Origin : Hebrew

Salvation of the Lord

The name Isaiah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "Salvation of the Lord". Isaiah, like brethren Isaac and Elijah, is a once neglected biblical name now firmly back in favor, already surpassing such long-popular Old Testament stalwarts as Aaron and Adam. The biblical Isaiah, son of Amos, was the most important of the major prophets, with an Old Testament book named for him. He prophesized that the Children of Israel would be exiled from their homeland but that God would bring the back. Isaiah has been a star player on the contemporary athletic field, with several prominent basketball and football player namesakes, in addition to a memorable character on Little House on the Prairie, and Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington. Beyond that, two sports figures have named their sons Isaiah: Allen Iverson and Tim (and wife Elisabeth) Hasselbeck. Basketball superstar Isiah Thomas helped popularize that streamlined spelling of the name.

Popularity of name Isaiah over time

There are 215012 people in the U.S. with the first name Isaiah, this name was mostly popular in 2006 with popularity 10451 .

Isaiah is used for both genders.

99.71 percent of people with the first name Isaiah are man

0.29 percent of people with the first name Isaiah are woman

Lists containing Isaiah

Most Famous People Named Isaiah

American NFL football player
English soccer player
American NFL football player
American architecture
American actor
American musician
character on TV's "Little House on the Prairie"
American basketball player
American NFL football player
English philosopher
American NBA basketball player
character on TV's "Girl Meets World"
Czech rabbi and mystic
twenty-third book in the Bible
boy in 1995 movie "Losing Isaiah"
American publisher/author

Name of the Day


Scottish version of John, the Lord is gracious

Names Created Using the Letters in Isaiah