|Meaning||"gift of Isis"|
|Nickname(s)||Izzy, Dora, Sid|
|Related names||Isadore, Isador, Isidoro, Esidoro, 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").
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.
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
- Isador Goodman (1909–1982), South African-Australian musician and composer
- 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
- Isador Samuel Turover (1892–1978), Belgian-American chess master
- 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
- Isadore (song) is a song by Incubus (band) on If Not Now, When? (album).
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