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What does Isaac mean?

Isaac Pronunciation of Isaac [isaac] as a boys' name is pronounced EYE-zik. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Isaac is "laughter". Biblical: the only son of Abraham by his wife Sarah. Violinist Itzhak (ITS-hahk) Perlman; scientish Isaac Newton; angler Izaak Walton; authors Isaac Bashevis Singer, Isaac Asimov; football player Isaac Bruce; singer Isaac Hanson.

Associated with: biblical.


Isaac has 19 variants: Ike, Ikey, Ikie, Isa, Isaak, Isac, Isacco, Isak, Issac, Itzak, Itzhak, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Izik, Izsak, Yitzhak, Zack and Zak.

Affiliated boy name: Esau.

Creative forms:
(male) Inaac, Ishaac, ..

(female) Isaka, Iska, ..

Middle name pairings:
Isaac Abner (I.A.), ..

How popular is Isaac?

Isaac is a very prominent first name for men (#277 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#2039 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Isaac for boys. Isaac reached its top position of #29 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #31. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isaac name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isaac outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Isaac and related names. Prominent related forms of Isaac (#31 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 are Issac (#562 from current records), Zack (#1217), Izaac (#1366), Isaak (#1412), Isa (#1496), Ike (#1676), Izaak (#1712), Zak, Izak, Isak, Isac and Esau. Adoption of these relations of Isaac reached its highest less than a decade ago (usage of 0.6%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.58%, down 4%), but with the version Ike falling out of fashion. Isaac has generally been a favorite of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isaac, Esau, Ike, Isa, Isaak in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isac, Issac, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Zack in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isaac, Isak, Zak outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ignac (see Ignatius), Isaia, Isaiah, Isais, Isam, Ishaan, Isham, Isia, Isiah, Ismaal, Ismal, Ismat and Ismay. These names tend to be less frequently used than Isaac.