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Gender: Male Meaning of Yaakov: "supplanting" Origin of Yaakov: Hebrew

The name Yaakov is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "supplanting". Yaakov and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

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The original Hebrew form of Jacob, the Number 1 boy's name in the country, is still used in some religious families.

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Famous People Named Yaakov

Yaakov Hagoel, Israeli Zionist activist
Yaakov Shwekey, Israeli musician
Yaakov Amidror, Israeli military commander
Yaakov Edri, Israeli politician
Yaakov Gesundheit, former chief rabbi of Warsaw

Pop Culture References for the name Yaakov

Yaakov Klausman, character from movie "A Stranger Among Us"

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Yaakov's International Variations

Yankel (Yiddish)