We never appreciated the name Iris enough… until studying the Greek to find it’s connection to the Bible! Did you know it means “rainbow” in Greek?? Since rainbows are also a sign of God’s promise in the Bible, this name feels as though it has a lot of biblical significance for Christians today!
Original Language + Form: Greek ἶρις
Range of Meanings: Rainbow
Concept: Describing a brightly color halo or a circle of light
References or Context: Used twice in Revelation.
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.
If you like the biblical name Iris, you will love Meris!