Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Isadora

Isadora is the feminine form of Isidore meaning “gift of Isis” from the Greek Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) in reference to the Egyptian goddess Isis. Isis itself is the Greek transliteration of the Egyptian “ȝs.t” which most etymologists believe to mean “(she who inhabits) the throne.” As the goddess of the life, rebirth, nature and magic among ancient Egyptians, Isis was commonly depicted wearing a headdress in the shape of a throne (hence her name). She was worshipped as the model wife and mother and she knew no class boundaries among her human subjects; she was revered by all levels of ancient Egyptian society including slaves and rulers, poor people and aristocrats, artisans, merchants and beggars. Her influence reached beyond the Egyptian borders, and Isis was worshipped by Greek and Roman societies, as well. See the name Isis for more information. As a masculine name, usage of Isidore was in large part inspired by an early 7th century saint, St. Isidore of Seville, often referred to as “the last scholar of the ancient world.”  St. Isidore made a massive contribution to medieval learning in his collection of writings contained in his encyclopedia Etymologiae – probably the most popular text books of the Middle Ages. Interestingly enough, in the 21st century, the Church made St. Isidore the patron saint of the Internet, programmers and computers. His name, like Isadora, is an example of a “theophoric” name (names derived from God, gods, goddesses) which was a popular naming style in Antiquity. Even after the prevailing establishment of Christianity and the Roman Church, these types of names connected to the old pagan gods and goddesses were still quite common. 

All About the Baby Name – Isadora

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ISADORA

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ISADORA

Isadora might be a name to consider right now. She has a lot of things going for her that fit the fashions of the day. She’s a pretty four-syllable name that ends in an “a,” she has a certain turn-of-the-century charm to her, and, best of all, she’s completely neglected! Isadora has not seen the light of day on America’s Top 1000 list since the year 1900. In fact, only 127 baby girls received this pretty, ancient moniker in 2013. Isadora is sheer loveliness. Izzy and Dora are obvious nicknames. 

Quick Facts

ON ISADORA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Greek

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

4

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

IZ-ә-dawr-ә

SIMPLE MEANING:

Gift of Isis (gift of the throne)

Characteristics

OF ISADORA

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Isadora

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME ISADORA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Isadora

Popular Songs

ON ISADORA

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Isadora


Famous People

NAMED ISADORA

Isadora Duncan (American dancer)
Isadora Williams (figure skater)
Isadora Ribeiro (Brazilian actress)

Children of Famous People

NAMED ISADORA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Isadora

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ISADORA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Isadora