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Issy (girl)

What does Issy mean?

Issy Pronunciation of Issy [is-sy] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Issy) has its root in Hebrew, and Issy means "God is my oath". Issy is an alternate form of Isabel (Hebrew): Spanish variation of Elizabeth.

Associated with: oath.


Issy has 4 variants: Isa, Issie, Izzie and Izzy.

2 more alternative forms via Isabel: Ib and Isbel.

Creative forms:
(female) Ilsy, Isi, ..

(male) Isir, Issya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Issy Maelyn (I.M.), ..

How popular is Issy?

Issy is an unusual first name for females. Issy is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Isa and Isabel (#149 from current records) are the prominent related forms of Issy (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Isbel, are uncommon. These relations of Issy were at the peak of their popularity a decade ago (adoption of 0.3%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.1%, 44% less). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isa, Isabel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isa, Isabel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Issy is pronounced similarly to Asa, Assa, Assi, Asya, Essie and Essy. Other recommended names are Bessy, Cassy, Casy, Cissy, Elsy, Ilsa, Ilse, Isha, Isis, Isla, Islay, Isme, Ivey, Ivy, Jessy, Josy, Kassy, Kasy, Kessy, Lesy, Lissy, Missy, Nessy, Posy, Rosy, Sessy, Sissy, Susy, Tessy and Ursy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Issy.

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