What does Jakob mean?
Jakob /ja-kob/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the name Jakob means "he who supplants". Jakob is a version of Jacob (Hebrew). Jakobi is a common surname.
Jakob▲ has 46 more alternative forms via Jacob: Cob, Cobb, Cobby, Giacamo, Giacobbe, Giacobo, Giacomo, Giacopo, Hamish, Iacopo, Iacovo, Iago, Iakob, Iakobos, Iakov, Jaap, Jack, Jackie▼, Jacko, Jacky▼, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacobus, Jacoby▲, Jacques▼, Jacquet, Jago, Jaime▲, Jake▲, Jakie, Jakov, James, Jamesie, Jamey▼, Jamie▼, Jamsey, Jay▼, Jayme, Jim▼, Jimmie▼, Seamus, Shamus, Yakov, Yakup and Yaqub.Kreatif forms: Jarkob, Jekob, Jukob. [more]
How 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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity 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 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Jakob and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Jakob (#458 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Hamish, Jack (#41 in 2014), Jackie, Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacoby (#593), Jacques, Jaime (#468), Jake (#190), Jakobe, Jakub, James (#9), Jamey, Jamie (#786), Jay (#372), Jayme, Jim, Jimmie and Seamus (#900). Usage of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.443%) and is now much lower (usage 0.309%, down 30.3%), with versions like Jacques, Jamey, Jamie, Jim and Jimmie falling out of style. The trendier boy names here are Jacob (#4), Jacoby (#593), Jaime (#468), Jake (#190) and Jakob (#458), with Jacob and Jake enjoying a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Yakob. Like Jakob, this name is not frequently used.