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


Esau is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Esau?

Esau is a biblical name 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 Esau mean?

The meaning of the name Esau 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”. Esau “came forth red, all over like a hairy garment”. Besides, Esau could mean “done”, “made” or “maker” (from Hebrew “asá/עָשָׂה” = to do/to make).

Pronunciation of Esau

Variants of the name Esau

Esaù Ésaü Esaú

Popularity of the name Esau

The name Esau is ranked #10427 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