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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 boy name Esau.


Isaac is a very popular first name for males (#277 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1941 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Isaac for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Isaac name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Isaac and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Isaac (#31), Issac (#553), Zak, Zack, Isak, Ike and Isaak. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Isaac, Issac, Zack, Ike, Isaak in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Isais. This name tends to be less commonly used than Isaac.