So now we get to the question of why would her parents name her that? Well, when she was born back in 1998, ISIS wasn’t a thing yet. And neither was Harambe.
Granted, the name is still a bit unusual even without the connections to terrorist groups and gorilla memes.
When she was born, Isis’ parents were both Rastafarians, which even Isis acknowledges isn’t super common. She explained to the Daily Dot, “My mom kinda picked my first name, and ‘Isis’ was a Bob Dylan song, along with the Egyptian goddess, and then Harambe means ‘Harmony’ in Swahili, and my Dad picked my middle name.”