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Gender: Female Origin of Jacoba: Hebrew, feminine variation of Jacob

The name Jacoba is a girl's name of Hebrew origin. Jacoba and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

Now that Jacob has been the top boys' name for several years, this may come to the fore, the way Michaela did after Michael's long reign at Number One. For now, it's one of the more unusual girl names starting with J.

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Famous People Named Jacoba

Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders, Canadian actress
Jacoba of Settesoli, Blessed Italian follower of St. Francis of Assissi
Jacoba Maria Jozina "Coby" van Baalen-Dorresteijn, Dutch Olympic equestrian
Gerardina Jacoba van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Dutch painter

Pop Culture References for the name Jacoba

Jacobine, Jakoba

Jacoba's International Variations

Diega (Spanish) Jacobella (Italian) Akiba, Akiva (Arabic) Jakobe, Jakube (Polish)


EvaThyssen Says:


Sounds odd. ja-KOH-ba or JAY-kah-ba. Odd anyways.

Essa Says:


My thoughts too! Is assumed Ja-KOH-ba because of Cobie Smulders.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Is Jacoba pronounced ja-KOH-ba or JAY-kah-ba?

Alicia1 Says:


Doesnt sound quite right, I dont like it at all.

Guest Says:


Clunky in a bad way.