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Given Name ISAIAH
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: ie-ZAY-ə (American English), ie-ZIE-ə (British English)   [details]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation". Isaiah is one of the four major prophets of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem and probably lived in the 8th century BC, at a time when Assyria threatened the Kingdom of Judah. As an English Christian name, Isaiah was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
biblical, books of the Bible, major prophets of the Old Testament
Related Names
VARIANTS: Isiah (English), Isaias (Biblical)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Esaias (Biblical Greek), Yesha'yahu (Biblical Hebrew), Esaias (Biblical Latin), Esa (Finnish), Ikaia (Hawaiian), Isaia (Italian), Isaija (Macedonian), Isaías (Portuguese), Isay (Russian), Isaija (Serbian), Isaías (Spanish)
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