Ignacio Name Meaning & Origin

Ignacio

Pronunciation: eeg-NAH-syoh (key)

Origin of the name Ignacio:

From the Latin Ignatius, a derivative of Egnatius, an old Roman family name of uncertain etymology. Some believe it to be of Etruscan origin. Others derive it from the Latin ignis (fire).

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Nacho, Nachito, Iggy

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Ignacio López de Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Jesuits. Ignatius and the Jesuits became major figures in the Counter-Reformation, where the Catholic Church worked to reform itself from within and countered the theology of Protestantism.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, current president of Brazil.
Ignacio Anaya (died 1975), also known by the shortened form of his first name as Nacho Anaya, was the inventor of nachos.
Ignacio Lopez Tarso, Mexican stage and film actor, also famous for his voice. Has recorded poetry recitations.
Ignacio Zaragoza, general who defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

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'Ignacio Sanchez' is the father on US version of Ugly Betty

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