Globally, Yakov (Яков , יעקב , Yakov , and others...) is a common male given name. The forename Yakov is characteristic of Kazakhstan, where it is quite a common boy's name, Russia, and Ukraine, where it is quite a rare male name. Much less frequently, Yakov is the last name as well as the forename.
Yakov is also a name from the Bible. Explore more in our Biblical names portal!
|Яков||Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria|
|Yakov||Uzbekistan, Israel, Russia, United States, Bulgaria|
Diego, Džeimss, Giacomo, Iacob, Iacobus, Iacopo, Iakov, Iakow, Jaakko, Jacb, Jacco, Jaco, Jacob, Jacobo, Jacobus, Jacopo, Jacques, Jacó, Jaime, Jakab, Jakau, Jakez, Jakiv, Jakiw, Jakob, Jakov, Jakow, Jakub, Jakubs, Jakób, Jakúb, James, Jamie, Jaume, Jim, Jiminy, Jockel, Jokūbas, Jákob, Jämes, Santiago, Santjago, Seamus, Séamus, Thiago, Ya'Acov, Ya'Aqov, Yaacov, Yaakov, Yaaqov,
Yakov is also a prevalent name for the fictitious and mythical characters: St. James the Elder, Apostle , the one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, Gospel of Mark; Jacob , the in Genesis, a son of Isaac, also known as Israel; the patriarch of the Israelites, The Qur’an; James, son of Alphaeus , the one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ; Thing , the fictional character in Marvel Comics and Jakob Maria Mierscheid , the fictitious politician, and in many other works.
|yakov shakhovskoy Russian noble (b. 1705)|
|yakov golitsyn (born 1659) (b. 1659)|
|yakov lobanov-rostovsky politician (1660-1732) (b. 1660)|
|yakov alekseyevich golitsyn (b. 1697)|
|yakov sibirsky (b. 1709)|
|yakov dmitrievich lanskoy (b. 1760)|
|yakov ivanovich dedyulin russian general (1772-1832) (b. 1772)|
|yakov vasilievich petrulin russian colonel (b. 1782)|
|yakov cheremisinov Russian military officer (b. 1783)|
|yakov tatishchev (b. 1729)|
|yakov fyodorovich skaryatin (b. 1780)|
|yakov zemelgak Russian sculptor (1751-1812) (b. 1751)|
|yakov yanenko (b. 1800)|
|yakov sheremetev (1761-1823) (b. 1761)|
|yakov khanykov (b. 1759)|