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pinWhat does Yaakov mean?

Yaakov /yaa-kov/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Yaakov is "he who supplants". Variant of Jacob. Comedian Yakov Smirnov.


Yaakov has 7 variants: Iago, Yaacob, Yachov, Yacov, Yago, Yakob and Yakov.

Related boy name: Akiva.

Yaakov has 20 more related forms via Jacob, Yakov: Iacovo, Iakob, Iakov, Jaap, Jack, Jackie, Jacko, Jackob, Jacky, Jaco, Jago, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, Yakup and Yaqub.

Kreatif forms: Yaakon, Yokov, Yukov. [more]

pinHow popular is Yaakov?

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 (not ranked) are Jacob (#4 in 2014), Jack (#41), Jake (#190), Jakob (#458), Jakub, Jakobe, Jacky and Jackie. Variants like Yakup are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest in 2001 (usage of 0.4858%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4134%, 14.9%), with the versions Jackie and Jacky becoming less fashionable. Jacob (#4), Jake (#190) and Jakob (#458) are three of the more trendy boy names here, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jacob, Jake in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jakob, Jakobe in U.S.

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