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Meaning and Name Origin

Yaakov \ya(a)-kov\ 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.

For more information, 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)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Yaakov and related names. Prominent varying forms of Yaakov (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 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 and is now much less, with versions like Jamie, Jim, Jimmie, Jamey and Jacques falling out of fashion. The more fashionable boy names here are Jacob (#4), Jake (#190), Jakob (#458), Jaime (#468) and Jacoby (#593), with Jacob and Jake undergoing a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jacob, Jacoby, Jacques, Jaime, Jake, Jakob, Jakobe in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of James, Jamey, Jamie, Jay, Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Seamus in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jakub, James, Jamie, Jay, Seamus outside U.S.