Janet Jackson survived giving birth Tuesday at 50 — the same age her more famous brother Michael died. Now the pop star has to survive speculation on why she and husband Wissam Al Mana named their baby boy Eissa.
Multiple outlets are speculating on the meaning of their son’s name, said Wonderwall.
“E! News reports some have theorized Eissa means Jesus in Arabic, a nice balance for a child whose mom was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and whose father is a Quatari Muslim.
“Bustle dug a little deeper, citing BabyNamesPedia as its source for discovering that Eissa translates to ‘Yaweh,’ a Hebrew word for God, ‘is salvation.’”
Bustle added: “According to SheKnows’ baby names dictionary, those with this particular name come with many qualities, including ‘a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.’
“That’s not all, either. Apparently, people typically named Eissa/Eisa are known for analyzing situations, are understanding, and like to learn. SheKnows also reports that people with the name Eissa ‘tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers.’”
Congrats continued to pour in.