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Meaning and name origin
Jaap \jaap\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jaap is "he who supplants". Jaap is a variant of Jacob (Hebrew): also possibly from "la-aqov" (hence, Yaakov) meaning "to track or follow".
Jaap is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#71705 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jaap and its source form. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Jacob. (2015 statistics).
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