Jakob is an English, German, and Scandinavian form of the Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian name Jacob.
Jakob is also a form of the Hebrew and English name Jacoby.
Jakob is somewhat popular as a baby boy name. The name grew in popularity from the 1980s up to the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2001, 0.106% of baby boys were named Jakob. It was #171 in rank then. The baby name has dropped in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was only 0.018% and its ranking #701, but it was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after Jacob, out of all boy names in its family. In 2018, it was 34 times more commonly used than Jakob.
† Pronunciation for Jakob: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Jakob:
Composer Felix Mendelssohn, born Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy February 3, 1809 - November 4, 1847, Hamburg, Germany.
Fabulist Jacob Grimm, born Jakob Ludwig Carl Grimm 4 January 1785 - 20 September 1863, Hanau, Germany.