Jacob

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

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” (from Hebrew “‘akév/עָקֵב” = heel) or “supplanter” (from Hebrew “‘akáv/עָקַב” = to follow/to supplant), because he was born grasping the heel of his first born twin brother Esau and he bought his birthright to supplant him.

Pronunciation of Jacob

Alternate spelling of Jacob

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Name Statistic: Jacob is ranked #150 overall

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 73
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 121
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 463
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 29
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 750
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 79
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 658
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 599
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 690
  • 🇫🇷 France: 1098
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 39
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 88
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 7574
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 886
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 59
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 100
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 4534
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 390
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 288

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