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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun I"sis
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  1. [Myth] The principal goddess worshiped by the Egyptians. She was regarded as the mother of Horus, and the sister and wife of Osiris. The Egyptians adored her as the goddess of fecundity, and as the great benefactress of their country, who instructed their ancestors in the art of agriculture.
  2. [Zoöl] Any coral of the genus Isis, or family Isidæ, composed of joints of white, stony coral, alternating with flexible, horny joints. See Gorgoniacea.
  3. [Astron] One of the asteroids.

Etymology: L., the goddess Isis, fr. Gr. �

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  1. Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris
Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek Ἶσις (Îsis).

  1. (Egyptian mythology) An ancient Egyptian goddess, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, worshiped as the ideal mother and wife and as the matron of nature and magic.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 42 Isis, a main belt asteroid.
  3. (uncommon) A female given name

Back-formation from Tamesis (“Latin name for Thames”), from the assumption that the word was derived from a compound of Thame (“A tributary of the Thames”) and Isis.

  1. (Britain, especially Oxfordshire, otherwise, dated) The River Thames between its source and its confluence with the River Thame at Dorchester on Thames.

    Isis was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Latin, and Spanish

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    Ísis Valverde is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Ísis was born on February 17th, 1987 in Aiuruoca.

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1901 5 5 0
    1960 5 5 0
    1962 6 6 0
    1963 6 6 0
    1964 6 6 0
    1965 7 7 0
    1967 8 8 0
    1970 13 13 0
    1971 20 20 0
    1972 18 18 0
    1973 16 16 0
    1974 24 24 0
    1975 61 61 0
    1976 124 124 0
    1977 87 87 0
    1978 73 73 0
    1979 55 55 0
    1980 51 51 0
    1981 47 47 0
    1982 63 63 0
    1983 63 63 0
    1984 49 49 0
    1985 64 64 0
    1986 56 56 0
    1987 56 56 0
    1988 64 64 0
    1989 85 85 0
    1990 88 88 0
    1991 150 150 0
    1992 132 132 0
    1993 182 182 0
    1994 187 187 0
    1995 199 199 0
    1996 218 218 0
    1997 303 303 0
    1998 376 376 0
    1999 414 414 0
    2000 469 469 0
    2001 491 485 6
    2002 470 470 0
    2003 467 467 0
    2004 531 531 0
    2005 561 561 0
    2006 525 519 6
    2007 553 553 0
    2008 504 504 0
    2009 494 494 0
    2010 471 471 0
    2011 449 449 0
    2012 467 467 0
    2013 500 500 0
    2014 399 399 0
    2015 117 117 0
    2016 53 53 0
    2017 51 51 0

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    Fun Facts about the name Isis

    • How Popular is the name Isis? Isis is the 2,355th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Isis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,953 babies born with the first name Isis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Isis to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Isis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Isis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Isis is Thursday, January 23rd, 1868.
    • What year had the most people named Isis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Isis was in 2005 with a total of 561 babies.
    • Random Isis Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Isis is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1990.
    • Weird things about the name Isis: Your name in reverse order is Sisi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sisi. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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