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What does Yakob mean?

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

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Yakob has 1 variant: Yaacob.

5 more relations via Yaakov: Iago, Yachov, Yacov, Yago and Yakov.

Creative forms:
(male) Yeokob, Yukob, ..

(female) Yacon, Yakobi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yakob Stryker (Y.S.), ..

How popular is Yakob?

Yakob is a rare given name for men. Yakob is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Yakob (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Yaakov (#1017 the previous year) and Yakov (#1543). Other forms, like Yago, are uncommon. These forms of Yakob were favored by parents today (average #1280). Yaakov is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Yakob is pronounced similarly to Iakob and Yaqub. Other recommended names are Jackob, Jacob, Jakob, Yakar, Yakim, Yakup and Yukon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Yakob.

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