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Jaap

What does Jaap mean?

Jaap Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: supplants (victory).

Variations

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.

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

(female) Jaapia, Jaca, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jaap Denis (J.D.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jack (#40 from current records), Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jaime (#485), Jake (#205), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob (#523), Jakub (#1690), James (#7), Jamey, Jamie (#821), Jay (#394), 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 (#1135, 64%), with forms like Jay becoming less fashionable. (2015 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.

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