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Isaac meaning and name origin

Isaac \i-saac\ as a boy's 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.

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

For more information, see also the related name Esau.

A suggested similar baby name is Isais.

View a list of the 9 names that reference Isaac.

Popularity of Isaac

Isaac is a very popular first name for males (#277 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1941 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Isaac name in U.S.
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