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Meaning and Origin

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  1. (Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage
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From Ancient Greek Ἡσαῦ (Hēsaû), from Biblical Hebrew עֵשָׂו (ʿēśāw).

  1. The son of Isaac and Rebekah and the older twin brother of Jacob.
  2. A male given name

Esau was also found in the following language(s): Ewe

Notable Persons Named Esau

Esau was born on July 3rd, 1910. He left this life in 1972.

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Esau de' Buondelmonti was royalty. He holds the title Despot. His most notable accomplishments were from 1385 to 1411. He died on February 6th, 1411.

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Esau Khamati Oriedo was a businessman, politician, and religious scholar & activist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1904 to 1992. Esau was given the name Esau Khamati on January 29th, 1888 in Bunyore, Ebwali Village, North Kavirondo, colonial African territory governed by Imperial British East Africa Company. Esau is also known as Khamati and Esau Oriedo. He left this life on December 1st, 1992.

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Esau was born on October 6th, 1990. Esau is also known as Simpson and Esau Walter.

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Esau was born on May 11th, 1971.

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Esau Schafer is an MLA for Vuntut Gwitchin. Esau was born on January 16th, 1952 in Johnston Creek Township, Yukon.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Esau

Katherine Esau was a scientist in the field of botany. Katherine was born on April 3rd, 1898 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. She died on June 4th, 1997.

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Abraham Esau was a in the field of physics. Abraham was born on June 7th, 1884 in Malbork County. He breathed his last breath on May 12th, 1955.

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Len Esau is an athlete. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to 2001. Len was born on March 16th, 1968 in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

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Logona was born on March 2nd, 1987 in Nukufetau.

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How popular is the baby name Esau in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1890 6 0 6
1893 5 0 5
1894 6 0 6
1896 5 0 5
1897 6 0 6
1900 7 0 7
1902 7 0 7
1907 7 0 7
1908 6 0 6
1909 7 0 7
1911 6 0 6
1912 7 0 7
1913 13 0 13
1914 14 0 14
1915 13 0 13
1916 24 0 24
1917 19 0 19
1918 17 0 17
1919 14 0 14
1920 17 0 17
1921 16 0 16
1922 20 0 20
1923 18 0 18
1924 11 0 11
1925 22 0 22
1926 19 0 19
1927 7 0 7
1928 18 0 18
1929 8 0 8
1930 11 0 11
1931 5 0 5
1932 19 0 19
1933 12 0 12
1934 22 0 22
1935 18 0 18
1936 14 0 14
1937 14 0 14
1938 13 0 13
1939 22 0 22
1940 14 0 14
1941 18 0 18
1942 19 0 19
1943 11 0 11
1944 15 0 15
1945 14 0 14
1946 16 0 16
1947 18 0 18
1948 16 0 16
1949 19 0 19
1950 21 0 21
1951 19 0 19
1952 10 0 10
1953 15 0 15
1954 14 0 14
1955 13 0 13
1956 15 0 15
1957 22 0 22
1958 13 0 13
1959 13 0 13
1960 10 0 10
1961 11 0 11
1962 11 0 11
1963 12 0 12
1964 13 0 13
1965 12 0 12
1966 15 0 15
1967 12 0 12
1968 8 0 8
1969 11 0 11
1970 13 0 13
1971 7 0 7
1972 10 0 10
1973 18 0 18
1974 13 0 13
1975 15 0 15
1976 14 0 14
1977 17 0 17
1978 17 0 17
1979 24 0 24
1980 27 0 27
1981 28 0 28
1982 25 0 25
1983 19 0 19
1984 12 0 12
1985 22 0 22
1986 20 0 20
1987 22 0 22
1988 31 0 31
1989 39 0 39
1990 44 0 44
1991 35 0 35
1992 37 0 37
1993 40 0 40
1994 25 0 25
1995 31 0 31
1996 40 0 40
1997 39 0 39
1998 39 0 39
1999 38 0 38
2000 73 0 73
2001 58 0 58
2002 46 0 46
2003 55 0 55
2004 63 0 63
2005 63 0 63
2006 73 0 73
2007 82 0 82
2008 72 0 72
2009 59 0 59
2010 57 0 57
2011 47 0 47
2012 47 0 47
2013 35 0 35
2014 41 0 41
2015 39 0 39
2016 48 0 48
2017 25 0 25

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Popularity of Esau as a first name

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Popularity of Esau as a last name

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  • Brown
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  • Moore
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Common first names for Esau

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Esau U.S.
  White 75.11% 64.26%
  African American 7.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Esau

People with the last name Esau are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Esau

  • How Popular is the name Esau? Esau is the 5,610th most popular name of all time. As a last name Esau was the 21,972nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Esau have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,679 babies born with the first name Esau in the United States. That's more than enough people named Esau to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Esau? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Esau first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Esau is Wednesday, July 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Esau born? The highest recorded use of the first name Esau was in 2007 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Esau Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Esau is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Esau: Your name in reverse order is Uase. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Esua. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Esau? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,181 people with the last name Esau.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Esau? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Esau as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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