He Who Supplants

Jacob Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \j(a)-cob\
Number in U.S 👶 945,000
Rate in 2021 25
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 English , Hebrew

Meaning of Jacob

Jacob is a classic and popular boy name wich came from the Old Testament and means “supplanter,” which is often interpreted as someone who seizes, circumvents, or usurps. 

Jacob was an extraordinarily popular name: it sat in the number one spot for 13 years from 1999 to 2012. It dropped to spot number two in 2013 and then began to slowly drop down the charts. At the height of its popularity in 2012, nearly 1% of all male babies born that year were named Jacob.

Jacob was ranked No.13 in 2020 boy name ranking in the U.S.

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9/25/2022 2:00:58 AM

I need a name of a boy that means miracle child.

9/20/2022 6:16:24 PM

Im Pregenant with twins at the moment. I asked yesterday at my scan what the genders are and they are 2 boys! I cant wait as i have always dreamed of have 2 baby boys to finish my trio.Im gonna call one jacob as a first name and ryan as a middle name. The other is gonna be called LI'm as a first name and connor as a middle name. I have already got 1 daughter called Emily who is 3 and she cant wait either. If it wasnt for this website i wouldnt be calling one of them Jacob!

8/28/2022 9:48:00 PM

My name'so It's bound to be god. I give it 5 stars. i've knowen a few people by my name. I get called Jake too!

6/24/2022 9:43:30 PM

i am having triplets on July 17th 2 girls and one boy i think Jacob is a great name cause my oldest daughter is reading Twilight books and she just loves the name Jacob and i already have a daughter name Bella so its either Jacob or Edward. :)

6/23/2022 2:36:54 PM

Jacob is the best boy name in the world I think that it is awesome

5/27/2022 12:03:00 PM

Im s girl and my name is Jacob, i love my name It's different and not a typical girls name. However, i attend an all girls school and in the beginning of the'school yr when we do register everyone is like "Jacob, huh?" especially now cause in the higher yrs we have mixed classes with boys so their just as confused, but overall i love my name, as the Twilight Sage just made my name more popular. (Lol i also have many Team Jacob t-shirts)

5/17/2022 8:39:36 AM

Want a unique name? Use the original pronounciation: Ya'akov. His Other name: Israel

4/26/2022 4:50:06 AM

My namez jakob and im german/polish to.

4/13/2022 10:12:18 PM

I love the name Jaocb. Its my favorite boy name ever! --

4/9/2022 10:07:48 PM

Even'though it is common I have always liked it. It's very manly yet cute. Jake is a cute shortening although way too common.

3/18/2022 11:05:24 PM

My best friends sister's boyfriend is named Jacob!!! lol

3/3/2022 3:15:36 PM

yh my name is yasmin which is such a cushty name with lots if meanings behind it its wicked man!!!

2/26/2022 5:13:30 PM

love this name.. my husbands name is jacob and we have baby boy on the way which will also be named jacob :)

12/7/2021 8:36:54 AM

i have a 8 year old brother named jacob he loves it!! the only reason he loves the name is cause jacob in the movie twilight is a werewolve and my buba is named after him!

11/16/2021 11:11:42 AM

I use to not like this name too much, but then my cousin and his wife had a son named Jacob. Jacob was born with a fatal birth defect and died when he was 6 months old. Jacob was a very inspiring baby who spent every moment fighting for his life but he never lost his smile. The name Jacob now reminds me of him and how much I love and miss him.

11/9/2021 7:59:06 PM

well my name is jacqueline also and go by jackie. some call me jackie o jackie chan etc . i dislike it but hey better than nothing

11/8/2021 1:53:42 AM

My boyfriend's name is Jacob. My friends and I call him Jake though

10/14/2021 7:08:42 AM

Jacob is among the names that I'most love for a boy. It is sophisticated and modern.

9/5/2021 8:49:30 PM

Too many people call me Elana or Alana. Weird thing is, I have a friend named Alana and they call her Alayna. uh-lay-nuh

8/7/2021 2:12:36 AM

Jacob is rubbish, the worst name ever. If I was called Jacob I would jump off a bridge into shark infested waters. I hate that name, all normal people do.

7/19/2021 1:37:30 AM

My son was born 7 weeks early. He was given'the name Jacob because it is a strong name and he is alright, strong and healthy now.

7/18/2021 12:55:12 AM

This name'sounds like It'should be sung! It's a beautiful name, not too trendy, and due to the meaning "born on Christmast" brings about joy when It's called! Great name!


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Jacob?
The origin of the name Jacob is English , Hebrew.
*️⃣ How many people are named Jacob?
Almost 945000 people are named Jacob.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Jacob?
The names of Janaye, Janiyah, Janiya, Janya, Janyah