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What does Jakob mean?

Jakob \j(a)-kob\ as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the name Jakob means "he who supplants". Jakob is a derivative of Jacob (Hebrew).


Jakob has 3 variants: Jakeb, Jakobe and Jakub.

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.


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)

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 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jacob, Jacoby, Jacques, Jaime, Jake, Jakob, Jakobe in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of James, Jamey, Jamie, Jay, Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Seamus in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Yakob. Like Jakob, this name is not frequently used.