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Also short of Isadora.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/5/2017
All I can think of is that song from Dora, "Isa, turn the wheel! Turn the wheel, Isa!"
― Anonymous User  4/12/2016
In the kids' cartoon "Dora the Explorer", Dora has a friend named Isa who is an iguana. She wears a flowered hat and likes gardening. I heard the name first on the cartoon.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2015
You know, I'm gender fluid, so it's always nice to have a name that isn't gender- specified. "Isa" works works perfect for me, and I love the name. The only problem is that most people won't know how to say it! By the way, a common pronunciation on the word is "eye-suh."
SAlESperson  10/7/2015
I am called Isa as a feminine form of the Germanic male name Ise / Iso, meaning "ice" or "iron" (I am Dutch, and the name also belonged to my greatgrandmother and her grandmother). It is NOT a shortened version of an other name. It is pronounced as Ee-sah.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2015
Isa is my nickname and I love it. It's pronounced EE-zah in portuguese.
― Anonymous User  12/15/2012
In brazilian portuguese, I meant (in the comment above), it's identical to the italian pronunciation. My name is Isabela and I really love being called Isa.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2013
Can be spelled Iza.
lakin5  11/3/2011
I knew a friend named Isa, she was very Swedish. I'm pretty sure her name was just Isa, not short for Isabella especially because it was pronounced EE-sah, not IS-ah or IZZ-ah. I never even realized Isa was short for a common name like Isabella!

I think this nickname will become more common since Isabella is very popular now and since Twilight's use of Bella makes that nickname very unappealing.
jeannie.  12/22/2010
I read that Isa is also a Teutonic name meaning "Iron" and a Chamoru name meaning "Rainbow".
renee06  10/21/2009
It's the most common nickname for 'Isabel' in Spanish as well. [noted -ed] It is pronounced IE-sah; however, it actually differs from the way English speakers pronounce it, since the 'a' at the end is more open, making it sound more feminine.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2009
This name isn't just short for Isabella. It has another, separate origin. "Isa" is the name for a Germanic rune, equivalent to the English short "i", as in "sit". It looks the same as our "I" and it means "ice". I love that meaning. Ice can be beautiful, but it is also dangerous. The old Norse equivalent is "is", and the rune is sometimes called that. Many of the words for "ice" in the Germanic languages are descended from "Isa"; Eis (German), ice (English), is (Norwegian), Ijs (Dutch), to name a few. Correct if I'm wrong, but I think it is pronounced EI-sah, which is much nicer than IZ-ah in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2009
This font makes me look like I wrote that Isa is pronounced el-sa. What I meant was, it's pronounced ei-sah, with a German "ei" sound, and the stress is on the first syllable. Again, correct me if I'm wrong.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2009
Isa is also used as a French nickname for Isabelle/Isabel.
scholasticastewart  1/22/2009
I think the a at the end makes this very feminine so I would use it for a girl. It's very short and it doesn't mean anything on it's own and yet I really like it. I might use it as a middle name for a future daughter.
A friend of mine wants to name her daughter Isabella and nickname her Izzie but I've already told her that if she does, I would call her Isa.
renee06  6/12/2008
I like this as a nickname for Isabel, Isabella, and Isabelle pronounced ''I-sa'', not ''IE-sa''. In fact, that would be the best nickname for girls by these names. I can't stand Izzie, and I don't like Bella and Belle either, but Isa is really cute, provided it's pronounced ''I-sa''. The ''IE-sa'' pronunciation is dreadful, but hey, if you have the dreadful name of Isaiah, it's always better than the full name.
slight night shiver  6/6/2008
The name Iza rocks. I would give it to my daughter. We write it with z.
katarina ana  2/28/2007
I have a cousin who uses this as a nickname for Isabella and she pronounces it EE-sa.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2006
My cousin is called Isa ("EE-sa"), short for Isolde.
SeaHorse15  4/9/2006
Isa is pronounced as Ee-sah in Sweden.
Ylva  8/22/2005

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