Pronounced Pron. ie-ZAN-ə(American English, Literature) i-ZAN-ə(American English, Literature) i-SAN-ə(American English, Literature) [key]
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Contributor Contrib.bonniebrownhair on 9/22/2008
Of uncertain origin and meaning, although theories include a combination of ISABELLA and SUSANNAH. This name was first recorded in the Boston area in the early 1700s and famously borne by one of Paul Revere's daughters who died in infancy. It was later used by Esther Forbes in her 1943 historical fiction novel Johnny Tremain.