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since 1880

Isaac

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: He Will Laugh
  • #285 All Time
  • #31 in 2015
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How popular is the baby name Isaac in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 274 0 274 #62 boy name
1881 258 0 258 #64 boy name
1882 278 0 278 #65 boy name
1883 227 0 227 #70 boy name
1884 243 0 243 #75 boy name
1885 204 0 204 #80 boy name
1886 224 0 224 #78 boy name
1887 194 0 194 #83 boy name
1888 221 0 221 #85 boy name
1889 188 0 188 #91 boy name
1890 187 0 187 #92 boy name
1891 160 0 160
1892 203 0 203 #94 boy name
1893 182 0 182 #97 boy name
1894 170 0 170
1895 172 0 172
1896 191 0 191 #100 boy name
1897 175 0 175
1898 156 0 156
1899 139 0 139
1900 198 0 198
1901 133 0 133
1902 143 0 143
1903 138 0 138
1904 167 0 167
1905 147 0 147
1906 163 0 163
1907 178 0 178
1908 162 0 162
1909 209 0 209
1910 252 0 252
1911 233 0 233
1912 359 0 359
1913 398 0 398
1914 496 0 496
1915 568 0 568
1916 629 0 629
1917 622 0 622
1918 658 0 658
1919 744 7 737
1920 706 0 706
1921 648 0 648
1922 720 0 720
1923 698 0 698
1924 704 0 704
1925 684 6 678
1926 593 6 587
1927 692 0 692
1928 539 5 534
1929 586 0 586
1930 550 0 550
1931 442 0 442
1932 492 0 492
1933 485 6 479
1934 481 0 481
1935 481 5 476
1936 423 0 423
1937 451 5 446
1938 462 0 462
1939 466 5 461
1940 487 0 487
1941 452 0 452
1942 454 5 449
1943 480 0 480
1944 492 0 492
1945 464 5 459
1946 524 10 514
1947 604 5 599
1948 534 0 534
1949 600 0 600
1950 560 0 560
1951 559 6 553
1952 565 0 565
1953 549 0 549
1954 589 7 582
1955 546 0 546
1956 557 6 551
1957 526 5 521
1958 539 0 539
1959 522 8 514
1960 470 0 470
1961 491 0 491
1962 488 5 483
1963 470 0 470
1964 498 0 498
1965 429 0 429
1966 438 7 431
1967 401 6 395
1968 427 0 427
1969 523 8 515
1970 575 6 569
1971 721 8 713
1972 814 7 807
1973 899 0 899
1974 947 6 941
1975 1,025 11 1,014
1976 1,102 11 1,091
1977 1,278 13 1,265
1978 1,464 12 1,452
1979 1,749 14 1,735
1980 1,813 18 1,795
1981 1,846 9 1,837
1982 1,866 23 1,843
1983 1,806 14 1,792
1984 1,710 17 1,693
1985 1,680 10 1,670
1986 1,744 10 1,734
1987 1,845 18 1,827
1988 1,975 15 1,960
1989 2,217 8 2,209
1990 2,437 10 2,427
1991 2,510 11 2,499
1992 2,778 8 2,770
1993 3,227 13 3,214
1994 3,507 14 3,493
1995 3,889 11 3,878 #98 boy name
1996 4,571 9 4,562 #86 boy name
1997 5,153 10 5,143 #73 boy name
1998 5,869 13 5,856 #65 boy name
1999 6,418 17 6,401 #64 boy name
2000 7,446 16 7,430 #53 boy name
2001 8,211 15 8,196 #47 boy name
2002 8,315 11 8,304 #48 boy name
2003 8,949 16 8,933 #48 boy name
2004 9,213 41 9,172 #46 boy name
2005 9,137 21 9,116 #49 boy name
2006 9,683 14 9,669 #48 boy name
2007 10,265 13 10,252 #41 boy name
2008 10,029 15 10,014 #37 boy name
2009 9,559 12 9,547 #40 boy name
2010 9,352 5 9,347 #39 boy name
2011 9,597 8 9,589 #35 boy name
2012 10,043 11 10,032 #30 boy name
2013 10,097 7 10,090 #29 boy name
2014 9,951 13 9,938 #31 boy name
2015 9,890 12 9,878 #31 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Isaac baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 256,356 babies born with the name Isaac in the United States. That's more than enough Isaacs to occupy the country of Vanuatu with an estimated population of 252,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 274 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Isaac" was in 2007 with a total of 10,252 babies. (That's a lot of baby Isaacs)

According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Isaac" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 42 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1979. Across the entire United States a total of 1,749 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Isaac popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Isaac" mean? The list below shows the origins of Isaac as well as things modernly associated with the name Isaac such as celebrities named Isaac.

Origin and Meaning of Isaac

The name "Isaac" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "He Will Laugh". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton is a scientist. Isaac was born in 1643 in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov is a writer and professor of biochemistry. Isaac was born in 1920 as Isaak Yudovich Ozimov in Petrovichi, Russian SFSR.

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Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes is a singer-songwriter, actor, and producer specializing in blues, funk, jazz-funk, and soul music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to 2008. Isaac was born in 1942 as Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. in Covington, Tennessee, U.S.

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Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi is a fashion designer. Isaac was born in 1961 in Brooklyn New York, U.S.

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Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber is an actor, producer, director, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Liev was born in 1967 as Isaac Liev Schreiber in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Ike Barinholtz

Ike Barinholtz is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Ike was born in 1977 as Isaac Barinholtz in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Isaac

Isaac Brock
Isaac Humphries
Isaac Hempstead-wright
Isaac Lahey

Alternative Meanings

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

Your name in reverse order is "Caasi". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ciasa". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Isaac born Apr 21, 1952

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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