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.
Associated with: biblical.
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)
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.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.