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Iris Name Popularity

How popular is the name Iris? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 334 92 0.0261%
1911 308 122 0.0328%
1912 314 173 0.0343%
1913 267 264 0.0466%
1914 253 389 0.0558%
1915 249 536 0.059%
1916 251 562 0.0582%
1917 247 595 0.0595%
1918 251 636 0.0593%
1919 242 661 0.0631%
1920 259 614 0.0552%
1921 247 692 0.0604%
1922 256 631 0.0566%
1923 216 858 0.0766%
1924 219 865 0.0745%
1925 207 923 0.0817%
1926 199 952 0.0866%
1927 199 986 0.0891%
1928 198 990 0.0925%
1929 196 952 0.0919%
1930 202 907 0.0868%
1931 203 870 0.0881%
1932 210 822 0.0832%
1933 217 741 0.0795%
1934 217 799 0.0827%
1935 208 786 0.0809%
1936 211 757 0.0786%
1937 213 752 0.0763%
1938 229 696 0.068%
1939 224 716 0.0704%
1940 221 726 0.0683%
1941 243 679 0.0603%
1942 244 741 0.0587%
1943 263 676 0.0518%
1944 251 687 0.0554%
1945 269 610 0.05%
1946 250 772 0.0523%
1947 253 836 0.0501%
1948 244 908 0.0569%
1949 252 884 0.055%
1950 240 948 0.0589%
1951 257 872 0.0514%
1952 261 893 0.0512%
1953 273 885 0.05%
1954 295 787 0.0431%
1955 290 866 0.0471%
1956 276 954 0.0505%
1957 303 873 0.0454%
1958 334 759 0.0402%
1959 342 735 0.0387%
1960 349 725 0.0383%
1961 360 666 0.0353%
1962 364 629 0.0343%
1963 405 523 0.0291%
1964 423 490 0.0278%
1965 410 476 0.0291%
1966 447 399 0.0256%
1967 446 405 0.0267%
1968 373 553 0.0368%
1969 375 581 0.0377%
1970 374 595 0.0374%
1971 399 498 0.0331%
1972 436 401 0.0294%
1973 393 480 0.037%
1974 465 342 0.0263%
1975 454 382 0.0297%
1976 450 383 0.0297%
1977 497 333 0.0247%
1978 450 402 0.0299%
1979 425 450 0.0319%
1980 431 460 0.0315%
1981 442 444 0.0302%
1982 451 431 0.0288%
1983 493 349 0.0237%
1984 453 415 0.0279%
1985 461 421 0.0277%
1986 447 438 0.029%
1987 500 381 0.025%
1988 466 444 0.0285%
1989 455 496 0.0307%
1990 429 547 0.033%
1991 408 586 0.036%
1992 451 511 0.032%
1993 468 498 0.0319%
1994 478 476 0.031%
1995 513 429 0.0285%
1996 537 397 0.0265%
1997 503 444 0.03%
1998 453 534 0.0357%
1999 412 643 0.0429%
2000 423 634 0.0415%
2001 402 686 0.0455%
2002 385 735 0.049%
2003 384 758 0.0498%
2004 379 791 0.0519%
2005 355 855 0.0559%
2006 369 842 0.0538%
2007 315 1,036 0.0657%
2008 336 942 0.0609%
2009 313 1,012 0.0677%
2010 311 982 0.0681%
2011 300 1,012 0.071%
2012 275 1,111 0.078%
2013 248 1,224 0.086%
2014 237 1,311 0.09%
2015 212 1,482 0.1019%
2016 181 1,731 0.1201%
2017 147 1,953 0.1399%
2018 136 2,100 0.1529%
2019 125 2,170 0.1603%

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Names Like Iris

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What names are variants of Iris?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Iris.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Irida

Rainbow

Greek

Iridiana

Rainbow

Greek

Iridianny

Rainbow

Greek

Irisa

Rainbow

Irish

Irisha

Rainbow

Irish

Irita

Rainbow

Greek


What names sound like Iris?

If you like how Iris sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Iris.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Eris

Greek

Eriss

Greek

Erys

Greek


What names are similar to Iris?

Find a name that’s like Iris, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rainbow

English


Lists With Iris

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Iris.


Siblings of Iris

Mamas with kids named Iris also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Agnes

Pure, holy

Greek

Jewel

Plaything, delight

French

Willow

Willow tree

English

Adrien

From Hadria

Latin

Damien

To tame

French

Persephone
Sebastien

Revered

Greek

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Leverett

Young Hare

French

Freya

Lady

Scandinavian

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

Briar

Shrub, Small Tree

English

Rose

Rose flower

English

Sage

Healing herb

Latin

5 Comments

  1. We named our daughter Iris after the Greek goddess of the rainbow.

  2. I thought I was carrying a boy so when she was born at 23 weeks a girl and didn’t make it, I had to scramble to find a girl name for her. It fit very well.

  3. We wanted something classic yet unique. “Iris” was mentioned while driving in the car one day and we never thought of another name we liked more!

  4. We wanted her full name to include a feminine name as well as a biblical/Christian-based name. When it came to Iris, we loved the thought of a floral name and had both always been fond of that particular one. We were blessed, it was just meant to be for her.

  5. my husband and I both had a name for my baby girl. When she was born, I feel the name my husband picked suits her better, thus, we named our girl Iris. Iris means rainbow in Greek. I want her life to be full of happiness and colorful.


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