Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: from Hebrew masculine name Yitzchaq meaning "he will laugh" or "he will rejoice" from Hebrew tzachaq.

Isaac is the son of Abraham and Sarah in the Old Testament, and the father of twins Esau and Jacob with his wife Rebecca. Apparently, Isaac received his name because when Sarah became pregnant with him, both she and Abraham were very old and his birth brought laughter into their lives.

Nicknames: Ike; Sekel (Yiddish)

  • Yitzhak (Hebrew)
  • Itzhak (Hebrew)
  • Isaak (German, Russian)
  • Isak (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish))
  • Sahak (Armenian)
  • Izaak (Polish)
  • Ishaq (Arabic)
  • Ishaaq (Arabic)
  • Ishaak (Arabic)


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