Isaac

Isaac - A popular male name



  Feb 20,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Isaac, meaning laughter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #125. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Isaac and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Isaac? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Isaac. The baby boy name Isaac was given to 9,928 baby boys in 2012, ranking #30 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 165 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Isaac peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 30.



Famous with this name

Oscar Isaac
Isaac Webb
George Isaac


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Isaac is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Isaac is currently topping the baby name charts in Colorado at position #11 - and is the least popular in Delaware at position #77.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Isaac is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Isaac is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Isaac goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Isaac origin and meaning

Isaac is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means laughter. To see famous people named Isaac, pop culture references for the name Isaac and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Isaac

We've found the following names that sound similar to Isaac, sorted by popularity.

Isaiah / Isiah / Issac / Isaias / Izaiah / Isai / Ike / Isaak / Izayah / Isac /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201230
201135
201039
200940
200837
200741
200648
200549
200446
200348
200248
200147
200053
199964
199865
199772
199686
199598
1994103
1993110
1992124
1991129
1990132
1989137
1988143
1987151
1986155
1985164
1984159
1983150
1982150
1981149
1980150
1979151
1978167
1977182
1976201
1975210
1974224
1973234
1972252
1971287
1970336
1969351
1968377
1967379
1966359
1965376
1964352
1963362
1962354
1961356
1960364
1959338
1958330
1957336
1956317
1955316
1954292
1953301
1952293
1951292
1950280
1949271
1948298
1947279
1946287
1945280
1944264
1943279
1942279
1941264
1940244
1939250
1938252
1937254
1936251
1935244
1934236
1933235
1932237
1931261
1930234
1929215
1928239
1927202
1926231
1925207
1924198
1923198
1922197
1921210
1920191
1919177
1918194
1917192
1916186
1915196
1914178
1913175
1912164
1911140
1910125

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Colorado11
North Dakota11
Wyoming12
Utah13
California15
South Dakota15
Arizona16
Oregon17
Minnesota17
Idaho17
Kansas18
Wisconsin19
New Mexico20
Maine20
Nebraska21
Arkansas23
Oklahoma23
Washington24
Indiana25
Michigan27
Texas27
Nevada28
West Virginia33
Iowa34
Montana35
Illinois38
District of Columbia43
Rhode Island43
Florida44
New Hampshire44
Virginia45
Massachusetts46
Alaska47
Missouri48
North Carolina48
New York49
Kentucky51
Ohio51
Pennsylvania51
Vermont51
Maryland53
Georgia53
Tennessee56
New Jersey60
Connecticut70
Alabama71
South Carolina72
Hawaii74
Mississippi75
Louisiana76
Delaware77

Even more about Isaac


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Isaac a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Isaac?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Isaac
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 165
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +9,928

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