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Quick Facts on Isaiah

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • African-American, Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 44
Simple meaning:
God is Salvation

Characteristics of Isaiah

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Isaiah

Isaiah was one of the most important of the Major Prophets in the Bible. The name comes from Hebrew (Yeshayahu) meaning “God is salvation.” Isaiah’s prophesies are important to the Christians since they are believed to foretell the Messiah. They are important to the Jews since Isaiah prophesized that the Children of Israel will be exiled from their homeland but God will not forget them and He will bring them back. Isaiah has long been established as a Jewish name, and also one taken up by the Puritans in the 17th century. Outside of the African-American community, the name was not used widely in the United States until very recently.

Popularity of the Name Isaiah

Isaiah is currently back-to-back with another newly revived and similar-sounding Biblical name: Isaac. In fact, the trends in popularity between the two names appear to be mimicking each other. Although we still consider Isaiah the more obscure; which makes it feel more original. While both names have been on the American charts for over a century, Isaac has definitely gotten more play. Until now, that is. Isaiah is giving old Isaac a run for his money. In 1996, the name Isaiah reached the Top 100 most popular names and hasn’t looked back. Still, its increased usage has not been so common that the name feels worn-out. Isaiah has the rolling three-syllables which gives it a gentler, more lyrical sound.
Popularity of the Boy Name Isaiah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Isaiah

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Isaiah

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Isaiah

    Isaiah We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Isaiah.

  • Popular Songs on Isaiah

    Popular Songs on Isaiah

    Isaiah - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Isaiah.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Isaiah

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Isaiah

    Isaiah's Exceptional Day (Trevor Meredith) - Isaiah's day off school promises nice weather, so he chooses to go fishing and ends up on an incredible adventure after discovering a hidden flying craft. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Sports Great Isaiah Thomas (Ron Knapp) - This book discusses the life and career of the basketball player who led the Detroit Pistons to a dominant position in the NBA in the late 1980s. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Vote for Isaiah! A Citizenship Story (Anastasia Suen) - Student council elections are always of interest to young readers. Enter Isaiah, an earnest kid who wants to run for third-grade student council. His friend Omar offers to lend his art skills to jazz up Isaiah’s campaign poster, but Omar goes too far when he suggests tearing down Isaiah’s opponent’s poster. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Isaiah

    Famous People Named Isaiah

    Famous People Named Isaiah - Isaiah Washington (actor); Isaiah Thomas (basketball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Isaiah

    Children of Famous People Named Isaiah

    Famous People who Named their Son Isaiah - Allen Iverson (basketball player); Deborah Cox (musician); Elisabeth Hasselbeck (TV personality); Mia Farrow (actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Isaiah - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Isaiah - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Isaiah.

Personality of the Boy Name Isaiah

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Isaiah

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