Name
JACOB

Name JACOB

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 1,156,693 births of Jacob in the countries below, which represents an average of 8,322 births of children bearing the first name Jacob per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 16,640 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Jacob   
In Italiano Nome Jacob   
Available variant : Jacób
Variations : Jacub , Jake , Jakob , Jakób , Jákob , Jakub , Jákub

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Information about the first name Jacob

We celebrate Jacob on December 20th
The first name Jacob is listed in our categories :The first name Jacob has been assigned to:
99.94% to boys
0.06% to girls
The country where the first name Jacob is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 5 letters including 2 vowels and 3 consonants

Jacob in Japanese *

Romajijeikobu
Katakanaジェーコブ
Hiraganaじぇーこぶ
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
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Jacob in sign language

Jacob in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Jacob

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Late Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Biblical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב‎ (yaʿăqōḇ, literally “heel-grabber”), from עָקֵב‎ (ʿāqēḇ, “heel”). Doublet of James.
Noun src :
  • Jacob (plural Jacobs)
  • A breed of multihorned sheep.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒeɪkəb/
Proper noun src :
  • Jacob
  • One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites (Jews and Samaritans).
  • A male given name from Hebrew.
  • 1927 Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises: Chapter III:
  • "Georgette. How are you called?" "Jacob." "That's a Flemish name." "American too." "You're not a Flamand?" "No, American." "Good, I detest Flamands." - - -
  • Brett smiled at him. "I've promised to dance this with Jacob," she laughed. "You've a hell of a biblical name, Jake."
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • James and its variants
  • Jake, Jay, Jacques
  • feminine: Jacqueline
Proper noun (Synonyms) src :
  • (father of the Israelites): Israel, Yaakov
FR French
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ʒa.kɔb/
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
General
Proper noun src :
  • Jacob ?
  • Jacob (biblical figure)
  • A male given name.
ES Spanish
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /xaˈkob/, [xaˈkoβ]
Proper noun src :
  • Jacob m
  • Jacob (biblical figure)
  • 1602 — La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 25:27
  • Y crecieron los niños, y Esaú fué diestro en la caza, hombre del campo: Jacob empero era varón quieto, que habitaba en tiendas.
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • Diego, Santiago, Iago, Diago, Tiago, Yago, Joscia
Middle Dutch
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Late Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Hebrew יעקב‎ (ya'aqóbh, literally “heel-grabber”).
Noun src :
  • jācob m
  • A male given name
Noun (Alternative forms) src :
  • jacobus
Noun (Descendants) src :
  • Dutch: Jacob, Jakob, Jacobus, JakobusAfrikaans: Jacob, Jakob, Jacobus, Jakobus
Noun (Inflection) src :
  • This noun needs an inflection-table template.
PT Portuguese
Proper noun src :
  • Jacob m
  • Alternative form of Jacó
SE Swedish
Proper noun src :
  • Jacob c (genitive Jacobs)
  • A male given name, variant of Jakob.
NL Dutch
Alternative forms src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈjaː.kɔp/
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧cob
Proper noun src :
  • Jacob m
  • A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Jacob or James.
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Jaap (diminutive)
  • Jim (diminutive)
  • Coos, Cobus, Koos, Kobus, Kobbe, Kobe (diminutive)
  • Koosje (diminutive)
Proper noun (Descendants) src :
  • Afrikaans: Jacob, Jakob, Jacobus, Jakobus
DK Danish
Alternative forms src :
Proper noun src :
  • Jacob
  • A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Jacob or James.
Proper noun (Descendants) src :
  • → Greenlandic: Jaakupi, Jaakorpi
  • ⇒ Greenlandic: Jaakku, Jaaku, Iaaku (diminutive)
  • ⇒ Greenlandic: Jaakuaraq, Jakunguaq (diminutive)
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • (male given names) Ib, Jeppe, Jim, Jimmi, Jimmy
  • (surnames) Jacobsen
DE German
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈjaːkɔp]
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧cob
Proper noun src :
  • Jacob
  • A male given name, equivalent to English Jacob or James.
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • Jakobchen, Köb, Köbes, Koeeb, Jäggi, Joggi
 

Popularity of the name Jacob

Number of JACOB births per year

Total births of Jacob by country

Births with the first name Jacob
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
940,228
618
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
84,077
0
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
30,124
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2018
29,208
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
13,014
20
DKDenmark
1985 - 2019
11,275
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
9,254
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
7,647
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
6,427
1
SESweden
1998 - 2019
5,480
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
3,753
0
NONorway
1945 - 2019
3,567
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2019
3,078
92
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
2,217
0
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2019
1,694
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2019
1,185
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2019
668
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
653
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2019
652
0
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2019
633
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
558
1
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
240
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
208
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
115
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
6
0

Total births of Jacob by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Jacob
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2019
10,679
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2019
3,065
0
ONOntario
2018
554
0
QCQuebec
2019
481
2
AUAustralia
2019
445
0
IEIreland
2019
163
0
ABAlberta
2019
162
0
SESweden
2019
144
0
NONorway
2019
138
0
BCBritish Columbia
2019
137
0
NLNetherlands
2019
136
0
NZNew Zealand
2019
131
0
FRFrance
2019
120
0
DKDenmark
2019
63
0
DEGermany
2018
53
0
ATAustria
2018
40
0
BEBelgium
2019
40
0
ITItaly
2018
29
0
BRBrazil
2010
16
0
CHSwitzerland
2019
14
0
PLPoland
2019
14
0
ARArgentina
2015
8
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
6
0

Comments on the name Jacob

Personalities with the first name Jacob

There are 483 personalities with the first name Jacob


Daniel Radcliffe
(Daniel Jacob Radcliffe) src

United kingdom
Singer Child actor Stage actor Television actor Film actor


Jacob Zuma
(Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma) src

South africa Union of south africa
Politician


Jöns Jacob Berzelius
src

Sweden
Physician Pharmacist Chemist University teacher Non-fiction writer


George Gershwin
(Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz) src

United states of america
Composer Pianist Songwriter Painter Film score composer Jazz musician


Jake Gyllenhaal
(Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal) src

United states of america
Stage actor Voice actor Television actor Film actor


Jacob Grimm
(Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm) src

Germany Prussia
Writer Politician Librarian Jurist Translator Poet lawyer Secretary of legation University teacher Lexicographer Mythologist Literary scholar Mythographer Collector of fairy tales Law librarian Legal historian Anthropologist Children's writer Philologist


Charles Gustave Jacob Jacobi
src

Prussia
Mathematician University teacher


J. J. Abrams
(Jeffrey Jacob Abrams) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Writer Composer Television producer Executive producer Film score composer Television director Film actor Producer Film director Film producer Television actor


Jakob Böhme
src

Germany
Theologian Philosopher


Jacob Burckhardt
(Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt) src

Switzerland
Historian University teacher Art historian Journalist Philosopher Historian of the modern age



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Jacob
Full list of personalities with the first name Jacob

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Jacob

There are 2555 actors and actresses with the first name Jacob
Jacob Lee Seeliger
Jacob Tremblay
Jacob Nathaniel
Jacob Hunter Davila
Jacob Melton
Jacob Rips
Jacob Dolce
Jacob Bertrand
Jacob Maren
Jacob Dressler
Jacob Ottensten
Jacob Vangchhia
Jacob Clemente
Jacob Dufour
Jacob Seeger
Jacob Latimore
Jacob Leinbach
Jacob Lofland
Jacob Orlowski
Jacob Kogan
Jacob Hays
Jacob Lindley
Jacob Chapman
Jacob Melling
Jacob Graham
Jacob Handy
Jacob Scipio
Jacob Francis Worrall
Jacob Tellijohn
Jacob Joseph Worton

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Jacob
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Jacob

Rankings of first name JACOB by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#9ON Ontario2018
#10AB Alberta2019
#11GB United Kingdom2019
#12QC Quebec2019
#13US United State of America2019
#14BC British Columbia2019
#27NZ New Zealand2019
#37AU Australia2019
#39IE Ireland2019
#46NO Norway2019
#95SE Sweden2019
#115DK Denmark2019
#119NL Netherlands2019
#162AT Austria2018
#173DE Germany2018
#260CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#275PL Poland2019
#288BE Belgium2019
#417IT Italy2018
#421CH Switzerland2019
#447FR France2019
#459AR Argentina2015
#3322BR Brazil2010
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#2039QC Quebec2019






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