Iris

Iris - A very unique female name



  Feb 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Iris, meaning rainbow, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #338. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Iris and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Iris? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Iris. The baby girl name Iris was given to 1,102 baby girls in 2012, ranking #280 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,282 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Iris peaked in popularity 88 years ago in 1929 on position 196.



Famous with this name

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Lily Iris
Iris Carriere


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Iris is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Iris is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #93 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #767.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Iris is where you live.


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Iris origin and meaning

Iris is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means rainbow. To see famous people named Iris, pop culture references for the name Iris and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Iris

We've found the following names that sound similar to Iris, sorted by popularity.

Irais / Irish / Irja /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012280
2011305
2010316
2009315
2008341
2007318
2006371
2005358
2004380
2003385
2002385
2001401
2000423
1999411
1998453
1997504
1996536
1995513
1994479
1993467
1992451
1991408
1990431
1989455
1988466
1987500
1986447
1985460
1984453
1983494
1982451
1981443
1980431
1979425
1978448
1977497
1976453
1975455
1974466
1973394
1972437
1971399
1970376
1969374
1968374
1967449
1966449
1965411
1964424
1963406
1962365
1961361
1960349
1959343
1958335
1957305
1956274
1955290
1954295
1953272
1952262
1951257
1950239
1949252
1948244
1947253
1946250
1945269
1944252
1943262
1942244
1941243
1940221
1939224
1938229
1937213
1936211
1935209
1934217
1933217
1932210
1931202
1930202
1929196
1928198
1927199
1926199
1925208
1924219
1923216
1922256
1921247
1920260
1919242
1918251
1917247
1916251
1915249
1914253
1913268
1912315
1911309
1910338

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico93
Wyoming116
Oregon161
California164
Washington178
Montana185
Minnesota187
Alaska208
Iowa229
Idaho233
Utah243
New York249
Maine252
Texas262
Massachusetts276
District of Columbia276
Colorado283
Missouri287
Hawaii291
Tennessee300
Michigan300
Illinois322
North Carolina327
Virginia339
Connecticut344
Wisconsin345
Indiana363
Arizona371
Ohio382
Kansas386
West Virginia389
Maryland391
New Jersey396
Kentucky417
Arkansas422
Nevada440
South Carolina442
Georgia446
Pennsylvania469
Florida542
Alabama619
Louisiana693
Oklahoma767

Even more about Iris


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Iris a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Iris?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1929
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Iris
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,282
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,102

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