Jacob is a ♂ male name.
Jacob is a Hebrew name and derived from Ya’aqov / יַעֲקֹב.
Jacob originally means “may God protect”. Besides, Jacob means “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.
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