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

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Jakov is a ♂ male name.

Origin of Jakov

Jakov is a Slavic form of the name Jacob, which is of Hebrew origin (originally Ya’aqov / יַעֲקֹב).

Meaning of Jakov

Jakov 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.

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