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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. JEHB
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Meaning & History

Sometimes a diminutive of JACOB. This name may have also resulted from a nickname of James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), a Confederate general in the American Civil War, which was formed from the initial letters of his three given names.
VariantsCoby, Jake, Koby
Other Languages & CulturesYakub, 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) Jakov, Jakša(Croatian) Jakub(Czech) Jacob, Jakob, Ib, Jeppe(Danish) Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Sjaak, Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobe, Kobus, Koos, Sjakie(Dutch) Jaagup, Jaak, Jaakob(Estonian) Jákup(Faroese) Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaakoppi, Jaska(Finnish) Jaak(Flemish) Jacques, Jacky(French) Japik(Frisian) Iago, Xacobe, Xaime(Galician) Iakob, Koba(Georgian) Jakob, Jockel(German) Iakovos(Greek) Yakubu(Hausa) Iakopa, Kimo(Hawaiian) Yaakov, Yakov, Akiba, Akiva(Hebrew) Jakab, Jákob(Hungarian) Jakob(Icelandic) Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas(Irish) Giacomo, Iacopo, Jacopo, Giacobbe, Lapo(Italian) Jacob(Jewish) Iacomus, Jacobus(Late Roman) Jēkabs(Latvian) Jokūbas(Lithuanian) Jakov(Macedonian) Hemi(Maori) Jacob, Jakob(Norwegian) Jakub, Kuba(Polish) Iago, Jaime, Jacó(Portuguese) Iacob(Romanian) Yakov, Yasha(Russian) Seumas(Scottish) Jakov, Jakša(Serbian) Jakub(Slovak) Jakob, Jaka, Jaša(Slovene) Jacobo, Jaime, Yago(Spanish) Jacob, Jakob(Swedish) Yakup(Turkish) Yakiv(Ukrainian) Iago(Welsh)

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