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For the cyclone, see Cyclone Inigo, for the Swiss actor, see Inigo Gallo.
Inigo / Iñigo
Íñigo Arista de Pamplona 01.jpg
Gender Male
Word/name Basque
Other names
Derived Basque Eneko, ene- "mine", -ko (hypocristic) "my little (love/dear)"
Related names Eneko, Iñaki, Ignatius, Yñigo

Inigo derives from the Castilian rendering (Íñigo) of the medieval Basque name Eneko.[1] Ultimately, the name means "my little (love)".[2] While mostly seen among the Iberian diaspora, it also gained a limited popularity in Wales.

Early traces of the name Eneko go back to Roman times, but the first certain attestation of it is from the early Middle Ages. The name appears in Latin, as Enneco, and Arabic, as Wannaqo (ونقه) in reports of Íñigo Arista, who ruled Pamplona in the first half of the 9th century, and can be compared with its feminine form, Oneca. It was frequently represented in medieval documents as Ignatius (Spanish "Ignacio"),[citation needed] which is thought to be etymologically distinct, coming from the Roman name Egnatius, from Latin ignotus, meaning "unknowing",[3] or from the Latin word for fire, ignis. The familiar Ignatius may simply have served as a convenient substitution when representing the unfamiliar Íñigo/Eneko in scribal Latin.


The name Inigo may refer to:

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The Spanish version, Íñigo, may refer to:



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  1. ^ Behind the Name – Inigo
  2. ^ "Nombres: Eneko". Euskaltzaindia (The Royal Academy of the Basque Language). Retrieved 2009-04-23.  Article in Spanish
  3. ^ 20000 names project