Iris: Rainbow

Iris is a Christian baby name meaning Rainbow

We never appreciated the name Iris enough until studying Greek! Did you know Iris is used in the New Testament and means “rainbow”? Since rainbows are also a sign of God’s promise to humanity, this name feels as though it added 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: Iris is 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.” Revelation 10:1

If you like the biblical name Iris, you will love Meris!

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Joel + Ashley have six kids, two dogs (all with biblical names), and a few degrees in theology and education. They ran out things to name so they combined their love of the Bible and babies to start this website.

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