Meaning and Name Origin
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)