Gender: Female Meaning of Isa: "strong-willed" Origin of Isa: German

Isa Origin and Meaning

The name Isa is a girl's name of German, Persian origin meaning "strong-willed".

Isa is a name unto itself but might also be a short form of Isabel or Isadora. With the new popularity of Isabel and Isabella and even Bella, Isa may become more familiar.

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SouthernPeach Says:


My best friend's name is Isabel and her mother was a missionary who grew up in a Spanish speaking country, so we call her Isa (pronounced Ee-sah, like the Spanish pronunciation of Isabel).

Eliane Says:


Well the German pronunciation is ee-sa so you‘re right there!

beachbear Says:


In the Ruth Ware book it was meant to rhyme with "nicer" it would be eye-sa. I kept saying ee-sa in my head, though, and having to correct it.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I like it as a nickname for Isabella, as there are so many girls and women called this name right now, and most go by Belle, Bella or Izzy.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I think nicknames are flexible enough, so I would say that this could be short for Louisa. Isobel, Isabel, Isabella, etc would be the most obvious names to get Isa from, but there are others, including Isadora and Isolde.

paulapuddephatt Says:


My great aunt was called this, but I think it was short for Isobel or Isabel.

Berus Says:


I am called Isa as a feminine form of the Germanic male name Ise or Iso, meaning "ice" or "iron" (I am Dutch, and the name was also used by my greatgrandmother and her grandmother). It is not a shortened version of an other name. It is pronounced as Ee-sah.

scblovesnames Says:


ee-sa or Eye-sah?

JessicaRK467 Says:


How is Isa pronounced?

Bobcat108 Says:


Isa is used as a nn for Iseult in one of Catherine Gaskins' novels...The Ambassador's Women, IIRC.

raevynstar Says:


The best nickname for Louisa.

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


This is what my cousin goes by. Her name is Isabella. :)

Guest Says:


I like this way more than Izzy or Is. I got it from the beautiful Brazilian supermodel Izabel Goulart who goes by Iza (ee-za).

sophiesilly Says:


Can this be short for "Louisa?" I'm creating a character named Louisa Elliot, and I want her nickname to be Isa. I'm wondering if they work well together, or if it can only work with names similar to "Isabela"