Yaqub - boys name

Yaqub name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Yaqub name meaning:

The name Yaqub is of Arabic origin and is commonly used for boys. It has its roots in the biblical figure Jacob, who is known as Yaqub in Arabic. The name holds significant meaning and is often associated with traits such as strength, perseverance, and leadership.

In the biblical context, Yaqub is considered a prominent figure and a prophet. He is known for his determination and resilience, as he endured various trials and tribulations throughout his life. The name Yaqub symbolizes these qualities and is often chosen for boys with the hope that they embody the same strength and perseverance.

Furthermore, Yaqub is a name that has been passed down through generations, carrying with it a sense of tradition and heritage. It holds deep cultural and religious significance for those who follow Islamic traditions. In Arabic-speaking communities, the name Yaqub is respected and admired as it represents a figure of faith and resilience.


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Overall UK ranking: 392 out of 4789

111 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Yaqub

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