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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Issachar

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  1. (Old Testament) a son of Jacob and a forebear of one of the tribes of Israel

From Biblical Hebrew יִשָּׂשׁכָר (“Issachar”), a son of Jacob.

  1. (biblical) Ninth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Issachar.
  3. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Issachar

Issachar was born in 1758. He breathed his last breath in 1837.


Issachar Mozol is an athlete for the Manila Lions F.C.


Fun Facts about the name Issachar

  • How Popular is the name Issachar? Issachar is the 40,848th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Issachar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 76 babies born with the first name Issachar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Issachar 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 Issachar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Issachar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Issachar is Tuesday, March 7th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Issachar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Issachar was in 2014 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Issachar: Your name in reverse order is Rahcassi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Assacihr. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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