Gender: Male Meaning of Yakov: "supplanter" Origin of Yakov: 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.

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Yakov's International Variations

Yasha (Russian)


Zelliew Says:


Jacob is superior