Isaiah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Isaiah

Isaiah

Pronunciation: iy-ZAY-ə (key)

Origin of the name Isaiah:

Derived from the Hebrew yĕsha 'yah (Yahweh is salvation). The name was borne by an 8th-century B.C. prophet considered to be the greatest of the three major prophets. His prophecies are recorded in the Old Testament book of Isaiah.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Isaias, Izaiah

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Comments and insights on the name Isaiah: | Edit

It's an okay name.. I just can never remember how to spell it correctly. I secretly hate this little kid I know, named Isaiah, for that reason

Personal experiences with the name Isaiah: | Edit

My oldest son is named Isaiah. We love it . .. it fits him well. I love the solid, familiar, yet still unique nature of the name. We never have to tell people how to pronounce it, yet he is the only one we know!

We went with a short middle name- Karl (after my grandfather)

Nicknames for Isaiah: | Edit

Zay, Shay, Zaiah, Zae

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Famous real-life people named Isaiah: | Edit

Sir Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-British philosopher
The Biblical Isaiah, an eighth-century Jewish prophet, traditionally considered the author of the Book of Isaiah in the Old Testament
Isiah Thomas, basketball player

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