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Pronunciation

ʤeɪkəb

Origin

English, Scandinavian, Dutch

Meaning

A truly international name, Jacob exists in pretty much every language on earth, from the Arabic 'Yakub', to the Malaysian 'Yakub', the Zulu 'Jakobe'! Part of the huge charisma of this short but in no way insubstantial name, is how it covers the best of everything. Jacob manages to be both refined and friendly, elegant and wholesome, urban and natural. Jacob is modern and youthful, and yet still ancient. And because it is so widely used internationally, the nicknames are cuter than a whole jar o

Rank in the year 2015

Jacob was ranked #8 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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