Jacob

Pronunciation: ja-hko-hb
Origin: Greece
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Europe

Jacob is a classic masculine given name with Hebrew origins. The name is derived from the Hebrew word "Ya'aqov" and can have multiple meanings, such as "to follow, be behind," "to supplant, overreach," or "to come from the Hebrew word for 'heel'". These interpretations are based on the biblical story of Jacob, who was the younger twin brother of Esau and known for his cunning nature. In the Old Testament, Jacob's name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter" because he twice deprived his brother of his rights as the firstborn son. The name Jacob has been used in various forms across different cultures and languages. It is derived from the Latin "Iacobus," the Greek "Ἰάκωβος" (Iakobos), and the Hebrew "יַעֲקֹב" (Yaʿakov). In different spellings and pronunciations, the name can be found in languages such as Slovenian, Czech, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese. The name Jacob is also associated with several significant cultural and religious figures, including the biblical Jacob, who is considered one of the patriarchs of the people of Israel and the father of the twelve tribes, and Jesus Christ, who is believed to have familial connections with Jacob in Christianity.

Jacob Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Jacob is currently #39 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Jacob is currently #39 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Jacob is currently #18 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Jacob is currently #18 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Jacob is currently #38 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Jacob is currently #38 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Jacob

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