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Isa (boy)

What does Isa mean?

Isa Pronunciation of Isa [isa] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Isa) is of Hebrew derivation, and Isa means "laughter; God is salvation". Isa is an alternate spelling of Isaac (Hebrew). Isa is also a form of Isaiah (Hebrew).


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

16 more relations via Isaac, Isaiah: Ike, Ikey, Ikie, Isaak, Isac, Isacco, Isak, Isia, Issac, Itzak, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Izik, Izsak and Zak.

Creative forms:
(male) Iaisa, Isain, ..

(female) Isaiee, Isiee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Isa Kasey (I.K.), ..

How popular is Isa?

Isa is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#28856 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Isa entered the list in 2009 and reached its apex rank of #1477 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #1496 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isa outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Ike (#1676 from current records), Isaac (#31), Isaak (#1412), Isac, Isaiah (#49), Isak, Isiah (#1095), Issac (#562), Issiah, Izaac (#1366), Izaak (#1712), Izaiah (#535), Izak, Iziah and Zak are the prominent varying forms of Isa (#1496 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Izsak, are uncommon. These forms of Isa were favored by parents a decade ago (median #1249) and are almost as common today (#1370, down 9.7%), but with forms like Isiah becoming less trendy. Isaac, Isaiah and Izaiah are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isa, Ike, Isaac, Isaak, Isac in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isaiah, Isiah, Issac, Issiah, Izaac in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Izaak, Izaiah, Izak, Iziah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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

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