What does ignatius mean?

Definitions for ignatius
ɪgˈneɪ ʃəsig·natius

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ignatius, Saint Ignatius, St. Ignatiusnoun

    bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)


  1. Ignatiusnoun

    ; of mostly Roman Catholic usage in English.

  2. Etymology: A saints' name from the gens name Ignatius, Egnatius, of uncertain meaning, by folk etymology associated with Latin ignis.


  1. Ignatius

    Ignatius is a male given name and a surname.


  1. ignatius

    Ignatius is a masculine given name of Latin origin, derived from the Roman family name Egnatius. It became prominent due to Saint Ignatius of Antioch and Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order in the Catholic Church. The name is often associated with qualities such as leadership, courage, and devotion to faith.

Editors Contribution

  1. ignatius

    Is the nickname Nick in English ?

    Submitted by Ngrasso on March 22, 2022  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ignatius is ranked #58042 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ignatius surname appeared 350 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ignatius.

    54.2% or 190 total occurrences were White.
    34.8% or 122 total occurrences were Asian.
    4.5% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.5% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 8 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignatius in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignatius in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    A tenebrous
    B askant
    C ostensive
    D numinous

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