Origin : Hebrew


The name Isaac is a boy's name of Hebrew, Aboriginal origin meaning "laughter". Isaac has shaved off his biblical beard and leaped into the upper echelon of popular boys' names -- outrunning cousin Isaiah -- and shows signs of heading even higher. A favorite of the Puritans, Isaac went on to assume something of a rabbinical image. In the Old Testament, Isaac was the long-awaited son of the elderly Sarah and 100-year-old Abraham, so old that their news provoked laughter, giving the name its meaning. A baby given this name can point to many distinguished namesakes, including Isaacs (and Izaaks) Newton, Walton, Bashevis Singer, Asimov, Stern and Hayes. The name was somewhat rejuvenated by onetime heartthrob Isaac Hanson. Isaac also boasts the cute nicknames of Izzy -- now shared, however, with a bevy of Isabellas -- and Ike.

Popularity of name Isaac over time

There are 283652 people in the U.S. with the first name Isaac, this name was mostly popular in 2007 with popularity 10259 .

Isaac is used for both genders.

99.74 percent of people with the first name Isaac are man

0.26 percent of people with the first name Isaac are woman

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Most Famous People Named Isaac

English physicist
character in "Manhattan"
character on the show "The Beautiful Life"
character in "The Wizard Of Oz"
Byzantine emperor
Russian journalist and revolutionary
character on the show "Teen Wolf"
Biblical patriarch; son of Abraham and father of Jacob
American football player
American gospel singer
Polish-American novelist
Robot character in Science Fiction comedy TV Series "The Orville"
character in Golden Sun video games
American novelist
American violinist
Byzantine emperor
US politician; 1st and 5th Governor of Kentucky
false child prophet in "Children of the Corn"
character in John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars"

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Names Created Using the Letters in Isaac