Isaac (name)

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Pronunciation /ˈzək/
Gender Male
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "laughing", "laughter"
Other names
Variant form(s) Issac, Isac
Related names Izzy, Ike, Zack, Israel, Isamu, Abraham

Isaac or Isaak, transliterated from (Hebrew: יִצְחָק‎, Standard Yiẓḥaq Tiberian Yiṣḥāq, Arabic: إسحاقʾIsḥāq) as Itzhak or Yitzhak, or Yitzchok, was one of the three patriarchs in the Hebrew Bible, whose story is told in the book of Genesis.

Isaac is a given name derived from Judaism and a given name among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim societies, generally in reference to the above. "Isaac" is loosely translated as "laughing". "Ike" and "Ise" are also short forms of the name Isaac.

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This is a selection of better known people with the name Isaac; for a comprehensive list, see All pages beginning with "Isaac".


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