JAKOB
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: YAH-kawp (German), YAH-kob (Danish)   [key]
Meaning & History
Cognate of JACOB (or JAMES).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Jacob (Swedish), Jacob (Norwegian), Jacob (Danish), Jacob, Jacobus, Sjaak (Dutch), Jaša (Slovene), Jaagup, Jaakob (Estonian), Jakov (Croatian)
DIMINUTIVES: Ib, Jeppe (Danish), Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobe, Kobus, Koos (Dutch), Jaka (Slovene), Jaak (Estonian), Jakša (Croatian)
FEMININE FORMS: Jacobine (Norwegian), Jacobine (Danish), Jacoba, Jacobina, Jacobine (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Yakub, 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), Jakub (Czech), Jacob, James, Coby, Jae, Jake, Jamey, Jay, Jaycob, Jaymes, Jeb, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy, Koby (English), Jaakko, Jaakoppi, Jaska (Finnish), Jaak (Flemish), Jacques (French), Japik (Frisian), Iago (Galician), Iakob, Koba (Georgian), Iakopa, Kimo (Hawaiian), Yaakov, Yakov, Akiba, Akiva (Hebrew), Jakab, Jákob (Hungarian), Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas (Irish), Giacobbe, Giacomo, Jacopo, Iacopo, Lapo (Italian), Jacob (Jewish), Iacomus, Jacobus (Late Roman), Jokūbas (Lithuanian), Jakov (Macedonian), Hemi (Maori), Jakub, Kuba (Polish), Iago, Jaime, Jacó (Portuguese), Yakov, Yasha (Russian), Seumas, Jamie (Scottish), Jakov (Serbian), Jakub (Slovak), Jacobo, Jaime, Yago (Spanish), Yakup (Turkish), Yakiv (Ukrainian), Iago (Welsh), Kapel, Koppel, Yankel (Yiddish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #458 
England and Wales  ranked #388 
Canada (BC)  - 
Austria  ranked #5 
Denmark  ranked #37 
Iceland  ranked #30 
Netherlands  - 
Norway  ranked #25 
Slovenia  ranked #3 
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