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What does Giacomo mean?

Giacomo Pronunciation of Giacomo [gi-a-co-mo] as a boys' name is pronounced JOCK-a-moh. It is of Italian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Giacomo is "he who supplants". Variant of James and Jacob. The name of one of musician Sting's sons.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Giacomo has 2 variants: Jacopo and Lapo.

Related boy name: Gino.

7 more different relations via Jacob, James: Giacamo, Giacobbe, Giacobo, Giacopo, Iacopo, Iacovo and Jacobo.

Creative forms:
(male) Gilcomo, Stacomo, ..

(female) Giacola, Giacori, ..

Middle name pairings:
Giacomo Channing (G.C.), ..

How popular is Giacomo?

Giacomo is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#45909 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Gino (#1061 the previous year), Jacob (#4), Jacobo and James (#7) are the popular varying forms of Giacomo (not ranked). Other forms, like Giacobbe, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Giacomo was more pronounced among parents 8 decades ago (usage of 5.38%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 1.62%, 69.9%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gino, Jacob, Jacobo, James in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Giacinto, Palomo and Salomo. Like Giacomo, these names are not commonly used.

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