Jacob: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on BabyNames.com


What is the meaning of the name Jacob?

The name Jacob is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means Supplanter.

Common nicknames for the name Jacob include Jake, Coby, and Yaki.

Famous Jacobs include Jacob (then Israel) in the Bible’s Book of Genesis. Jacob is also a prophet from the The Book of Mormon from the Church of Latter Day Saints. Jacob of Alexandria was the patriarch from in the early 1860s. Jacob Hubner was a German entomologist and Jacob Miller was a Jamaican reggae singer.

Different Spellings of the name Jacob:

Jakob, Jakub

People who like the name Jacob also like:

Caleb, Liam, Ethan, Joshua, Benjamin, Lucas, Alexander, Olivia, Sophia, Abigail, Charlotte, Ava, Emma, Isabella

Names like Jacob:

Joseph, Jove, Jacop, Josepe, Jeff, Jobi, Joop, Jovia, Jaakoppi, Jehosheba, Job, Jovie, Jazib, Jeb, Josefa, Jacoby, Jakobe, Jip, Jacoba, Java, Jackopa, Jiva, Josef

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Jacob Bryan Fisher - son of Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher , born 2019
Lux Jacob Luyendyk - son of Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Lauren Burnham , born 2021
Abel Jacob Bowen - son of Olivia Bowen and Alex Bowen , born 2022

Stats for the Name Jacob

checkmark Jacob is currently #60 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Jacob is currently #32 in U.S. births

Songs about Jacob

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Jacob Dumb - Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots
Jacob Marley's Chain - Aimee Mann
Jacob's Ladder - Huey Lewis And The News
Jacob's Ladder - Patrick Wolf
Jacob's Ladder - Rush
Wake Up Jacob - Harry Belafonte
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