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Gender: Male Pronunciation: yahp Origin of Jaap: Dutch variation of Jacob and James

The name Jaap is a boy's name of Dutch origin. Jaap and is often added to lists like International Variations of Jacob and discussed in our forums with posts like "7 Children CAF NSRN 3".

From the experts:

Jaap is a common if not exactly fashionable first name for boys' in The Netherlands. For more on Dutch names and their pronunciation, check out this specialty website:

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Famous People Named Jaap

Jakob "Jaap" Stam, Dutch football manager
Jakob Gijsbert "Jaap" de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch politician and NATO secretary
Jaap Siewertsz van Reesema, Dutch pop singer
Jaap van Zweden, Dutch conductor
Jacob Albertus "Jaap" Marais, South African politician
Jaap van Lagen, Dutch racing driver
Jacobus Johannes "Jaap" Eden, Dutch skater and cyclist
Jaap van Ginneken, Dutch psychologist

Pop Culture References for the name Jaap


beachbear Says:


Eyyy dere's a gud jaap!

CookiesAndPurple Says:


Probably not.