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What does Iakov mean?

Iakov Pronunciation of Iakov [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).


Iakov has 1 variant: Yakov.

17 more different relations via Jacob: Iacopo, Iacovo, Iago, Iakob, Iakobos, Jacko, Jackob, Jaco, Jago, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub and Yakup.

Creative forms:
(male) Irakov, Iskov, ..


Middle name pairings:
Iakov Carl (I.C.), ..

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?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Iakov (outside Top 2000) are Jacob (#4 via latest list), Jake (#205), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob (#523), Jakobe (#1174), Jakub (#1690) and Yakov (#1543). 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 0.98%, down 54.3%), with the version Jakob becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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 name is Markov. Like Iakov, these names are not commonly used.

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