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Isaiah

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 40 0 40
1881 32 0 32
1882 37 0 37
1883 30 0 30
1884 23 0 23
1885 29 0 29
1886 35 0 35
1887 34 0 34
1888 31 0 31
1889 13 0 13
1890 41 0 41
1891 22 0 22
1892 24 0 24
1893 19 0 19
1894 36 0 36
1895 24 0 24
1896 22 0 22
1897 24 0 24
1898 23 0 23
1899 29 0 29
1900 32 0 32
1901 17 0 17
1902 25 0 25
1903 23 0 23
1904 25 0 25
1905 22 0 22
1906 23 0 23
1907 27 0 27
1908 33 0 33
1909 36 0 36
1910 39 0 39
1911 33 0 33
1912 59 0 59
1913 64 0 64
1914 68 0 68
1915 92 0 92
1916 110 0 110
1917 108 0 108
1918 133 0 133
1919 139 0 139
1920 122 0 122
1921 107 0 107
1922 148 0 148
1923 123 0 123
1924 138 0 138
1925 127 0 127
1926 125 0 125
1927 117 0 117
1928 120 0 120
1929 135 0 135
1930 120 0 120
1931 103 0 103
1932 109 0 109
1933 105 0 105
1934 93 0 93
1935 97 0 97
1936 105 0 105
1937 114 0 114
1938 108 0 108
1939 84 0 84
1940 113 0 113
1941 114 0 114
1942 101 0 101
1943 111 0 111
1944 93 0 93
1945 116 0 116
1946 125 0 125
1947 134 0 134
1948 141 0 141
1949 145 0 145
1950 138 0 138
1951 133 0 133
1952 135 0 135
1953 114 0 114
1954 134 0 134
1955 119 0 119
1956 95 0 95
1957 120 0 120
1958 92 0 92
1959 99 0 99
1960 98 0 98
1961 93 0 93
1962 94 0 94
1963 63 0 63
1964 65 0 65
1965 69 0 69
1966 71 0 71
1967 55 0 55
1968 64 0 64
1969 57 0 57
1970 52 0 52
1971 84 0 84
1972 82 0 82
1973 86 0 86
1974 109 0 109
1975 135 0 135
1976 206 5 201
1977 254 0 254
1978 283 0 283
1979 296 0 296
1980 355 0 355
1981 426 6 420
1982 543 7 536
1983 561 6 555
1984 605 0 605
1985 637 8 629
1986 626 7 619
1987 829 9 820
1988 983 6 977
1989 1,197 7 1,190
1990 1,496 9 1,487
1991 1,502 11 1,491
1992 1,459 10 1,449
1993 1,508 12 1,496
1994 1,875 6 1,869
1995 3,485 12 3,473
1996 5,350 26 5,324 #71 boy name
1997 6,034 31 6,003 #60 boy name
1998 6,519 31 6,488 #59 boy name
1999 7,520 22 7,498 #51 boy name
2000 8,051 24 8,027 #47 boy name
2001 8,600 20 8,580 #43 boy name
2002 8,981 23 8,958 #45 boy name
2003 8,909 25 8,884 #49 boy name
2004 9,310 58 9,252 #45 boy name
2005 9,537 22 9,515 #45 boy name
2006 10,464 24 10,440 #39 boy name
2007 10,122 20 10,102 #43 boy name
2008 9,679 30 9,649 #42 boy name
2009 9,250 20 9,230 #41 boy name
2010 8,573 11 8,562 #43 boy name
2011 8,533 21 8,512 #43 boy name
2012 8,148 12 8,136 #42 boy name
2013 7,851 13 7,838 #44 boy name
2014 7,595 12 7,583 #48 boy name
2015 7,546 18 7,528 #49 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Isaiah

  • How many people with the first name Isaiah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 193,323 babies born with the first name Isaiah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Isaiah to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Isaiah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 40 new born babies.
  • When was Isaiah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Isaiah is Tuesday, March 1st, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Isaiah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Isaiah was in 2006 with a total of 10,440 babies. That's a lot of babies named Isaiah!
  • Random Isaiah Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Isaiah ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 59 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Isaiah: Your name in reverse order is Haiasi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Siahia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Isaiah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 631 people with the last name Isaiah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Isaiah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Isaiah as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Isaiah as a first name

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Popularity of Isaiah as a last name

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Common last names for Isaiah

  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Green
  • King
  • Carter
  • Martin
  • Mitchell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Isaiah U.S.
  White 13.00% 64.26%
  African American 71.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Isaiah

People with the last name Isaiah are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Isaiah" mean? The list below shows the origins of Isaiah as well as things modernly associated with the name Isaiah such as celebrities named Isaiah.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Isaiah

The name "Isaiah" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "God is Salvation". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies
  2. (Old Testament) the first of the major Hebrew prophets (8th century BC)

From Ancient Greek Ἠσαΐας (Ēsaḯas) from Hebrew יְשַׁעֲיָהוּ (Yəša‘ăyāhû, literally “Yahweh is salvation”). Confer with Jesus and Hosea.

  1. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  2. (Abrahamic religions) A prophet, the author of the Book of Isaiah.
  3. A male given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Isaiah

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas is a basketball player for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, and Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2011. Isaiah was born on February 7th, 1989 in Tacoma, Washington.

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Isaiah Austin

Isaiah Austin is a basketball player. Isaiah was born on October 25th, 1993 in Fresno, California.

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Isaiah Rashad

Isaiah Rashad is a hip hop music, southern hip hop, and neo soul rapping. He was most active from 2009 to present. Isaiah was given the name Isaiah Rashad McClain on May 16th, 1991 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. Isaiah is also known as Zaywop, Zay, Spottie, McClain, and Isaiah Rashad.

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Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington is an actor. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Isaiah was given the name Isaiah Washington IV on August 3rd, 1963 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Isaiah

Isaiah was a saint. He holds the title Prophet. Isaiah was born in 8 in Kingdom of Judah. He left this life in 7.

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Isaiah Mustafa

Isaiah Mustafa is a notable individual. He was most active from 1997 to present. Isaiah was given the name Isaiah Amir Mustafa on February 11th, 1974 in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

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  • Sir Isaiah Berlin
    (philosopher)
  • Ed Wynn
    (comedian)
  • Isaiah Canaan
    (basketball player)
  • Isaiah Whitehead
    (basketball player)
  • Isaiah Crowell
    (athlete)
  • Isaiah Rider
    (basketball player)
  • Isaiah Briscoe
    (basketball player)
  • Isaiah Stanback
    (football player)
  • Isaiah Thomas
    (noteworthy individual)
  • Isaiah Pead
    (football player)
  • Isaiah Shembe
    (notable individual)
  • Isaiah Burse
    (football player)
  • Isaiah Osbourne
    (soccer player)
  • Isaiah Zagar
    (famous person)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Isaiah

Isaiah

Isaiah was a saint. He holds the title Prophet. Isaiah was born in 8 in Kingdom of Judah. He left this life in 7.

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What does the name Isaiah mean?

Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

Ais for appreciative, of all you have

Iis for intense, your zest of living.

Ais for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

His for honor, your most valuable possession.

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