Name: Isaac

Origin and Meaning of the Name Isaac

  • Meaning:
    He will laugh
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    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (I zak)
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    From the Hebrew Yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh". In the Old Testament, Isaac is the son of Abraham and Sarah, the husband of Rebecca and the father of Jacob and Esau. Sarah could not bear children and was already very aged at the time of his conception. She chose the name Isaac because she had laughed at the messengers of God announcing that she would finally have a son.

    Famous bearers include English physicist Isaac Newton, who developed three laws of motion - the basis of modern engineering, Isaac Singer who founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company and science fiction author Isaac Asimov.

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