Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe."  More

Isaac Meaning


Quick Facts







No. Of Syllables:


No. Of Letters:


Origin & Meaning

The name Isaac is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Isaac is "he will laugh".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 31 in baby name popularity for boys with 9868 occurrences.  It ranked 8594 in popular baby names for girls with 13 occurrences. 

View the Isaac Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Isaac has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Isaac to other names.


What will your new little Isaac be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Children named Isaac are often flowery and accepting but most of all they are  read more >>

Related Names

Variants of the name Isaac include Issac.

The names Aizack, Aizik, Iisakki, Isaak, Isak, Ixaka, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Izsak, Yitzhak are all forms of Isaac.

Isaac has the diminutives (nicknames) Ike, Sekel.

Other Tidbits

Isaac falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Isaac Asimov, Isaac Hayes, Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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.

Names Like This

Hebrew names have their origins in either the Old Testament or modern Hebrew vocabulary.

Local language versions of biblical names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and David are still widely internationally popular today.

Modern Hebrew names are often derived from Hebrew vocabulary, for example Aviva (spring) and Dov (bear).

Children of Jewish heritage are usually given a Hebrew name for religious purposes and are sometimes also given a local language version of that name for secular purposes.

By custom, Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of German or Eastern European descent) name their children after deceased relatives. This is in order to honor the deceased relative, keep their name and memory alive, and to form a bond between the soul of the baby and the deceased relative so that they can live on within the newer generation.

Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spain, Portugal and the Middle East) in contrast, name their children after living relatives or deceased relatives. The father's parents names are generally used first and then the mother's parents names.

Neither Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jews will name a baby after one of the parents.

After a child is born, the father is given an aliyah (religious honor to bless the reading of the Torah). After this a blessing is said for the health of the mother and child. If the baby is a girl, she is named at this time. If the baby is a boy, he will be named during his brit milah (ritual circumcision) generally eight days after birth.