Jakob - boys name

Jakob name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 85%

Jakob name meaning:

The name Jakob is derived from the Hebrew name Yaakov, meaning "supplanter" or "he who grabs the heel." In the Bible, Jakob was the son of Isaac and Rebecca, and he became the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. The name Jakob carries a sense of strength and determination, as well as a connection to the importance of family and heritage.

People named Jakob tend to be reliable, loyal, and hardworking individuals. They are often seen as ambitious and goal-oriented, with a strong desire to succeed in whatever they set their minds to. Jakobs are known for their assertiveness and confident nature, which allows them to take charge in various situations. They have a natural ability to lead and inspire others, making them excellent team players and leaders.

Overall, the name Jakob represents a person with a strong character and a resilient spirit. It signifies someone who values their roots and traditions, while also pursuing their own path to success.

Origin: Danish

Danish form of Jacob.

Related names

Jacob , Anschel, Anshel, Anshil, Ashu, Hamish , Jacobina, Jacquelin, Jacquelyn, Jacquetta.-Jacquet, Jake , Jakob , Jamesina, Jameson , Jamieson, Jayme , Jaymes, Jeb, Jem , Jemmy, Jimmie , Jock, Rachael , Yacoub , Jago

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Overall UK ranking: 729 out of 4789

47 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

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  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Jakob

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