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From Greek iris ‘rainbow’ it was borne in Greek mythology by a minor goddess, one of the messengers of the gods, who was so named because the rainbow was thought to be a sign from the gods to men. In English her name was used in the 16th century to denote both the flower and the coloured part of the eye, on account of their varied colours. In modern English use the name is often taken as being from the word for the flower, but it is also in use in Germany, where there is no such pattern of flower names.
623rd in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
95,224
to be exact
Hawaii
has the most people named Iris per capita
1928
marked the height of its popularity
100.00%
0.00%
39%
55+
25%
30-54
12%
13-29
25%
0-12

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