Rare ‘I’ Names

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‘I’ is an unusual initial for names.  Once you eliminate most of the spelling variants for Isabella, Isaac, and Isaiah, there aren’t many remaining names that start with this letter!  That said, here are some rare ‘I’ names from 2016, according to Social Security Administration data.

Girls:

  • 150-262 girls named: India, Ireland, Indie, Ida, Imogen
  • 100-149: Isadora, Isha, Isobel, Iva, Inaaya, Ivanka, Iman, Inara
  • 50-99: Irina, Italia, Italy, Ilana, Isela, Ines, Irma, Iqra, Isra, Indira, Iona, Isis, Ishani
  • 25-49: Imogene, Ishanvi, Ishika, Idalia, Ilona, Imari, Imelda, Island, Indica, Infinity
  • 10-24: Ilse, Itzamara, Ixhel, Inari, Ione, Isamar, Irlanda, Isidora, Ikhlas, Inga, Inna, Isabeau, Isolde, Ibtisam, Io, Ivelisse, Ishita, Islay, Iselis, Irais, Iridessa, Isaura, Ita, Ismahan, Ismerai, Icelynn, Ilithyia, Ivalee, Idella, Ilsa, Iola, Irish
  • 7-9: Innocence, Israella, Ifunanya, Inanna, Insiya, Ilma, Iolani, Irani, Itzuri, Iymona
  • 6: Ileigh, Ilinca, Independence, Infiniti, Intisar, Isatou, Itati, Izetta, Izora
  • 5: Ibtihaj, Ibukunoluwa, Idalis, Ifechukwu, Ijeoma, Inayat, Ineza, Ioni, Ipek, Isabelly, Iselys, Iseult, Ishwaq

Boys:

  • 100-194 boys named: Imran, Idris, Irving, Ishmael, Ishan, Irvin
  • 25-99: Ilyas, Indiana, Isidro, Iverson, Ignatius, Ike, Iver, Iain, Ikaika, Indy
  • 10-24: Iam, Itai, Isley, Icarus, Ikenna, Itamar, Igor, Irwin, Irfan, Ireoluwa, Islam, Ivar, Isadore, Ikechukwu, Iran, Inigo, Isidore, Ivo, Izen, Ibn, Ikaia, Inioluwa, Iremide, Iroh, Issachar
  • 8-9: Inaki, Inman, Italo, Ichiro, Ifeoluwa, Indio, Isaiha
  • 7: Ifeanyichukwu, Imanol, Infant, Ingram, Ion, Isco, Ishaaq, Iskander, Itzhak
  • 6: Iason, Ignazio, Imere, Inoke, Ioan, Isahi, Ivor
  • 5: Ifenna, Ijah, Ikram, Iniko, Isao, Isauro, Ishmeet, Isileli, Ithiel, Itsuki, Ives

Do you have a favorite ‘I’ name?  Let me know!

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  1. Pingback: Rare ‘J’ Names for Girls | The Well-Informed Namer

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