The name could be of a few different etymologies. It could a German name, composed of the Old Germanic elements, is (ice) or isan (iron) and mari (famous).

Another possibility is that it is from Ismarus, a name of Thracian origins, but of uncertain meaning. It appears in Greek mythology several times as the name of a few Thracian characters. It is also the name of an ancient Thracian city and of a mountain

As of 2010, Ismar was the 91st most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.


Gender: Feminine
Origin: Icelandic
Meaning: “glacier rose; ice rose.”

The name is composed of the Icelandic elements jökul meaning “ice cap; glacier” and rós meaning “rose.” The name is not very common in Iceland, as of 2007, only one person bore this as first name and only six had it has a middle name.


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Frisian
Meaning: “ice sword”

The name is of Frisian origin and is derived from the ancient Germanic elements is meaning “ice” and brand meaning “sword”, hence: “ice sword.”

Aother name with the same elements is Isbert (bright ice; as bright as ice); and a variation of Ysbran is Ysbrand.