What does Esau mean?
Esau /esau/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced EE-sah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Esau is "hairy".
Esau has 40 relations via Edom, Isaac, Jacob: Addam, Adem, Adham, Adim, Adom, Cob, Cobb, Cobi, Iago, Ike▼, Ikey, Ikie, Isa, Isaak▼, Isac, Isacco, Isak, Issac▲, Itzak, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Izik, Izsak, Jaap, Jack, Jaco, Jago, Jake▲, Jakub, Jay▼, Jeb, Jim▼, Kobus, Seamus, Shamus, Yakup, Yaqub, Zack▼ and Zak.Kreatif forms: Esaueo, Esaueu, Euesau. [more]
How popular is Esau?
Esau is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#22983 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular related forms of Esau (unlisted) are Jacob (#4 last year), Isaac (#31), Jack (#41), Jake (#190), Jay (#372), Issac (#553), Seamus (#900), Zack, Zak, Jim, Jakub, Isak, Ike and Isaak. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.528%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3506%, down 33.6%), with the forms Zack, Isaak, Ike, Jim and Jay falling out of style. Isaac (#31), Jacob (#4), Jake (#190) and Issac (#553) are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this compilation, with Isaac, Issac, Jacob and Jake going through a revival in usage. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Esau and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Esau is pronounced similarly to Asa▲. This name tends to be more commonly used than Esau.