Iris

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Faroe Islands Faroese
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of the Greek name Ιρις (Iris)

Greek ἴρις (iris) = 'rainbow' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10], originally from Greek eírein = 'to speak', 'to say' [10]

The name is often associated with the membrane in the eye and the genus of flowering plants which derive their names from the same Greek source. [4] [2] [3] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Suðuroy rainbow2.jpg
Rainbow on the Faroe Islands
Image by Erik Christensen,[11]
License: Creative Commons, CC-BY-SA

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Icelandic

See also Aris, Eiris, Irkka

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Irisarson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Irisardóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Iris
Genitive: Iris'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Iris
Accusative: Iris
Dative: Iris
Genitive: Irisar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Iris
Genitive: Iriksen
Partitive: Iristä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Iris
Accusative: Irisi
Dative: Irisi
Genitive: Irisar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Iris
Genitive: Iris'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Iris
Genitive: Iris' / Iris

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

24 May

Norway Norway

24 May

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

14 November

Sweden Sweden

10 February

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Iris is an IKEA product name (oven glove/pot holder/tea towel) [13]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[14]
6155 12106 6145 12087 10 19
Finland Finland[15]
n.a.
4710
n.a.
4710 0 0
Norway Norway[16]
1710
n.a.
1710
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[17]
1042
n.a.
1041
n.a.
1
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[18]
13 19
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[19]
5 8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Iris (f) Sources: [14][17][16][15]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Iris (f) Sources: [20]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Iris (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  11. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Erik Christensen, source & license
  12. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  13. IKEA 2016, http://www.ikea.com/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. 15.0 15.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. 16.0 16.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  17. 17.0 17.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  18. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  19. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  20. details see Name Statistic tables