Isidore (/ˈɪzɪdɔːr/ IZ-id-or; also spelled Isador, Isadore and Isidor) is an English and French masculine given name. The name is derived from the Greek name Isídor - Isídōros (Ἰσίδωρος) and can literally be translated to "gift of Isis." The name has survived in various forms throughout the centuries. Although it has never been a common name, it has historically been popular due to its association with Catholic figures and among the Jewish diaspora. Isidora is the feminine form of the name.

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Isidore of Seville
PronunciationEnglish: /ˈɪzɪdɔːr/
French: [izidɔʁ]
Word/nameEnglish and French, from Greek
Meaning"gift of Isis"
Other names
Nickname(s)Dore, Dori, Dory, Issy, Itchik, Izzy, Sid, Siddy
Related namesIsadore, Isador, Isidoro, Esidoro, Isidro, Ysidro, Isidor

Pre-modern eraEdit

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Religious figuresEdit


  • Isidore of Charax (fl. 1st century), Greek geographer
  • Isidore of Alexandria (died c. 520), Greco-Egyptian philosopher
  • Isidore of Miletus, Greek architect who co-designed the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople from 532 to 537
  • Isidore (inventor), according to legend the Russian Orthodox monk erroneously credited with producing the first genuine recipe of Russian vodka c. 1430

Modern worldEdit

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