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Meaning of First Name: Jacob


Name:
Jacob
Pronunciation:
\j(a)-cob\
Gender:
boy
Meaning:
he who supplants
Origin:
Hebrew
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Popularity

Jacob is a very popular first name for men (#122 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1894 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Jacob \j(a)-cob\ as a boy's name is pronounced JAY-kub. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jacob is "he who supplants". Also possibly from "la-aqov" (hence, Yaakov) meaning "to track or follow". Biblical: the son of Isaac and Rebekah and twin brother of Esau. Jacob fathered 12 sons and a daughter, who became the ancestors of the nation of Israel, the name Jacob himself received after wrestling with an angel. Jacobo is a Spanish form; Yakov (YAH-kav) is Russian. Senator Jacob Javits; acto

Census About Last Name: Birkenes

Population Rank:
Unpopular Lastname
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.