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Isaiah is an immensely popular baby name for boys. This name appeared in Little House on the Prairie as Isaiah Edwards and on the hit television series Outlander as Isaiah Morton. Isaiah has both old-school longevity and modern cultural appeal. Keep reading to learn more about this cool baby name.

Meaning of the name Isaiah:

Hebrew: God is salvation

Origin of the name Isaiah:

Isaiah derives from the Hebrew words yasha' (meaning “to save”) and יyah (meaning “God”). Combined as Yesha'yahu, the name meant “God is salvation.”

Symbolism of the name Isaiah:

Isaiah is one of the four Old Testament prophets who predicted coming of the Messiah. Symbols in the Book of Isaiah include the crown, wings, and the lion and the lamb.

Baby name isaiah

Style of the name Isaiah:

Biblical

Gender of the name Isaiah:

Isaiah is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Isaiah:

ie-ZAY-ə

Number of syllables in the name Isaiah:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Isaiah:

The name Isaiah evokes feelings of success and style.

Alternative spellings for the name Isaiah:

  • Isaia
  • Isaias
  • Izaiah 
  • Isayah
  • Esaias

Nicknames for the name Isaiah:

Popularity of the name Isaiah:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Isaiah was the 51st most popular baby name for boys in 2020. Isaiah has ranked among the top 100 baby names for boys every year since 1996.

Related names for the name Isaiah:

Great middle names for Isaiah and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Isaiah:

  • Isaiah Bowman (geographer)
  • Isaiah Crowell (football player)
  • IsaiahFisher (son of singer Carrie Underwood and hockey player Mike Fisher)
  • Isaiah Timothy Hasselback (son of Elisabeth Filarski and Tim Hasselback)
  • IsaiahKoenig (son of actress Rashida Jones and musician Ezra Koenig
  • Isaiah Peck (dancer)
  • Isaiah Roby (basketball player)
  • Isaiah Rogers (architect)
  • Isaiah Washington (actor)

Isaiahs in popular culture:

  • Isaiah Bradley (Marvel Comics character)
  • Isaiah Crockett (DC Comics superhero)
  • Isaiah Richards Lewins (titular character in the movie Losing Isaiah