|Meaning||"gift of Isis"|
|Related names||Isadore, Isador, Isidoro, Isidro, Ysidro, Isidor|
Isidore (//, sometimes spelled Isidor, Isadore, or Isador) is a male given name of Greek origin, derived from Ἰσίδωρος, Isídōros (a compound of Ἶσις, Ísis, and δῶρον, dōron: "gift of [the goddess] Isis").
The name survived the suppression of the worship of the Egyptian goddess Isis in the newly Christianized Roman Empire, and is, among others, the name of several Christian saints.
Similar "gift" names include the Greek "Theodore" ("gift of God"), the Persian "Mithradates" ("gift of Mithras") and Datis ("gift"), and the Hebrew "Matanya" ("gift of YHWH"). The Indo-European "gift" names are ultimately derived from the *PIE root *deh₃-, "to give".
Isidora is the equivalent female given name.
- Isidore of Charax (fl. 1st century), geographer
- Isidore of Chios, (d. 251) a Roman Christian martyred on the island of Chios
- Isidore of Pelusium (died c. 449), Egyptian theologian
- Isidore of Alexandria (fl. c. 500), eastern-Mediterranean philosopher
- Isidore of Miletus (fl. 6th century), architect
- Isidore of Seville (c. 560–636), Spanish religious leader
- Isidore the Laborer (c. 1070–1130), Spanish religious leader
- Isidore of Kiev (1385-1463), Greek religious leader & theologian
- Isidore of Rostov
- Isidore (inventor) (fl. 15th century), Russian religious leader & distiller
- Chief Isadore, leader of the Ktunaxa/Kootenay people in the Tobacco Plains War
- Isidore Ducasse, (1846–1870), nom-de-plume of the 19th century poet Comte de Lautréamont
- Isidore Newman, founder of the Isidore Newman School
- Felipe González, socialist leader in Franco-era Spain, used the nom-de-guerre Isidoro
- Isidor Straus (1845–1912), co-owner of Macy's, drowned in the sinking RMS Titanic
- Isidor Philipp (1863–1958), Hungarian-French pianist, composer and pedagogue
- Isador Coriat (1875–1943), American psychiatrist and neurologist
- Isador Samuel Turover (1892–1978), Belgian-American chess-master
- Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898–1988), Galician-born American physicist and Nobel laureate
- I. F. Stone (1907–1989), American investigative journalist
- Isador Goodman (1909–1982), South African-Australian musician and composer
- Izzy Einstein (1880–1938), American policeman during the prohibition period
- Isidore Gordon Ascher (1835–1933), British-Canadian novelist and poet
- 1984's Tropical Storm Isidore – A moderate Tropical Storm that made landfall near Andros Island, Bahamas and then crossed Central Florida, causing $750,000 worth in damage.
- 1990's Hurricane Isidore – A Category 2 Hurricane that formed at an extremely low latitude, and travelled generally north across the central Atlantic Ocean never making landfall.
- 1996's Hurricane Isidore – A Category 3 Major Hurricane which travelled north across the central Atlantic Ocean similar to 1990's Isidore, never making landfall.
- 2002's Hurricane Isidore – A Major Category 3 Hurricane that struck Western Cuba as a Category 1 storm, then stuck the Yucatán as a Category 3 storm, meandering over the Yucatán for 36 hours before heading north and striking Louisiana as a tropical storm. Isidore caused $330 million in damage and seven deaths.
The name Isidore was retired after the 2002 season, and it was replaced by Ike in the 2008 season.
- Isadore Nabi, pseudonym used by a group of scientists including Richard Lewontin, Richard Levins, Robert MacArthur, and Leigh van Valen in the 1960s.
- San Isidro (disambiguation), Spanish for "Saint Isidore", and the name of several people and places
- Jack Isidore, a fictional character in Philip K. Dick's novel Confessions of a Crap Artist
- John R. Isidore, a fictional character in Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
- Isidore Saack is a fictional character in Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera
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