Isadora, Isidora

Origin: Greek
Meaning: “gift of Isis.”
Eng (IZ-ih-DORE-ah)

The name is a feminine form of the Greek male name, Isidoros Ισιδωρος, which is composed of the name of the Egyptian goddess, Isis and the Greek word doron (gift). The name may have been created during the Hellenization of Egypt after the 3rd-century BCE, when Greek and Egyptian pantheon began to be syncrenize.

The name was also borne by several early Christian saints, the most famous being Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of Seville, Spain. This is most likely why the name became so common throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

In the English-speaking world, it was most famously borne by famous dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927).

Currently, Isidora is the 3rd most popular female name in Chile, (2010).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Isadora (English)
  • Isidora Ισιδωρα Исидора (Greek/Italian/Macedonian/Portuguese/Romanian/Russian/Serbian/Spanish)
  • Izidóra (Hungarian)
  • Izydora (Polish)
  • Izidora (Slovene)
  • Isidra (Spanish)

Masculine forms include:

  • Isidori (Albanian/Sicilian)
  • Isidoru (Asturian)
  • Isidor (Catalan/Spanish)
  • Isidorus (Dutch)
  • Isadore (English)
  • Isidore ისიდორე (English/French/Georgian/German)
  • Isidoros Ισιδωρος (Greek)
  • Izidór (Hungarian)
  • Isidoro (Italian/Portuguese/Spanish)
  • Isidor Исидор (Macedonian/Romanian/Russian)
  • Zidore (Occitanian)
  • Izydor (Polish)
  • Izidor (Slovene)
  • Isidro (Spanish)

2 thoughts on “Isadora, Isidora

  1. Oh, this is my absolute favourite girls name. Should I ever have a daughter, Isadora Elise would be my top choice.
    It always makes me wonder why it isn’t more popular with all the Isabellas in this world.

    • I have always wondered the same thing in terms of popularity. Maybe the general population just hasn’t caught on to it yet. I think Isadora Elise is lovely. I hope you get the chance to use it 🙂

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