What does Jacob mean?
The meaning of Jacob is "supplanter".
Jacob is generally used as a boy's name.
It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ja-cob.
The Given Name Jacob
The Biblical name Yaakov, was borne by one of the patriarchs in the Book of Genesis.
The name derives its' meaning from the Hebrew word ahkev meaning "heel", as Jacob took hold of the heel of his twin brother Esau upon birth. This is later interpreted in the Bible as "supplanter".
James is another popular anglicized form of the name.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Jacob Cats, and Jacob de Kempenaer.
View the Jacob Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Jacob has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Jacob to other names.
Jacob Related Names
The names Hagop, Hakob, Iago, Iakopa, Iakovos, Jaagup, Jaak, Jaakko, Jaako, Jaakob, Jaccob, Jacobo, Jacobus, Jacomus, Jacopo, Jacoup, Jacques, Jak, Jaka, Jakab, Jakes, Jakob, Jakoba, Jakobah, Jakobie, Jakov, Jakub, Yaacov, Yaakov, Ya-akov, Yaaqob, Yacoub, Yaghoub, Yago, Yakiv, Yakov, Yankel, Yasha are all forms of Jacob.
- Jacob ~ Biblical Character (Gen. 25:26/Gen. 32:28)
- Jacob Cats ~ Writer
- Jacob de Kempenaer ~ Dutch Prime Minister (1848-1849)
- Jacob Grimm ~ Writer
- Jacob Marley ~ A Christmas Carol character
- Jacob van Maerlant ~ Writer
- Jacob van Zuylen van Nijevelt ~ Dutch Prime Minister (1861; 1866-1868)
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