Jakob name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew
Usage: German, English, Scandinavian, Old Norse, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: j(a)-kob
Meaning: Yahweh May Protect, Holder of the Heel, Supplanter and To Supplant
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What does Jakob mean?

Meaning of Jakob is Yahweh May Protect, Holder of the Heel, Supplanter or To Supplant has its origin in Hebrew which is used especially in Swedish, Greenlandic, Old Norse, English, Danish, Scandinavian, Finnish, Norwegian, German and Icelandic is aimed at baby boys.

Jakob is variant of famed Jacoby. Jacoby is Hebrew cognate of Jacob. Jacoby's meaning is Jacob came from Hebrew is notably used in Hebrew and English. Jakob is equivalent of Jacobus in Norse language.

The name is celebrated on the 20th of December.

How do I pronounce Jakob?

Two syllabled Jakob is most commonly pronounced as j(a)-kob.

Variants of Jakob

Iacobus, Iacomus, Iakobos, Yaakov, Jakkob, Jacoby, Jacob, Cob, Jacobus, Jacomus, Yakov, Cobb, Jascha, Aaronjacob, Jacobalexander

Middle Names for Jakob

Ober, Uzay, Cace, Todo, Niklaus, view more middle names that goes with Jakob

How popular is the name Jakob?

Jakob was among the popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1957 around 30334 babies have been given the moniker. At its zenith in 2001, 2192 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 171st position.

However after 59 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still performing better than most of the names. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 500 baby names 23 times Also, Jakob was a popular name in Denmark.

Over 2784 babies have been given the given name in 8 years. At the peak of its usage in 1988, the moniker grabbed the 9th spot and 732 baby boys were given the name.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 8 years. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 10 baby names 1 times Also, Jakob was among the popular names in Sweden.

Since emerging in 2006 around 923 babies have been given the first name. At its zenith in 2006, 503 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 28th position.

After 2 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Moreover, the first name has been to the top 50 baby names 2 times

Jakob was a common name in England and Wales.

Over 1848 babies have been named Jakob since 1996. At the peak of its usage in 2000,. After 23 years, the name has past its prime. Jakob is a familiar baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 2014, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 156 on boy names chart when 56 babies were given the name Jakob. There are over 665 babies that have been given the name Jakob in Switzerland.

Jakob is a unique baby name in Netherlands, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 500 names. In 2015, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 458 on boy names chart when 31 babies were named Jakob.

Also, in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 400 names. In 2000, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 311 on boy names chart when 37 babies were named Jakob.

Over 521 people have been named Jakob in Belgium.

Jakob is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, in use since 2001, peaked in 2001 when it ranked 317th. It also recently appeared in France baby boy names chart.

Jakob is a rare baby name in Netherlands however it is still in use and also in Sweden. Over 923 babies in Sweden have been named Jakob. But Jakob is a popular baby name in Germany where every 1 in 2000 have the name as well as in, Austria, Slovenia and South Africa.

According to our findings, at least 150000 people have been bestowed Jakob around the globe.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


What numbers say about Jakob?

Once you distance yourself from everything you know inspiration will walk into your life again. It takes a long time for someone to gain a special place in your heart. You are always preoccupied with other people's problems because they know you are compassionate and ready to help at any time. Since you trapped yourself inside rules, restrictions, religion, you've imprisoned your soul in one state.

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Famous people named Jakob

  • Jakob Abbadie, French Protestant minister and writer
  • Jakob Balde, a German Latinist
  • Jakob Bernays, German philologist and philosophical writer
  • Jakob Dubs, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Jakob Stämpfli, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council
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  • Jakob Lorber, Christian mystic and visionary
  • Jakob Hermann, mathematician
  • Jakob Nielsen, {{cite journal|author = Werner Fenchel |title = Jakob Nielsen
  • Jakob Aljaž, Slovene Roman Catholic priest
  • Jakob Amsler-Laffon, mathematician, physicist
  • Jakob Walter, German soldier and chronicler of the Napoleonic Wars
  • Jakob Bartsch, German astronomer
  • Jakob Philipp Fallmerayer, Tyrolean traveller, journalist
  • Jakob Kaiser, German politician and resistance leader during World War II
  • Jakob Prandtauer, Austrian Baroque architect
  • Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart, German botanist
  • Jakob Heilmann, German contractor
  • Jakob Ayrer, German playwright and author of 'Fastnachtsspiele'
  • Jakob Ceporin, Swiss humanist
  • Jakob van Domselaer, Dutch composer
  • Jakob Frohschammer, German theologian and philosopher
  • Jakob Klukstad, Norwegian wood carver and painter
  • Jakob Marzel Sternberger, first mayor of the town of Kadaň after the municipal reform of Joseph II
  • Jakob Erlandsen, Danish Archbishop of Lund and the central character of the first great church conflict
  • Jakob Guttmann, Hungarian Jewish sculptor
  • Jakob Philipp Kulik, Austrian mathematician
  • Jakob van Hoddis, anagram
  • Jakob Seisenegger, Austrian painter used by Charles V
  • Jakob Schaffner, leading Swiss novelist
  • Jakob Andreae, significant German Lutheran theologian and Protestant Reformer involved
  • Jakob Herzog, Swiss Socialist
  • Jakob Wimpfeling, Renaissance humanist and theologian
  • Jakob Sverdrup, Norwegian bishop and politician
  • Jakob Hurt, notable Estonian folklorist, theologian
  • Jakob Nilsson Vik, Norwegian farmer, dairy manager, and politician
  • Jakob Edvard Colbjørnsen, Norwegian-Danish jurist
  • Jakob Kellenberger, former Swiss diplomat and former president of the International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Jakob Reumann, Austrian Social Democratic politician and the first social democratic mayor of Vienna
  • Jakob Vaage, Norwegian educator, author and historian
  • Jakob Guttmann, German Jewish theologian, philosopher of religion
  • Jakob Jud, From 1922 to 1950 he taught classes
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  • Jakob Böhme, German philosopher, Christian mystic
  • Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician
  • Jakob Steiner, Swiss mathematician
  • Jakob von Uexküll, Baltic German biologist
  • Jakob Ulvsson, was Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden
  • Jakob Sigismund Beck, German philosopher
  • Jakob Klatzkin, Jewish philosopher, publicist, author
  • Jakob Ammann, Anabaptist leader and namesake of the Amish religious movement
  • Jakob Heine, German orthopaedist
  • Jakob Nielsen, Danish web usability consultant
  • Jakob Dylan, American singer and songwriter
  • Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Baltic German writer of the 'Sturm und Drang' movement
  • Jakob Segal, Russian-born German biology professor at Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Jakob Grimminger, member of the Schutzstaffel
  • Jakob Hellman, Swedish pop singer


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  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
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