What does Esau mean?
Esau /esau/ as a boys' name is pronounced EE-sah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Esau is "hairy".
(male) Esse, Euesau, ..
(female) Esauce, Esei, ..
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. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Esau for boys. Esau reached its apex rank of #1194 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Popular related forms of Esau are Jacob (#4 from recent data), Isaac (#31), Jay (#372), Issac (#553), Isaak (#1309), Isa (#1583), Zak, Isak, Isac and Izak. Adoption of these relations of Esau was widespread among parents 2 decades ago (average #1206) and is somewhat lower today (#1259, down 34.5%), with the form Jay going out of style. Isaac is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this compilation.
Esau is pronounced similarly to Asa, Asaya, Eusaio, Ezio, Isaia, Isais, Isiah▼, Issy and Osei. Other suggested similar names are Beau▲, Ean▲, Eban, Edan, Egan, Ehsan, Eian, Elam, Elan, Eliu, Eman, Eran, Esias, Esmay, Esme, Esra, Etan, Euan, Eva, Evan▲, Ewan, Ezar and Tau. These names tend to be more commonly used than Esau.