Issa (plural Issas or Issa)
- A member of a Somali clan, mainly residing in Djibouti; it is the larger of the two dominant ethnic groups.
- Until its independence in 1977, Djibouti was called the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas.
Issa pl (plural only)
- A male given name from Arabic, widely used in Islamic North and West Africa.
- male given name: Jésus
Issa m (plural Issas)
- A member of the Issa clan
Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἴσσα (Íssa), possibly from an Illyrian word meaning "spas," from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eysh₂- (“to move violently, rapidly”). Possibly related to Isacia, a place in Lucania mentioned by Pliny.
First-declension noun, singular only.
- Issa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- Issa in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
- Issa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- How the Croatian Islands Got Their Names
- Roller, D. W. (2018). A Historical and Topographical Guide to the Geography of Strabo. United States: Cambridge University Press, p. 286