Name Esaú Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Esaú


Esaú is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Esaú?

Esaú is a Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan variant of the biblical name Esau and derived from the Hebrew name ‘Esaw (עֵשָׂו), a synonym is Edom. According to the Old Testament Esau is the son of Isaac and Rebekah and the twin brother of Jacob.

What does the name Esaú mean?

The meaning of the name Esaú is uncertain. It is often derived from the place names Edom and Seir and therefore originates in Hebrew “sa’ir/שָׂעִיר” meaning “hairy” and “‘adóm/אדום” meaning “red”. Esaú “came forth red, all over like a hairy garment”. Besides, Esaú could mean “done”, “made” or “maker” (from Hebrew “asá/עָשָׂה” = to do/to make).

Pronunciation of Esaú

Variants of the name Esaú

Esau Esaù Ésaü

Popularity of the name Esaú

The name Esaú is ranked #12178 overall.

Find more beautiful first names!

Download our free baby name app and swipe a wonderful name together with your partner!

babyname app androidbabyname app iPhone

Interesting reads
The most popular baby names