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What does Issachar mean?

Issachar Pronunciation of Issachar [is-sachar] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Issachar is "his reward will come". Biblical: one of the twelve sons of Jacob who founded the 12 tribes of Israel.

Associated with: reward (gift), biblical.


Issachar has 3 variants: Isachar, Yisachar and Yissachar.

Affiliated boy name: Yishachar.

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Middle name pairings:
Issachar Hamza (I.H.), ..

How popular is Issachar?

Issachar is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Issachar is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Issachar has not been ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Eachtar (see Eachann), Ingamar, Ioachim, Iomhar, Isaac, Isaak, Isac, Isacco, Isador, Isaia, Isaiah, Isander, Ishaan, Isham, Isiah, Iskander, Ismaal, Issac, Issiah, Itamar, Ithamar, Ittamar, Oscar, Sacar (see Sachar), Sachar, Shachar and Zaphar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Issachar.