Jacob

Jacob - A very popular male name



  Sep 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jacob, meaning supplanter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #121. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jacob and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jacob? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jacob. The baby boy name Jacob was given to 18,899 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 87 baby boys were given this name - making this a very popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jacob peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 1.



Famous with this name

Jacob Elordi
Jacob Sewell
Jacob Tremblay


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Rating: 4/5 (20 people)


Jacob is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jacob is currently topping the baby name charts in Arizona at position #1 - and is the least popular in Minnesota at position #18.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jacob is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Jacob is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Jacob goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 3 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Jacob origin and meaning

Jacob is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means supplanter. To see famous people named Jacob, pop culture references for the name Jacob and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jacob

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jacob, sorted by popularity.

Joseph / Jeff / Jakob / Joesph / Jacoby / Josef / Jakobe / Jaycob / Jacobo / Jakub /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121
20111
20101
20091
20081
20071
20061
20051
20041
20031
20021
20011
20001
19991
19982
19972
19963
19954
19947
19939
199215
199117
199020
198926
198829
198731
198632
198535
198437
198336
198241
198143
198043
197945
197850
197756
197663
197575
197487
1973122
1972153
1971219
1970251
1969295
1968324
1967351
1966356
1965348
1964339
1963352
1962375
1961354
1960349
1959331
1958340
1957332
1956322
1955307
1954307
1953287
1952297
1951314
1950324
1949310
1948292
1947300
1946305
1945296
1944286
1943282
1942247
1941268
1940233
1939266
1938240
1937219
1936225
1935245
1934218
1933214
1932218
1931217
1930211
1929206
1928196
1927175
1926178
1925165
1924163
1923158
1922148
1921144
1920143
1919138
1918132
1917130
1916123
1915119
1914112
1913116
1912110
1911120
1910121

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Illinois1
Arizona1
California1
Texas1
New Mexico2
New York2
Connecticut2
Florida2
New Hampshire3
Maryland3
Colorado3
Pennsylvania3
Rhode Island3
South Dakota3
Georgia3
North Carolina3
Virginia4
Kentucky4
West Virginia4
Arkansas4
Oklahoma4
Michigan4
Indiana5
Alaska5
Alabama5
Nevada5
Massachusetts5
Maine5
Missouri5
Tennessee5
Utah5
Vermont6
Kansas6
Ohio6
Montana6
Hawaii6
North Dakota6
New Jersey7
Washington7
South Carolina7
Iowa7
Wyoming8
Nebraska9
District of Columbia9
Idaho11
Wisconsin11
Mississippi11
Louisiana12
Oregon12
Delaware12
Minnesota18

Even more about Jacob


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jacob a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jacob?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jacob
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 87
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +18,899

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