Jacob

Gender:boy

Meaning:supplanter

Origin:Hebrew

Pronunciation:jay cobb

Variations:Cobie, Jaycob, Jokubas, Jakob, Jakub, Jacub

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Jacob is a strong biblical name with a rich historical background. This has been a popular name throughout modern times and would be a good choice for any baby boy.

Detailed Meaning

From the Hebrew Yaakov, Jacob was borne by the biblical father of twelve sons, who gave their names to the twelve tribes of Israel. Son of Isaac an Rebecca and twin brother of Esae, Jacob was the cunning younger twin who tricked his brother into trading his inheritance for a bowl of soup. He later tricked his blind, dying father into blessing him instead of Esau. Jacob is an especially common Jewish name.

Famous People With This Name

Jacob William is an American comedian who reached the semi-finals of the reality television show, “America’s Got Talent.” Jacob Zuma is the president of South Africa. Jacob Sartorius is an American singer who became famous after posting lip-syncing videos on social media.

Possible Nicknames

Some possible nicknames for are: Cob, Cobb, Cobby, Jack, Jaco, Jackie, Jacko, Jacky, Jake and Jakey.

Related Names

Alternative spellings for Jacob include Jacub, Jakob and Jakub.

Stories Featuring This Name

Jacob Black is a character from the “Twilight” film series, played by Taylor Lautner.┬áJacob Marley is a fictional character from the novel “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.┬áJacob is a character in the American television series, “Lost.”

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