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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.yah-KO-bus Dutch
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Meaning & History

Latin form of JACOB, also used in Dutch.
VariantsJacob, Jakob, Sjaak Dutch Iacomus Late Roman
DiminutivesCobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobe, Kobus, Koos Dutch
Feminine FormsJacoba, Jacobina, Jacobine, Jacomina Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesYakub, Yaqoob, Yaqub Arabic Hagop, Hakob Armenian Jakes Basque Jacob, James Biblical Iakobos Biblical Greek Yaakov Biblical Hebrew Iacobus Biblical Latin Yakov Bulgarian Jaume, Jaumet Catalan Jago Cornish Jakov, Jakša Croatian Jakub Czech Jacob, Jakob, Ib, Jeppe Danish Jacob, James, Coby, Jae, Jake, Jamey, Jay, Jaycob, Jaymes, Jeb, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy, Koby English Jaagup, Jaak, Jaakob Estonian Jákup Faroese Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaakoppi, Jaska Finnish Jaak Flemish Jacques, Jacky French Japik Frisian Iago, Xacobe, Xaime Galician Iakob, Koba Georgian Jakob, Jockel German Iakovos Greek Yakubu Hausa Iakopa, Kimo Hawaiian Yaakov, Yakov, Akiba, Akiva Hebrew Jakab, Jákob Hungarian Jakob Icelandic Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas Irish Giacomo, Iacopo, Jacopo, Giacobbe, Lapo Italian Jacob Jewish Jokūbas Lithuanian Jakov Macedonian Hemi Maori Jacob, Jakob Norwegian Jakub, Kuba Polish Iago, Jaime, Jacó Portuguese Iacob Romanian Yakov, Yasha Russian Seumas, Jamie Scottish Jakov, Jakša Serbian Jakub Slovak Jakob, Jaka, Jaša Slovene Jacobo, Jaime, Yago Spanish Jacob, Jakob Swedish Yakup Turkish Yakiv Ukrainian Iago Welsh Kapel, Koppel, Yankel Yiddish
Entry updated October 20, 2016