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Name Jakob

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

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Gender:male
Languages of use:German
Diminutives:Jankel, Köbi, Yankel
Short forms:Jaap
US 2015 rank:#523     ... 521:Wade, 522:Luka, 523:Jakob, 524:Winston, 525:Justice ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Jacob, Jakoba, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakow, Jakub, Ákos, Hakon, Hákon, Håkon     Details
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About Jacob/Jacqueline/Jakoba, the group of names with the same origin as Jakob

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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SeriesGraphRankings
AustriaGraph2014 32013 5,  2012 6,  2011 5,  2010 8,  2009 14,  2008 16,  2007 14,  2006 12,  2005 13,  2004 12,  1999 24
DenmarkGraph2015 44,  2006 22,  2005 18
Germany FirstGraph2015 12,  2014 14,  2013 12
Greenland prevalence 2011 10
Iceland 5 years 2003-2007 44
NorwayGraph2015 152014 25,  2013 19,  2012 30,  2011 21,  2010 27,  2009 30,  2008 30,  2007 39,  2006 33,  2005 36,  2004 36,  2003 39,  2002 37,  2001 46,  2000 56,  1999 54,  1998 67,  1997 59
SloveniaGraph2015 6,  2014 4,  2013 3,  2012 32011 11,  2010 6,  2009 4
Sweden prevalence 2014 80
Switzerland/GermanGraph2015 126,  2014 1092013 139
USA decades 1990-1999 351
USA yearlyGraph2015 523,  2014 458,  2013 416,  2012 395,  2011 335,  2010 299,  2009 326,  2008 308,  2007 303,  2006 293,  2005 274,  2004 235,  2003 218,  2002 203,  2001 1712000 173,  1999 200,  1998 190,  1997 220,  1996 381,  1995 407,  1994 430,  1993 449
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