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Name: Jacob


Meaning

Jacob is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yaakov', which means 'following after'. This is derived from the Hebrew words 'Yahweh', which means 'God', and 'aqeb', which means 'heel'. In the Bible, Jacob was born after Esau, holding after Esau's heel.

Gender

Boy

Origin/Usage

Hebrew

Pronunciation of Jacob

JAY-kəb

Also Spelled Like...

Jake, Jakob, Jacub, Jakub

Famous Jacob

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Jacob Epstein - artist
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Jacob Hester - football player
Jacob Smith - actor
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Jacob Young - actor


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