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Meaning and Name Origin

Jakub \j(a)-kub\ as a name for boys. Jakub's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Jakub means "he who supplants". Jakub is a variation of Jacob (Hebrew): also possibly from "la-aqov" (hence, Yaakov) meaning "to track or follow". A seldom-used boys' name.


Jakub has 3 variants: Jakeb, Jakob and Jakobe.

Jakub has 46 more related 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.


Jakub is an uncommon first name for males. Jakub is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Jakub for boys. Jakub reached its highest rank of #58 in Ireland in 2009, and is at #81 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jakub and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Jakub listed in the Top 1000 are Hamish, Jack (#41 the previous year), Jackie, Jacky, Jacob (#4), Jacoby (#593), Jacques, Jaime (#468), Jake (#190), Jakob (#458), Jakobe, James (#9), Jamey, Jamie (#786), Jay (#372), Jayme, Jim, Jimmie and Seamus (#900). Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1970-1979 and has become much less since, with forms such as Jacques, Jamey, Jamie, Jim and Jimmie becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable boy names in this list are Jacob (#4), Jacoby (#593), Jaime (#468), Jake (#190) and Jakob (#458), with Jacob and Jake going through a rekindling 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.