Meaning and Origin of: Isaiah

Meaning and Origin of Isaiah

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Salvation of the Lord

What does Isaiah mean and stand for?

The name Isaiah is of Hebrew origin and means "salvation of the Lord". It derives from the Hebrew word Yesha’yahu, containing the elements yasha' (“to save”) and yah (the Hebrew god).

Syllables: 3

Famous people who gave their babies this name

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Isaiah has been consistently popular, only recently falling below the top 50, which it had previously been in since 2000. Despite the decline, Isaiah still remains rather popular and is secure in the top 100.

However, it is the 17th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isaiah was at its peak popularity in February 2017.

Isaiah, the biblical name for the son of Amos, is so significant, there is a book in the Old Testament named after him. The name has recently been popular among athletes, most notably Isaiah Thomas. Sports stars Allen Iverson and Tim (and wife Elisabeth) Hasselbeck have chosen the name for their sons. The name has also been highlighted by Isaiah Washington, actor in Grey's Anatomy.

Where is it Popular?

Isaiah was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Isaiah

  • Aye
  • Iz
  • Izzy
  • Zah
  • Zay
  • Zaya

Pairs well with these middle names