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What does Yitzhak mean?

Yitzhak /yi-tz-hak/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Yitzhak is "laughter". Variant of Isaac. Violinist Itzhak Perlman.


Yitzhak has 3 variants: Itzak, Izaak and Yitzchak.

Yitzhak has 1 more relation via Isaac: Itzhak.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Yantzhak, Yitzchar, ..

(female) Yitzha, Yitzma, ..

How popular is Yitzhak?

Yitzhak is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Yitzhak is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Yitzhak and associated names. Isaac (#31 via latest list) and Izaak (#1524) are the prominent alternative forms of Yitzhak (outside Top 2000). These forms of Yitzhak were at the apex of their popularity in 2012 (average #694) and have remained as popular to this day (#777, 2%). Isaac is the longstanding favorite. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isaac, Izaak in U.S.

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

Similar Names


A suggested similar name is Yishai. Like Yitzhak, this name is not frequently used.