Jaap meaning and origin

Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: Dutch and German
Meaning: Yahweh May Protect, Holder of the Heel and Supplanter
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Chiefly used in German and Dutch, Jaap aimed at baby boys, meaning of Jaap is "Yahweh May Protect, Holder of the Heel or Supplanter" is originated from Hebrew. Jaap is equivalent of Jim in Dutch language.

Variants of Jaap

Iacobus, Iacomus, Iakobos, Yaakov, Jim, James, Jimi, Jacobus, Jacomus, Jacob, Yakov, Chango, Jascha, Jamie, Jasha, Aaronjames, Jamesanthony, Jacques, Jimie

Names that rhyme with Jaap

Popularity of Jaap

Jaap is a unique baby name in Netherlands, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 500 names. Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 492 on boy names chart when 30 babies were named Jaap. The name is a rare baby name in England and Wales however it is still in use. At least, 90 people globally have carried Jaap as their given name according to our estimate.


Jaap in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Jaap

At work, you are the innovator and researcher always focused on finding creative ways to solve things and improve the company's progress. You are dominant in your circle of friends. Learn how to live on your own and trust others without losing yourself and your self-respect. You are a hard candy when it comes to romantic relationships. You are curious and driven by your wish to invent new things and solutions.

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  •  Michaelene - Offbeat girl name Michaelene means "Messenger of God and Who is Like God" came from Hebrew. Michaelene is feminine form of Michael.
  •  Daveigh - The queer and modern girl name Daveigh came from Hebrew, Daveigh means "Favourite and Beloved". Daveigh is derived from Davina.
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Namesakes of Jaap

    Jaap Spaanderman, Jacobus Hendrikus Bastiaan "Jaap" Spaanderman jr
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