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Name Jakob

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

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Languages of use:German
Diminutives:Jankel, Köbi, Yankel
Short forms:Jaap
US 2021 rank:#850     ... 848:Eugene, 849:Kenji, 850:Jakob, 851:Colten, 852:Eliel ...     Full US 2021 list
Similarly written:Jacob, Jakoba, Jakobe, Jakop, Jakov, Jakow, Jakub, Ákos, Hakon, Hákon     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:Jakob Austria First 2020,  1:James Ireland 2016,  1:Jacob USA 2012,  1:Diego Mexico 2007,  1:Jakub Poland 2015,  1:Thiago Panama 2021,  2:Jokubas Lithuania 2021,  2:Jakov Croatia 2022,  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, Jakop, Jakov, Jakow, Jakub, James, Jamie, Jankel, Jascha, Jaycob, Jayme, Jekabs, Jeppe, Jim, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy, Jokubas, Kimo, Köbi, Koby, Lapo, Seamus, Seumas, Thiago, Tiago, Yaakob, Yaakov, Yago, Yakup, Yankel, Yaqub   Sortable list   Details

Popularity lists that contain the name Jakob

USA decades 1990-1999 351
USA yearlyGraph2022 986,  2021 850,  2020 882,  2019 768,  2018 700,  2017 642,  2016 583,  2015 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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