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".
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 from recent data), Isaac (#31), Jay (#372), Issac (#553), Zak, Isaak and Isak. Usage of these relations of Esau was widespread among parents in 2001 (average #509) and is almost as widespread today (#565, down 11.5%), but with the forms Isaak and Jay becoming less in vogue. Isaac, Jacob and Issac are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this compilation, with Isaac, Issac and Jacob 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 Acee, Acey, Acie, Asa▲, Asaya, Eusaio, Ezio, Isaia, Isaiah▲, Isais, Isiah▼, Issiah, Issy, Iziah, Izzy, Osei, Ossie, Ozzy and Uziah. Another suggested similar baby name is Eike. These names tend to be more commonly used than Esau.