Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ya-KO-buys(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

Latin form of Jacob, also used in Dutch.

Related Names

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

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Name Days

Denmark: July 25

Entry updated January 22, 2019