Boy names that start with I

From Ian to Izzy, we’ve got hundreds of impeccable baby boy names that start with the letter I. Find them all at Emirate Gate.

IsaacThe biblical Isaac was the only son of Abraham by his wife Sarah. The prediction of his birth was amusing to the couple because…
IsraelIsrael was the name given to the biblical Jacob after he wrestled the angel of God. It was later taken by the Jewish people…
IsaiahIsaiah was one of, if not the, most important prophet in the Bible. Despite this honorific distinction, Isaiah is another…
IanIan is the Scottish version of the classic John and has become a mainstay name of its own. The name debuted in 1935 and has…
IvanIvan has long since shaken off its Ivan the Terrible reputation to emerge as one of the few Russian crossover hits of its…
IbrahimArabic Origin
IgnacioThe name Ignacio comes from the Latin name Ignatius and was made popular by Saint Ignacio, the founder of the Catholic Jesuit…
IgorRussian Origin
IrvingEnglish:Friend from the sea or handsome friend
IshmaelHebrew:God hears; In the Bible, Ishmael was the elder son of Abraham by Hagar, the Egyptian slave of Abraham”s wife Sarah. Ishmael…
IgnatiusLatin:Fiery; Saint Ignacius of Loyola founded the Catholic Jesuit order.
IsiahAnother biblical name that will never go out of style! This is a modern spelling of Isaiah, arguably one of the most important…
IsaiasSpanish Origin
IngmarNorse:Famous Ing or famous son; refers to Ing, another name for Frey, the handsome Norse fertility god
IlliasHebrew:Jehovah is God
ImmanuelGerman OriginGod is with us; variant of Emmanuel
IsmaelIsmael is the Spanish version of Ishmael who, in the Bible, was the first son of Abraham. Interestingly enough, this version…
IdaIda isn’t remotely popular as a girl’s name, so it’s definitely off the radar as a boy’s name. Just forget about it.
IzzyHebrew:Familiar form of Isaac, Isidore, or Israel
IkeForget Mike, you want your son to be like Ike! A short, punchy name, Ike was made famous as the nickname for World War II…
IbanBasque Origin
IggyLatin Origin
IvoEnglish OriginYew wood, specifically that which was used for archer”s bows
IliasGreek:The Lord is my God; variant of Elijah
IdalEnglish:From the yew tree valley; a surname and variant of Udell
InigoBasque:Fiery, passionate; variant of Ignatius
IshamEnglish:From or belonging to the iron one”s home
IsaakGerman Origin
IzakCzech Origin
IsahArabic:Form of Jesus, see also Isa
IcariusGreek:In Greek mythology, Icarius was an Athenian who so warmly welcomed Dionysus to Attica that the god gave him the gift of wine…
ImanWhile many may assume Iman is a female name thanks to the supermodel/Mrs. David Bowie, it’s actually a short version of the…
IssaAfrican:God is salvation (Swahili)
IainGaelic Origin
IapetusGreek:In Greek mythology, he is the Titan son Uranus and Gaia, and father of Atlas, Menoetius, Prometheus and Epimetheus. A moon…
IdiAfrican:Born during the Id al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of Ramadan
IdrisArabic:Name of an important Muslim prophet also called Enoch
IgnatRussian Origin
IlimaHawaiian:Flower of Oahu
IliyaPersian Origin
IllanBasque OriginYoung, youthful
ImadArabic:Supportive, relied upon
ImaniWhile not a commonly used name in the U.S., Imani is very popular in the Muslim world. Imani is used as the short version…
ImanolHebrew:God is with us
InayHindi:Godlike, supreme
IndraHindi:In Hindu culture, Indra was the supreme ruler of the gods.
IngramEnglish:Angel, angelic
Ini-heritEgyptian:He who brings back the distant one
InteusNative American:Proud, without shame
IoloWelsh:Familiar form of Iowerth, the Welsh version of Edward
IonaWelsh:Legendary king of France
IonakanaHawaiian:Gift from God; variant of Jonathan
IovHebrew:God will estahlish
IowerethWelsh:Prosperous, guardian; variant of Edward
IrusGreek:Challenged Odysseus on his return to Ithaca
IsaArabic:Arabic form of Jesus
IseabailHebrew:Devoted to God
IslamArabic:Islam is the name of the religion that Muslims follow. People who practice Islam are called Muslims, just like those who practice Christianity are called Christians. The literal and lexical meaning of Islam means submission. Islam comes from the root Arabic letters s-l-m which are the same root letters the word peace (salam) comes from. The term Islam itself does not mean peace, but it implies that one finds peace (salam) through submission (islam).