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Meaning and name origin

Isa \i-sa\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Isa), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Isa is "laughter; God is salvation". Isa is a variant of Isaac (Hebrew); biblical: the only son of Abraham by his wife Sarah. Also a variant of Isaiah (Hebrew); biblical: one of the major prophets and writer of the Book of Isaiah.


Isa has 6 variant forms: Isaia, Isais, Isiah, Issiah, Izaiah, Iziah.


Isa is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25494 out of 88799, Top 29%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Isa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Isaac (#31), Isaiah (#48), Izaiah (#459) and Isiah. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Isaac, Isaiah, Izaiah, Isiah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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