Gender: Male Pronunciation: JACK-oh=bee Meaning of Jacoby: "supplanter" Origin of Jacoby: Variation of Jacob, Hebrew Jacoby's Popularity in 2018: #844

Jacoby Origin and Meaning

The name Jacoby is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "supplanter".

Jacoby, a surname spin on Jacob shot up the charts in the middle of the 2000's, thanks largely to the popularity of Jacoby Ellsbury, the first Native American of Navajo descent in the Major Leagues, but has been dropping steadily since it peaked at Number 423 in 2008.

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Rank in US: #844

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violettulip Says:


I'm thinking depending on the pronunciation some good nicknames would be either Jack (with the suggested JAck-oh-bee pronunciation) or Coby (Ja-KO-be pronunciation). Just a suggestion.

yamaha Says:


I am not feeling this name AT ALL. it looks like someone tried to be cutesy with Jacob. Why not something more elegant like Jacobin or Jacobie

designerrb Says:


From the two pro athletes to famous musician, the way the pronounce this name is Ja-KO-be.

Can you change the pronunciation please. Or at least add both as options.

autumnreverie Says:


It's also pronounced juh-koh-bee.

MeganJoy Says:


I like this name. It has so many great nickname possibilities. My favorite is Job (as in the man from the bible, long o sound)

MomOfJacoby Says:


The pronunciation listed here is wrong. Is there a way to edit? The standard way to pronounce Jacoby is ja-KO'-be. That's my son's name and we get lots of compliments on it :)

EW314 Says:


I like this a lot; I'd use it as a middle name though because of pronunciation difficulties and its similarity to uber-popular Jacob. It can be pronounced "juh-KOE-by", but "JACK-uh-bee" (like the actor Derek Jacobi) is a legitimate pronunciation too, and the one I personally prefer.

Gayle Says:


And as Crescent Moon so rightly pointed out, it's pronounced juh-koh-bee

Gayle Says:


This is my son's name and it gets a lot of positive feedback. We love that you can shorten it to Jack or Koby to be informal and that in entirety it is formal. We also love that since we have a common last name, this name is different enough to ensure he'll be one of a kind but not too unique so that people find it odd.

Sel Says:


It's Irish, and that's not really how it's said: it's juh-koh-bee and that's juh, like jug. Not Jack, and I personally prefer it spelled Jacobi.

indiefendi2 Says:


Update: I still think it's clunky

Zelliew Says:


I like Jake better

indiefendi2 Says:


I've been liking this lately. I still think it's weird but it's been growing on me recently.