♂ Name Jacob – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Jacob

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Jacob is a ♂ male name.

Origin of Jacob

Jacob is a Hebrew name and derived from Ya’aqov / יַעֲקֹב.

Meaning of Jacob

Jacob means “may God protect” and “holder of the heel” or “supplanter” (from Hebrew “‘akév/עָקֵב” = heel), because he was born grasping the heel of his first born twin brother Esau.

Pronunciation of Jacob

Alternate spelling of Jacob

Jackob Jakob Yakob

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