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What does Giacomo mean?

Giacomo Pronunciation of Giacomo 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 Gi-, supplants (victory)


VARIANTS Jacopo, Lapo


OTHER FORMS VIA JACOB, JAMES Giacamo, Giacobbe, Giacobo, Giacopo, Iacopo, Iacovo, Jacobo



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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?

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 sound-alike names are Giacinto, Palomo and Salomo. Like Giacomo, these names are not commonly used.

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