Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Ishaan

Ishaan is a Hindu name of Sanskrit origin and one of the names given to the deity Shiva (the Supreme Being within one of the major branches of Hinduism). Īśāna finds its roots in “Isha” which is the Sanskrit word for “lord, master” as in all powerful and all knowing. In one manifestation of the god, Shiva is often depicted as having five heads representing Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Sky which together symbolize the universe – the fifth head faces in a skyward direction. The term Ishanya-disha indicates the “northeastern” direction which is also embodied by the Īśāna manifestation of Shiva – representing knowledge and peace as well as prosperity and wealth. It could be said that Ishaan is the guardian of this sacred direction where the god resides. There are similar names in the Arabic and Persian languages which are said to mean God’s grace and teacher, respectively. Ishaan is currently a Top 20 boy’s name in India.

All About the Baby Name – Ishaan

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME ISHAAN

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME ISHAAN

Although Ishaan is an ultra-popular name in the ultra-populated country of India, it is an extremely rare one here in the United States. The name only recently landed a position on the Top 1000 list of American baby boy names in 2008 and still resides near the bottom of the charts. Indian-Americans are probably the only ethnic group in the United States using this exotic name with significance rooted in Hinduism. It’s a very positive name honoring an important Indian god who is the embodiment of knowledge and prosperity (things every parent wants for their children). We also love that Ishaan is a Number 7 in numerology – a very spiritual number.

Quick Facts

ON ISHAAN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

804

PRONUNCIATION:

E-sha-in

SIMPLE MEANING:

Shiva, lord, master, northeast

Characteristics

OF ISHAAN

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Ishaan

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME ISHAAN

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

Popular Songs

ON ISHAAN

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


Famous People

NAMED ISHAAN

Ishaan Khattar (Indian actor)

Children of Famous People

NAMED ISHAAN

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Ishaan

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ISHAAN

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