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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, Esidoro, 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").

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 tropical storm that made landfall near Andros Island, Bahamas and then crossed Central Florida
  • 1990's Hurricane Isidore – a category 2 hurricane that formed at an extremely low latitude, and traveled generally north across the central Atlantic Ocean never making landfall.
  • 1996's Hurricane Isidore – a category 3 hurricane which traveled north across the central Atlantic Ocean, never making landfall.
  • 2002's Hurricane Isidore – a category 3 hurricane that struck Western Cuba as a Category 1 storm, then stuck the Yucatán as a category 3 storm then struck Louisiana as a tropical storm.