"Salvation of the Lord"

Isaiah Origin and Meaning

The name Isaiah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Salvation of the Lord".

Isaiah derives from the Hebrew Yesha’yahu, containing the elements yasha’, meaning "to save," and yah, in reference to the Hebrew god. The biblical Isaiah, son of Amos, was the most important of the major prophets, with an Old Testament book named for him. He prophesized that the Children of Israel would be exiled from their homeland, but that God would bring the back.

Isaiah, like brethren Isaac and Elijah, is a once neglected biblical name now firmly back in favor, already surpassing such long-popular Old Testament stalwarts as Aaron and Adam.

Isaiah has been a star player on the contemporary athletic field, with several prominent basketball and football player namesakes, in addition to a memorable character on Little House on the Prairie, and Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington.

Beyond that, two sports figures have named their sons Isaiah: Allen Iverson and Tim (and wife Elisabeth) Hasselbeck. Basketball superstar Isiah Thomas helped popularize that streamlined spelling of the name.

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Famous People Named Isaiah

  • Isaiah Washington IVAmerican actor
  • Isaiah BerlinLatvian,British philosopher
  • Isaiah RiderAmerican basketball player
  • Isaiah RogersAmerican architect
  • Isaiah ThomasAmerican publisher/author
  • Isaiah ThomasAmerican basketball player
  • Isaiah HorowitzCzech rabbi and mystic
  • Isaiah Rashad (McClain)American rapper
  • Isaiah Randolph "Ikey" OwensAmerican musician
  • Isaiah Marcus RankinEnglish soccer player
  • Isaiah WilliamsAmerican NFL football player
  • Isaiah TrufantAmerican NFL football player
  • Isaiah StanbackAmerican NFL football player
  • Isaiah CanaanAmerican NBA basketball player
  • Isaiah Hassan CrowellAmerican NFL player
  • Isaiah Alexander MartinezAmerican wrestler
  • Isaiah Amir MustafaAmerican actor and former NFL football player
  • Isaiah Firebrace (b. 1999)Australian singer and Australian contestant on Eurovision 2017
  • Isaiah Bright (b. 2000)son of singer Michelle Gayle and footballer Mark Bright
  • Isaiah Herre (b. 2002)son of singers Joy Denalane and Max Herre
  • Isaiah Loyola (b. 2002)son of model/actress Pia Miller
  • Isaiah Stephens (b. 2003)son of singer Deborah Cox and Lascelles Stephens
  • Isaiah Rahsaan Iverson (b. 2003)son of basketball player Allen Iverson
  • Isaiah Courage Bates (b. 2004)14th child (7th son) of the reality TV's Bringing Up Bates family
  • Isaiah William Clarence Robertson Preyan (b. 2004)son of rapper Mack Maine
  • Isaiah Bennington (adopted 2006)son of lead singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
  • Isaiah Crews (b. 2007)son of NFL player and actor Terry Crews
  • Isaiah Cicero McCracken (b. 2009)son of baseball player Quinton McCracken and reality TV personality Maggie McCracken ("Baseball Wives")
  • Isaiah Timothy Hasselbeck (b. 2009)son of TV personality Elisabeth and Tim Hasselbeck
  • Isaiah Malhotra (b. 2012)son of ice hockey player Manny Malhotra
  • Isaiah Hawk Wilson (b. 2015)son of reality TV personality Holly Montag & Rich Wilson
  • Isaiah Michael Fisher (b. 2015)son of singer Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
  • Isaiah Sion Robert Nesta Marley (b. 2016)son of Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley; grandson of Bob Marley
  • Isaiah Hendrix (b.2018)son of reality TV personalities Sean and Catherine Lowe
  • Isaiah Jones Koenig (b. 2018)son of actress Rashida Jones and Ezra Koenig

Isaiah in Pop Culture

  • Isaiahtwenty,third book in the Bible
  • Isaiah Edwardscharacter on TV's "Little House on the Prairie"
  • Isaiah Lewinboy in 1995 movie "Losing Isaiah"
  • Isaiah "Zay" Babineauxcharacter on TV's "Girl Meets World"
  • Nickname: Zay
  • Isaiah Mortoncharacter in Season Five of the “Outlander” TV show

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