Issa

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Issa

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  • A user from Kenya says the name Issa is of Arabic origin and means "Jesus".
  • According to a user from Arkansas, United States, the name Issa is of Arabic origin and means "He will reach great".
Other origins: French and Indian (Sanskrit)

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    Issa was also found in the following language(s): French and Latin

    Notable Persons Named Issa

    Issa Rae is a director, writer, actor, web series creator, and producer. Issa was born on January 12th, 1985.

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    Issa Hayatou is a football administrator and athlete. Issa was born on August 9th, 1946 in Garoua.

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    Issa Pointer is a rhythm, blues, soul music, pop music, dance music, rock music, jazz, and country music singing. She plays Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Issa was given the name Issa Kuren Edwards on January 22nd, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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    Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a real estate developer. He holds the title Sheikh. Issa was born Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Trucial States.

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    Issa Diop is a soccer player for the Toulouse FC. Issa was born on January 5th, 1997 in Toulouse.

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    Issa Cissokho is a soccer player for the F.C. Bari 1908, Genoa C.F.C., CS Louhans-Cuiseaux, En Avant de Guingamp, US Orléans, Blois Foot 41, USJA Carquefou, FC Nantes, and Senegal national football team. Issa was born on February 23rd, 1985 in Paris, France.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Issa

    Darrell Issa is a Chairman of the House Oversight Committee and Chairman of theHouse Oversight Committee. His military service ended in 1972. Darrell was born on November 1st, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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    Majida Issa is an actress and singer. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Majida was given the name Majida Margarita Issa Bellotto on June 27th, 1981 in San Andrés (island).

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    Aguila Saleh Issa is a President of the Council of Deputies of Libya and List of heads of state of Libya. Aguila was born in 1944 in Al Qubbah.

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    Leandro was born on September 19th, 1983.

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    Pierre Issa is a soccer player for the Olympiacos F.C., USL Dunkerque, Olympique de Marseille, Chelsea F.C., Watford F.C., Tripoli SC, Ionikos F.C., OFI Crete F.C., and South Africa national football team. Pierre was born on September 11th, 1975 in Germiston.

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    Joseph was born on December 1st, 1965.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1969 5 0 5
    1971 5 0 5
    1972 8 0 8
    1973 9 0 9
    1974 11 0 11
    1975 22 6 16
    1976 8 0 8
    1977 18 6 12
    1978 20 0 20
    1979 24 6 18
    1980 16 0 16
    1981 28 5 23
    1982 17 0 17
    1983 18 0 18
    1984 10 0 10
    1985 23 9 14
    1986 16 0 16
    1987 18 6 12
    1988 21 6 15
    1989 30 6 24
    1990 34 5 29
    1991 36 10 26
    1992 38 10 28
    1993 32 7 25
    1994 32 0 32
    1995 42 6 36
    1996 41 11 30
    1997 37 8 29
    1998 30 0 30
    1999 40 9 31
    2000 34 7 27
    2001 54 17 37
    2002 53 13 40
    2003 63 11 52
    2004 50 12 38
    2005 69 8 61
    2006 53 9 44
    2007 85 17 68
    2008 63 14 49
    2009 63 17 46
    2010 79 24 55
    2011 70 14 56
    2012 81 15 66
    2013 78 20 58
    2014 92 21 71
    2015 82 28 54
    2016 105 25 80
    2017 105 41 64

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    Popularity of Issa as a first name

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    Popularity of Issa as a last name

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    Common last names for Issa

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Issa U.S.
      White 70.03% 64.26%
      African American 15.48% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.01% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 5.60% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 5.65% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Issa

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Issa

    • How Popular is the name Issa? Issa is the 6,862nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Issa was the 8,110th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Issa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,968 babies born with the first name Issa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Issa to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Issa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Issa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Issa is Saturday, August 11th, 1883.
    • What year had the most people named Issa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Issa was in 2016 with a total of 80 babies.
    • Random Issa Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Issa is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1996.
    • Weird things about the name Issa: Your name in reverse order is Assi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sisa. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Issa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,088 people with the last name Issa.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Issa? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Issa as their last name.

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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).
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