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What does Isaac mean?

Isaac Pronunciation of 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.



VARIANTS Ike, Ikey, Ikie, Isa, Isaak, Isac, Isacco, Isak, Issac, Itzak, Itzhak, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Izik, Izsak, Yitzhak, Zack, Zak


(male) Inaac, ..

(female) Iska, ..

Isaac Tiago (I.T.), ..

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)

Isaac reached its top position of #29 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #34. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Isaac (#34 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) rated in the Top 2000 are Issac (#568), Zack (#1191), Isa (#1413), Isaak (#1571), Izaac (#1867), Esau, Ike, Isac, Isak, Izaak, Izak and Zak. Adoption of these relations of Isaac reached its highest a decade ago (USAGE OF 0.6%) and is almost as widespread today (USAGE 0.52%, DOWN 14%), but with the version Ike falling out of fashion. Isaac has generally been a favorite of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isaac, Esau, Ike, Isa, Isaak in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Isac, Issac, Izaac, Izaak, Izak, Zack in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.