Isaiah Name Meaning

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Fact: Isaiah is famous for his prophecies about the coming of the Messiah and the restoration of Israel.

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Isaiah Overview

Meaning

Salvation of the Lord, Yahweh is salvation

Gender

Boy

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name Yeshayahu (יְשַׁעְיָהוּ), translated to Yesha’yahu.

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/aɪˈzeɪ.ə/

Popularity

Isaiah is a popular name, often ranking in the top 100 in the United States since 1995.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

11 (Intuitive, Idealistic, Spiritual)

Name Styles

Traditional, Religious and Spiritual, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Spiritual, strong, compassionate, visionary, and wise

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Significant in Christianity and Judaism due to the prophet Isaiah, author of the Book of Isaiah in the Bible.

Name Day

July 6th
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Isaiah Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Yeshayahu, Isaias, Isaia, Esaias, Isaya, Isiah, Isaías, Jesaja, Izaias, Izaiah

Common Nicknames

Izzy, Zay, Zeke, Sai, Izy

Diminutives

Iz, Zai, Sai, Ish, Zaya

Famous People

  • Isaiah Berlin
    (British Philosopher)
  • Isaiah Thomas
    (American Basketball Player)
  • Isaiah Mustafa
    (American Actor)
  • Isaiah Washington
    (American Actor)
  • Isaiah Rashad
    (American Rapper)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Isaiah Bradley
    ("Captain America," Comics)
  • Isaiah Quintabe
    ("IQ," Novel)
  • "Isaiah"
    (2012, Song)

What Is the Meaning of Isaiah?

The name Isaiah means “Yahweh is salvation” or “salvation of the Lord.” The name has a connection to faith and the divine, emphasizing the belief in God’s power to save and deliver.

What Is the Origin of The Name Isaiah?

Isaiah is of Hebrew origin, derived from the Hebrew name Yeshayahu. It has ancient roots and is prominently featured in the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament.

Isaiah was a major prophet who authored the Book of Isaiah, known for his prophecies and messages from God to the people of Israel.

Isaiah Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Isaiah in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#562021#582022#562023
Top 3 Rankings#392006#412009#422008

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Isaiah

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202356
(+2 from 2022)
5121
(-288 from 2022)
0.27966
202258
(-2 from 2021)
5409
(-302 from 2021)
0.28879
202156
(-5 from 2020)
5711
(-372 from 2020)
0.30481
202051
(+2 from 2019)
6083
(-124 from 2019)
0.32887
201953
(-2 from 2018)
6207
(-498 from 2018)
0.32298
201851
(-5 from 2017)
6705
(-542 from 2017)
0.34495
201746
(+1 from 2016)
7247
(-313 from 2016)
0.36617
201647
(+2 from 2015)
7560
(-87 from 2015)
0.37322
201549
(-1 from 2014)
7647
(-5 from 2014)
0.37404
201448
(-4 from 2013)
7652
(-247 from 2013)
0.37341
201344
(-2 from 2012)
7899
(-280 from 2012)
0.39090
201242
(+1 from 2011)
8179
(-371 from 2011)
0.40307
201143
No change from 2010
8550
(-36 from 2010)
0.42089
201043
(-2 from 2009)
8586
(-669 from 2009)
0.41793
200941
(+1 from 2008)
9255
(-411 from 2008)
0.43637
200842
(+1 from 2007)
9666
(-456 from 2007)
0.44331
200743
(-4 from 2006)
10122
(-336 from 2006)
0.45696
200639
(+6 from 2005)
10458
(+931 from 2005)
0.47702
200545
No change from 2004
9527
(+263 from 2004)
0.44784
200445
(+4 from 2003)
9264
(+364 from 2003)
0.43835
200349
(-4 from 2002)
8900
(-65 from 2002)
0.42357
200245
(-2 from 2001)
8965
(+379 from 2001)
0.43379
200143
(+4 from 2000)
8586
(+557 from 2000)
0.41510
200047
(+4 from 1999)
8029
(+529 from 1999)
0.38447
199951
(+8 from 1998)
7500
(+1013 from 1998)
0.36783
199859
(+1 from 1997)
6487
(+484 from 1997)
0.31993
199760
(+11 from 1996)
6003
(+679 from 1996)
0.30048
199671
(+38 from 1995)
5324
(+1849 from 1995)
0.26570
1995109
(+60 from 1994)
3475
(+1605 from 1994)
0.17277
1994169
(+35 from 1993)
1870
(+373 from 1993)
0.09174
1993204
(+8 from 1992)
1497
(+48 from 1992)
0.07248
1992212
(-4 from 1991)
1449
(-43 from 1991)
0.06903
1991208
(-3 from 1990)
1492
(+4 from 1990)
0.07039
1990205
(+22 from 1989)
1488
(+298 from 1989)
0.06914
1989227
(+17 from 1988)
1190
(+212 from 1988)
0.05678
1988244
(+23 from 1987)
978
(+158 from 1987)
0.04884
1987267
(+56 from 1986)
820
(+201 from 1986)
0.04205
1986323
(-4 from 1985)
619
(-11 from 1985)
0.03221
1985319
No change from 1984
630
(+25 from 1984)
0.03274
1984319
(+17 from 1983)
605
(+52 from 1983)
0.03224
1983336
(+11 from 1982)
553
(+16 from 1982)
0.02967
1982347
(+49 from 1981)
537
(+116 from 1981)
0.02846
1981396
(+42 from 1980)
421
(+66 from 1980)
0.02261
1980438
(+44 from 1979)
355
(+60 from 1979)
0.01914
1979482
No change from 1978
295
(+12 from 1978)
0.01647
1978482
(+38 from 1977)
283
(+29 from 1977)
0.01656
1977520
(+58 from 1976)
254
(+56 from 1976)
0.01486
1976578
(+134 from 1975)
198
(+63 from 1975)
0.01213
1975712
(+60 from 1974)
135
(+26 from 1974)
0.00832
1974772
(+80 from 1973)
109
(+23 from 1973)
0.00669
1973852
(+35 from 1972)
86
(+4 from 1972)
0.00533
1972887
(-1 from 1971)
82
(-2 from 1971)
0.00490
1971886
(+257 from 1970)
84
(+32 from 1970)
0.00462
19701143
(-117 from 1969)
52
(-4 from 1969)
0.00273
19691026
(-128 from 1968)
56
(-8 from 1968)
0.00306
1968898
(+83 from 1967)
64
(+9 from 1967)
0.00360
1967981
(-121 from 1966)
55
(-16 from 1966)
0.00309
1966860
(+21 from 1965)
71
(+2 from 1965)
0.00391
1965881
(+64 from 1964)
69
(+4 from 1964)
0.00364
1964945
(+2 from 1963)
65
(+2 from 1963)
0.00321
1963947
(-162 from 1962)
63
(-31 from 1962)
0.00305
1962785
(-1 from 1961)
94
No change from 1961
0.00447
1961784
(-8 from 1960)
94
(-2 from 1960)
0.00436
1960776
(-13 from 1959)
96
(-4 from 1959)
0.00443
1959763
(+15 from 1958)
100
(+8 from 1958)
0.00462
1958778
(-78 from 1957)
92
(-26 from 1957)
0.00427
1957700
(+45 from 1956)
118
(+21 from 1956)
0.00539
1956745
(-76 from 1955)
97
(-23 from 1955)
0.00452
1955669
(-36 from 1954)
120
(-15 from 1954)
0.00574
1954633
(+44 from 1953)
135
(+23 from 1953)
0.00652
1953677
(-69 from 1952)
112
(-22 from 1952)
0.00559
1952608
(-7 from 1951)
134
No change from 1951
0.00679
1951601
(-23 from 1950)
134
(-4 from 1950)
0.00701
1950578
(-23 from 1949)
138
(-8 from 1949)
0.00759
1949555
(+8 from 1948)
146
(+6 from 1948)
0.00810
1948563
(+23 from 1947)
140
(+6 from 1947)
0.00785
1947586
(-13 from 1946)
134
(+9 from 1946)
0.00721
1946573
(-18 from 1945)
125
(+9 from 1945)
0.00757
1945555
(+84 from 1944)
116
(+23 from 1944)
0.00846
1944639
(-40 from 1943)
93
(-18 from 1943)
0.00669
1943599
(+30 from 1942)
111
(+10 from 1942)
0.00763
1942629
(-65 from 1941)
101
(-13 from 1941)
0.00717
1941564
(-9 from 1940)
114
(+1 from 1940)
0.00908
1940555
(+92 from 1939)
113
(+29 from 1939)
0.00953
1939647
(-88 from 1938)
84
(-24 from 1938)
0.00741
1938559
(-14 from 1937)
108
(-6 from 1937)
0.00950
1937545
(+17 from 1936)
114
(+9 from 1936)
0.01042
1936562
(+23 from 1935)
105
(+8 from 1935)
0.00987
1935585
(+26 from 1934)
97
(+3 from 1934)
0.00907
1934611
(-54 from 1933)
94
(-11 from 1933)
0.00885
1933557
(+8 from 1932)
105
(-4 from 1932)
0.01029
1932565
(+11 from 1931)
109
(+5 from 1931)
0.01014
1931576
(-23 from 1930)
104
(-15 from 1930)
0.00972
1930553
(-47 from 1929)
119
(-16 from 1929)
0.01054
1929506
(+52 from 1928)
135
(+15 from 1928)
0.01219
1928558
(+11 from 1927)
120
(+3 from 1927)
0.01052
1927569
(-26 from 1926)
117
(-8 from 1926)
0.01007
1926543
(+3 from 1925)
125
(-2 from 1925)
0.01091
1925546
(-8 from 1924)
127
(-11 from 1924)
0.01103
1924538
(+22 from 1923)
138
(+15 from 1923)
0.01180
1923560
(-51 from 1922)
123
(-25 from 1922)
0.01086
1922509
(+102 from 1921)
148
(+41 from 1921)
0.01315
1921611
(-52 from 1920)
107
(-15 from 1920)
0.00940
1920559
(-56 from 1919)
122
(-17 from 1919)
0.01108
1919503
(+16 from 1918)
139
(+6 from 1918)
0.01369
1918519
(+47 from 1917)
133
(+25 from 1917)
0.01268
1917566
(-21 from 1916)
108
(-2 from 1916)
0.01126
1916545
(+50 from 1915)
110
(+18 from 1915)
0.01191
1915595
(+14 from 1914)
92
(+24 from 1914)
0.01044
1914609
(-70 from 1913)
68
(+4 from 1913)
0.00995
1913539
(-29 from 1912)
64
(+5 from 1912)
0.01193
1912510
(+4 from 1911)
59
(+26 from 1911)
0.01307
1911514
(-74 from 1910)
33
(-6 from 1910)
0.01367
1910440
(-32 from 1909)
39
(+3 from 1909)
0.01870
1909408
(+5 from 1908)
36
(+3 from 1908)
0.02035
1908413
(+35 from 1907)
33
(+6 from 1907)
0.01984
1907448
(+17 from 1906)
27
(+4 from 1906)
0.01703
1906465
(+12 from 1905)
23
(+1 from 1905)
0.01596
1905477
(-60 from 1904)
22
(-3 from 1904)
0.01536
1904417
(-6 from 1903)
25
(+2 from 1903)
0.01805
1903411
(-7 from 1902)
23
(-2 from 1902)
0.01779
1902404
(+62 from 1901)
25
(+8 from 1901)
0.01883
1901466
(-73 from 1900)
17
(-15 from 1900)
0.01471
1900393
(-62 from 1899)
32
(+3 from 1899)
0.01974
1899331
(+78 from 1898)
29
(+6 from 1898)
0.02517
1898409
(-25 from 1897)
23
(-1 from 1897)
0.01741
1897384
(+33 from 1896)
24
(+2 from 1896)
0.01968
1896417
(-27 from 1895)
22
(-2 from 1895)
0.01705
1895390
(-99 from 1894)
24
(-12 from 1894)
0.01895
1894291
(+128 from 1893)
36
(+17 from 1893)
0.02882
1893419
(-35 from 1892)
19
(-5 from 1892)
0.01570
1892384
(-20 from 1891)
24
(+2 from 1891)
0.01826
1891364
(-94 from 1890)
22
(-19 from 1890)
0.02013
1890270
(+255 from 1889)
41
(+28 from 1889)
0.03425
1889525
(-201 from 1888)
13
(-18 from 1888)
0.01092
1888324
(-48 from 1887)
31
(-3 from 1887)
0.02386
1887276
(+12 from 1886)
34
(-1 from 1886)
0.03110
1886288
(+24 from 1885)
35
(+6 from 1885)
0.02940
1885312
(+57 from 1884)
29
(+6 from 1884)
0.02501
1884369
(-71 from 1883)
23
(-7 from 1883)
0.01874
1883298
(-15 from 1882)
30
(-7 from 1882)
0.02667
1882283
(-7 from 1881)
37
(+5 from 1881)
0.03032
1881276
(-9 from 1880)
32
(-8 from 1880)
0.02955
1880267
First SSA data recorded
40
First SSA data recorded
0.03378

American States Popularity Rankings for Isaiah

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#422021#512022#552023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#392021#522022#572023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#822021#982022#892023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#642021#812022#712023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#572021#752022#492023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#762021#812022#562023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#772021#772022#852023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#552021#502022#542023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#622021#652022#672023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#432021#552022#322023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#472021#632022#412023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#482021#352022#532023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1032021#882022#1032023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#472021#592022#552023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#812021#632022#742023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#742021#582022#722023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#572021#652022#722023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#652021#592022#472023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#652021#792022#712023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#452021#612022#802023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#962021#732022#872023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#302021#462022#232023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#432021#692022#892023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1222021#922022#912023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#612021#402022#802023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#532021#992022#572023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#432021#392022#722023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#722021#752022#1162023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#822021#712022#692023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#252021#422022#272023

Mississippi (MS)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Iowa (IA)

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Hawaii (HI)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Utah (UT)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Idaho (ID)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Maine (ME)

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Alaska (AK)

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Delaware (DE)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Montana (MT)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#872015#1322018#972019

Vermont (VT)

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Popularity Rankings for Isaiah in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Guam flag Guam
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U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#732021#772022#1052023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#892021#1082022#942023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1892019#1642020#1722021

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#2452017#3002018#2092020

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#2652020#2622021#2142022

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#3262021#4142022#2322023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#5872020#3662021#3942022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#3902021#6572022#3962023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#4772021#3922022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#4602022#7072023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4932023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#7322015

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Isaiah a Name for Boys or Girls?

The name Isaiah is mainly used for boys due to its strong connections with the male prophet Isaiah.

The name is mainly adopted in many Christian communities and region influenced by biblical traditions.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Isaiah

Isaiah in Famous People Names, and Pop Culture

  • Isaiah Berlin (Philosopher, 1909-1997): British philosopher known for his writings on political theory and the history of ideas, particularly the concepts of liberty and pluralism.
  • Isaiah Thomas (Basketball Player, born 1989): American professional basketball player recognized for his achievements in the NBA, particularly with the Boston Celtics.
  • Isaiah Mustafa (Actor, born 1974): American actor and former NFL player, famous for his role in the Old Spice commercials.
  • Isaiah Washington (Actor, born 1963): American actor known for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on the TV series "Grey's Anatomy."
  • Isaiah Rashad (Rapper, born 1991): American rapper and songwriter known for his work with the music label Top Dawg Entertainment.
  • Isaiah Bradley ("Captain America," 2003, Comic Book Character): A character in the Marvel Comics series, depicted as an African American super-soldier and precursor to Captain America.
  • Isaiah Quintabe ("IQ," 2016, Novel): The protagonist of Joe Ide's mystery novel series, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes living in East Long Beach, California.
  • "Isaiah" (2012, Song): A song by the British rock band Fatherson, featured on their album "I Am an Island."

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