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Forename יעקב

Throughout the world, יעקב (Jacob United States Nigeria South Africa Kenya, Jakub United States Nigeria South Africa Czechia, Jakob United States Nigeria South Africa Czechia, along with others...) is a very common manly forename. First name יעקב is characteristic to Czechia, where it is a common masculine name, Denmark, and Slovakia (explore name in all countries). Measured by an absolute frequency this name is the most popular in the United States, Nigeria, and South Africa. Likewise, יעקב is the last name as well as a forename.

יעקב is also a name from the Bible. Explore more in our Biblical names portal!

Translations, transliterations and names similar to the name יעקב

name Jacobs, name Jacobsson, name Jacqui, name Jackoby, name Jaime, name Yakov, name Iacob, name Jakobsohn, name Jakow, name Jakubs, name Jakab, name Jakobson, name Jakau, name Hakob, name Jacob, name Jacobsohn, name Jacco, name Jacqueline, name Jakez, name Jakub, name Iakow, name Diago, name Jakiv, name Jacobus, name Jacopo, name Jakobsson, name Jakobs, name Chaime, name Jaakko, name Iacopo, name Iago, name Džeimss, name Dydak, name Jacques, name Jacó, name Ya'Akov, name Fritaa, name Iacobus, name Jakiw, name Diego, name Giacomo, name Jaakob, name Jago, name Jakov, name יעקב, name Yaacov, name Jack, name Jakobsen, name Iakob, name Iakov, name Benjacob, name Ya'Acov, name Jaakov, name Jacobsen, name Jacobson, name Yaakov, name Jakobus, name Jacobo, name Jaco, name Jacb, name Jakob
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Jacob United States, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa
Jakub, Yakov, Jakob United States, Nigeria, Czechia, South Africa
Jakov United States, Germany, Czechia, South Africa
Yaakov United States, Nigeria, Germany, South Africa
Iakob United States, France, Brazil, Germany
Yaacov United States, India, Germany, South Africa
יעקב Israel
Ya'Akov United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain
Ya'Acov United States, United Kingdom, Israel

First name יעקב in the context

יעקב is also a prevalent name for the fictitious and mythical characters: St. James the Elder, Apostle , the one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, Gospel of Matthew; Jacob , the in Genesis, a son of Isaac, also known as Israel; the patriarch of the Israelites, The Qur’an; James, son of Alphaeus , the one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ; Thing , the fictional character in Marvel Comics and Jacob Frye , the fictional character in the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and in many other works.

Notable namesakes

picture of Yaakov ben Yakar Yaakov ben Yakar Yaakov ben Yakar German rabbi (b. 990) link
Jacopo de Sant'Andrea (b. 1200) link
James of Aragon eldest child of King James II of Aragon (b. 1296) link
Jacob van de Binkhorst County of Holland (b. 1306) link
Yaakov ben Moshe Levi Moelin German rabbi (b. 1375) link
Jacob Holk politician (b. 1400) link
Jacob van der Beurze politician (b. 1400) link
Jacob Lubbe (b. 1430) link
Bonet de Lattes Jewish astrologer, France (b. 1450) link
Jacobus Bedrotus (b. 1450) link
Jacob von Albaum (b. 1450) link
picture of Jacopo da Trezzo Jacopo da Trezzo Jacopo da Trezzo Medallist from Italy (b. 1515) link
Jacob van der Zype politician, Belgium (b. 1465) link
picture of Yaakov de Castro Yaakov de Castro Yaakov de Castro (b. 1525) link
Jakob Griebe politician (b. 1541) link
Jacob van Quesnoy (b. 1540) link
Giacomo Lauro Italian painter, Republic of Venice (b. 1550) link
picture of Yakov Bukhvostov Yakov Bukhvostov Yakov Bukhvostov Russian architect (b. 1601) link
Jacob Boelens (b. 1554) link
Jacob Alstein german doctor and alchemist (b. 1570) link
Jacob Reiner (b. 1560) link
Jacob Schickhart der Ältere (b. 1565) link
picture of Philipp Jacob Sachs von Lewenhaimb Philipp Jacob Sachs von Lewenhaimb Philipp Jacob Sachs von Lewenhaimb German physician (b. 1627) link
picture of Jacob Sillem Jacob Sillem Jacob Sillem (b. 1620) link
picture of Jacob Verheije Jacob Verheije Jacob Verheije politician (b. 1640) link
picture of Jacobus Koelman Jacobus Koelman Jacobus Koelman (b. 1632) link
Yaqob Zera Ethiopian philosopher (b. 1599) link
picture of Jacobus Harrewijn Jacobus Harrewijn Jacobus Harrewijn engraver (b. 1660) link
Jacob F. Hinlopen politician (b. 1618) link
Jacob Antoon de Witte politician, Belgium (b. 1629) link
Jacob Abendana Hakham of London, Netherlands (b. 1630) link
Jakob Johann von Taube (b. 1624) link
Giacomo Spinelli Italian presbyter, writer and economist (b. 1637) link
Sir Jacob Astley, 1st Baronet English politician (b. 1639) link
יעקב אבן צור (b. 1673) link
picture of Yakov Petrovitch Shakhovskoy Yakov Petrovitch Shakhovskoy Yakov Petrovitch Shakhovskoy Russian noble (b. 1705) link
Jacob Pranck (b. 1650) link
Yakov Lobanov-Rostovsky politician (b. 1660) link
Yaakov Reischer Austrian rabbi, Bohemia (b. 1661) link
Jacob Lupperger (b. 1657) link
picture of Nicolai Jacob Jessen Nicolai Jacob Jessen Nicolai Jacob Jessen Danish civil servant, official and manufacturer, Denmark (b. 1718) link
יעקב טולידאנו (b. 1690) link
Jacob Jan Hamel Bruynincx (b. 1661) link
Jacob Günterhack (b. 1666) link
picture of Jacob Gerard Staringh Jacob Gerard Staringh Jacob Gerard Staringh (b. 1717) link
Jacob Karsseboom Dutch Republic (b. 1673) link
Jakob John (b. 1674) link
Yaakov Culi ottoman rabbi (b. 1689) link
picture of Yakov Knyazhnin Yakov Knyazhnin Yakov Knyazhnin Russian playwright, Russian Empire (b. 1740) link
Jacob de Bie (b. 1681) link
picture of Yakov Bulgakov Yakov Bulgakov Yakov Bulgakov Russian diplomat, Russian Empire (b. 1743) link
picture of Jacob Frederik Gobius Jacob Frederik Gobius Jacob Frederik Gobius politician (b. 1749) link
picture of Yakov Lobanov-Rostovsky Yakov Lobanov-Rostovsky Yakov Lobanov-Rostovsky Russian noble, Russian Empire (b. 1760) link
picture of Yakov Kulnev Yakov Kulnev Yakov Kulnev Russian general, Russian Empire (b. 1763) link
picture of Yaakov Koppel Altenkunshtadt Yaakov Koppel Altenkunshtadt Yaakov Koppel Altenkunshtadt Rabbi (b. 1766) link
Jacob Kolditz Czech violin maker (b. 1718) link
Jacob Kumsius politician (b. 1718) link
Andries-Jacob Berger (b. 1712) link
Samuel Anton Jacob Bach Germany (b. 1713) link
Jacob Heinrich von Lilienfeldt (b. 1716) link
picture of Jacob van Waning Jacob van Waning Jacob van Waning politician (b. 1779) link
Jacob van Leeuwen politician, Dutch Republic (b. 1730) link
picture of Yakov Kolokolnikov-Voronin Yakov Kolokolnikov-Voronin Yakov Kolokolnikov-Voronin Russian portraitist, Russian Empire (b. 1782) link
Jacob Alopaeus (b. 1722) link
picture of Yakov Galinkovsky Yakov Galinkovsky Yakov Galinkovsky Russian Empire (b. 1777) link
Johann Jacob Kleemann German painter and engraver (b. 1739) link
picture of Yakov Fyodorovich Skaryatin Yakov Fyodorovich Skaryatin Yakov Fyodorovich Skaryatin (b. 1780) link
picture of Jakov Aleksejevič Potjomkin Jakov Aleksejevič Potjomkin Jakov Aleksejevič Potjomkin Russian Empire (b. 1781) link
Jacob Herschel (b. 1734) link
picture of Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg (b. 1785) link
Jacob van der Windt skipper from Vlaardingen (b. 1745) link
picture of Jacob Eichenbaum Jacob Eichenbaum Jacob Eichenbaum Galician-Jewish maskil, educator, poet and mathematician, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (b. 1796) link
picture of Jacob Ettlinger Jacob Ettlinger Jacob Ettlinger German rabbi, Germany (b. 1798) link
picture of Yaakov Rokach Yaakov Rokach Yaakov Rokach Libyan Hakham (b. 1800) link
Yaakov ben Yitsḥaḳ Daṿid Gintsburg (b. 1743) link
picture of Yakov Rostovtsev Yakov Rostovtsev Yakov Rostovtsev Russian noble, Russian Empire (b. 1804) link
Jacob Johann Höppener (b. 1745) link
picture of Jacob Simchah Rehfisch Jacob Simchah Rehfisch Jacob Simchah Rehfisch German Rabbi, Prussia (b. 1807) link
Яков Герасимович Фарафонтьев русский хужожник-перспективист, Russian Empire (b. 1758) link
Yaakov Lorberbaum rabbi (b. 1760) link
יעקב בנדטמן רב ליטאי (b. 1790) link
Jakov Brouwer politician (b. 1760) link
Jacob Timmermans (b. 1751) link
picture of J. C. Jacobsen J. C. Jacobsen J. C. Jacobsen Danish industrialist and philanthropist, Denmark (b. 1811) link
Jacob Christian Gottlieb von Schaeffer (b. 1752) link
picture of Yakov Grot Yakov Grot Yakov Grot Russian philologist, Russian Empire (b. 1812) link
picture of James William Davison James William Davison James William Davison British journalist (b. 1813) link
picture of Yaakov Gesundheit Yaakov Gesundheit Yaakov Gesundheit chief rabbi of Warsaw (b. 1815) link
picture of Jacob Isaac van Waning Jacob Isaac van Waning Jacob Isaac van Waning politician, Kingdom of the Netherlands (b. 1815) link
יעקב בירדוגו (b. 1786) link
יעקב ענתיבי (b. 1787) link
picture of Jacob Petrus Treub Jacob Petrus Treub Jacob Petrus Treub politician, Kingdom of the Netherlands (b. 1818) link
picture of Yakov Polonsky Yakov Polonsky Yakov Polonsky Russian writer, Russian Empire (b. 1819) link
Jacob Cornelis Jantzon van Erffrenten politician (b. 1769) link
Jacob Tichler politician (b. 1770) link
Филимонов, Яков Яковлевич русский живописец-пейзажист, Russian Empire (b. 1771) link
picture of Jakob Ben Michael Brüll Jakob Ben Michael Brüll Jakob Ben Michael Brüll Austria-Hungary (b. 1812) link
picture of Jacob Saphir Jacob Saphir Jacob Saphir Romanian Meschulach (b. 1822) link
Jacob Frans de Ranitz politician (b. 1773) link
Jacob Monbaliu politician (b. 1776) link

Characteristic surnames

אברהם, משה, רחל, דוד, יוסף, יצחק, שרה, אסתר, דניאל, and חיים