Yaakov

Yaakov - A very unique male name



  Aug 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Yaakov, meaning supplanting, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1953 on position #1461. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Yaakov and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Yaakov? 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 Yaakov. The baby boy name Yaakov was given to 125 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1064 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 13,128 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Yaakov peaked in popularity 33 years ago in 1986 on position 760.



Famous with this name

Yaakov Peri
Yaakov Zada Daniel
Yonatan Ben-Yaakov


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Yaakov is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Yaakov is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #171 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,352.

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 Yaakov is where you live.


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Yaakov origin and meaning

Yaakov is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means supplanting. To see famous people named Yaakov, pop culture references for the name Yaakov and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Yaakov

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

Yosef / Yusuf / Yousef / Yakov / Yusef / Youssef / Yousuf / Yousif / Yoseph / Youssouf /

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
20121064
20111051
2010957
20091102
20081122
20071116
20061046
20051110
20041118
20031050
20021043
20011098
20001166
19991027
19981334
19971095
19961252
19951109
19941101
19931283
19921137
19911059
19901178
19891046
1988970
1987833
1986760
19851027
1984986
19831144
19821265
19811101
19801151
19791125
19781240
19771114
19761160
19751284
19741188
19731090
19721238
19711486
19701361
19691195
19671337
19661499
19651749
19611797
19591560
19581455
19571775
19551765
19541436
19531461

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey171
New York306
Maryland606
Ohio1352

Even more about Yaakov


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 Yaakov 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 unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Yaakov?

3 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
1986
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Yaakov
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 13,128
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1953
2012 births +125

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