Russian variation of Jacob

Yakov Origin and Meaning

The name Yakov is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "supplanter".

What a difference a couple of letters make: Old World version of most popular name never quite made it out of the shtetl.

Yakov Popularity

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Famous People Named Yakov

  • Yakov SmirnoffRussian,American comedian
  • Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovichBelarusian physicist
  • Yakov Alexandrovich ProtazanovRussian film director

Yakov in Pop Culture

  • Yakov Richardspoliceman main character in Ekaterina Sedia's novel "The Secret History of Moscow"
  • Yakov Korolenkocharacter from TV series Night Court
  • Yakov Feltsmancharacter in the anime "Yuri!!! On Ice"
  • Yakov Gurocharacter in "Gogol"