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What does Yaqub mean?

Yaqub Pronunciation of Yaqub [yaqub] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Yaqub means "he who supplants". Yaqub is an Arabic form of Jacob (Hebrew).

Associated with: arabic, supplants (victory).


Yaqub has 1 variant: Iakob.

5 more relations via Jacob: Jakeb, Jakob, Jakub, Yakov and Yakup.

Creative forms:
(male) Tanqub, Yanqub, ..

(female) Yaqubi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Yaqub Jamarion (Y.J.), ..

How popular is Yaqub?

Yaqub is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#88825 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jacob (#4 from current records), Jakeb, Jakob (#523), Jakub (#1690) and Yakov (#1543) are the prominent variation forms of Yaqub (not ranked). Usage of these relations of Yaqub was at its peak 2 decades ago (median #1052) and has become much reduced since (#1152, 55% less usage), with the form Jakob becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jacob, Jakeb, Jakob, Jakub, Yakov in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Yaqub is alike in pronunciation to Yaacob and Yakob. Other suggested similar names are Yaar, Yacov, Yael, Yago, Yakar, Yakim, Yale, Yamin, Yanai, Yance, Yancy, Yann, Yanni, Yanno, Yasir, Yasr, Yates, Yazid, Yusuf and Yusup. Like Yaqub, these names are not commonly used.

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