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Gender: M Meaning of Isaac: "laughter" Origin of Isaac: Hebrew Isaac's Popularity in 2012: #30

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Isaac has shaved off his biblical beard and leaped into the Top 30, where it's been for the past few years--outrunning cousin Isaiah--and showing 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 rejuvenatd by onetime heartthrob Isaac Hanson.

Isaac also boasts the cute nicknames of Izzy-- now shared, however, with a bevy of Isabellas--and Ike.

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Famous People Named Isaac

Isaac Asimov, American author
Isaac Carree, American gospel singer
Isaac Hayes, American musician
Isaac Newton, English physicist
Isaac Stern, American violinist
Isaac Redman, American football player
Isaac Sopoaga, American football player
Isaac Slade, lead singer of American band The Fray
Isaac Guillory, American guitarist
(Clarke) Isaac Hanson, American musician of the band Hanson
Jerome Isaac Jones, American R&B/rapper
Isaac Graves, son of English actor Rupert Graves

Pop Culture References for the Name Isaac

Isaac Davis, character in "Manhattan"
Isaac Taylor, character on the show "The Beautiful Life"
Isaac, character in Golden Sun video games
Isaac Lahey, character on the show "Teen Wolf"
Isaac, character in John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars"
Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs, the real name of the character that becomes the Wizard of Oz
Isaac, false child prophet in "Children of the Corn"

Ike, Ikey, Ikie, Isa, Isac, Isack, Isi, Issa, Issa, Itzak, Izik, Izsak, Zack, Zak

Isaac's International Variations

Ishaq, Shaqil (Arabic) Sahak (Armenian) Izaak, Izaac (Czech) Itzaak, Itzik (Dutch) Isaak (German) Isaak, Isaakios (Greek) Izák (Hungarian) Iosóg (Irish) Isaak, Aizik, Eisaak, Isak (Russian) Izak (Scandinavian) Isaco, Issac, Ysaac, Yaach, Yssac (Spanish)