Name
JACOB

Name JACOB

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 1,205,570 births of Jacob in the countries below, which represents an average of 8,490 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 12,937 births.

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


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.
Jacob in Japanese
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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 Middle English Iacob, from Late Latin Iācōbus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Biblical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב‎ (yaʿăqōḇ, literally “heel-grabber”), from עָקֵב‎ (ʿāqēḇ, “heel”). Doublet of James and jacuzzi.
Noun src :
  • Jacob (plural Jacobs)
  • A breed of multihorned sheep.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒeɪkəb/
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FR French
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ʒa.kɔb/
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ES Spanish
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /xaˈkob/ [xaˈkoβ̞]
  • Rhymes: -ob
  • Syllabification: Ja‧cob
Proper noun src :
  • Jacob m
  • Jacob (biblical figure)
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Middle Dutch
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Late Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Hebrew יעקב‎ (ya'aqóbh, literally “heel-grabber”).
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PT Portuguese
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  • Jacob m
  • Alternative form of Jacó
SE Swedish
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NL Dutch
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Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈjaː.kɔp/
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧cob
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DK Danish
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  • → Greenlandic: Jaakupi, Jaakorpi⇒ Greenlandic: Jaakku, Jaaku, Iaaku (diminutive)
  • ⇒ Greenlandic: Jaakuaraq, Jakunguaq (diminutive)
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DE German
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈjaːkɔp]
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧cob
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  • 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 - 2022
965,933
618
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
88,723
0
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
32,049
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
29,694
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
18,814
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
14,473
20
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
9,514
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
7,941
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
6,750
1
SESweden
1998 - 2022
5,806
0
NONorway
1945 - 2022
3,922
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
3,753
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
3,477
92
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
2,636
0
MXMexico
2017 - 2021
2,029
0
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2022
1,694
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
1,360
3
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
1,229
0
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2022
1,051
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
778
0
CLChili
2010 - 2021
764
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
755
0
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
714
0
CASKSaskatchewan
2013 - 2022
363
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
249
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
240
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
115
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
6
0
SKSlovakia
2011 - 2022
4
0

Total births of Jacob by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Jacob
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2022
7,603
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
2,319
0
ONOntario
2019
486
0
QCQuebec
2022
451
0
AUAustralia
2022
450
0
MXMexico
2021
432
0
NLNetherlands
2022
151
0
FRFrance
2022
133
0
IEIreland
2022
131
0
NONorway
2022
116
0
SESweden
2022
95
0
BCBritish Columbia
2022
90
0
DEGermany
2022
83
0
NZNew Zealand
2022
82
0
ABAlberta
2022
80
0
CLChili
2021
79
0
BEBelgium
2022
41
0
DKDenmark
2022
37
0
ATAustria
2021
30
0
CHSwitzerland
2021
20
0
PLPoland
2022
14
0
ARArgentina
2015
8
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
6
0

Comments on the name Jacob

Personalities with the first name Jacob

There are 654 personalities with the first name Jacob


Daniel Radcliffe
(Daniel Jacob Radcliffe) src

United kingdom
Actor Singer Child actor Stage actor Television actor Film actor


Jacob Zuma
(Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma) src

South africa Union of south africa
Politician International forum participant


Jöns Jacob Berzelius
src

Sweden
Physician Pharmacist Chemist University teacher Non-fiction writer


George Gershwin
(Jacob Gershwine) src

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


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

Kingdom of prussia Electorate of hesse
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

Kingdom of 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 Showrunner Television director Film director Film producer Television actor Film actor Manufacturer


Jacob Burckhardt
(Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt) src

Switzerland
Historian Author University teacher Art historian Philosopher Philologist Drawer Cultural historian


Jacob Bœhme
src

Germany
Writer Theologian Philosopher



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 3216 actors and actresses with the first name Jacob
Jacob Moran
Jacob Speidel
Jacob Lee Seeliger
Jacob Tremblay
Jacob Nathaniel
Jacob Hunter Davila
Jacob Melton
Jacob Rips
Jacob Dolce
Jacob Bertrand
Jacob Pettyjohn
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

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
#7QC Quebec2022
#11ON Ontario2019
#17GB United Kingdom2021
#22BC British Columbia2022
#32US United State of America2022
#33AB Alberta2022
#48IE Ireland2022
#49AU Australia2022
#50NZ New Zealand2022
#50NO Norway2022
#109NL Netherlands2022
#116SE Sweden2022
#155DK Denmark2022
#157CL Chili2021
#212AT Austria2021
#240MX Mexico2021
#260CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#275BE Belgium2022
#333PL Poland2022
#408FR France2022
#432CH Switzerland2021
#459AR Argentina2015
#595DE Germany2022
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name JACOB (female) births over the last year available in each country