Name Jakov Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jakov


Jakov is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Jakov?

Jakov is a Slavic form of the name Jacob, which is of Hebrew origin.

What does the name Jakov mean?

Jakov originally means “may God protect”. Besides, Jakov 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 Jakov

Popularity of the name Jakov

The name Jakov is ranked #7160 overall.

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