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What does Yakov mean?

Yakov Pronunciation of 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)


VARIANTS Yacov, Iakov

OTHER FORMS VIA JACOB, YAAKOV Iacovo, Iago, Iakob, Jacko, Jackob, Jaco, Jago, Jake, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, Yaacob, Yachov, Yago, Yakob, Yakup, Yaqub

(male) Yankov, ..

(female) Yako, ..

Yakov Gregory (Y.G.), ..

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 #1506. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

Jacob (#13 FROM RECENT DATA), Jake (#262), Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob (#701), Jakobe (#1238), Jakub and Yaakov (#1097) are the prominent related forms of Yakov (#1506). 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 0.8%, 64% LESS), with versions like Jake becoming less stylish.

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-sounding names are Markov, Yakar, Yakim and Yukon. Like Yakov, these names are not frequently used.

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