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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, Top 81%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jaap and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Jacob (#4). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jacob in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jacob outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jaap is also pronounced similarly to Joop. Other suggested similar baby names are Javi and Joab. Like Jaap, these names are not commonly used.