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What does Yaakov mean?

Yaakov Pronunciation of Yaakov [yaakov] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Yaakov is "he who supplants". Variant of Jacob. Comedian Yakov Smirnov.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


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

Related boy name: Akiva.

7 more related forms via Jacob, Yakov: Iakob, Iakov, Jacko, Jackob, Jakob, Jakov and Yakup.

Creative forms:
(male) Yaakon, Yukov, ..

(female) Yaacon, Yaako, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yaakov Mikah (Y.M.), ..

How 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. Demographics)

Yaakov entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #1017 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yaakov name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Yaakov (#1017 in 2015) are Jacob (#4 in 2015), Jakob (#523), Yakov (#1543) and Akiva. Other variants, like Iakov, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Yaakov was common among parents 16 years ago (usage of 1.94%) and is now much less (usage 0.88%, 55%), with the version Jakob falling out of fashion. Yaakov is the most trendy boy name here.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Haakon, Markov, Yaar, Yakar, Yakim, Yanno, Yarrow and Yukon. Like Yaakov, these names are not commonly used.

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