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Jakob - Meaning of Jakob

What does Jakob mean?

Meaning of the name JakobJacobJamesJackDiegoJakeJayJaimeJimmyKobeJacobyJamieYaakovJacquesJimmieKobyIbJaycobCobyJimJaapKöbiJankelYankel

[ 2 syll. ja-kob, jak-ob ] The baby boy name Jakob is pronounced as YAA-KaoP (German) †. Jakob is primarily used in English, German, and Scandinavian. Its language of origin is Hebrew.

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.

The shortening Jaap (Dutch and German), and the familiar forms Ib (Scandinavian), Jankel (Yiddish), Köbi (German), and Yankel (Yiddish) are variants of the name.

See also the related categories, hebrew, german, and scandinavian.

Jakob is rather 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 2017, its usage was 0.020% and its ranking #643, but it was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after Jacob, out of all boy names in its family. In 2017, it was 33 times more commonly used than Jakob.

Baby names that sound like Jakob include Jacob, Jaagup, Jakov, Jakub, Jesop, Jocob, Jocobb, Josef, Joseph, Josyf, Jozef, József, Juzef, Iakov, Ioseph, Iosif, Yaaqov, Yackiv, Yacoub, and Yacov.

† 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.

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