What does Isaac mean?
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.
Affiliated boy name: Esau.Kreatif forms: Ioaisaac, Ioisaac. [more]
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 1000 are Issac (#553 from current records), Zack, Zak, Isak, Isaak and Ike. Usage of these relations of Isaac reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.404%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.202%, down 50%), with the versions Zack, Isaak and Ike becoming less fashionable. Isaac has generally been a favorite of parents, although Issac appears to be gaining popularity too. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Isais. This name tends to be less frequently used than Isaac.