Hebrew: יִשְׁמַעְיָה —transliteration: Yishmayah, Yishmayahu or Ishmaiah
Meaning: literally “Yah [a contraction of YHVH, YHWH, Yahweh] hears”—the Lord hears; heard by Jehovah (similar to the name “Ishmael”)
This is the name of 2 biblical men.
Ishmaiah, a Gibeonite who joined David at Ziklag, “a hero among the thirty and over the thirty” (1 Chronicles 12:4)
Ishmaiah, son of Obadiah, and governor of the land of Zebulun under King David and King Solomon (1 Chronicles 27:19)