in God. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Iman Arabic — faith, belief
  • Imelda Italian/Spanish — A floret.
  • Immacolata Italian — The immaculate conception.
  • Imogen Celtic/Latin — Celtic: A girl or maiden. Latin: The image of her mother.
  • Imogen Celtic/Latin — Celtic: A girl or maiden. Latin: The image of her mother.
  • Imogene Latin — image
  • Imperia Latin — Imperious, the imperial one.
  • Ina   — Pure, chaste.
  • Inari Finnish — A lake.
  • Inas Polynesian — The wife of the moon.

Inayat through Iolanthe

  • Inayat Hindu — kindness
  • Indaliai sea-feather, feather from the sea shore
  • India   — From the name of the country. Also a character in the novel and film, Gone with the Wind.
  • Indira Sanskrit — An alternative name for Lakshmi, wife of the god Vishnu.
  • Indrina Hindu — deep
  • Indu Hindu
  • Ines   — Pure, chaste.
  • Inez   — Pure, chaste.
  • Inga Old Norse — Hero’s daughter.
  • Ingaberg Old Norse — Hero’s daughter.
  • Ingaborg Old Norse — Hero’s daughter.
  • Inge Old Norse — Hero’s daughter.
  • Inger Old Norse — A son’s army or a Hero’s daughter. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Ingrid Old Norse — Hero’s daughter.
  • Iniga   — Ardent, fiery. Feminine form of Ignatius.
  • Innocentia Latin — Innocent.
  • Io Greek
  • Iola Greek — Violet-coloured.
  • Iolana Hawaiian — to soar like an eagle
  • Iolanthe Greek — A violet flower. The title of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. Also see Ianthe, Violet and Yolanda.

Iona through Ishi

  • Iona Scottish/Aboriginal — Scottish: The name of a Hebridean island. Aboriginal: A tree.
  • Ione Greek — A violet-coloured stone.
  • Iphigenia Greek — The daughter of Agamemnon in Greek mythology.
  • Iratze Basque — in reference to the virgin mary
  • Irene Greek — Peace.
  • Ireta Latin — Angry enraged.
  • Irihapeti Maori — A form of Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Irina East European — Peace.
  • Iris Greek — A rainbow and a flower.
  • Irma Latin/Teutonic — Latin: Noble. Teutonic: Whole, strong.
  • Irmgard  
  • Irvette Old English — A friend from the sea.
  • Isa Sanskrit/Teutonic — Sanskrit: A lord. Teutonic: Strong-willed. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Isabel Spanish — A form of Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Isabella Italian — A form of Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Isadora Greek — The gift of Isis. Feminine form of Isidore.
  • Isaura Greek — soft air
  • Iseult   — The fair one.
  • Ishana Hindu — rich
  • Ishi Japanese — A stone.

Ishita through Ivory

  • Ishita Hindu
  • Isis Egyptian — After the goddess of fertility. The supreme goddess.
  • Isla Scottish — From the name of an island.
  • Isleen   — The light of the sun. The Irish form of Helen.
  • Isleta Spanish — little Island
  • Ismena Greek — Learned.
  • Isobel   — A form of Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Isoke African — satisfying gift
  • Isola Latin — Isolated. A loner.
  • Isolde Welsh — The fair one.
  • Isra Arabic — Journeying by night.
  • Israt Arabic — affection
  • Istas Native American — snow
  • Ita Irish Gaelic — Thirsty.
  • Iti Hindu
  • Itzel Mayan
  • Iva Old French — A Yew tree.
  • Ivana Czech — God is gracious. .
  • Ivanna Russian — God is gracious. .
  • Ivory Latin — From the tusks of an elephant.

Ivy through Izanami

  • Ivy Old English — Plant name.
  • Ixchel Majan — Goddess of the moon and fertility
  • Izanami Japanese — She who invites you to enter.

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