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What does Yaakov mean?

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 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)

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.