Aramaic word name
"expected savior or deliverer"

Messiah Origin and Meaning

The name Messiah is a boy's name of Aramaic origin meaning "expected savior or deliverer".

A handful of years ago, a judge in Tennessee ruled that parents could not name their son Messiah, "because there's only one." That decision has since been overturned.

Messiah is such a popular name now that it was given to over 2000 baby boys in the US in the last year counted, along with a handful of baby girls. It's one of a large and ever-growing group of names with religious and/or exalted meanings, which range from Reign and King to Creed and Jericho. Ancient god and goddess names are also related to this overall trend, and include Athena, Juno, Thor, and Zeus.

# 187 in the US

Messiah Rank in US Top 1000

Messiah Popularity

Famous People Named Messiah

  • Messiah Ya'Majesty Harris (b. 2000)son of rapper T.I. Messiah Altidor (B.E.A.M Squad)

Messiah in Pop Culture

  • Messiahcharacter in anime Space Runaway Ideon
  • Messiahterm referring to Jesus Christ
  • "Anointed" in Hebrew
  • Messiah University in MechanicsburgPA