What does Iris mean?

diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening

What's the origin of Iris?


How is Iris pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Iris?

Iris is the name of a flower. It typically means "the rainbow."

Is Iris a good cat name?

Iris has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. Iris is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Iris is found in these categories:

spring cat names

This moniker nods to a vibrant flower blooming in warmer months.

striped cat names

Rainbow goddess matches their colorful, vibrant fur patterns perfectly!

skinny cat names

Rainbow goddess is slender, just like a thin feline friend.

tortoiseshell cat names

Rainbow goddess matches their colorful, vibrant, and diverse fur patterns.

spiritual cat names

Named after a Greek goddess, it symbolizes divine messages and rainbows.

elegant cat names

Derived from Greek mythology, symbolizing a rainbow's grace and beauty.

mythical cat names

She's named after a Greek goddess who personified rainbows.

flower cat names

Named after a vibrant, colorful plant, perfect for a lively feline!


Based on likes, Iris ranks #158 with users of

Iris is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Iris is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Iris was, over the past 30 days, the 23rd ranked cat name for views on

As of June 2024, Iris is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Iris was viewed 24 times, and liked 10 times.

Cat names like Iris:

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