The name Jakob is a variant of the name Jacob, which is of Hebrew origin. The name carries a strong biblical significance as it was the name of one of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca in the Old Testament. The name Jakob translates to "supplanter" or "one who follows." This is in reference to the biblical story where Jakob was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, symbolizing his desire to surpass or supplant his brother. The name is often associated with traits such as intelligence, ambition, and determination.