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What does Yaacob mean?

Yaacob Pronunciation of Yaacob [yaa-cob] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and Yaacob means "he who supplants". Yaacob is a version of Yaakov (Hebrew): version of Jacob.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Yaacob has 1 variant: Yakob.

4 more alternative forms via Yaakov: Yachov, Yacov, Yago and Yakov.

Creative forms:
(male) Yarcob, Yocob, ..

(female) Yaacon, Yaaro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yaacob Amauri (Y.A.), ..

How popular is Yaacob?

Yaacob is an unusual first name for men. Yaacob is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Yaacob (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Yaakov (#1017 the previous year) and Yakov (#1543). Other forms, like Yacov, are uncommon. These forms of Yaacob were at the top of their popularity in 2015 (median #1280). Yaakov is more ubiquitous than the rest. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yaakov, Yakov in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yaacob and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Yaacob is alike in pronunciation to Iakob and Yaqub. Other recommended names are Jackob, Jacob, Jakob, Kaylob, Yaar, Yance, Yancey, Yancy, Yanno and Yarrow. These names tend to be more commonly used than Yaacob.

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