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Origin: Greek

Meaning: a variant form of Ianthe, a Greek feminine name meaning "violet flower" from Greek elements ion (violet) and anthos (flower).

In Greek mythology, Ianthe is a ocean nymph, one of the three thousand Oceanids, as well as being the name of a girl who married Iphis, a girl who was raised as a boy and was later turned into one for real by the goddess Isis. The story is found in Ovid's Metamorphosis.

  • Ianthe (Greek)