Ignacio is a male Spanish name originating either from the Roman family name Egnatius, meaning unknown, of Etruscan origin, or from the Latin name "Ignatius" from the word "Ignis" meaning "fire". This was the name of several saints, including the third bishop of Antioch (who was thrown to wild beasts by emperor Trajan) and Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Variants include the archaic Iñacio, and the diminutives Nacho, Iñaki, Íñigo, Iggy, and Iggie.

Ignacio can refer to:


  • Arnell Ignacio, 21st-century Filipino game show host, comedian, actor and singer-songwriter
  • Chief Ignacio, a 19th-20th-century leader of the Ute tribe
  • Dion Ignacio (Dion Joseph Ignacio), 21st-century Filipino actor
  • Ignacio Aldecoa, 20th-century Spanish author
  • Ignacio Allende (Ignacio José de Allende y Unzaga), 19th-century captain of the Spanish Army in Mexico
  • Ignacio Ambríz, 20th-21st-century Mexican football defender
  • Ignacio Anaya, 20th-century inventor of nachos
  • Ignacio Bernal, 20th-century Mexican anthropologist and archaeologist
  • Ignacio Berroa, 20th-21st-century Cuban jazz drummer
  • Ignacio Bolívar y Urrutia, 19th-20th-century Spanish naturalist and entomologist
  • Ignacio Bunye, 20th-21st-century Filipino politician
  • Ignacio Camacho, 21st-century Spanish footballer for Atlético Madrid
  • Juan Ignacio Carrasco, 20th-21st-century Spanish professional tennis player
  • Juan Ignacio Cerra, 20th-21st-century male hammer thrower from Argentina
  • Ignacio Cervantes Kawanagh, 19th-20th-century Cuban virtuoso pianist and composer
  • Ignacio Chávez (disambiguation)
  • Juan Ignacio Chela, 21st-century professional male tennis player from Argentina
  • Ignacio Comonfort, 19th-century Mexican politician and military officer
  • Ignacio Corleto, 21st-century Argentine Rugby Union footballer
  • Ignacio Elizondo, 18th-19th-century New Leonese royalist general of Spanish and Basque ancestry
  • Ignacio Ellacuría, 20th-century Jesuit priest
  • Ignacio Escamilla, 20th-century Mexican freestyle swimmer
  • Ignacio Figueredo, 20th-century Venezuelan folk musician
  • Ignacio Fragoso, 20th-century Mexican long-distance runner
  • Ignacio Gabari, 21st-century Spanish professional racecar driver
  • Ignacio Garrido, 20th-century Spanish professional golfer
  • Ignacio González (disambiguation)
  • Ignacio Javier Gómez Novo, or Nacho Novo, 20th-21st-century Spanish footballer
  • Ignacio Lafita Castillo, 21st-century Spanish footballer
  • Ignacio López (disambiguation)
  • Ignacio López de Loyola or Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556), founder of the Jesuits
  • Ignacio Manuel Altamirano Basilio, 19th-century Mexican writer, journalist, teacher and politician
  • Ignacio Martín-Baró, 20th-century Spanish scholar, social psychologist, philosopher and Jesuit priest
  • Ignacio Merino 19th-century Peruvian painter
  • Fr. Juan Ignacio Molina, a.k.a. Abate Molina, a.k.a. Giovanni Ignazio Molina, 18th-19th-century Chilean Jesuit priest, naturalist, historian, botanist, ornithologist and geographer
  • Hermenegildo Ignacio Peralta, 18th-19th-century Spanish settler in California
  • Ignacio Piñeiro Martínez, 19th-20th-century black Cuban musician and composer
  • Mariano Ignacio Prado Ochoa, twice President of Peru (1865–1868 and 1876–1879)
  • Ignacio Ramonet, 20th-century Spanish journalist and writer
  • Ignacio Ramos, 20th-21st-century former United States Border Patrol Agent
  • Ignacio Risso Thomasset, 20th-21st-century Uruguayan footballer
  • Ignacio Rodríguez (footballer), 20th-century Mexican football goalkeeper
  • Ignacio Rodríguez Marín, 20th-21st-century Spanish basketball player
  • Juan Ignacio Sánchez Brown, a.k.a. Pepe Sánchez, 20th-21st-century Argentine-Spanish professional basketball player
  • Ignacio Scocco, 21st-century Argentine football (soccer) player
  • Ignacio Serricchio, 21st-century Argentinian-American actor
  • Ignacio Suarez, a fictional character on the television show Ugly Betty
  • Ignacio Trelles, 20th-century Mexican football player and coach
  • Ignacio Vázquez, 20th-century Mexican football (soccer) player
  • Ignacio Vázquez Barba, 20th-21st-century Mexican professional footballer
  • Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín, 19th-century general in the Mexican army
  • Ignacio Zoco Esparza, 20th-century Spanish footballer
  • Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta, 19th-20th-century Spanish painter
  • Louie Ignacio, 20th-century Filipino television director
  • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 21st-century president of Brazil
  • Raily Ignacio, 21st-century Curaçao footballer


  • San Ignacio (disambiguation), a common toponym in Spain and Latin America
  • Ignacio, California
  • Ignacio, Colorado


  • Hurricane Ignacio, the name of six tropical cyclones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, starting in 1979
  • Ignacio (English title: Do You Hear the Dogs Barking?), a 1975 Mexican drama film directed by François Reichenbach, music by Vangelis
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