- a masculine name: dim. Ike
- Bible one of the patriarchs, son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob and Esau: Gen. 21:3
Origin of IsaacEcclesiastical Late Latin Isaacus from Ecclesiastical Greek Isaak from Classical Hebrew (language) yitsh?q, literally , laughter: see Genesis 17:17
In the Bible, the son of Abraham who was offered as a sacrifice to God. The sacrifice was prevented at the last moment by divine intervention.
From Hebrew יִצְחָק (Yitzchak or Yitzhak), meaning "[he] will laugh" (since his mother Sarah laughed when told she was pregnant at her old age).