Jacob Name Meaning and Origin

Jacob is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘Hebrew’ origin. The baby name Jacob means “Following After”.


Jacob Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Hebrew”



Jacob is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “JAY + kab”


Jacob Name 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.



It is a baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Jake, Jacoby, Jakob, Jack, Cobb, Cobey, Jaicob, Jaco, Jakie, Jackie, Jachob, Jocob, Jacolbi, Jacobi, Jacobe, Jackub,


Famous people with this name:

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of South Africa;

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, German philologist, jurist, and mythologist.;

Jacob Benjamin “Jake” Gyllenhaal, American actor.;

Jacob Edward “Jake” Peavy, American baseball pitcher.;

Jacob Anthony deGrom, American baseball pitcher.;

Jacob Mark “Jake” Pitts, American guitarist.;

Jacob Vargas, Mexican-American actor.;

Jacob Dolson Cox, American politician; 28th Governor of Ohio.;

Jacob Artist, American actor and singer.;

Jacob Daniel Handy, American actor.;

Jacob Tremblay, Canadian actor.;

Jacob Seth Lofland, American actor.;

Jacob Hubner, German entomologist.;

Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael, Dutch landscape painter.;

Jacob Whitesides, American singer;

Jacob Tyler “J.T.” Realmuto, American baseball player.;

Jacob Loucks Devers, U.S. Army general;

Jacob Warner, birth name of Jack Leonard “J. L.” Warner, Canadian-American film executive;

Jacob August Riis, Danish-American journalist and activist;

Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician;

Jacob Pavlovich Adler (born Yankev P. Adler), Ukrainian-American Yiddish actor;

Jacob Edward “Jake” Hoffman, American actor ;

Jacob “Jake” Dalton, American artistic gymnast;

(Rolf) Jacob Sartorius, American pop singer;

Jacob Batalon, Filipino-American actor;

Jacob Emerson “Jake” Fishman (b. 2008), son of actress Courtney Thorne-Smith;

Jacob Bryan Fisher (b. 2019), son of American singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood and American former professional ice hockey player Mike Fisher;

Ryan Paevey (born Ryan Jacob Paevey-Vlieger), American model and actor;




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