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.

Categories

biblical, books of the Bible, major prophets of the Old Testament
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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