Boy Baby Name

Izaiah

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Quick Facts on Izaiah

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 447
Pronunciation:
eye-ZAY-ə
Simple meaning:
God is salvation

Characteristics of Izaiah

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Izaiah

Izaiah is a modern Americanized respelling of Isaiah who was one of the most important of the Major Prophets in the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament. 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. Swapping the “s” out for a “z” is a late 20th century coinage.

Popularity of the Name Izaiah

In 1996, the name Isaiah reached the Top 100 most favorite boy’s names and hasn’t looked back since. Due to the sudden increased popularity of Isaiah, in 1998, the name Izaiah (with a “z”) popped onto the American male naming charts. It, too, has seen impressive growth in the past 15 years. However, Isaiah is at least twelve times more popular than Izaiah. Respellings are common in America; they represent parents attempt at giving a trendy name a little more originality. Izaiah with a “z” is sometimes more phonetically interesting to some, but it’s technically incorrect and will therefore cause your son to confirm and reconfirm the spelling of his name in perpetuity. Some people find that a nuisance while others don't mind. Elisabeth was changed to Elizabeth in medieval England, so who’s to say you can’t change Isaiah to Izaiah?
Popularity of the Boy Name Izaiah
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Personality of the Boy Name Izaiah

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

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