Isaac: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Isaac

Isaac

Pronunciation: IY-zək (key)

Origin of the name Isaac:

The Ecclesiastic Greek form of the Hebrew Yitzchak (he will laugh), which is derived from yitshāq (laughter). The name is borne in the Bible by one of the three patriarchs, the son of Abraham and Sarah and progenitor of the Hebrews. Var: Isaak.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Isaac: | Edit

Isaac is a somewhat common, extremely handsome, playful, classic, original, young, masculine name for a baby boy. Pronounced I-zik.

Personal experiences with the name Isaac: | Edit

This a SUCH a great name. :) I absolutely love it! To me, it sounds like a strong, yet very playful and enjoyable name. Again, I simply adore this name! My best friend's youngest son is Isaac, and MAN do I love that kid! He's an amazing boy - and he couldn't have a more suitable name. He is extremely joyful, intelligent, and fun to be around. :) This name is very wonderful, handsome, and unique, in my opinion! One of the best male names around. ;) I love it, I really do. Just like I love him. =)

My son is named Isaac, and I've discovered the name is prone to misspelling. (Even check out the section on famous Isaacs on Namipedia!) People know some letter is doubled, but pronunciation doesn't give them a clue to which one. Doubling the S rather than the A is the main error, but my son's Sunday School teacher once spelled it ISSACC.

I also name my son Isaac and have had a few people misspell it. But over all the little guy is only 2 and is exactly like what his name means, laughter. My husband like the name because it sounds strong and suitable for a boy and a man.

My son is named Isaac too. Family often forgot which was doubled S or A. So I said try to remember if the S is doubled it would be soft, Iss-ack. This seemed to help them.

My name is Isaac and when I was younger my Mom taught me a way to spell my name it goes like this: Isaac's Shirt has two Arms and one Collar: I-S-AA-C

My parents named me Isaac and I can confirm that for some reason people like to duplicate the S rather than the A. I'm actually surprised when I meet someone who doesn't misspell it. But I got used to it pretty quick and don't even mind anymore, because even though it's apparently on the rise I find it a nice unique name, and you can't beat the meaning :)

Nicknames for Isaac: | Edit

Ike, Ikey.

Meanings and history of the name Isaac: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Isaac".

Biblical:
Laughter.

American:
Laughter.

Hebrew:
He laughs. Laughter. Laughing one; He will laugh.

Famous real-life people named Isaac: | Edit

Isaac, son of Abraham and Sarah in the Old Testament, father of Esau and Jacob
Isaac Newton, scientist who discovered gravity
St. Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit priest (1607-1646). He was martyred in present day New York state.
Isaac Asimov, scientist & science fiction writer
Isaac Hayes, musician
Isaac Brock, musician (Modest Mouse)
Isaac Hanson, musician (Hanson)
Kailyn Lowry's son, Isaac Rivera, from MTV's "Teen Mom 2"
Isaac Slade, musician (The Fray)

Isaac in song, story & screen: | Edit

Isaac Lahey - From MTV's Teen Wolf (Played by Daniel Sharman.)
Isaac, the bartender on "The Love Boat"
Isaac Mendez was a character of the TV show "Heroes" who could paint the future
Isaac - From John Green's novel 'The Fault in Our Stars' and movie adaption (Played by Nat Wolff.)
Isaac Chroner leader of the cult of the one who walks behind the rows in the children of the corn.

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