Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Isidore is the French form of Isidoros, an Ancient Greek male name meaning “gift of Isis”, Isis being the Ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky, nature, magic, and rebirth, the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. She was a very popular goddess, her worship going beyond the boundaries of Egypt to the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

Isidore seems to have been a common name used among those with Jewish Americans, likely as an Americanized form of names such as Israel, Isaac, and Isaiah, among others.

Isidore is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Egyptian, Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “gift of Isis”

Usage: French, English, Jewish


  • Isidoros (Ancient Greek)
  • Isidorus (Late Roman)
  • Isidor (German, Russian)
  • Izidor (Slovene)
  • Izydor (Polish)
  • Isidoro (Spanish, Italian)
  • Isidro (Spanish)
  • Isadore (English)
  • Isador (English)

Female forms:

  • Isidora (Ancient Greek, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Serbian)
  • Isadora (English)
  • Izadora (English)

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