Gender Masculine
Scripts יַעֲקֹב(Hebrew) Яков(Russian, Bulgarian)
Pronounced Pron. YA-kəf(Russian)
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Meaning & History

Russian and Bulgarian form of Jacob (or James), and an alternate transcription of Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (see Yaakov).

Related Names

VariantsAkiba, Akiva, Yaakov(Hebrew)
DiminutiveYasha(Russian)
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) Jaume, Jaumet(Catalan) Jago(Cornish) Jakov, Jakša(Croatian) Jakub, Jákob(Czech) Jacob, Jakob, Ib, Jeppe(Danish) Jacob, Jacobus, Jakob, Sjaak, Cobus, Coos, Jaap, Kobus, Koos, Sjakie(Dutch) Jacob, James, Coby, Jake, Jay, Jaycob, Jaymes, Jeb, Jem, Jemmy, Jim, Koby(English) Jaagup, Jaak, Jaakob(Estonian) Jákup(Faroese) Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaakoppi, Jaska(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) Jakab, Jákob(Hungarian) Jakob(Icelandic) Séamus, Shamus, Sheamus, Séamas(Irish) Giacomo, Giacobbe, Iacopo, Jacopo, 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) Seumas(Scottish) 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)
Surname DescendantYakovlev(Russian)

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Entry updated April 25, 2021