Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Izayah

Izayah is a modern Americanized repurposing of the classical Biblical name Isaiah whereby the name is rendered more phonetically. Isaiah was one of the most important of the Major Prophets in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). The name comes from Hebrew “Yeshayahu” meaning “Yahweh (God) is salvation.” As an important Israeli prophet living circa the 8th century B.C., Isaiah is regarded highly among Jews. He prophesized that the Children of Israel would be exiled from their homeland but assured them that God would not forget them and would bring them back to their Promised Land. However Isaiah’s prophesies are also of critical importance to the Christians since he foretells the coming of the Messiah. It is for this reason that the religiously austere Puritans resurrected the name after the Reformation in the 17th century. In more recent times, African-Americans have embraced the name and today it’s enjoying widespread usage across North America (U.S. and Canada). Izayah and Izaiah emerged as “yooneek” spellings of Isaiah. Izayah is a spelling that seems to be used almost exclusively in the United States and Canada.

All About the Baby Name – Izayah

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME IZAYAH

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 IZAYAH

Izayah first gained enough frequency of usage to land a position on America’s Top 1000 list of baby boy names in 2006. Not surprisingly Isaiah was the 39th most popular boy’s name nationwide that same year. As is often the case with trendy names in the United States, some parents like to play around with the spellings. Izayah is an example of this stylistic practice. The names are essentially pronounced the exact same way; they’re just spelled differently. Non-traditional spellings are all the rage in some American circles, but they aren’t appealing to everyone. Young men named Izayah will generally go through life confirming and reconfirming the eccentric spelling of their name as a result. A lot of people feel this is a small price to pay for added uniqueness while others find it a nuisance.

Quick Facts

ON IZAYAH

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

941

PRONUNCIATION:

eye-ZAY-ah

SIMPLE MEANING:

God is salvation

Characteristics

OF IZAYAH

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

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