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What does Yacov mean?

Yacov Pronunciation of Yacov [ya-cov] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Yacov is "he who supplants". Yacov is a variant form of Yaakov (Hebrew): transcription of Jacob.

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Yacov has 1 variant: Yakov.

5 more related forms via Yaakov: Iago, Yaacob, Yachov, Yago and Yakob.

Creative forms:
(male) Yocov, Yucov, ..

(female) Yaca, Yako, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yacov Trey (Y.T.), ..

How popular is Yacov?

Yacov is an uncommon first name for men. Yacov is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Yacov (outside Top 2000) are Yaakov (#1017 the previous year) and Yakov (#1543). Other variants, like Yago, are seldom used. These forms of Yacov were favored in 2015 (median #1280). Yaakov is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yacov and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Yacov is alike in pronunciation to Iakov. Another recommended name is Jakov. Like Yacov, these names are not frequently used.

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