Meaning and name origin
Jakob \j(a)-kob\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jakob is "he who supplants". Jakob is a variant of Jacob (Hebrew): also possibly from "la-aqov" (hence, Yaakov) meaning "to track or follow".
Jakob is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#26443 out of 88799, Top 30%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jakob for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jakob and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jacob (#4), Jakob (#458), Jakobe and Jakub. (2014 statistics).