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What does Jaap mean?

Jaap /jaap/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the name Jaap means "he who supplants". Jaap is an alternate form of Jacob (Hebrew) with the suffix -p.


Jaap has 22 different relations via Jacob: Iago, Jack, Jacko, Jacky, Jaco, Jacopo, Jago, Jaime, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakov, Jakub, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jay, Jayme, Jeb, Jim and Yakup.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jaappi, Jacap, ..

(female) Jaapi, Jaapie, ..

How popular is Jaap?

Jaap is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#78035 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Jack (#41 from current records), Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jaime (#468), Jake (#190), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob (#458), Jakub (#1623), James (#9), Jamey, Jamie (#786), Jay (#372), Jayme, Jeb and Jim are the popular variation forms of Jaap (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Jaap reached its peak during 1940-1949 (average #1065) and has become significantly reduced since (#1121, 63%), with forms like Jay becoming less fashionable. Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Jaap and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jacky, Jacob, Jaime, Jake in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakub, James in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamey, Jamie, Jay, Jayme, Jeb, Jim in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Jaap is alike in pronunciation to Joop. Other suggested similar names are Cap, Chap, Ja-, Jabar, Jacan, Jace, Jacq, Jacy, Jada, Jade, Jae, Jael, Jafar, Jagu, Jahan, Jai, Jair, Jak, Jalal, Jalan, Jamal, Jamar, Jame, Jan, Janak, Janan, Jano, Jaq, Jarad, Jarah, Jaran, Jaray, Jarl, Jary, Jase, Javan, Javi, Jax, Jayar, Jaye, Jazz, Jean, Jian, Joab, Joao, Juan and Nap. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jaap.