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Spanish

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The name Iago is of Spanish origin and it is traditionally to name a boy. It is the Spanish alternative of the Hebrew masculine given names James and Jacob, both meaning ‘supplanter’. The meaning of Iago is ‘a supplanter’ or ‘one who follows’. In popular culture, Iago is the name of the villain in William Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’. One of the several notable public figures known to have this name is Iago Aspas Juncal. He is a professional footballer from Spain. Another celebrity to have this name is the Spanish football player Iago Falque Silva.

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Scottish

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Scottish

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The meaning of Ian is 'gift from God' and the name is of Scottish origin. It is a name typically given to boys. The name is a variant of John which derives from Yochanan, meaning 'God is gracious'. The name is composed of the elements 'yo', meaning 'God' and 'chanan', meaning 'to be gracious'. A popular Ian is Ian Somerhalder who played Damon Salvatore in 'The Vampire Diaries'. Another notable bearer of the name is Ian Fleming, a British writer who is the creator of the popular 'James Bond' spy novels. A popular variant of this name is Iain.

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Welsh

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A name of Welsh origin, the meaning of Ianto is 'God is gracious'. It is typically a name given to baby boys. It is the Welsh diminutive of Ieuan and John. The modern meaning of Ianto is 'God Is gracious'. Evan Ianto Davies is an international Welsh rugby player who has won a single cap for Wales. A fictional character in the BBC television program, 'Torchwood' is called Ianto Jones.

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Hebrew

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Arabic

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Ibrahim is of Arabic origin and it is traditionally a boy's name. The meaning of Ibrahim is ‘father of many’ or ‘almighty’. Abraham is the most common variation of the name, especially in the West. Other variants of the name are Avram and Abram. It is one of the most common Muslim boys’ names. It is a common given name as well as a family name or surname. A well-known personality with the name is Ibrahim Afellay, a Dutch football player.

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American

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The meaning of Ice is ‘frozen water’. It is a name of American origin. It is rarely used as a person’s name, since it is a noun mostly used to describe frozen water. There are only a few known personalities known for having this name. O'Shea Jackson, known by the name Ice Cube, is an American actor and rapper. Panshak Henry Zamani is a Nigerian rapper well-known for his stage name Ice Prince.

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Hebrew

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Japanese

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A name of Japanese origin, the meaning of Ichiro is ‘first born son’. Traditionally, the name is given to baby boys. A famous name association is Ichiro Hatoyama who was a Japanese politician and a former Prime Minister of Japan from 1954 to 1956. Another famous Ichiro is Ichiro Suzuki who was a Japanese baseball player for the Seattle Mariners.

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Japanese

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American

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Icy is traditionally considered a masculine name. It is of American origin. Icy is mostly used as a first name and nickname in the United States. The meaning of Icy is 'frozen water' or 'ice-like' in American English. O'Shea Jackson is a rapper, actor, and filmmaker from the United States, known by the stage name Ice Cube. Tracy Lauren Marrow, known by his stage name Ice-T, is a rapper, songwriter, and producer from the US.

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Arabic

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Idris is of Arabic origin and it is traditionally a boy's name. The meaning of Idris is ‘interpreter’. It is also of Welsh origin and means ‘ardent lord’. Other variants of the name are Idrees and Idrissa. It is a common given name and a family name or surname as well. A well-known personality with the name is Idris Davies, a twentieth-century Welsh poet.

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Welsh

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Ieuan is a name of Welsh origin and this name is generally given to baby boys. It is the Welsh version of the names Ifan and John. The meaning of Ieuan is 'gift of God'. A church in Llantrisant has been dedicated to the sixth century saint, Saint Ieuan, in Anglesey, Wales. Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal was a Welsh poet and the first Welshman to write a poem in the English language. It is said that the poem was written in the 15th century and the poem was an address to Christ through the Virgin Mary.

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Welsh

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A name of Welsh origin, the meaning of Ifan is 'God is gracious'. This name is typically given to baby boys. It is the Welsh form of the names, John and Jonathan. The Welsh poet, Willam Evans, who is more commonly known as Will Ifan, served as the Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

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Welsh

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Ifor is of Welsh origin. It also has its roots in Norse and Teutonic origins. The meaning of Ifor is 'lord' in Welsh, German, and Norse. In Teutonic, it means 'archer.' Ifor also means 'yew, bow army', 'warrior' or 'bowman.' Welsh, English, and German-speaking countries use this name. It is traditionally a boy's name. Ifor is used as both first name and a surname. As a surname, it is mostly in use in Nigeria. The 12th century south Wales lord of Senghenydd and leader was called Ifor ap Meurig. The 20th-century scholar who established the foundation of studies of old Welsh was named Sir Ifor Williams.

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African

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African

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The meaning of Iggi is 'one and only son'. It is pronounced as Ig-gi. It is taken from the names Ignacio and Ignatius, which are believed to have originated from the Latin or Etruscan regions. The meaning of the name Ignatius is 'fiery' or 'fiesty'. There are several saints named Ignatius and whilst is was an ancient name, it was extremely common, and is still in use today. The protaganist in John Kennedy Toole's 'A Confederacy of Dunces' was famously called Ignatius. The book is considered to be a cult classic and won the Pultizer Prize for Fiction in 1981.

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English

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Spanish

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Of Spanish origin, Ignacio is a name parents typically give to their baby boys. There are two origins of this name. One is from the Latin name Ignatius, composed of the word 'ignis', translating to ‘fire’. Another is from the Roman family name Egnatius, translating to ‘born from the fire’. According to these origins, the meaning of Ignacio is ‘fiery’, ‘ardent’, ‘burning’, or ‘born from the fire’. A popular Ignacio is Ignacio Camacho Barnola, a Spanish soccer player who played for Atlético Madrid.

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Latin

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A name of Latin origin, the meaning of Ignatius is 'fiery one'. The name is primarily given to baby boys. Notable historical figures with this name include Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish Catholic priest who founded the Society of Jesus alongside others. Also, Charles Ignatius Sancho was a British writer and was involved in the abolitionist movement.

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