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Yakov - Meaning of Yakov

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Meaning of the name YakovJacobJamesJackDiegoJakeJayJaimeJakobYakiYachovYaakovYaacovKobiYaakYakobYashaYacovYacoubYagoYaaqovAkivaYashkoYaacobIakovYankel

[ 2 syll. ya-kov, yak-ov ] The baby boy name Yakov is pronounced YAA-KaaF in Russian †. Yakov's language of origin is Hebrew, and it is predominantly used in Russian, Hebrew, and Slavic.

In addition, Yakov is a variant of Jacob (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian) in the Russian language.

Yakov has 17 variants that are used in English and foreign languages. English variants include Kobi, Yaacob, Yaacov, Yaaqov, Yachov, Yacoub, Yacov, Yago, Yaki, Yakob, and Yashko. Akiva (Hebrew), Iakov (Russian), and Yaakov (Hebrew) are variants of Yakov that are used in foreign languages. The diminutive forms Yaak (Russian), Yankel (Yiddish), and Yasha (Russian) are other foreign variants.

Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of Yakov.


See also the related categories, slavic, hebrew, and russian.

Yakov is an uncommon baby name for boys. It is not listed within the top 1000 names. In 2015, within the group of boy names directly related to Yakov, Jacob was the most popular.

Baby names that sound like Yakov include Yaaqov, Yackiv, Yacoub, Yacov, Yakeeve, Yakeiv, Yakeive, Yakieve, Yakiv, Yakive, Yakob, Yakup, Yashiv, Yashuv, Yogev, Yosef, Yosif, Yosip, Yosipe, and Yosyp.

† Pronunciation for Yakov: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)"

A famous person named Yakov is Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, born 24 January 1951, Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.


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