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RATE THIS NAME 3.67

jacob

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
YAʿăQōḇ > YAʿAKOV
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
YAʿAKOV (יעקב)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Late Latin “Iacobus”, from the Greek “Iakobos (Ἰάκωβος)”, meaning “Supplanter, held by the heel, heel-grabber, leg-puller”. In turn the name derives from the Hebrew root “ʿqb > Yaʿakov”, meaning "to follow, to be behind", and it refers to the circumstances of Jacob's birth when he held on to the heel (Hebrew: ʿaqeb) of his older twin brother Esau. Jacob, as described in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, the New Testament, the Qur'an and Baha'i scripture was the third patriarch of the Hebrew people with whom God made a covenant, and ancestor of the tribes of Israel, which were named after his descendants. In the Hebrew Bible, he is the son of Isaac and Rebekah, the grandson of Abraham, Sarah and of Bethuel. Jacob is venerated as a Prophet of Islam, the name is commonly used as a first name in Arab and Muslim societies.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old swedishold swedish
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
jacobus, jakob, jakub, jakup, Iacobus
dutch
jacobus, jakob, jakobus
english
jaycob, james, jaymes, jamison, jaime, jamieson, jamie-lee, jamie lee, jamielee
faroese
jákup, jakku
finnish
jacobus, jakob, james, jakup, jaakob, jaakoppi, jaakkoo, Jaakuppi
french
jacques
german
jacobus, jakob, james, jakub, jakobus
greenlandic
jakob
irish
james, sÉamus, shamus, sÉamas, sheamus, seamus, shéamais
norwegian
jacobus, jakob, james, jakub, jakup, Jakop
old swedish
jacobus, jakob, Jacop, Jakaup, Jakop
swedish
jacobus, jakob, james, jakub, jakup, Jakop
welsh
james
FEMININE
danish
jacoba, jacobina, jacobine, jacqueline, jaqueline, jakobina, jakobine, Jacobe, Jakobe, Jamina
dutch
jacoba, jacobina, jacobine, jacqueline, coba, Jacobien, Jacomina
english
jayla, jacqueline, jackalyn, jacklyn, jaclyn, jacquelyn, jaquelyn, jaqueline, jacelyn
faroese
jakoba, jacobina, jakobina, jakubina
finnish
jacoba, jacobina, jacqueline, jaqueline, jakobina, Jamina, Jamine
french
jacotte, jacqueline
german
jakoba, jacoba, jacqueline, jakobea, jakobina, jakobine
greenlandic
jacobine, jakkubiina, jakobine, Jákupîna, Jaakupiina
norwegian
jakoba, jacoba, jacobine, jacqueline, jaqueline, jakobea, jakobia, jakobine, Jamina
swedish
jakoba, jacoba, jacobina, jacobine, jacqueline, jaqueline, jakobia, jakobina, jakobine, Jacobe, Jamina, Jamine
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
jimi, jimmie, jimmy, jamie, jeppe, ib, jimm, jimmi, jaco, jack
dutch
jamie, cobus, coos, kobus, koos, jaap, sjakie, coby, cobie, sjaak, japik, jascha, jaco, Jaapje, Cock, Cockie, Cocky, Koosje, Kootje, Coosje, Cootje, Kobie, Coes, Coot, Jac, Jacco, Japie, Jappie, Jip, Job, Jop, Kick, Kik, Kobes, Kockie, Kok, Kokkie, Koop, Koot, Kosie, Sjim, Sjimmie, Cobbe
english
jim, jemmy, jimi, jimmie, jimmy, jamie, coby, koby, cobie, jeb, jamy, jamey, jem, kobee, kobey, kobi, kobe, cobb, jaymee, jaymie, jimbo, jambo, jaimee, jamee, jayme, jack
finnish
jimi, jimmie, jimmy, jamie, jaakko, jako, jaak, jjakke, jaako, jaakka, jaakki, jäkki, jaakku, jaaku, jaskari, jassu, jasu, kauppo, kauppi, koppi, jimmi, jacke, jaco, jack, Jakke
french
thiago, jacquet, iaquet, jacq, kobe, jacqui, jacquy, gemmes, gemme, jakou, jaco, jacquot
german
jamie, ibbe, ibbo, kobi, köbi, chöbi, joggi, jeckel, jaeckel, jockl, jockel, jackel, jacke, jaecki, jecki, jock, jocky, jocki, jäck, jäckel, jäggi, jaki, jaky, jöckel, joki, joky, jokel, jokele, jakel, jakele, köb, köbes, koeeb, jabbo, jack
greenlandic
jack
irish
jamie, séimí, séimín
norwegian
jimi, jimmie, jimmy, jamie, jako, jimmi, jack
swedish
jimi, jimmie, jimmy, jamie, jako, jåp, jimm, jimmi, jacke, jaco, jack
welsh
iago, jamie

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Italian - Medieval
Iacobo
albanian
jakob, jakub, jakup, jakov
ancient greek
iakōb, iakōbos
arabic
yakub
armenian
hakob, Yakob
basque
jaime, jakes, iacques, yakue, yaku, xanti
belarusian
yakub, jakaŭ
bosnian
jakub, jakup, jakov
breton
jakes, jagu, jagut, jacut, jak, jakez, jakezig
bulgarian
yalkov, zhekov, Yakov
catalan
jaume
croatian
jakob, jakov
czech
jakub, jakoubek, jokubas, jákob
estonian
jakob, jaakob, jaagup
filipino
jaime
frisian
jakip
georgian
iakob
greek
iakóv, iákovos, yángos, gyánkos
hawaiian
iakopa, iakoba, iakopo
hebrew
yalkov, yaakov, akiba, akiva, ya'akov, Yakov
hungarian - magyar
jakab, jákob, jákób
icelandic
jakob, jakub, Jakop
italian
giacobbe, giacomo, jacopo, iacopo, Giaime
kazakh
zhaqyp, zhakip
latin
jacōbus, jacōmus, iacōb, iacōbus, jacōb, iacōmus, Iacōbinus
latvian
jēkabs, jākubs, jakobs, jakovs, jeks, jeska, jezis, kubischu, Džeimss
lithuanian
jokūbas, jokūbu, jocubas, jecis, jekebs, jçkaba
old norse
jacobus, jakob, Jakaupr
polish
jakub
portuguese
jaime, jacÓ
russian
yalkov, iakov, Yakov
scottish
james, hamish, sÉamus, seumas, seamus
serbian
jakov
slovak
jakub
slovene
jakob, jakobe
spanish
jacobo, jaime
turkish
yakup
ukrainian
yakiv

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

4
Numerological Values:
4

Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.

Chakra Number:
4: The number of the Heart Chakra "Anahata"

Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.

Color meaning:

The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
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JACOB MARC HAIT CHARLÉLIE COUTURE
LA FILLE DE JACOB CHARLES DUMONT
JACOB'S LADDER - NOT IN MY NAME CHUMBAWAMBA
MAHMOUD ET JACOB COLETTE MAGNY
JACOB'S LADDER HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
RABBI JACOB MARCEL FEAT. SON ORCHESTRE
ESTHER ET JACOB NATACHA EZDRA
JACOB'S LADDER RUSH

Notable people and personalities​

Jacob A. Marinsky, Chemist
Jacob Arabo, Hip Hop Artists
Jacob Baxter, Canadian Politician
Jacob Ben Asher, Rabbi, Talmudist
Jacob Emden, Rabbi
Jacob Epstein, American Sculptor
Jacob Finkelstein (jackie Fields), American World Champion Welterweight
Jacob Grimm, German Philologist
Jacob J. Shubert, Theater Producer
Jacob Kogan, American Child Actor
Jacob L. Devers, American General
Jacob M. Appel, Bioethicist
Jacob Maris, Dutch Painter
Jacob Moon, Canadian Folk Musician
Jacob Neusner, Academic Scholar Of Judaism
Jacob Riis, Danish-american Muckraker Journalist, Photographer, And Social Reformer
Jacob Thompson, Former Us Congressman