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What does the name Jacob mean? The meaning of the name Jacob is Supplanter. The origin of the name Jacob is Hebrew. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Jakob
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Jacob is a name with Hebrew origins. The name Jacob means supplanter. Common alternate spellings of Jacob are Jakob and Yakov. Common nicknames include Jake, Coby, and Yaki.


Famous Jacobs include Jacob (then Israel) in the Bible’s Book of Genesis. Jacob is also a prophet from the The Book of Mormon from the Church of Latter Day Saints. Jacob of Alexandria was the patriarch from in the early 1860s. Jacob Hubner was a German entomologist and Jacob Miller was a Jamaican reggae singer. A fictional Jacob includes Jacob on the television series Lost. users who like the name Jacob also like names that are traditional and old-fashioned. They also like names from the Bible.

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Songs about Jacob
Jacob Dumb - Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots
Jacob Marley's Chain - Aimee Mann
Jacob's Ladder - Huey Lewis And The News
Jacob's Ladder - Patrick Wolf
Jacob's Ladder - Rush
Wake Up Jacob - Harry Belafonte