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Meaning and Name Origin

Jaap \jaap\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Jaap means "he who supplants". Jaap is a form of Jacob (Hebrew): also possibly from "la-aqov" (hence, Yaakov) meaning "to track or follow". Seldom used as a birth name.


Variations

Jaap has 49 different forms via Jacob: Cob, Cobb, Cobby, Giacamo, Giacobbe, Giacobo, Giacomo, Giacopo, Hamish, Iacopo, Iacovo, Iago, Iakob, Iakobos, Iakov, Jack, Jackie, Jacko, Jacky, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacobus, Jacoby, Jacques, Jacquet, Jago, Jaime, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, James, Jamesie, Jamey, Jamie, Jamsey, Jay, Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Seamus, Shamus, Yakov, Yakup and Yaqub.


Popularity

Jaap is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#71705 out of 88799, Top 81%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jaap and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Jaap (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Hamish, Jack (#41 the previous year), Jackie, Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacoby (#593), Jacques, Jaime (#468), Jake (#190), Jakob (#458), Jakobe, Jakub, James (#9), Jamey, Jamie (#786), Jay (#372), Jayme, Jim, Jimmie and Seamus (#900). Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly lower since, with forms like Jacques, Jamey, Jamie, Jim and Jimmie falling out of fashion. The trendier baby names in this compilation are Jacob (#4), Jacoby (#593), Jaime (#468), Jake (#190) and Jakob (#458), with Jacob and Jake going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jacob, Jacoby, Jacques, Jaime, Jake, Jakob, Jakobe in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of James, Jamey, Jamie, Jay, Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Seamus in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jakub, James, Jamie, Jay, Seamus outside U.S.


Similar Names

Jaap is alike in pronunciation to Joop. Other suggested similar baby names are Javi and Joab. Like Jaap, these names are not frequently used.

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