Yakov

Yakov - A very unique male name



  Jul 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Yakov, meaning supplanter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1958 on position #1403. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Yakov and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Yakov? 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 Yakov. The baby boy name Yakov was given to 83 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1296 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 19,772 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Yakov peaked in popularity 10 years ago in 2009 on position 1156.



Famous with this name

Yakov Kostyukovskiy
Yakov Kozlov
Yakov Naishuler


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Yakov is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Yakov is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #260 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #696.

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 Yakov is where you live.


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Yakov origin and meaning

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

Similar to Yakov

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

Yosef / Yusuf / Yaakov / Yousef / 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
20121296
20111209
20101389
20091156
20081342
20071320
20061406
20051355
20041431
20031443
20021481
20011470
20001513
19991724
19981335
19971467
19961362
19951487
19941377
19931538
19921320
19911386
19901782
19891641
19881712
19871381
19861575
19851438
19841457
19831933
19821536
19811504
19801464
19791901
19781707
19771687
19762264
19741498
19731534
19721635
19701521
19691865
19591783
19581403

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York260
New Jersey696

Even more about Yakov


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 Yakov 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 Yakov?

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
2009
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Yakov
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 19,772
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1958
2012 births +83

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