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American

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Ianna is of American origin. It is traditionally a girl's name. The meaning of Ianna is ‘god is gracious’. The name is also of Kiswahili origin, where the meaning of the name changes to ‘beautiful flower’. A well-known personality with the name is Ianna Andrealis, a Greek artist and photographer.

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Greek

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Greek

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The meaning of Ianthe is ‘violet flower' and it is a name of Greek origin. Traditionally, it is a name given to girls. It is formed from the Greek words ‘iole’ which means 'violet' and ‘anthos’ which means 'flower'. According to Greek mythology, Ianthe was the name of a sea nymph who was the daughter of the Titan god, Oceanus. She was an Oceanid, a word that referred to all the offsprings of Oceanus and Tethys. Her parents were married siblings of their parents, Uranus and Gaia. They inhabited the world’s freshwater. Ianthe's beauty was so cherished that the gods planted delicate purple flowers around her grave after she died. In Roman mythology, it is the name of a girl who married Iphis, a woman who was raised as a man but was later turned into a male by the goddess Isis. Ianthe is the name of a character in the poem titled ‘Queen Mab’ written by the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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Arabic

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Iara is of Arabic origin and it is traditionally a girl's name. The meaning of Iara is ‘lady of the lake’. The name is also of Brazilian origin and the meaning remains the same. Other variants of the name are Yara and Ciara. A well-known personality with the name is Iara Dias dos Santos, a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

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Spanish

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The name Iban is of Spanish origin and it is traditionally used for girls. It is the Spanish form of the masculine given name John, which has in turn been derived from the Hebrew root of Yohanan, meaning ‘graced by God’. The meaning of Iban is ‘God is gracious’ or ‘graced by God’.

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Arabic

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The meaning of Ibtesam translates to ‘smiling’, ‘blooming’, ‘cheerful’, to be happy’ and is of Arabic origin. Traditionally, it is a name that is given to baby girls.

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German

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Ida is a name that takes its roots from its German origins. It is generally chosen by parents as a name for their daughter. The meaning of Ida is 'hard work' or 'hard worker'. The name has Nordic roots, as Idunn was the name of an Old Norse goddess who was associated with youth and apples. The name also has roots in the Holy Bible, where the name referred to one who was 'wealthy' or 'prosperous'. The name has an Irish variant, spelt Ide. There are several famous personalities named Ida, one of them being Ida Bell Barnett, who was an investigative journalist from America. She is more widely known for her role as an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the NAACP) and vocally spoke out against the inhumane use of lynchings.

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American

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Idalee is of American origin. It is traditionally a girl's name. The meaning of Idalee comes from a combination of two names, Ida and Lee. Here, Ida means ‘prosperous’ while Lee means ‘meadow’. It is, however, a created name and as such has no specific etymology or meaning.

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Spanish

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Idalia is a Spanish name traditionally used for girls. It is a place name referring to Idalion or Idalium, an ancient city in Cyprus, meaning ‘I see the sun’. The meaning of Idalia is ‘behold the sun’ or ‘I see the sun’. It is also said to be a combination of the given names Ida, meaning ‘labor, work, action’ and Lia, meaning ‘bearer of good news’. It is also said to be a name for Aphrodite, an ancient Greek goddess. Britannia Idalia Gumbs, an Anguillan politician who was the first female politician to be a part of the House of Assembly of Anguilla, is one of the several notable public figures known to have this name.

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Spanish

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Idalis is a feminine Spanish given name. It is a combination of Ida, a name of Scandinavian origins, meaning ‘industrious one’ or ‘prosperous’, and Elissa, meaning ‘oath of God’ or ‘satisfaction of God’. The meaning of Idalis is therefore ‘prosperous one’, ‘oath of God’, or ‘industrious one’. One of the several notable public figures known to have this name is Idalis DeLeón. She is an American actress, director, writer.

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American

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Idana is of American origin. It is traditionally a girl's name. The meaning of Idana comes from a combination of two names, Ida and Ana. Here, Ida means ‘hard worker’, while Ana means ‘grace’. It is, however, a created name with no specific meaning in itself.

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Slavic

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The name Idania is of Slavic origin. The meaning of Idania is ‘prosperous’ or ‘hardworking’. It is traditionally a girl's name. It is derived from the Old German and Ancient Germanic element 'īd', meaning 'work'.

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Irish

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The meaning of Ide is 'thirsty'. Ide is an Irish originated name. Ide is generally used by parents who are looking to name their baby girls. There are around 257 people in the United States who currently share the name Ide. The name ranks at 29,620th position on the popularity charts in the United States. 

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English

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Idella is a name of English origin and the meaning of Idella is ‘bountiful’. The name Idella is a diminutive form of Ida, is a variation of the Welsh name Idelle. Its roots lie in the ancient Germanic element ‘id’, meaning ‘work’. Well-known personalities with this name include Idella Johnson, an American actress and singer.

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English

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Greek

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The meaning of Idola is 'vision' and it is of Greek origin. It's commonly used to name baby girls.

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Latin

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Idonia is traditionally a girl's name and is of Latin origin. The meaning of Idonia is 'sufficient'. This name also appears in Norse mythology, giving a meaning of 'the loving one' or 'the person who cares' to this name.

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Hebrew

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Scandinavian

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The name Idun is of Scandinavian origin and the meaning of Idun is 'ever young'. The name is a modern form of Iðunn, which is the name of the goddess of apples, fertility and youth according to Norse mythology. There are many other variants to this name such as Idunn, Iðunn, Idonea, and Idony.

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Arabic

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Iesha is of Arabic origin and it is traditionally a girl's name. The meaning of Iesha is ‘prosperous woman’. It is also of Hebrew origin and has the same meaning. Other variants of the name are Aisha and Ayesha. It is a very popular and common Muslim girl’s name.

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