Name Origin: Biblical
Name Gender: Male
child of Jacob by Leah (Old Testament), title of a biblical tribe of Israel, from Greek issakhar, from Hebrew Yissakhar, probably [Klein] from yesh sakhar "there's an incentive" (see Gen. xxx:18).
(Old-Testament) a son of Jacob and a forebear of just one of the tribes of Israel
Although Issachar is mentioned as having taken some part in the war of freedom under Deborah (Judges v.