Gender: Male Meaning of Isaiah: "Salvation of the Lord" Origin of Isaiah: Hebrew Isaiah's Popularity in 2019: #53

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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Rank in US: #53

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Pop Culture References for the name Isaiah

Izaiah, Isiah, Isaia, Isia, Isai, Issiah, Essaiah, Izeyah, Iziah

Isaiah's International Variations

Issa, Isiah, Issa (Arabic) Isa, Isa (Persian) Isaïe, Isaïe (French) Esaias (Latin) Isaia (Italian) Isaias, Ysai, Ysais (Spanish) Esa (Finnish) Yeshaya (Hebrew) Ikaia (Hawaiian)


SydneyIsGroot Says:


Personally, I prefer the Japanese variant, Izaya. I don't know why, it just sounds great to me.

LV51sfan91 Says:


Strong. Handsome. Love!

mrsford Says:


I am naming my son, due any day, Isaiah. It is an amazing name with a melodic and regal sound, a significant meaning, an admirable namesake, possibly the greatest prophet of the old testament who foretold the coming of Christ. It is rare where I live (Australia) and can be pronounced eye-zay-ah or eye-sigh-ah. Great name!

Guest Says:


I was watching a show and the victim was having a baby and she met another friend, that friend was jealous she had a baby, so she murdered her. She had a baby boy, but he survived, this was his name, but I think it's beautiful.

Essa Says:


In the UK it's pronounce eye-sigh-uh. One name that really does have 2 different pronunciation depending on whether you're from the UK or US.

Essa Says:


In the UK it's pronounce eye-sigh-uh.

indiefendi2 Says:


Every 3rd kid I know is Isaiah.

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Leah3456 Says:


Another great Biblical name!

Isaiah Says:


I pronounce it eye-zay-ah. I have heard of a similar sounding UK variation though.

ldougie Says:


Not sure how one would pronounce.