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Meaning and name origin

Yaakov \ya(a)-kov\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Yaakov is "he who supplants". Variant of Jacob. Comedian Yakov Smirnov.


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

For more information, see also the related boy name Akiva.


Yaakov is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Yaakov and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Jacob (#4). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jacob in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yaakov is also pronounced similarly to Iakov. Like Yaakov, this name is not commonly used.