Form of: Ya'akov
Considering Yaakov as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Yaakov for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Yaakov is a boy name.
The name Yaakov is of Hebrew origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Yaakov we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Yaakov Name Meaning
The meaning of Yaakov is “Supplanter; held by the heel”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Yaakov and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Yaakov and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Yaakov is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
Name Yaakov Categories
The name Yaakov is in the following categories: Biblical Names, Hebrew Names, Jewish Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Yaakov. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Yaakov, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Yaakov
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Yaakov displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Yaakov Boy Name Popularity Chart
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