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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ishaq

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Alt. Meaning

I is for important, the search for all parts of life that are

S is for strength, there when needed.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Q is for quality, quality of character.

Notable Persons Named Ishaq

He holds the title Sultan of Morocco. He was most prominent from 1147 to 1147. He passed away in 1147.


Ishaq was born in 830. He breathed his last breath in 910.


Ishaq Khakwani is a Central Vice-President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, 30px, and Central Vice-President ofPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Ishaq was given the name Ishaq Khan Khakwani on January 1st, 1948 in Lahore, Punjab Province, Pakistan.


Ishaq Bux was an actor. His ongoing career started in 1957. Ishaq was born on June 15th, 1917 in Kampur. He breathed his last breath on September 2nd, 2000.


He died in 853.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ishaq

Malik was born in 1959 in Taranda Sawaey Khan, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. He breathed his last breath on July 29th, 2015.


Zunera Ishaq is a teacher. Zunera was born in 1986 in Lahore.


Khalid was born on August 16th, 1926 in Shikarpur, Sindh. He breathed his last breath on February 7th, 2004.


Sara was born on May 29th, 1984.


Jacques was born on February 25th, 1938 in Mosul.


Mohammad Ishaq is a cricketer.


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Popularity of Ishaq as a first name

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Popularity of Ishaq as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ishaq U.S.
  White 35.34% 64.26%
  African American 6.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 51.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ishaq

People with the last name Ishaq are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ishaq

  • How Popular is the name Ishaq? Ishaq is the 18,117th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ishaq was the 33,450th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ishaq have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 417 babies born with the first name Ishaq in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ishaq to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ishaq? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ishaq first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ishaq is Monday, July 17th, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Ishaq born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ishaq was in 2015 with a total of 37 babies.
  • Random Ishaq Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ishaq is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Ishaq: Your name in reverse order is Qahsi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hsiaq. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ishaq? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 682 people with the last name Ishaq.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ishaq? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ishaq as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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