Around the world, Jacob (Jacob , يعقوب , Яков , among others...) is a widespread principally male, but scarcely feminine forename. The first name Jacob is habitual in the United States, where it is a common boy's name, Nigeria, where it is quite a common epicene name, and Guam, where it is quite a common boy's name (explore the name in all countries). Not in comparison with a country's population, this name is the most popular in the United States, Nigeria, and Russia. Also, Jacob is the last name as well as the forename.
Jacob is also a name from the Bible. Explore more in our Biblical names portal!
|Jacob||Nigeria, India, Kenya, Tanzania, United States|
|يعقوب||Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Iran, Jordan|
|Яков||Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus|
|جاكوب||Egypt, Iraq, Palestinian Territory, Sudan, Syria|
|Якоб||Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus|
Chaime, Coppin, Diago, Diego, Dydak, Džeimss, Fritaa, Giacomo, Hakob, Iacob, Iacopo, Iago, Iakov, Iakow, Jaakko, Jaakob, Jaaku, Jacb, Jacco, Jack, Jackoby, Jaco, Jacobo, Jacobs, Jacobsen, Jacobsohn, Jacobson, Jacobsson, Jacobus, Jacopo, Jacques, Jacó, Jacób, Jacôb, Jago, Jaime, Jakab, Jakau, Jake, Jakez, Jakiv, Jakiw, Jakob, Jakobs, Jakobsen, Jakobsohn, Jakobson, Jakobsson, Jakobus, Jakov,
Jacob is also a prevalent name for the fictitious and mythical characters: Jacob , the in Genesis, a son of Isaac, also known as Israel; the patriarch of the Israelites, The Qur’an; St. James the Elder, Apostle , the one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, Gospel of Mark; James, son of Alphaeus , the one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ; Jacob Frye , the fictional character in the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Jacob Black , the character from Twilight, and in many other works.
|jacob of nisibis Syrian saint, TR (b. 300)|
|jacob b. idi (b. 300)|
|jacob the notary christian martyr in Persia (b. 410)|
|jacob ben nissim philosopher and rabbi from Ifriqiya, TN (b. 950)|
|jacob ben meir renowned Ashkenazi Jewish rabbi, leading French Tosafist, leading halakhic authority, FR (b. 1100)|
|jacob of london British rabbi (b. 1101)|
|jacob ben gershom ha-gozer (b. 1100)|
|jacob ben eleazar Hebrew Spanish poet (12th–13th centuries), ES (b. 1170)|
|jacob ben reuben Spanish rabbi, ES (b. 1200)|
|jacob bar-salibi Syriac Orthodox bishops (-1171), TR (b. 1200)|
|jacob nielsen, count of halland Count of Northern Halland (b. 1201)|
|jacob d'ancona Italian explorer (b. 1221)|
|jacob van wassenaer (1232-1272) (b. 1232)|
|jacob ben makhir ibn tibbon French astronomer, FR (b. 1236)|
|jacob xii van der woude heer van warmond (1245-1302) (b. 1245)|