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What does Yitzhak mean?

Yitzhak Pronunciation of Yitzhak [yitzhak] 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.

1 more relation via Isaac: Itzhak.

Creative forms:

(female) Yitzha, Yitzma, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yitzhak Briggs (Y.B.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Isaac (#31 via latest list) and Izaak (#1712) 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 (#871, 2%). Isaac is the longstanding favorite. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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.

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