Jakob

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

Jakob is a ♂ male name.

Origin of Jakob

Jakob is a variant of the name Jacob, e.g. in Germany or Scandinavia. It is a name of Hebrew origin and occurs in the bible. It derived from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov / יַעֲקֹב. In the Old Testament, Jakob is the son of Isaac and Rebecca, the twin brother of Esau and the father of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Meaning of Jakob

Jakob originally means “may God protect” (from Semitic “Ja’akow’el”). Besides, Jakob 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 Jakob

Alternate spelling of Jakob

Jackob Jacob Yakob

Jakob in the categories

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Name Statistic: Jakob is ranked #136 overall ↓ -2

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 30 ↔ 0
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 379 ↑ 29
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 413 ↑ 4
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 308 ↓ -6
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 709 ↑ 22
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 49 ↑ 1
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 213 ↑ 51
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 463 ↓ -10
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 380 ↓ -4
  • 🇫🇷 France: 839 ↑ 11
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 322 ↑ 13
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 490 ↓ -1
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 168 ↓ -3
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 974 ↑ 13
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 70 ↔ 0
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 503 ↑↑ 139
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 700 ↑↑ 136
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 332 ↑ 47
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 456 ↑ 14

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Name Jakob

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