ISAIAH
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: ie-ZAY-ə (English), ie-ZIE-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation". Isaiah is a major prophet of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem and probably lived in the 8th century BC. As an English Christian name, Isaiah was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Isiah (English), Isaias (Biblical)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Esaias (Biblical Greek), Yesha'yahu (Biblical Hebrew), Esaias (Biblical Latin), Esa (Finnish), Ikaia (Hawaiian), Isaia (Italian), Isaija (Macedonian), Isay (Russian), Isaija (Serbian)
Popularity
United States  ranked #42 
England/Wales  ranked #283 
Canada (BC)  ranked #84 
New Zealand  ranked #92