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 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.

Pronunciation of Jacob

Alternate spelling of Jacob

Jackob Jakob Yakob

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Name Statistic: Jacob is ranked #161 overall ↓ -11

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 74 ↓ -1
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 117 ↑ 4
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 446 ↑ 17
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 31 ↓ -2
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 768 ↓ -18
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 85 ↓ -6
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 471 ↑↑ 187
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 648 ↓ -49
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 568 ↑↑ 122
  • 🇫🇷 France: 1046 ↑ 52
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 38 ↑ 1
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 82 ↑ 6
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 489 ↑↑ 7085
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 886 ↔ 0
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 61 ↓ -2
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 109 ↓ -9
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 4357 ↑↑ 177
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 345 ↑ 45
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 339 ↓ -51

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Name Jacob

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