Names That Mean Laughter

  1. Isaac
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "laughter"
    • Description:

      Isaac has shaved off his biblical beard and leaped into the upper echelon of popular boys' names, outrunning cousin Isaiah. A favorite of the Puritans, Isaac has never dipped below Number 400 on the US list of top boy names.
  2. Issac
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "laughter"
    • Description:

      A play on the spelling of Isaac that's somehow been in the Top 1000 every year since 1880. (If only by a hair: In both 1926 and 1962, it came in at number 999.) It hit an all-time peak at Number 377 in 2007, and has slumped a fair bit in the ensuing decade.
  3. Muskan
    • Origin:

      Urdu
    • Meaning:

      "smile, laughter"
    • Description:

      An attractive Urdu name with a joyful meaning.
  4. Iiro
    • Origin:

      Finnish diminutive of Isak
    • Meaning:

      "laughter"
    • Description:

      A nickname for Isak, the Nordic variation of Isaac.
  5. Yitzchok
    • Origin:

      Yiddish variation of Yitzhak, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "laughter"
    • Description:

      Still heard today in religious Jewish circles.
  6. Ihaka
    • Origin:

      Maori
    • Meaning:

      "laughter"
    • Description:

      Maori form of Isaac
  7. Isach
    • Origin:

      Judeo-Italian variation of Isaac, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "laughter"