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For other uses, see Isidore (disambiguation).
Pronunciation IS-i-dore
Gender male, female
Word/name Greek
Meaning "gift of Isis"
Other names
Nickname(s) Izzy, Dora
Related names Isadore, Isador, Isidoro, Isidro, Ysidro, Isidor

Isidore (/ˈɪzədɔːr/, 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.



The name Isidore was used for four tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • 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.