What does Yaakov mean?
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Akiva.
Yaakov has 48 more related forms via Jacob, Yakov: Cob, Cobb, Cobby, Giacamo, Giacobbe, Giacobo, Giacomo, Giacopo, Hamish, Iacopo, Iacovo, Iakob, Iakobos, Iakov, Jaap, Jack, Jackie▼, Jacko, Jacky▼, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacobus, Jacoby, Jacques▼, Jacquet, Jago, Jaime, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, James, Jamesie, Jamey▼, Jamie▼, Jamsey, Jay▼, Jayme, Jim▼, Jimmie▼, Seamus, Shamus, Yakup and Yaqub.
Yaakov is an unusual given name for males. Yaakov is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent varying forms of Yaakov (#unlisted) are Jacob (#4 in 2014), James (#9), Jack (#41), Jake (#190), Jay (#372), Jakob (#458), Jaime (#468), Jacoby (#593), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jackie, Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jacky, Hamish, Jakobe, Jakub, Jacques and Jamey. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.443%) and is now much less (usage 0.309%, down 30.3%), with versions like Jamie, Jacques, Jamey, Jacky and Jim falling out of fashion. The more fashionable boy names here are Jacob (#4), Jake (#190), Jakob (#458), Jaime (#468) and Jacoby (#593), and there is also a revival in baby name usage for Jacob and Jake. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Yaakov and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)