Also an archaic Polish variant of Jakub:
Frollein Gladys  2/16/2020
Both spellings are beautiful. Jacob has a more timeless and meaningful mark while Jakob is not kre8tv but modern and looks really handsome with a K.
nylonpanda  10/5/2019
The K spelling just makes it look cooler.
justpeachy  7/28/2019
Usage: German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, English (Modern)

Pronounced: YA-kawp (German, Icelandic, Dutch), YA-kawb (Swedish), YA-gob (Danish), JAY-kəb (English)

Meaning: Variant form of Jacob (or James) used in several languages.
RHAWK3935  6/30/2019
Jakob Sveistrup is a Danish singer who represented his country in 2005 Eurovision with "Talking To You". He qualified from the semi final and cracked the Top 10.
thezenithofnadir  4/22/2019
I really love this name. Every guy I know with the spelling with a K has the kindest heart and are very handsome.
yahkob  2/6/2019
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.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2018
Jakob is an awesome name, some people just need to LOVE IT, NOT HATE IT.
Shawty  11/14/2017
Well maybe if people spelled it right then there would be more Jakobs.
Nesta.J.H  12/19/2016
Jakob is less common then Jacob.
Eileen1209864  6/28/2016
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
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
Jakob (1483-1566) was the son of King Hans of Denmark and his wife Christina.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
It appears childish and "kre8tiv" in spelling. Beware.
― Anonymous User  6/30/2011
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
This name is also used in Croatia. [noted -ed]
goricar  11/11/2009
Jakob Dylan--lead singer of the Wallflowers and Bob Dylan's son.
Kayla_christine  3/12/2009
This name can also be pronounced the American way: Jay-cub.
Likeyeahwhatev  2/27/2009
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
I think this is a cute girl name.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2007
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
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
Listen to the German pronunciation of Jakob here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
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
I prefer the spelling Jacob.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2006
German pronunciation: YAH-kob.
JHK  9/3/2006
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
This is a great name! I know a very cute boy named Jakob, pronounced Ya-kob.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2006
One of the Brothers Grimm, best known for their German fairy tales, was named Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm.
ars musica  12/3/2005
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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