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Iris
Mountain iris.jpg
The name Iris is often used in reference to the flower.
Gender Female
Meaning "rainbow"
Origin Greek
Popularity Popular names page

Iris is a feminine given name derived from the Greek Ιρις, meaning "rainbow." Iris was the Greek goddess of the rainbow. The word is also used to refer to the iris, a part of the eye, and to the genus of flower called the iris.[1]

Iris was the 15th most popular name for baby girls born in the Netherlands in 2007[2], was the 221st most popular name given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2007[3] and was the 315th most popular name given to baby girls born in the United States in 2007. It has ranked in the top 100 names given to baby girls in Slovenia and in Catalonia during the past decade.[4] Iris may refer to:

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