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What does Iakov mean?

Iakov Pronunciation of Iakov as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Iakov means "he who supplants". Iakov is an alternate form of Jacob (Hebrew).

ASSOCIATED WITH supplants (victory)



OTHER FORMS VIA JACOB Iacopo, Iacovo, Iago, Iakob, Iakobos, Jacko, Jackob, Jaco, Jago, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, Yakup

(male) Iskov, ..


Iakov Atticus (I.A.), ..

How popular is Iakov?

Iakov is an unusual first name for males. Iakov is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Iakov (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Jacob (#13 VIA LATEST LIST), Jake (#262), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob (#701), Jakobe (#1238), Jakub and Yakov (#1506). Other forms, like Iago, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Iakov was well-received among parents 2 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 2.15%) and is now significantly less (ADOPTION 0.76%, DOWN 64.4%), with versions like Jakob becoming less in vogue. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacob, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jakobe, Jakub, Yakov in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Iakov is alike in pronunciation to Yaakov and Yacov. Another recommended sound-alike name is Markov. Like Iakov, these names are not commonly used.

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