Origin of the name ISAM.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ISAM.
ISAM (عصام). Arabic
name, probably derived from 'isābat (band, swath), from 'assab
(to swathe), in the sense of "protection." (An English and
Arabic Dictionary, Catafago, 1858).
... 'Isam, the son of
Shahbar, is the exemplar among the Arabs of a man who is great by his
own merits, and not by the nobility of his ancestors. He was
chamberlain to No'man ibn al Munthir, king of Hira, known as No'man Abu
Kabus, and in this capacity befriended two of the most eminent poets of
the time, An Nabighat ath Thobyani and Hassan ibn Thabit... (Assemblies
of Al Hariri, v.1, 1867)