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Jaap meaning and name origin
Jaap \jaap\ as a boy's name has the meaning "he who supplants" and is a variant of Jacob (Hebrew): also possibly from "la-aqov" (hence, Yaakov) meaning "to track or follow".
Jaap is also pronounced similarly to Joop. Other suggested similar baby names are Javi and Joab.
Popularity of Jaap
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).
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