Namesakes

Biblical Characters: 1 character
Jacob   (m)   Gen. 25:26/Gen. 32:28  
Coptic Popes and Patriarchs of Alexandria: 1 pope
James I (a.k.a. Jacob)   819-830  
Danish Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup   1875-1894  
Dutch Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers
Jacob de Kempenaer   1848-1849  
Justinus van der Brugghen (a.k.a. Jacob)   1856-1858  
Jan Jacob Rochussen   1858-1860  
Jacob van Zuylen van Nijevelt   1861  
Jules van Zuylen van Nijevelt (a.k.a. Jacob)   1866-1868  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character
Jacob Marley   1843   A Christmas Carol  
Fictional Characters from Television: 5 characters
D. J. Conner (a.k.a. Jacob)   1988; 2018   Roseanne; The Conners  
Jake Slicker (a.k.a. Jacob)   1993   Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman  
Jacob Ness   2005   Prison Break  
Jake Reilly (a.k.a. Jacob)   2007   Private Practice  
Jake Puckerman (a.k.a. Jacob)   2009   Glee  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 baseball
(baseball) Jacob Ruppert   2013  
Notable Activists and Revolutionaries: 1 activist
(activist) Jack Kevorkian (a.k.a. Jacob)   1928-2011  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 2 actors
Jacob Tomuri   1979-  
Jake Abel (a.k.a. Jacob)   1987-  
Notable Artists: 1 painter
Jacopo Comin "Tintoretto" (a.k.a. Jacob)   1518-1594  
Notable Athletes: 1 soccer
(soccer) Fernando Ricksen (a.k.a. Jacob)   1976-2019  
Notable Businesspeople: 2 businesspersons
John Jacob Astor   1763-1848  
John Jacob Astor IV   1864-1912  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 director, 1 director/producer
John M. Stahl (a.k.a. Jacob)   1886-1950  
J. J. Abrams (a.k.a. Jacob)   1966-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Ralph Inbar (a.k.a. Jacob)   1938-2004  
Notable Musicians: 1 composer, 1 singer
Jacob Adolf Hägg   1850-1928   classical  
Sjakie Schram (a.k.a. Jacob)   1927-1989     
Notable Politicians and Statespeople: 10 politicians
Jacob Cats   1577-1660  
Adolphe Crémieux (a.k.a. Jacob)   1796-1880  
Gerard Beelaerts van Blokland (a.k.a. Jacob)   1843-1897  
Jules Schagen van Leeuwen (a.k.a. Jacob)   1896-1976  
Jacob Algera   1902-1966  
Molly Geertsema (a.k.a. Jacob)   1918-1991  
Jaap Boersma (a.k.a. Jacob)   1929-2012  
Job de Ruiter (a.k.a. Jacob)   1930-2015  
Joris Voorhoeve (a.k.a. Jacob)   1945-  
Wouter Bos (a.k.a. Jacob)   1963-  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 chemist
Jöns Jacob Berzelius   1779-1848  
Notable Writers: 2 authors, 2 poets
Jacob van Maerlant   c. 1235-c. 1300  
Jacob Cats   1577-1660  
Jacob Grimm   1785-1863  
Jappe Nilssen (a.k.a. Jacob)   1870-1931  
Olympic Medalists: 2 bronze, 2 gold, 1 silver
(bronze) Jacob Boot   1924   4x100 m relay  
(gold) Jacob Clear   2012   canoe sprint  
(gold) Jake Varner (a.k.a. Jacob)   2012   wrestling  
(silver) Jacob Wukie   2012   archery  
(bronze) Jacob Barsøe   2012   rowing  
Saints: 3 blessed, 3 saints
Saint James (a.k.a. Jacob)   ?-338  
Saint James of Nisibis (a.k.a. Jacob)   ?-350  
Blessed Jacques-Désiré Laval (a.k.a. Jacob)   1803-1864  
Saint Jacques-Honoré Chastan (a.k.a. Jacob)   ?-1839  
Blessed Jakob Kern (a.k.a. Jacob)   1897-1924  
Blessed Jakob Gapp (a.k.a. Jacob)   1897-1943  
Title Characters: 4 books, 2 songs
(book) Jacob   1980   Jacob Have I Loved  
(song) Jacob   1980; 1986   Jacob's Ladder  
(book) Jacob Green   2004   The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green  
(book) Jacob de Zoet   2010   The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet  
(song) Jacob   2011   Noah and Jacob's Song  
(book) Jacob   2015   Jacob