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Isaac Meaning


What does Isaac mean?

The name Isaac is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Isaac is "he will laugh".

Isaac is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced I-saac.

The Given Name Isaac

Isaac is the anglicized form of the biblical Hebrew Yitzchak.

In the Bible, Isaac is the son of Abraham and late-life father of Esau and Jacob. As a child, he is nearly sacrificed by his father as a test by G-d of Abraham's faith.

Isaac falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Isaac Albeniz, and Isaac Angelus.

Isaac Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 31 in baby name popularity for boys with 9,878 occurrences. It ranked 9,103 in baby name popularity for girls with 12 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 31 in baby name popularity for boys with 9,938 occurrences. It ranked 8,624 in baby name popularity for girls with 13 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Isaac has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Isaac Name Popularity Page.

Isaac Related Names

Variants of the name Isaac include Isaak, Isaic, Issac, Issaic.

The names Aizik, Isaakios, Isacc, Isak, Itzik, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Izsak, Sahak, Yitschak, Yitzchak, Yitzhak are all forms of Isaac.

Isaac has the diminutives (nicknames) Ike, Sekel.

Famous Isaacs

  • Isaac ~ 3 hurricanes, 1 storm, Biblical Character (Gen. 21:1)
  • Isaac Albeniz ~ Musician
  • Isaac Angelus ~ Byzantine Emperor Isaac II Angelus (1185-1195; 1203-1204)
  • Isaac Asimov ~ Writer
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1978
  • Isaac Brizuela ~ Soccer Player
  • Isaac Comnenus ~ Byzantine Emperor Isaac I Comnenus (1057-1059)
  • Isaac Dignus Fransen van de Putte ~ Dutch Prime Minister (1866)
  • Isaac Hempstead Wright ~ Actor
  • Isaac Newton ~ Scientist
  • Isaac of Constantinople ~ Saint
  • Isaac of Cordoba ~ Saint
  • Isaac of Spoleto ~ Saint

Isaac Numerology

What will your new littleIsaac be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Isaac are often thorough and honorable but most of all they are read more >>

Isaac Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Isaac in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Isaac.

Just for fun, see the name Isaac in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Isaac in Nautical Flags page.