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.
Common nicknames for the name Jacob 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.
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