Susa

Susa is the name of an ancient city in the Middle East (also known as Shush and Shushan), which was ruled by the Elamites, a pre-Iranian civilization that ruled across much of what is present day Iran. Susa derives its name from a local god, Inshushinak, the god of darkness and the afterlife; his name may mean…

Isaiah

Isaiah comes from a Hebrew name meaning “Yahweh is salvation”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Isiah (English) Isaias (English) Yesha’yahu (Biblical Hebrew) Yeshayahu (Hebrew) Esaias (Biblical Latin) Esa (Finnish) Ikaia (Hawaiian) Isaia (Italian) Isaija (Macedonian, Serbian) Isaías (Spanish, Portuguese) Isay (Russian)  

Jésusa

Jésusa is a Spanish female name, the feminine form of Jésus which comes from Hebrew Jesus, itself the Greek form of Aramaic Yeshu’a, a contracted form of Yehoshu’a (Joshua) meaning “Yahweh is salvation”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Jesusa (Spanish, English)   Male forms: Jésus (Spanish) Jesus (Spanish, English)  

Joshua

Joshua comes from Hebrew meaning “Yahweh is salvation” and is also a surname originating from the given name. Joshua is a major figure in the Old Testament. Nicknames: Josh Origin: Hebrew Variants: Yehoshua (Hebrew) Yeshua (Hebrew, Aramaic) Yushua (Arabic) Jesus (Hebrew, Biblical) Josu (Basque form of Jesus) Iesous (Biblical Greek) Iesus (Biblical Latin) Iosue (Biblical…

Elisha

Elisha is a Hebrew male name meaning “my God is salvation” and is the name of a prophet in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Quran. Although it’s more commonly used as a male given name, it has had use as a female given name, surging in popularity in the 1980s. I don’t…

Saya

Saya is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings  depending on the kanji used such as: “sand + question mark” (沙耶); “sheath, scabbard” (鞘)- it’s a Japanese term referring to a sheath/scabbard for a sword; “little; small + night; evening”; “early; fast + dart; arrow” (早矢); “gauze; gossamer + design; figured cloth; twill”…