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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 a form of Jacob (Hebrew).


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.


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. Census)

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) are the popular variation forms of Jaap (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.443%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.309%, down 30.3%), 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. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Jaap and affiliated names. (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.