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What does Jakob mean?

Jakob Pronunciation of Jakob [jakob] 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).

Associated with: supplants (victory).

Variations

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.

Creative forms:
(male) Jamkob, Jankob, ..

(female) Jakobbi, Jakobby, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jakob Ansel (J.A.), ..

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. Demographics)

Displayed below is the birth name history of Jakob for boys. Jakob was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #171 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is currently at #523. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the history of Jakob and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Jakob (#523 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Jack (#40 in recent rankings), Jackie (#1725), Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacobi (#1317), Jacobo, Jacoby (#655), Jaime (#485), Jake (#205), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakobe (#1174), Jakub (#1690), James (#7), Jamey, Jamie (#821), Jay (#394), Jayme, Jeb and Yakov (#1543). Usage of these forms of Jakob was at its peak 8 decades ago (adoption of 6.2%) and is now much lower (adoption 2.3%, 62.3% less).

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacoby, Jaime, Jake in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jakeb, Jakie, Jakobe, Jakub, James in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jamey, Jamie, Jay, Jayme, Jeb, Yakov 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.

Similar Names

Suggested similar 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.

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