American entertainer Eddie Cantor, born Isidore Iskowitz
|Word/name||English and French, from Greek|
|Meaning||"gift of Isis"|
|Nickname(s)||Dori, Dory, Issy, Itchik, Izzy, Sid, Siddy|
|Related names||Isadore, Isador, Isidoro, Esidoro, Isidro, Ysidro, Isidor|
Isidore (//; IZ-ə-dawr), also spelled Isador, Isadore, and Isidor) is an English and French masculine given name. The name is derived from the Greek name Isídōros (Ἰσίδωρος) and can literally be translated to "gift of Isis." The name has survived in various forms throughout the centuries but has never been a common name but has historically been popular due to its association with Catholic figures and among the Jewish diaspora. Isidora is the feminine form of the name.
People with the name Isidore include:
- Isidore of Seville (c. 560–636), Scholar, last of the Fathers of the Church, Archbishop of Seville, Catholic saint and the most notable individual named Isidore.
- Isidore of Chios (d. 251), Roman Christian martyred on the island of Chios
- Isidore I of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch in 1347–1350
- Isidore II of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch in 1456–1462
- Isidore of Kiev (1385–1463), Greek religious leader and theologian
- Isidore the Laborer (c. 1070–1130), Spanish religious leader
- Isidore of Pelusium (died c. 449), Egyptian theologian
- Isidore of Alexandria (fl. c. 500), eastern-Mediterranean philosopher
- Isidore of Charax (fl. 1st century), geographer.
- Isidore Gordon Ascher (1835–1933), British-Canadian novelist and poet
- Isidore-Lucien Ducasse (1846–1870), orthonym of Comte de Lautréamont, 19th-century poet
- I. F. Stone (1907–1989), American investigative journalist
- Chief Isadore (fl. 1860s), leader of the Ktunaxa/Kootenay people in the Tobacco Plains War
- Isidore (inventor) (fl. 15th century), Russian religious leader and distiller
- Isidoro, nom de guerre of Felipe González (born 1942), socialist leader in Franco-era Spain
- Isador Coriat (1875–1943), American psychiatrist and neurologist
- Isadora Duncan dancer
- Izzy Einstein (1880–1938), American policeman during the prohibition period
- Isadore "Friz" Freleng (1906-1995), American cartoonist
- Isador Goodman (1909–1982), South African-Australian musician and composer
- Isidore Itzkowitz (1892–1964), American performer and comedian, better known as Eddie Cantor
- Isidore of Miletus (fl. 6th century), architect
- Isidore Newman (fl. 1903), founder of the Isidore Newman School
- Isidor Philipp (1863–1958), Hungarian-French pianist, composer and pedagogue
- Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898–1988), Galician-born American physicist and Nobel laureate
- Sir Isidore Spielmann (1854–1925) British art critic and exhibition organizer
- Isidor Straus (1845–1912), co-owner of Macy's, drowned in the sinking of RMS Titanic
- Isidor Gunsberg (1854-1930), Hungarian chess player
- Isador Samuel Turover (1892–1978), Belgian-American chess master
- Isidor Kaufmann, (1853-1921), Austro-Hungarian painter of Jewish themes
- Isidor Bajic, (1878-1915), Serbian composer, pedagogue, and publisher
- Isidor Rosenthal, (1836-1915), German physiologist
- Isidore (platform), is a web-based platform dedicated to the sharing of scientific knowledge in human and social sciences.
- 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
- "Isidore" is a song by Incubus (band) on If Not Now, When? (album).
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