Gender Masculine
Scripts יִשָּׂשׁכָר(Ancient Hebrew) Ἰσσαχάρ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. IS-ə-kahr(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "man of hire" or "there is reward", from Hebrew שָׁכַר (shakhar) meaning "hire, wage, reward". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve sons of Jacob (by Leah) and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. A justification for the name's meaning is given in Genesis 30:18.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesYissakhar(Biblical Hebrew) Yissakhar(Hebrew)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020