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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.