Jacob

Gender:boy

Meaning:supplanter

Origin:Hebrew

Pronunciation:jay cobb

Variations:Cobie, Jaycob, Jokubas

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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.

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