From German Names

Female Female Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Iris. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born between 1960 and 1970

Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of the Greek name Ιρις (Iris)

Greek ἴρις (iris) = 'rainbow'

The name is often associated with the membrane in the eye and the genus of flowering plants which derive their names from the same Greek source

Detailed information about the origin and meaning of Iris can be found on our sister site


  • Iris Berben (* 1950), German actress