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What does Jacobus mean?

Jacobus Pronunciation of Jacobus [ja-cobus] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Jacobus is "he who supplants". Jacobus is an alternate spelling of Jacob (Hebrew).

Associated with: supplants (victory).


12 different relations via Jacob: Iakobos, Jackob, Jackobus, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacoby, Jacopo, Jacques, Jakob, Jakobe and Kobus.

Creative forms:
(male) Ercobus, Jabus, ..


Middle name pairings:
Jacobus Moshe (J.M.), ..

How popular is Jacobus?

Jacobus is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#12443 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Jacobus (not ranked) are Jacob (#4 last year), Jacobi (#1317), Jacobo, Jacoby (#655), Jacques (#1713), Jakob (#523) and Jakobe (#1174). Other variants, like Jackob, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Jacobus was at its peak in the year 1999 (average #952) and has become significantly less since (#1055, 53.9%), with the form Jakob becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacob, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacoby, Jacques in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jakob, Jakobe in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bacchus, Carolus, Dacius, Jabes, Jacot, Jacque, Jairus, Janos, Janus, Jarius, Jesous, Tacitus and Zacheus. Like Jacobus, these names are not frequently used.

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