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pinWhat does Jakob mean?

Jakob /ja-kob/ as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the name Jakob means "he who supplants". Jakob is a German form of Jacob (Hebrew).


Jakob has 4 variants: Jackob, Jakeb, Jakobe and Jakub.

Jakob has 31 more alternative forms via Jacob: Cob, Iago, Iakob, Iakobos, Iakov, Jaap, Jack, Jackie, Jacko, Jackobus, Jacky, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacobus, Jacoby, Jacopo, Jago, Jaime, Jake, Jakie, Jakov, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jay, Jayme, Jeb, Yakov, Yakup and Yaqub.

Kreatif forms: Jakobba, Jankob, Jokob. [more]

pinHow popular is Jakob?

Jakob is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#29359 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the birth name history of Jakob for boys. Jakob was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #171 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is currently at #458. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jakob name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the history of Jakob and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Jakob (#458 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 1000 are Jack (#41 in recent rankings), Jackie, Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacoby (#593), Jaime (#468), Jake (#190), Jakobe, Jakub, James (#9), Jamey, Jamie (#786), Jay (#372) and Jayme. Usage of these forms of Jakob was at its peak 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.48%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.41%, 16.2% less). James is the longstanding favorite, though Jake has become popular as well, while versions like Jacky have become less contemporary.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jakob, Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jacob in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jacoby, Jaime, Jake, Jakobe, James in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jamey, Jamie, Jay, Jayme in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of James, Jamie, Jay outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Jacot, Jadon, Jak, Jakim, Jakson, Jalon, Jamon, Janko, Jano, Janos, Jareb, Jarod, Jaron, Jason, Javon, Jaxon, Job and Yakob. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jakob.