05 Nov 08 My Name is IÑIGO

November 5, 2008 at 12:42 am | Posted in MY STUFF | 5 Comments


The boy’s name Iñigo /i-nyi-go/ is of English and Spanish origin, variant of Ignatius. Modern use is likely to be homage to the great 17th century English architect Inigo Jones. (thinkbabynames.com)


Iñigo is a very rare male first name and is not used as surname. (source: 1990 US Census)

INIGO is the most popular 32399.th name in USA. One in every 702,203 Americans are named as INIGO and popularity of name INIGO is 1.42 people per million.

If we compare the popularity statistics of INIGO to USA’s population statistics, we can estimate that as of November.01.2008 16:44 there are 435 people named as INIGO in the United States and the number of INIGO’s are increasing by 4 people every year. (pokemyname.com)

The meaning of the name Inigo is Fiery, which means glowing hot and full of fire or extremely hot and spicy to the taste. It also means bright red in color. Fiery also means showing intense emotions.(Encarta)


The name Inigo comes from the Basque origin (babyhold.com). In Basque, the meaning of the name Inigo is Ardent., which means passionate, enthusiastic and glowing. (babynamesbase.com)


Similar Names:

·         Inigo ( Spanish )

·         Inigo ( Portuguese )

·         Aniko ( Hebrew )

·         Iniga ( Italian )


IÑIGO  is a Medieval Spanish form of ENEKO. This was the birth name of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, who changed it in honour of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. As such, this name is sometimes regarded as a form of IGNATIUS. (behindthename.com)


Inigo is an English male name that is an adaptation of the Spanish Iñigo, in turn a rendering of the Basque name Eneko,[1]. The ultimate origins remain obscure, in part due to the lack of early records in the Basque language. The name appears in Latin (Enneco) and Arabic (Wannaqo (ونقه)) reports of Íñigo Arista, who became the first king of Pamplona in the first half of the 9th century, and can be compared with its feminine form, Oneca. It was frequently represented in medieval documents as Ignatius, which is thought to come from the Roman name Egnatius, from the Latin ignotus, meaning “unknowing”.[2], or from the Latin word for fire, ignis. This may represent the ultimate origin of the Basque Eneko, or the familiar Ignatius may simply have served as a convenient substitution, with the two names having independent origins. (wikipedia)

The Spanish version, Iñigo, may refer to:


  • Íñigo Méndez de Vigo (1956 – ), Spanish politician


  • Íñigo Cuesta (1969 – ), Spanish cyclist
  • Iñigo Idiakez (1973 – ), Spanish footballer, currently playing for Southampton F.C.
  • Iñigo Monreal (1974 – ), former Spanish athlete
  • Iñigo Landaluze (1977 – ), Spanish cyclist
  • Iñigo Díaz de Cerio (1984 – ), Spanish footballer, currently playing for Real Sociedad
  • Íñigo Vélez de Mendizábal (1982 – ), Spanish footballer, currently playing for Real Murcia


  • Íñigo López de Mendoza, marqués de Santillana (1398 – 1458), Castilian poet

Religious figures

  • Iñigo López de Mendoza y Zúñiga (1476 – 1535), Castilian clergyman and diplomat, former Archbishop of Burgos
  • Íñigo López de Loyola, known as Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Society of Jesus

Spanish nobles

  • Íñigo Vélez de Guevara is the name of three members of a Spanish noble family from the 17th century
  • Íñigo Arista king of Pamplona, d. 852

Last name

  • Ernesto Galán Iñigo (1986 – ), Spanish footballer, currently playing for UE Lleida


Cyclone Inigo was a cyclone during the 2002-03 Australian region cyclone season.



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  1. Well-researched ah! Napakasipag ni daddy mo!

  2. ur daddy was truly d one who gave u ur name on the day and immediately after we knew that i got pregnant with u baby… gustung-gusto namin ni daddy ang name mo 🙂 and we never thought of other names except for a girl’s name when we were not still definite of ur gender…

    our dear mam orara commented once that “inigo” seems a very dignified and powerful name…

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  5. hello sir,
    its nice to here the meaning of my name,even though i know some, i got many informations from u, and i must also say inigo boy is so cute, and let he rise with all blessings of go

    (repost from Friendster December 6, 2009 at 9:40am)

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