What does Isa mean?
Isa /isa/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used 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).
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)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Isa and corresponding names. Ike, Isaac (#31 the previous year), Isaak, Isaiah (#48), Isak, Isiah, Issac (#553), Izaiah (#459), Zack and Zak are the prominent varying forms of Isa (not in Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Forms like Isacco are uncommon. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4178%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2909%, down 30.4%), 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)