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What does Yakov mean?

Yakov Pronunciation of Yakov [yakov] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Yakov means "he who supplants". Yakov is a Hebrew, Russian form of Jacob (Hebrew). Yakov is also a variant of Yaakov (Hebrew).

Associated with: supplants (victory).


Yakov has 2 variants: Iakov and Yacov.

20 more different relations via Jacob, Yaakov: Iacovo, Iago, Iakob, Jacko, Jackob, Jaco, Jago, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, Yaacob, Yachov, Yago, Yakob, Yakup and Yaqub.

Creative forms:
(male) Yankov, Yarkov, ..

(female) Yako, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yakov Marley (Y.M.), ..

How popular is Yakov?

Yakov is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Yakov is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Yakov entered the list in 1992 and reached its top rank of #1469 in the U.S. in 2009, and is presently at #1543. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yakov name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Yakov outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Jacob (#4 from recent data), Jake (#205), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob (#523), Jakobe (#1174), Jakub (#1690) and Yaakov (#1017) are the prominent related forms of Yakov (#1543 from recent data). These forms of Yakov reached the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (usage of 2.2%) and have become much less popular since (usage 1%, 54% less), with the version Jakob becoming less stylish. Yaakov is the most trendy birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Yakov, Jacob, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jakob, Jakobe, Jakub, Yaakov in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Markov, Yakar, Yakim and Yukon. Like Yakov, these names are not frequently used.

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