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Isaac

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266k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Isaac

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Old Testament) the second patriarch; son of Abraham and Sarah who was offered by Abraham as a sacrifice to God; father of Jacob and Esau
Wiktionary

From Hebrew יצחק (Yiṣḥāq, “[he] will laugh”) (since his mother Sarah laughed when told she was pregnant at her old age).

  1. The son of Abraham and Sarah, father of Esau and Jacob, from whom the Hebrew people trace their descent.
  2. A male given name.

Isaac was also found in the following language(s): French, Latin, Scots, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Isaac

Sir Isaac Newton is a scientist in the fields of physics, natural philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. Isaac was born on December 25th, 1642.

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Liev Schreiber is an actor, director, and screenwriter producer. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Liev was given the name Isaac Liev Schreiber on October 4th, 1967 in San Francisco.

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Isaac Asimov was a science fiction, mystery, hard science fiction, social science fiction, and mystery fiction writer, professor of biochemistry, and biochemistry. His most notable accomplishments were from 1939 to 1992. Isaac was given the name Isaak Yudovich Ozimov . He left this life on April 6th, 1992.

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Isaac Hayes was a blues, funk, jazz-funk, soul music, and disco musician. He plays Piano, keyboard instruments, vocals, trombone, saxophone, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most active from 1962 to 2008. Isaac was given the name Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. on August 20th, 1942 in Covington, Tennessee, U.S. He breathed his last breath on August 10th, 2008.

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Ike Barinholtz is an actor, voice actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 2002 to present. Ike was given the name Isaac Barinholtz on February 18th, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Isaac Success is a soccer player for the Granada CF, Granada CF B, Nigeria national under-17 football team, and Nigeria national under-20 football team. Isaac was born on January 7th, 1996 in Benin City, Nigeria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Isaac

Oscar Isaac is an actor and musician. He was most active from 2002 to present. Oscar was given the name Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada on March 9th, 1979 in Guatemala.

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Isaac is a saint. He holds the title Prophet, Seer, Second Hebrew Patriarch, Father of Israel, Father of the Jews, and Holy Forefather.

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Hans Isaac is an actor, producer, director, and model. His ongoing career started in 1995. Hans was given the name Gerald Hans Isaac on August 20th, 1971.

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T. M. Thomas Isaac is a Member of Legislative Assembly of Kerala and Member of Legislative Assembly (Former Finance Minister) ofKerala. T. was born on September 26th, 1952 in Kottapuram near Kodungalloor, India.

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Jamie Isaac is an alternative rock, ambient music, folk music, and jazz musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2011.

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Bobby Isaac was a nascar driver. Bobby was born on August 1st, 1932 in Catawba, North Carolina. He left this life on August 14th, 1977.

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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 592 6 586
1927 693 0 693
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 452 5 447
1938 461 0 461
1939 467 5 462
1940 487 0 487
1941 452 0 452
1942 454 5 449
1943 481 0 481
1944 491 0 491
1945 465 5 460
1946 524 10 514
1947 603 5 598
1948 533 0 533
1949 600 0 600
1950 559 0 559
1951 560 6 554
1952 565 0 565
1953 549 0 549
1954 590 7 583
1955 545 0 545
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 471 0 471
1964 498 0 498
1965 428 0 428
1966 437 7 430
1967 401 6 395
1968 427 0 427
1969 523 8 515
1970 575 6 569
1971 722 8 714
1972 814 7 807
1973 897 0 897
1974 947 6 941
1975 1,025 11 1,014
1976 1,102 11 1,091
1977 1,278 13 1,265
1978 1,462 12 1,450
1979 1,749 14 1,735
1980 1,814 18 1,796
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 2,218 8 2,210
1990 2,436 10 2,426
1991 2,510 11 2,499
1992 2,778 8 2,770
1993 3,227 13 3,214
1994 3,509 14 3,495
1995 3,889 11 3,878 #98 boy name
1996 4,573 9 4,564 #86 boy name
1997 5,152 10 5,142 #73 boy name
1998 5,869 13 5,856 #65 boy name
1999 6,420 17 6,403 #64 boy name
2000 7,446 16 7,430 #53 boy name
2001 8,211 15 8,196 #47 boy name
2002 8,316 11 8,305 #48 boy name
2003 8,950 16 8,934 #48 boy name
2004 9,215 41 9,174 #46 boy name
2005 9,139 21 9,118 #49 boy name
2006 9,684 14 9,670 #48 boy name
2007 10,270 13 10,257 #41 boy name
2008 10,031 15 10,016 #37 boy name
2009 9,560 12 9,548 #40 boy name
2010 9,355 5 9,350 #39 boy name
2011 9,600 8 9,592 #35 boy name
2012 10,051 11 10,040 #30 boy name
2013 10,107 7 10,100 #29 boy name
2014 9,974 13 9,961 #31 boy name
2015 9,947 12 9,935 #31 boy name
2016 9,682 11 9,671 #31 boy name

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Popularity of Isaac as a first name

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Popularity of Isaac as a last name

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Common last names for Isaac

  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Robinson
  • Moore
  • Lewis
  • White
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Green
  • Cohen
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Isaac U.S.
  White 40.46% 64.26%
  African American 40.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.89% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Isaac

People with the last name Isaac are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Isaac

  • How Popular is the name Isaac? Isaac is the 277th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Isaac was the 31st most popular name. As a last name Isaac was the 1,898th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Isaac have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 266,159 babies born with the first name Isaac in the United States. That's more than enough people named Isaac to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Isaac? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 274 new born babies.
  • When was Isaac first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Isaac is Saturday, December 31st, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Isaac born? The highest recorded use of the first name Isaac was in 2007 with a total of 10,257 babies. That's a lot of babies named Isaac!
  • Random Isaac Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Isaac ranks 48th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 57 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Isaac: Your name in reverse order is Caasi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Siaac. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Isaac? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,903 people with the last name Isaac.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Isaac? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Isaac as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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