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Name Jacob

Meaning:Yahweh may protect; holder of the heel; supplanterTools:

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About the name Jacob in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:Dutch, Scandinavian, English
Diminutives:Coby, Jeppe, Koby
Saints:Jacob of Nisibis
US 2015 rank:#4     ... 2:Liam, 3:Mason, 4:Jacob, 5:William, 6:Ethan ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Jacobo, Jacoby, Jakob, Jaycob, Jace, Jacey, Jack, Jacky, Jacky, Jacopo     Details
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About Jacob/Jacqueline/Jakoba, the group of names with the same origin as Jacob

Meaning/translation:Yahweh may protect; holder of the heel; supplanter
Language of origin:Hebrew
Info about origin, male:original, etymological meaning might be He (God) may protect
 but already in the Old Testament the name is interpreted as holder of the heel or supplanter
 in the Old Testament Jacob is a son of Isaac and the father of 12 sons who will found the 12 tribes of Israel
 during birth Jacob held the heel of his twin brother Esau for becoming the first-born (thus the given name interpretations)
 in the New Testament James the Elder and James the Younger are two disciples of Jesus
Words:yahweh = (the name of God) (name of the one God according to the Old Testament)  Hebrew
 aqeb = the heel  Hebrew
 aqab = to supplant, to cheat  Hebrew
Topics:12 Apostles, Interesting, Old Testament
Variants' top ranks:1:James USA 1990,  1:Jacob USA 2012,  1:Diego Mexico 2007,  1:Jakub Poland 2015,  1:Thiago Buenos Aires 2014,  2:Jokubas Lithuania 2011,  3:Jakob Austria 2014,  3:Jakov Croatia 2012,  4:Diogo Portugal 2008,  4:Jacqueline England+Wales 1964
Somehow related to:Jahwe
Old/original forms:Iacobus Latin, Iacomus Latin, Iakobos Old Greek, Yaakov Hebrew
Name variants:Giacoma, Jackeline, Jackie, Jacklyn, Jacky, Jaclyn, Jacqueline, Jacquelyn, Jaime, Jaimie, Jakoba, Jakobea, Jakobine, Jami, Jamie, Jaquelin, Jaqueline, Jaslyn, Jayme, Jazlene, Jazlyn, Jazlynn, Jazzlyn, Coby, Diego, Diogo, Giacobbe, Giacomo, Iacopo, Iago, Jaakko, Jaap, Jachen, Jacob, Jacobo, Jacopo, Jacques, Jago, Jaime, Jak, Jaka, Jake, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakobus, Jakov, Jakow, Jakub, James, Jamie, Jankel, Jascha, Jaycob, Jayme, Jeppe, Jim, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy, Jokubas, Kimo, Köbi, Koby, Lapo, Seamus, Seumas, Thiago, Tiago, Yaakob, Yago, Yakup, Yankel, Yaqub   Sortable list   Details
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Australia/NSWGraph2015 11,  2014 12,  2013 12,  2012 11,  2011 13,  2010 13,  2009 20,  2008 19,  2007 21,  2006 20,  2005 18,  2004 16,  2003 40,  2002 15,  2001 11
Canada/British ColumbiaGraph2015 6,  2014 8,  2013 12,  2012 9,  2011 6,  2010 12009 3,  2008 3
DenmarkGraph2014 36,  2013 37,  2012 29,  2011 30,  2010 27,  2009 24,  2008 25,  2007 24,  2004 16,  2003 13,  2002 17,  2001 15,  2000 11,  1999 12,  1998 71997 10,  1996 10
England+WalesGraph2015 5,  2014 4,  2013 42012 5,  2011 7,  2010 12,  2009 18,  2008 20,  2007 20,  2006 21,  2005 21,  2004 23,  2003 27,  2002 30,  2001 30,  2000 29,  1999 27,  1998 27
Germany FirstGraph2015 12,  2014 14,  2013 12
IrelandGraph2015 49,  2014 492013 53,  2012 64,  2011 64,  2010 79,  2007 94
MaltaGraph2014 3,  2013 3,  2012 2
New ZealandGraph2015 10,  2014 10,  2013 13,  2012 72011 11,  2010 8,  2009 15,  2008 12
NorwayGraph2015 522014 61,  2013 57,  2012 57,  2011 71,  2010 67,  2009 67,  2008 61,  2007 89,  2006 84,  2005 75,  2004 69,  2003 68,  2002 65,  2001 78,  2000 95,  1999 99,  1998 86
Philippines 2014 5
ScotlandGraph2015 112014 19,  2013 18,  2012 35,  2011 38,  2010 46,  2009 65,  2008 79,  2007 82,  2006 83,  2005 78,  2004 76,  2003 75,  2002 78,  2001 95,  1999 84,  1998 97
SwedenGraph2015 62,  2014 51,  2013 50,  2012 40,  2011 50,  2010 40,  2009 42,  2008 38,  2007 29,  2006 28,  2005 32,  2004 24,  2003 19,  2002 16,  2001 21,  2000 15,  1999 11,  1998 10
USA decadesGraph2000-2009 11990-1999 5,  1980-1989 35,  1970-1979 78
USA yearlyGraph2015 4,  2014 4,  2013 3,  2012 1,  2011 1,  2010 1,  2009 1,  2008 1,  2007 1,  2006 1,  2005 1,  2004 1,  2003 1,  2002 1,  2001 1,  2000 1,  1999 11998 2,  1997 2,  1996 3,  1995 4,  1994 7,  1993 9
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