Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Isai

Isai is a diminutive of either Isaiah or Yishai, both names of Hebrew origin. In the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament the name Yishai is borne by the father of King David and the name comes from the Hebrew most likely meaning “gift” (English equivalent of Yishai: Jesse). On the other hand, Isai could also be derivative of Isaiah one of the most important prophets of the Bible. Isaiah comes from the Hebrew “Yeshayahu” and means “God is salvation”. Isai is not a very common name within the English speaking world (or elsewhere for that matter). Most likely the name is exclusively used among Jewish-Americans but it’s hard to say for sure.

All About the Baby Name – Isai

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME ISAI

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME ISAI

Isai first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1995 which coincides with Isaiah’s rise to the Top 100 most favorite boy names in the country. No surprise there. Still, Isai is a shorter, quicker version of Isaiah but it is nowhere near as popular. In fact, Isaiah is more than 35 times more commonly used than the little known Isai. And even if some folks are using Isai as a funky version of Jesse (Yishai) it is also much less popular. Isai hasn’t done much on the charts in the past almost two decades and we don’t expect this obscure two-syllable diminutive to ever do much more.

Quick Facts

ON ISAI

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

947

PRONUNCIATION:

iy-SAY

SIMPLE MEANING:

Uncertain

Characteristics

OF ISAI

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Isai

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME ISAI

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Isai

Popular Songs

ON ISAI

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Isai


Famous People

NAMED ISAI

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Children of Famous People

NAMED ISAI

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ISAI

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Isai