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james

FORM OF:
iacomus
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

  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • irishirish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • scottishscottish
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
english
jacob, jaycob, jaymes, jamison, jaime, jamieson, jamie-lee, jamie lee, jamielee
finnish
jacob, jacobus, jakob, jakup, jaakob, jaakoppi, jaakkoo, Jaakuppi
german
jacob, jacobus, jakob, jakub, jakobus
irish
jacob, sÉamus, shamus, sÉamas, sheamus, seamus, shéamais
norwegian
jacob, jacobus, jakob, jakub, jakup, Jakop
scottish
hamish, sÉamus, seumas, seamus
swedish
jacob, jacobus, jakob, jakub, jakup, Jakop
welsh
jacob
FEMININE
english
jayla, jacqueline, jackalyn, jacklyn, jaclyn, jacquelyn, jaquelyn, jaqueline, jacelyn
finnish
jacoba, jacobina, jacqueline, jaqueline, jakobina, Jamina, Jamine
german
jakoba, jacoba, jacqueline, jakobea, jakobina, jakobine
norwegian
jakoba, jacoba, jacobine, jacqueline, jaqueline, jakobea, jakobia, jakobine, Jamina
scottish
jamesina
swedish
jakoba, jacoba, jacobina, jacobine, jacqueline, jaqueline, jakobia, jakobina, jakobine, Jacobe, Jamina, Jamine
PET & SHORT FORM
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
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
irish
jamie, séimí, séimín
norwegian
jimi, jimmie, jimmy, jamie, jako, jimmi, jack
scottish
jamie
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
danish
jacob, jacobus, jakob, jakub, jakup, Iacobus
dutch
jacob, jacobus, jakob, jakobus
estonian
jakob, jaakob, jaagup
faroese
jacob, jákup, jakku
filipino
jaime
french
jacob, jacques
frisian
jakip
georgian
iakob
greek
iakóv, iákovos, yángos, gyánkos
greenlandic
jacob, jakob
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
old swedish
jacob, jacobus, jakob, Jacop, Jakaup, Jakop
polish
jakub
portuguese
jaime, jacÓ
russian
yalkov, iakov, Yakov
serbian
jakov
slovak
jakub
slovene
jakob, jakobe
spanish
jacobo, jaime
turkish
yakup
ukrainian
yakiv

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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3
Numerological Values:
3

Traits associated with the number 3 include advanced social skills and articulation. People with name-number 3 are delightful to speak to and are often successful orators or writers. They have a colorful imagination and enjoy life to the fullest.

Chakra Number:
3: The number of the Solar Plexus Chakra "Manipura"

Yellow. The centre of our being - the color of sunshine and the color of the third energy centre - the solar plexus chakra. The main energy of yellow is intellect. Do you like yellow color? Discover what yellow means and how it manifests in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Color meaning:

The color yellow relates to acquired knowledge. It is the color which resonates with the left or logic side of the brain stimulating our mental faculties and creating mental agility and perception. Being the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness and fun. In the meaning of colors, yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Yellow is creative from a mental aspect, the color of new ideas, helping us to find new ways of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
JAMES, LE CLOCHARD CÉLESTE ANNE LÉONARD
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES ARTIE SHAW
WENT DOWN TO ST. JAMES INFIRMARY CASSANDRA WILSON
MISTER JAMES CATHERINE LE FORESTIER
JAMES DEAN - I WANNA KNOW DANIEL BEDINGFIELD
JAMES DEAN EAGLES
BERCEUSE POUR EMMANUEL REUBEN JAMES ÉDITH BUTLER
PETER, JAMES AND JOHN GOLD CITY
JAMES HUFFAMOOSE
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES JAMES MORRISON
SWEET BABY JAMES JAMES TAYLOR
UN SEUL COUVERT, PLEASE, JAMES JEAN SABLON
JAMES DEAN IN TENNESSEE JESSICA ANDREWS
JAMES AND THE COLD GUN KATE BUSH
RUBEN JAMES KENNY ROGERS
RUBEN JAMES KENNY ROGERS
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES LOUIS ARMSTRONG
DINNER FOR ONE PLEASE, JAMES NAT KING COLE .
LITTLE JAMES OASIS
LE PETIT JAMES PIERRE SELOS
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES SOUNDMACHINE
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES THE DOORS
JAMES DEAN THE EAGLES
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES THE WHITE STRIPES
JOKER JAMES THE WHO
JAMES K. POLK THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
MEET JAMES ENSOR THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
CONCIA JAMES VANESSA PARADIS
JAMES BATAILLE VANESSA PARADIS
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES WHITE STRIPES

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