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Jacob Stats
On 13,391 BN name lists
Currently #35 on the BN charts
Currently #3 in U.S. births
About the name Jacob
The meaning of the name Jacob: Supplanter
The origin of the name Jacob: Hebrew
Alternate spellings: Jakob
People who like the name Jacob also like:
Noah, Ethan, Caleb, Benjamin, Joshua, Lucas, Alexander
Isabella, Olivia, Emma, Ava, Abigail, Charlotte, Hannah

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  iTunes

Jacob Marley's Chain - Aimee Mann  iTunes

Jacob's Ladder - Huey Lewis And The News  iTunes

Jacob's Ladder - Patrick Wolf  iTunes

Jacob's Ladder - Rush  iTunes

Wake Up Jacob - Harry Belafonte

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