Name for today-25th April


Ignatius is a boys name.

It is said ig-NAY-shəs.

Ignatius comes from the Greek word ignis meaning fire.

In latin it means the ardent or fiery.

Cate Blanchett third son is named Ignatius Martin. His older brothers are Dashiell John & Roman Robert.

Variants/Nicknames: Iggy, Nash, Nate, Ignacio, Ignatz, Eneco, Iggie, Ignace, Ignaz, Ignazio, Inigo, Inigue, Egnatius.

Comments on Ignatius:

I think Ignatius is more of a girl name and I would name a future daughter this maybe.

— love_names 10/19/2006

It’s a wondeful name. A possible nickname could be Ignace.

— mariej2 7/9/2007

I think that this is a great name! It sounds classy. It is my little brother’s middle name.

— zippity bubble 5/4/2009


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13 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Coralie said,

    Ignatius is awesome! Iggy and Nate are my favorite nicknames…

    But I can’t really imagine Ignatius on a girl…

    • 2

      babynamelover said,

      Me either I thought that was a weird comment! I would love to make some combos with Ignatius in the middle 🙂
      I like Iggy better than Nate 🙂

      • 3

        coralie2010 said,

        Maybe the -shus ending reminded her of -sha? Or maybe the Iggy nickname reminded her of Aggie, as in Agatha or Agnes…? I have no idea. Many boys’ names are used for girls (Madison, Addison, Alexis, etc.), but I really can’t see Ignatius as one of them– he sounds 100% masculine to me…

        I hadn’t given Ignatius much thought before. Perhaps I’m not THAT brave. Then again, I consider Aurelia, Raphael, Augustin, etc. perfectly usable. 🙂 I haven’t made any combos recently, either, and I’m especially horrible with boys’ names. 🙂

        I like Iggy and Nate equally– Iggy would be a quirkier, slightly braver option, while Nate pretty much makes an unusual name more “normal”.

  2. 4

    Sophia said,

    Ignatius is so cute, and I agree, both Iggy and Nate are gorgeous nicknames 🙂
    I don’t get that girl comment either, I wonder what made her form the opinion/ preference for it as a girl’s name?

  3. 6

    Young Christian Woman said,

    Definitely not a girls’ name!

    I like Inigo because of Princess Bride. Don’t think I’d use it, but I’d like meeting one.

  4. 8

    Bewildertrix said,

    An adolescent patient at a previous job was an Ignatius. I initially balked at it but he was such good value – well mannered, extroverted, bright, witty. It grew on me a little.

    The person suggesting it should be used for a girl needs a slap.

    • 9

      babynamelover said,

      I agree a slap is in order! do yo think it could work up front in NZ?

      • 10

        Bewildertrix said,

        I really couldn’t say, Anna. Iggy is fun and brings it back down to earth though. I know you’d get a very, um, mixed reaction. This particular Ignatius attended a snooty private school.

      • 11

        babynamelover said,

        Hmm thats what I was wondering! I was thinking maybe its more of an upper class name!

  5. 12

    Sophia said,

    Coralie2010, I just have to say… I LOVE the names Aurelia, Raphael and Augustin!That’s all 🙂 I just got excited that someone else liked them because they’re seriously three of my all-time favourite names.

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