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pinWhat does Yaakov mean?

Yaakov /yaa-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.

Related boy name: Akiva.

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

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) and Jakob (#458). Other variants, like Iakov, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Yaakov was common among parents in 2001 (usage of 0.914%) and is now much less (usage 0.769%, 16%). Jacob and Jakob are two of the more trendy boy names here, and there is also a revival in baby name usage for Jacob. 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 Jacob, Jakob in U.S.

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Haakon, Markov and Yaqub. Like Yaakov, these names are not commonly used.