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Meaning and Origin of the Name: Jacob

It is a : boy !

It is a: boy !


The name: Jacob, is a boy name, and its origin is: Hebrew.

What does Jacob mean?

The meaning of Jacob is: "Supplanter," from Hebrew. Jacob is an important biblical patriarch, the father of 12 sons who gave their names to the 12 tribes of Israel. Jacob has long been a popular Jewish name and has been a top 100 U.S. name for 30-plus years. Nickname: Jake. (Gender: boy)

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This name Jacob is popular and it was listed 135 times amongst the top 1000 names in U.S. in the previous 136 since 1880:
Year Rank # Babies per Million
[2014] #4 8,233
[2013] #3 8,986
[2012] #1 9,404
[2011] #1 10,013
[2010] #1 10,756
[2009] #1 9,952
[2008] #1 10,355
[2007] #1 10,955
[2006] #1 11,327
[2005] #1 12,148
[2004] #1 13,193
[2003] #1 14,099
[2002] #1 14,790
[2001] #1 15,738
[2000] #1 16,512
[1999] #1 17,343
[1998] #2 17,766
[1997] #2 17,101
[1996] #3 15,928
[1995] #4 15,476
[1994] #7 14,431
[1993] #9 13,304
[1992] #15 12,220
[1991] #17 11,888
[1990] #20 10,228
[1989] #26 8,511
[1988] #29 7,926
[1987] #31 7,341
[1986] #32 7,107
[1985] #35 6,380
[1984] #37 6,051
[1983] #36 5,902
[1982] #41 5,331
[1981] #43 5,018
[1980] #43 4,595
[1979] #45 4,208
[1978] #50 3,605
[1977] #56 3,386
[1976] #63 2,759
[1975] #75 2,230
[1974] #88 1,809
[1973] #122 1,315
[1972] #156 1,003
[1971] #225 578
[1970] #255 476
[1969] #297 357
[1968] #324 311
[1967] #353 251
[1966] #351 251
[1965] #347 257
[1964] #343 259
[1963] #352 239
[1962] #367 226
[1961] #351 236
[1960] #352 227
[1959] #329 257
[1958] #340 237
[1957] #331 246
[1956] #322 250
[1955] #303 275
[1954] #306 271
[1953] #288 299
[1952] #298 283
[1951] #309 264
[1950] #318 256
[1949] #307 272
[1948] #293 306
[1947] #302 280
[1946] #305 275
[1945] #293 302
[1944] #283 316
[1943] #282 325
[1942] #251 374
[1941] #257 371
[1940] #234 434
[1939] #262 377
[1938] #240 429
[1937] #222 491
[1936] #227 471
[1935] #245 443
[1934] #220 514
[1933] #213 529
[1932] #217 520
[1931] #218 532
[1930] #212 550
[1929] #204 585
[1928] #196 631
[1927] #173 734
[1926] #178 704
[1925] #165 784
[1924] #163 829
[1923] #159 860
[1922] #150 910
[1921] #143 965
[1920] #143 954
[1919] #138 1,062
[1918] #132 1,144
[1917] #130 1,171
[1916] #123 1,223
[1915] #121 1,273
[1914] #112 1,461
[1913] #117 1,388
[1912] #109 1,531
[1911] #116 1,339
[1910] #117 1,310
[1909] #102 1,482
[1908] #108 1,413
[1907] #101 1,532
[1906] #114 1,298
[1905] #98 1,536
[1904] #89 1,754
[1903] #103 1,461
[1902] #95 1,559
[1901] #98 1,488
[1900] #101 1,435
[1899] #92 1,641
[1898] #82 1,938
[1897] #88 1,673
[1896] #83 1,867
[1895] #74 2,100
[1894] #68 2,346
[1893] #65 2,412
[1892] #73 2,153
[1891] #69 2,178
[1890] #66 2,423
[1889] #67 2,478
[1888] #58 2,717
[1887] #56 2,900
[1886] #54 2,906
[1885] #53 2,958
[1884] #50 3,104
[1883] #49 3,165
[1882] #46 3,196
[1881] #39 3,518
[1880] #39 3,412
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