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If you’re looking for emojis that begin with the letter I and what they mean, then you’ve come to the right blog post.

We’ve gone through all the emojis and created the following list of 24 emojis that start with I and what they really mean. These are broken up into emoji categories, to make things easier to find…

Body part emojis that start with i

Index pointing up

Index pointing up emoji

The index finger pointing up emoji shows a single hand from the front. The fingers are closed with the thumb lying across them, and only the index finger is free and pointing upwards.  

The index finger pointing up emoji means that you are talking about something just above the message – whatever you are pointing to above. It could be another message you wrote, a message from someone else, a picture, or any info that is shown above like a profile status. If you are in a group message or chat, this emoji can be used like putting your hand up in school when you have a question to ask, want to say something or answer a question, or if you want to volunteer. Some people use the index finger pointing up as an exclamation mark, to show that they feel strongly about what they have just written.

Here’s an example of the index finger pointing up emoji in a message:

Someone in a group chat: Who’s keen for a road trip next week?

You respond that you’re up for it: ☝️

 


-> Here is the index finger pointing up emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

☝️

-> Unicode for index finger pointing up emoji: U+261D


 

Food emojis that start with i

Ice

Ice emoji

The ice emoji is a block of ice. All the platforms have a blue, white, or blue-and-white ice block. Google shows it’s ice with a little melted water at the bottom of the ice cube.

Use the ice emoji when you are talking about cold weather or something cold, especially cold drinks. If someone is being mean, uncaring, selfish, or not giving you any attention, send them the ice cube to tell them they’re as cold as ice (i.e. heartless). The ice emoji can also mean “I’m chilled” or “It’s cool” if you’re happy and relaxed about the topic of the conversation.

Here’s an example of an ice emoji in a message:

You to someone you like: Are you going on Saturday?

Their response: Why do you care?

You make it clear you don’t care: 🧊

 


-> Here is the ice emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

🧊

-> Unicode for ice emoji: U+1F9CA


 

Ice cream

Ice cream emoji

The ice cream emoji shows a dessert bowl with ice cream scoops inside. Some platforms cover the ice cream with syrup, sprinkles, wafer rolls, or a cherry. There may be one or three scoops of ice cream and the ice cream comes in different colors and flavors, such as strawberry pink, light caramel brown, dark chocolate brown, and vanilla white.

Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is!

The ice cream emoji is often confused with the shaved ice and soft ice cream emojis. The ice cream emoji is always served in a dessert bowl, whether that bowl is white, blue, or silver.

Use the ice cream emoji when you’re talking about dessert or your craving for a bowl of ice cream on a hot day. 

Here’s an example of an ice cream emoji in a message:

You to your bestie: Wanna get something sweet?

She responds: Oh yeah 🍨🍨

 


-> Here is the ice cream emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

🍨

-> Unicode for ice cream emoji: U+1F368


 

Work and business emojis that start with i

ID button

ID button emoji

The ID button emoji has the letters “ID” in a box. The box is different colors on different platforms – most ID button blocks are shades of purple, but you might also see an orange, red, or blue box. The letters ID stand for identification.

Use the ID button emoji when you are providing identification for yourself, when you are asking someone for their identification details, or when you’re reminding your friends to bring some form of ID with. If you want to be specific, use the ID button and tell the person what ID to bring with them, such as their photo driver license, photo ID card, passport, or health insurance card.

Here’s an example of an ID button emoji in a message:

Your teacher: Don’t forget to bring 🆔 with you tomorrow for student applications.

You respond: Can I bring my birth certificate?

 


-> Here is the ID button emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

🆔

-> Unicode for ID button emoji: U+1F194


 

Inbox tray

Inbox tray emoji

The inbox tray emoji has a paper tray with an arrow pointing down towards it. This emoji is different colors on different platforms. The tray can be blue, white, orange, brown, or gray. The arrow is mostly red, but can also be blue or green. Sometimes the tray has paper in it.

The inbox tray emoji represents a digital file coming to your email inbox or downloading a file. Use the inbox tray emoji let someone know that you’ve sent them an email or that you are busy downloading their email or message.


-> Here is the inbox tray emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

📥

-> Unicode for inbox tray emoji: U+1F4E5


 

Incoming envelope

Incoming envelope emoji

The incoming envelope emoji has an envelope with three or four motion lines on it. Apples version of this is slightly different, with an envelope falling into a paper tray. The emoji’s color depends on the platform, but the envelope is either white, yellow, or orange, and the motion lines are blue or red. These motion lines are placed at the top or to the left of the envelope, to show that the envelope is moving. 

An envelope symbolizes messages and mail. Use the incoming envelope emoji when you give someone your email address to send you an email or let them know you’ve sent them something – either a letter in the post or a message. Here you are telling them that they’ve got mail.

Here’s an example of an incoming envelope emoji in a message:

Your message to a new client: Where should I send the invoice? 

Your client responds: 📨 1234@omail.com


-> Here is the incoming envelope emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

📨

-> Unicode for incoming envelope emoji: U+1F4E8


 

Information

Information emoji

The information emoji is made of blue square or circle with the letter i in the middle. Gmail is the only platform to simply have the letter i in blue, without a box or circle around the letter. The letter i stands for information.

This emoji is used to show that more information or help is available. The letter “i” is also an international symbol for a tourist information center, so if you see this sign hanging outside a building it means you can go in and ask about local restaurants, tours, accommodation, and more. 


-> Here is the information emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

ℹ️

-> Unicode for information emoji: U+2139


 

Sport emojis that start with i

Ice hockey

Ice hockey emoji

The ice hockey emoji is made up of an ice hockey stick and puck. The stick is different colors on different platforms, but it is always a mix of two or three colors. These may be red, brown, white, gray, orange, or green. The puck is always gray or silver, and it sits to the bottom right of the hockey stick.

The ice hockey stick emoji should not be confused with the field hockey stick – the field hockey stick has a short sharp curve at the bottom of the stick and a round ball. The ice hockey stick has a long, flat part that sits on the ice, and a silver or gray puck next to it.

Use the ice hockey emoji when you’re talking about ice hockey – planning practice or a game, talking about the results of a game or an ice hockey player, or making plans to go and watch a game.

Here’s an example of an ice hockey emoji in a message:

Friend messages you: What are you up to on Saturday morning?

You respond: 🏒 match

 


-> Here is the ice hockey emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

🏒

-> Unicode for ice hockey emoji: U+1F3D2


 

Ice skate

Ice skate emoji

The ice skate emoji shows a single ice skate, either pointing to the left or to the right. The ice skate is white on all platforms, but the skate’s laces and blade are either gray, blue, orange, or red. In figure skating, women wear white skates. This emoji represents ice skating and figure skating as sports. 

Use the ice skate emoji whenever you’re talking about going ice skating, watching ice skating or figure skating, or referring to ice skating gear, such as a new pair of boots you just bought. 

Did you know? Thousands of years ago, people made ice skates by tying animal bones to their shoes. They could then skate across frozen lakes, using wooden poles to push themselves forward


-> Here is the ice skating emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

⛸️

-> Unicode for ice skate emoji: U+26F8


 

Input emojis that start with i

Input Latin letters

Input Latin letters emoji

The input Latin letters emoji is a square with the letters abc in a row inside. The square may have curved or pointed corners. The square is most often blue, but it does come in black and yellow variations. 

This emoji shows that you can use letters (a, b, c, etc.) with a keyboard or other input device, like a touchscreen. .

The Latin alphabet is the one you will know if you are reading this blog post in English. There are 23 letters in the Latin alphabet, and this alphabet was adapted to the modern English alphabet with 26 letters.


-> Here is the input Latin letters emoji , if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

🔤

-> Unicode for input Latin letters emoji: U+1F524


 

Input Latin lowercase

Input Latin lowercase emoji

The input Latin lowercase emoji consists of a blue, black, or yellow square with the letters abc or abcd inside. The corners of the square are either rounded or pointed. These letters are always lowercase (small letters -> abcd not ABCD), and often the letters are shown two on top of each other.

The input Latin lowercase emoji is much like the input Latin letters emoji – it tells us that we can type in letters of the alphabet sing a keyboard or other device. But this button makes it very clear that we can only input small/lowercase letters, and not capital letters. If you want to use capital letters, you’ll have to look for the next emoji (input Latin uppercase).


-> Here is the input Latin lowercase emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

🔡

-> Unicode for input Latin lowercase emoji: U+1F521


 

Input Latin uppercase

Input Latin uppercase emoji

The input Latin uppercase emoji shows a blue, black, or yellow square with the letters ABC or ABCD in the center. The square’s corners can be rounded or sharp points. The letters in the block are always uppercase capital letters (ABCD not abcd), and the letters can be in a straight line or two lines, with one above the other one.

The input Latin uppercase emoji is much like the input Latin letters emoji and the input Latin lowercase emoji – it lets us know that we can type in alphabetic letters with a keyboard, touchscreen, or other device. But this button shows us that we can only use uppercase / capital letters, not small or lowercase letters. If you want to use lowercase letters, you’ll have to look for the emoji above (input Latin lowercase).

 


-> Here is the input Latin uppercase emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

🔠

-> Unicode for input Latin uppercase emoji: U+1F520


 

Input numbers

Input numbers emoji

The input numbers emoji is designed with the numbers 1234 or 123 inside a block. The block is shades of blue on different platforms, but sometimes it is black and yellow. The numbers are most often white, but sometimes multi-colored with red, blue, green, and purplish-pink. The block either has rounded or square corners. 

The input numbers emoji tells you that you can type in numbers using a keyboard, onscreen keyboard, or another input device. Clicking this button will give you access to the numbers 0 through 9, and not any letters of the alphabet.


-> Here is the input numbers emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

🔢

-> Unicode for input numbers emoji: U+1F522


 

Input symbols

Input symbols emoji

The input symbols emoji is a square with symbols inside. The square is usually a shade of blue, but it can be black or yellow on some platforms. The symbols in this emoji are a mixture of the Japanese postal mark (〒), the ampersand (&), the at symbol (@), a music note (𝅘𝅥𝅮 ),and a percentage sign (%).

If you see the input symbols emoji, you will know that it will give you the ability to type in symbols using a keyboard, touchscreen keyboard, or some other method. It will not give you access to letters of the alphabet or numbers.


-> Here is the input symbols emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

🔣

-> Unicode for input symbols emoji: U+1F523


 

Other emojis that start with i

Infinity

Infinity emoji

The infinity emoji shows the infinity symbol, which is the number 8 lying on its side. Some platforms put the symbol inside a block or a circle, while others just have the symbol on its own. The square blocks are always purple. The circles are either blue or gray. And the plain infinity symbols are light or dark gray.

This infinity emoji with the infinity symbol means forever and for always, with no end and no boundaries. Use this emoji when you are talking about a relationship, feeling or something else that will last forever, or something that is understood and felt by all humans across the world. 

Here’s an example of an infinity emoji in a message:

You to your best friend: I’ll be there for you whenever you need me ♾️

 


-> Here is the infinity emoji, if you want to highlight, copy and paste it:

♾️

-> Unicode for infinity emoji: U+267E


Flag emojis that start with I

Iceland flag

Iceland flag emoji

The Iceland flag emoji represents the flag of Iceland. Even though its called “ice-land”, only 11% of this active volcanic island is covered in ice. The combination of icy peaks and volcanic larva gave Iceland its nickname: the land of ice and fire. 

Showing the Iceland flag emoji needs a sequence of two regional indicator symbols: I and S. Platforms that support these indicators show the actual flag, while platforms that don’t support regional indicator symbols simply show the emoji as IS.


-> Unicode for Iceland flag emoji (use both):

U+1F1EE

U+1F1F8


India flag

India flag emoji

The India flag emoji represents the Indian flag. India has a long list of firsts behind it’s name: the first to mine diamonds, the first country to make and eat sugar, and the first people to make shampoo using herbs and water. Ever played the game Snakes and Ladders? Well, this game is another first because it was created in India to teach people about karma and living a good life.

Showing the India flag emoji needs a sequence of two regional indicator symbols: I and N. Platforms that support these indicators show the actual flag, while platforms that don’t support regional indicator symbols simply show the emoji as IN.


-> Unicode for India flag emoji (use both):

U+1F1EE

U+1F1F3


Indonesia flag

Indonesia flag emoji

The Indonesia flag emoji represents the Indonesian flag. Indonesia is made up of 17,504 islands and it is home to the world’s largest flower (which also smells like rotten meat). This orange-red flower grows up to 3 feet wide (1 m) and only lives a few days, before dying off.

Did you know? Indonesia and Monaco have the same flag, but Indonesia’s flag is slightly wider. 

Showing the Indonesia flag emoji needs a sequence of two regional indicator symbols: I and D. Platforms that support these indicators show the actual flag, while platforms that don’t support regional indicator symbols simply show the emoji as ID.


-> Unicode for Indonesia flag emoji (use both):

U+1F1EE

U+1F1E9


Iran flag

Iran flag emoji

The Iran flag emoji represents the Iranian flag. Iran was called Persia until the king changed it to Iran in 1935. Iran uses its own solar calendar based on the Earth’s movement around the sun, and weekends in Iran are on Thursdays and Fridays, not Saturdays and Sundays.

Showing the Iran flag emoji needs a sequence of two regional indicator symbols: I and R. Platforms that support these indicators show the actual flag, while platforms that don’t support regional indicator symbols simply show the emoji as IR.


-> Unicode for Iran flag emoji (use both):

U+1F1EE

U+1F1F7


Iraq flag

Iraq flag emoji

The Iraq flag emoji represents the flag of Iraq. The country was once called Mesopotamia, which means the “land between two rivers” because it falls between two major rivers: the Tigris and the Euphrates. It’s new name, Iraq, means “fertile” and “well watered”. 

Did you know? The green writing in the middle of the flag says Allahu Akbar, which means “god is greater.”

Showing the Iraqi flag emoji needs a sequence of two regional indicator symbols: I and Q. Platforms that support these indicators show the actual flag, while platforms that don’t support regional indicator symbols simply show the emoji as IQ.


-> Unicode for Iraq flag emoji (use both):

U+1F1EE

U+1F1F6


Ireland flag

Ireland flag emoji

The Ireland flag emoji represents the Irish flag. Called the Emerald Isle because it’s so green, it was the Irish that invented the submarine, designed the White House, and wrote Dracula

Showing the Irish flag emoji needs a sequence of two regional indicator symbols: I and E. Platforms that support these indicators show the actual flag, while platforms that don’t support regional indicator symbols simply show the emoji as IE.


-> Unicode for Irish flag emoji (use both):

U+1F1EE

U+1F1EA


Isle of Man flag

Isle of Man flag emoji

The Isle of Man flag emoji represents the flag of the Isle of Man. Famous for the Manx cat with no tail (a rumpy) or a very short tail (a stumpy), the Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency. Its citizens are British, but it runs itself and is separate from the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Showing the Isle of Man flag emoji needs a sequence of two regional indicator symbols: I and M. Platforms that support these indicators show the actual flag, while platforms that don’t support regional indicator symbols simply show the emoji as IM.


-> Unicode for Isle of Man flag emoji (use both):

U+1F1EE

U+1F1F2


Israel flag

The Israel flag emoji represents the Israeli flag. The two blue stripes on the flag represent Jewish prayer shawls, and the Star of David in the center symbolizes God’s glory, purity, and severity. Israel has brought us many things that we use everyday – like cherry tomatoes and cellphone technology. 

Showing the Israel flag emoji needs a sequence of two regional indicator symbols: I and L. Platforms that support these indicators show the actual flag, while platforms that don’t support regional indicator symbols simply show the emoji as IL.


-> Unicode for Israel flag emoji (use both):

U+1F1EE

U+1F1F1


Italy flag

Italy flag emoji

The Italy flag emoji represents the Italian flag. Italy is where all the active volcanos in Europe are (three, to be precise), but also the most UNESCO World Heritage sites of any country in the world (with 58 currently on the list and more on the tentative list). Italy is also home to the world’s smallest country: the Vatican City, where the pope lives.

Showing the Italy flag emoji needs a sequence of two regional indicator symbols: I and T. Platforms that support these indicators show the actual flag, while platforms that don’t support regional indicator symbols simply show the emoji as IT.


-> Unicode for Italy flag emoji (use both):

U+1F1EE

U+1F1F9


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