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") and "Apollodorus" ("gift of Apollo") , 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".

The fact of several prominent Christian Saints (see below) being named "Isidore" ensured the survival of the name, beyond the extinction of the worship of Isis, and up to the present.

Isidora is the equivalent female given name.

People with the name Isidore include:

Religious figures



Other people