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.
Yakov is an uncommon baby name for boys. It is not listed within the top 1000 names. In 2012, within the group of boy names directly related to Yakov, Jacob was the most popular.
† 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.