Ignatius

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
350
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ignatius

"Ignatius" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Fiery One". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. Bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
Wiktionary

A saints' name from the Latin gens name Ignatius, Egnatius, of uncertain meaning, by folk etymology associated with Latin ignis (“fire”). It might be related to Ancient Greek ἴγνης (ígnēs, “indigene”), ἴγνητος.

  1. A male given name; of mostly Roman Catholic usage in English.

Ignatius was also found in the following language(s): Finnish and Latin

Notable Persons Named Ignatius

Ignatius of Antioch was a saint. He holds the title Bishop, martyr, and Church Father. Ignatius was born in 35 in Roman Syria. He passed away in 108.

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Ignatius Sancho is a writer and composer.

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Ignatius L. Donnelly was an office holder. Ignatius was given the name Ignatius Loyola Donnelly on November 3rd, 1831 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He left this life on January 1st, 1901.

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Roy Campbell was a poetry poet, journalist, and poetry. Roy was given the name Ignatius Royston Dunnachie Campbell on October 2nd, 1901 in Durban, Colony of Natal. He died on April 23rd, 1957.

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He was most prominent from 2014 to present. Ignatius was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Al-Qamishli. Ignatius is also known as Karim, Sa'id (birth name); Karim, Aphrem (monastic name); Karim, and Cyril Aphrem (episcopal name).

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Ignatius Pin-Mei Kung was a cardinal. He was most prominent from 1950 to 2000. Ignatius was born on August 2nd, 1901. He breathed his last breath on March 12th, 2000.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ignatius

David Ignatius is a suspense, spy fiction, and thriller (genre) novelist, journalist, and news analyst. David was born on May 26th, 1950.

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Paul Robert Ignatius is an office holder. Paul was born on November 11th, 1920 in Glendale, California.

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Hannes was born in 1871. He died in 1941.

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Ignatius is a christian bishop. His career lasted from 1605 to 1606.

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Karl was born on September 27th, 1837. He died on September 11th, 1909.

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How popular is the baby name Ignatius in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 5 0 5
1886 6 0 6
1887 5 0 5
1888 7 0 7
1889 9 0 9
1890 9 0 9
1891 5 0 5
1892 8 0 8
1893 9 0 9
1894 9 0 9
1895 8 0 8
1896 11 0 11
1897 7 0 7
1898 14 0 14
1899 7 0 7
1900 11 0 11
1901 7 0 7
1902 8 0 8
1903 9 0 9
1904 10 0 10
1905 11 0 11
1906 18 0 18
1907 10 0 10
1908 8 0 8
1909 14 0 14
1910 20 0 20
1911 29 0 29
1912 43 0 43
1913 54 0 54
1914 59 0 59
1915 81 0 81
1916 78 0 78
1917 95 0 95
1918 88 0 88
1919 95 0 95
1920 97 0 97
1921 90 0 90
1922 92 0 92
1923 67 0 67
1924 90 0 90
1925 60 0 60
1926 68 0 68
1927 56 0 56
1928 67 0 67
1929 50 0 50
1930 71 0 71
1931 42 0 42
1932 43 0 43
1933 35 0 35
1934 29 0 29
1935 25 0 25
1936 25 0 25
1937 29 0 29
1938 26 0 26
1939 19 0 19
1940 25 0 25
1941 23 0 23
1942 44 0 44
1943 31 0 31
1944 23 0 23
1945 16 0 16
1946 18 0 18
1947 22 0 22
1948 22 0 22
1949 14 0 14
1950 16 0 16
1951 18 0 18
1952 17 0 17
1953 14 0 14
1954 20 0 20
1955 25 0 25
1956 32 0 32
1957 20 0 20
1958 21 0 21
1959 17 0 17
1960 18 0 18
1961 23 0 23
1962 14 0 14
1963 14 0 14
1964 21 0 21
1965 19 0 19
1966 11 0 11
1967 14 0 14
1968 13 0 13
1969 7 0 7
1970 8 0 8
1971 12 0 12
1972 8 0 8
1973 8 0 8
1974 10 0 10
1975 8 0 8
1976 6 0 6
1977 8 0 8
1978 6 0 6
1979 11 0 11
1981 8 0 8
1982 5 0 5
1983 8 0 8
1984 5 0 5
1985 10 0 10
1986 5 0 5
1987 5 0 5
1988 5 0 5
1989 13 0 13
1990 9 0 9
1991 12 0 12
1992 9 0 9
1993 7 0 7
1994 9 0 9
1995 6 0 6
1996 6 0 6
1997 11 0 11
1998 9 0 9
1999 13 0 13
2000 7 0 7
2001 7 0 7
2002 23 0 23
2003 13 0 13
2004 15 0 15
2005 16 0 16
2006 23 0 23
2007 28 0 28
2008 33 0 33
2009 34 0 34
2010 35 0 35
2011 51 0 51
2012 38 0 38
2013 48 0 48
2014 41 0 41
2015 60 0 60
2016 62 0 62
2017 70 0 70

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Popularity of Ignatius as a first name

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Popularity of Ignatius as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ignatius U.S.
  White 54.29% 64.26%
  African American 2.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 34.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ignatius

People with the last name Ignatius are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ignatius

  • What name lists does Ignatius rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ignatius? Ignatius is the 4,848th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ignatius was the 58,042nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ignatius have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,384 babies born with the first name Ignatius in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ignatius to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ignatius? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ignatius first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ignatius is Sunday, September 1st, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Ignatius born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ignatius was in 1920 with a total of 97 babies.
  • Random Ignatius Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ignatius is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Ignatius: Your name in reverse order is Suitangi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iatgisun. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ignatius? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 350 people with the last name Ignatius.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ignatius? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ignatius as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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