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Meaning and Name Origin

Isa \i-sa\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Isa) is of Hebrew derivation, and Isa means "laughter; God is salvation". Isa is a variation of Isaac (Hebrew); biblical: the only son of Abraham by his wife Sarah. Isa is also a form of Isaiah (Hebrew); biblical: one of the major prophets and writer of the Book of Isaiah.


Isa has 6 variants: Isaia, Isais, Isiah, Issiah, Izaiah and Iziah.

Isa has 19 more related variations via Isaac, Isaiah: Ike, Ikey, Ikie, Isaak, Isac, Isacco, Isak, Isia, Issac, Itzak, Itzhak, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Izik, Izsak, Yitzhak, Zack and Zak.


Isa is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#25494 out of 88799, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Isa and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Isa (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Ike, Isaac (#31 the previous year), Isaak, Isaiah (#48), Isak, Isiah, Issac (#553), Izaiah (#459), Zack and Zak. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 and have become much less widespread since, with the forms Ike, Isaak, Isiah and Zack becoming less trendy. Isaac (#31), Isaiah (#48), Issac (#553) and Izaiah (#459) are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list, with Isaac, Isaiah and Issac undergoing a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ike, Isaac, Isaak, Isaiah, Isiah, Issac, Izaiah, Zack in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isaac, Isaiah, Isak, Zak outside U.S.

Similar Names

Isa is pronounced similarly to Asa, Esau and Issy. Other suggested similar baby names are Ira and Isam. These names tend to be more commonly used than Isa.