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).
Boy name variations
Famous people who gave their babies this name
Isaiah is the number fifty-three most popular boys name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, only recently falling below the top 50, which it had previously been in since 2000.
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: