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What does Cob mean?

Cob Pronunciation of Cob [cob] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Cob means "he who supplants". Cob is an alternate form of Jacob (Hebrew).

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Cob has 1 variant: Cobb.

8 more relations via Jacob: Cobby, Cobi, Iakob, Jakob, Jay, Jeb, Jim and Kobus.

Creative forms:
(male) Clor, Cona, ..

(female) Cona, Core, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cob Hamza (C.H.), ..

How popular is Cob?

Cob is an uncommon given name for men. Cob is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jacob (#4 via latest list), Jakob (#523), Jay (#394), Jeb and Jim are the prominent alternative forms of Cob (unlisted). These relations of Cob were popular in the year 1999 (average #748) and have become significantly less popular since (#984, 54.4% less usage), with versions like Jim becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacob, Jakob, Jay, Jeb, Jim in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jacob, Jakob, Jay outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cob is alike in pronunciation to Cabe, Cobe and Kobe. Other recommended names are Bob, Coby, Coe, Col, Con, Cor, Cox, Coy, Hob, Job and Rob. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cob.

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