In the Old Testament, Isaac is the miracle baby of 100-year-old Abraham and 90-year-old Sarah. Variations of this biblical name include Issac, Izak, Yitzhak and the nickname Ike. Currently Isaac is at the height of its popularity, ahead of Isaiah. Famous namesakes include British scientist Sir Isaac Newton, Nobel Prize–winning novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer and “Soul Man” singer and actor Isaac Hayes.

Famous Isaacs

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  • Isaac Asimov
    Author, Inventor
  • Isaac Hanson
  • Isaac Hempstead-Wright
  • Isaac Pitman
  • Isaac Ralph Gabriel
    Son of Peter Gabriel

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Source: Social Security Administration

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