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Jacob

Jacob is the English form of Latin Iacobus via Ancient Greek Iakobos derived from Hebrew Ya’aqov meaning “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Jacob is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Jake, Coby/Koby, Jack, Jay

Origin: Hebrew

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Variants:

  • Jaycob (English)
  • Jakob (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Dutch, Slovene)
  • Jacobus (Dutch, Late Roman)
  • Jacoby (English)
  • Sjaak (Dutch)
  • Yakub (Arabic)
  • Yaqoob (Arabic)
  • Yaqub (Arabic)
  • Yakup (Turkish)
  • Hagop (Western Armenian)
  • Hakob (Armenian)
  • Jakes (Basque)
  • Iakobos (Biblical Greek)
  • Yaakov (Hebrew)
  • Iacobus (Biblical Latin)
  • Yakov (Hebrew, Bulgarian, Russian)
  • Jaume (Catalan)
  • Jaumet (Catalan diminutive of Jaume)
  • Jago (Cornish)
  • Jakov (Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian)
  • Jakub (Polish, Czech, Slovak)
  • Jaagup (Estonian)
  • Jaakob (Estonian, Finnish)
  • Jaakoppi (Finnish)
  • Jákup (Faroese)
  • Jaak (Estonian, Flemish)
  • Jacques (French)
  • Japik (Frisian)
  • Iago (Welsh, Galician, Portuguese)
  • Xacobe (Galician)
  • Xaime (Galician)
  • Iakob (Georgian)
  • Séamus (Irish)
  • Seamus (Irish, English)
  • Shamus (Irish)
  • Sheamus (Irish)
  • Séamas (Irish)
  • Giacomo (Italian)
  • Iacopo (Italian)
  • Jacopo (Italian)
  • Giacobbe (Italian)
  • Iacomus (Late Roman)
  • Jēkabs (Latvian)
  • Jokūbas (Lithuanian)
  • Jakov (Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian)
  • Hemi (Maori)
  • Jakub (Polish, Czech, Slovak)
  • Jacó (Portuguese)
  • Jaime (Spanish, Portuguese, English)
  • Jamie (Scottish, English)
  • Iacob (Romanian)
  • Seumas (Scottish)
  • Jacobo (Spanish)
  • Yakiv (Ukrainian)
  • James (English)

 

Female forms:

 

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