Of Hebrew origin.
From the Hebrew name Yitzchaq, meaning “he laughs”.
In the Bible’s “Book of Genesis”, Isaac is one of the three partiarchs.
Son of Abraham and father of Esau and Jacob.
In the English speaking countries, it was used mostly after the Protestant Reformation.
Alternative forms of the name are: Isaak, Yitzhak, Ike, Isak, Isa, Zack, Itzak.
Famous bearers are Isaac Newton, Isaac Asimov, Isaac Hayes, Isaac Mizrahi, Isaac Stern, Isaac Hanson, Isaac Liev Shreiber.
American singer, songwriter, producer and actor, Isaac Hayes was one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
His work is recognized throughout the music spectrum and paved the way for both the disco and rap movements.
He was an icon of the soul music and a significant part of the American music culture.