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This spelling of Jacob is only girly because of the k, but it’s a traditional male name so I prefer both spellings on a boy. I like Jacobine for a girl. Hypothetically, if I named a girl Jacob or Jakob, I would give her a more feminine middle name. I prefer the spelling Jacob, but Jakob is still an okay spelling.
caseynames6229  11/23/2018
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Jakob is an awesome name, some people just need to LOVE IT, NOT HATE IT.
Shawty  11/14/2017
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Well maybe if people spelled it right then there would be more Jakobs.
Nesta.J.H  12/19/2016
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Jakob is less common then Jacob.
Eileen1209864  6/28/2016
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Jakob in many European languages is used for both Jacob and James. All these names are the same as Yaacov, used in the Bible for the patriarch Jacob but also for the two apostles named James.
Jake Fax  6/22/2016
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Jakob is the name of a character from Fire Emblem: Fates. He is Corrin's butler. He joins the player's party early if Corrin is female and later if Corrin is male.
Buneary  5/1/2016
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Jakob (1483-1566) was the son of King Hans of Denmark and his wife Christina.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
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It appears childish and "kre8tiv" in spelling. Beware.
― Anonymous User  6/30/2011
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Like Jacob, I adore this name. Where Jacob is very old (yet still timeless, I believe), Jakob is a more modern twist; especially in the English-speaking world. I think this spelling should be wider used.
xsai  6/22/2011
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This name is also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
goricar  11/11/2009
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Jakob Dylan--lead singer of the Wallflowers and Bob Dylan's son.
Kayla_christine  3/12/2009
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This name can also be pronounced the American way: Jay-cub.
Likeyeahwhatev  2/27/2009
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I do NOT like this as a girls' name. Take the surnames, but leave the classic male names alone. Would that the boys could borrow girl names as easily.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2007
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I think this is a cute girl name.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2007
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I personally prefer this spelling to Jacob very much, although it seems more ethnic, like you'd have to pronounce it the German way or something.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2007
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My younger brother is named Jakob. Most of the time we pronounce it as Jacob, but when he's in trouble my father pronounces it YAH-kob. I think it's a very good name for him.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Jakob here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  10/24/2006
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I named my second son Jakob, it's a very masculine name, and spelled with the k it puts a new modern spin on it. Also Billy Joe Armstrong's (lead singer for Green Day) second son is named Jakob Danger, which we thought was pretty cool.
mumzzeeof3  10/17/2006
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I prefer the spelling Jacob.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2006
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German pronunciation: YAH-kob.
JHK  9/3/2006
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In Norway we pronounce it Yakk-op. In Norwegian, James Potter is Jakob Potter. It's weird, especially since my dad also has that name. ;)
― Anonymous User  5/18/2006
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This is a great name! I know a very cute boy named Jakob, pronounced Ya-kob.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2006
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One of the Brothers Grimm, best known for their German fairy tales, was named Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm.
ars musica  12/3/2005
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Jakob captures the heart of Jacob, but with this (legitimate) spelling it goes beyond the ordinary & gives an old classic a new start.
― Anonymous User  8/14/2005

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