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What does Jacobi mean?

Jacobi Pronunciation of Jacobi [ja-co-bi] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Jacobi is "he who supplants". Jacobi is a variant form of Jacob (Hebrew).

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Jacobi has 2 variants: Jacobo and Jacoby.

20 more alternative forms via Jacob: Cobi, Giacobo, Iacopo, Iacovo, Iakob, Jack, Jackie, Jacko, Jackob, Jackobus, Jacky, Jaco, Jacobus, Jacopo, Jago, Jakeb, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov and Jakub.

Creative forms:
(male) Joacobi, ..

(female) Jacoli, Jaconi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jacobi Bernard (J.B.), ..

How popular is Jacobi?

Jacobi is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#8776 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jacobi entered the list in 1992 and reached its top position of #1017 in the U.S. in 2008, and is presently at #1317. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacobi name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Jacobi (#1317 the previous year) are Jacob (#4 the previous year), Jack (#40), Jakob (#523), Jacoby (#655), Jakobe (#1174), Jakub (#1690), Jackie (#1725), Jacobo, Jacky and Jakeb. Adoption of these relations of Jacobi was widespread among parents in the year 1999 (average #981) and is somewhat less today (#1193, 43% less usage), with forms like Jackie becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacobi, Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jacob in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacobo, Jacoby, Jakeb, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakub in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Balbi, Gabbi, Gabi, Jabari, Jabin, Jabir, Jacan, Jace, Jacen, Jacey, Jachim, Jachin, Jacian, Jacot, Jacq, Jacqin, Jacque, Jacson, Jacy, Jadon, Jai, Jaladi, Jalon, Jamari, Jamon, Jamond, Jancsi, Jannai, Jano, Janos, Jareb, Jarod, Jaromir, Jaron, Jaronn, Jason, Javi, Javon, Jaxon, Job, Jobe, Joby, Jodi, Jori, Jovi, Kobi, Nairobi, Rabbi, Rabi, Robi and Tobi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jacobi.

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