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What does Jacoby mean?

Jacoby Pronunciation of Jacoby [ja-co-by] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and Jacoby means "he who supplants". Jacoby is an alternate spelling of Jacob (Hebrew).

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Jacoby has 2 variants: Jacobi and Jacobo.

22 more different relations via Jacob: Giacobo, Iacopo, Iacovo, Iakob, Jack, Jackie, Jacko, Jackob, Jackobus, Jacky, Jaco, Jacobus, Jacopo, Jago, Jakeb, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, Jamey, Jamsey and Jay.

Creative forms:
(male) Jackby, Jocoby, ..

(female) Jacora, Jacore, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jacoby Moses (J.M.), ..

How popular is Jacoby?

Jacoby is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#3534 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Jacoby was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #422 in the U.S. in 2008, and is currently at #655. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jack (#40 in recent rankings), Jackie (#1725), Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacobi (#1317), Jacobo, Jakeb, Jakob (#523), Jakobe (#1174), Jakub (#1690), Jamey and Jay (#394) are the popular varying forms of Jacoby (#655 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Giacobo, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Jacoby was well-received 2 decades ago (usage of 2.4%) and is somewhat less today (usage 1.39%, 42%), with forms like Jackie becoming less trendy.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jakub, Jamey, Jay in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bailby (see Balbo), Cadby, Canby, Coby, Danby, Darby, Gabby, Gaby, Jacan, Jace, Jacen, Jacey, Jachim, Jachin, Jacian, Jacot, Jacq, Jacqin, Jacque, Jacson, Jacy, Jadon, Jaimey, Jalon, Jamon, Jamond, Jano, Janos, Jaray, Jareb, Jarod, Jaron, Jaronn, Jarvey, Jary, Jason, Javon, Jaxon, Jeromy, Job, Jobe, Joby, Jody, Joey, Jory, Koby, Thoby and Toby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jacoby.

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