First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hebrew: The supplanter
  2. Hebrew: God's grace

First name variations: Jakob, Jacobo, Jacopo, Jacoba, Jacobson, Jacobi, Jacobine, Jacobina, Jayme, Jacques, Jacinto, Jascha, Jake, Jackob, Jakub, Jackson, Jeb, Cob, Cobb, Giacobo, Giacomo, Iago, Iacovo, Yago, Yaacov, Yacov, Yakov, Jaccob, Jachob, Jaco, Jacobb, Jacub, Jaecob, Jaicob, Jalu, Jecis, Jeks, Jeska, Jocek, Jock, Jocob, Jocobb, Jokubus, Jacob, Johnny, Johnnie, Jock, Jocko, Johann, Johan, Jenner, Janos, Jovan, Juan, Johannes, Johnson, Johnavon, Jansen, Janson, Jones, Jackson, Jenkins, Hanson, Hansen, Jonnel, Hans, Ivan, Ian, Iaian, Eoin, Sean, Shawn, Shane, Seain, Zane, Jaenda, Janco, Jantje, Jian, Joen, Johne, Jone, Jontavius, Johahn, Johanan, Johane, Johannan, Johaun, Johon, Jehan, Jehann, Jenkin, Jenkins, Jenkyn, Jenkyns, Jennings, Jens, Jense, Jentz, Jones, Joenes, Joennes, Joenns, Johnsie, Joness, Jonesy, Juhana, Juha, Juhanah, Juhanna, Juhannah, Juho, John

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish and English: from a Middle English personal name, Jakke, from Old French Jacques, the usual French form of Latin Jacobus, which is the source of both Jacob and James. As a family name in Britain, this is almost exclusively Scottish.
  2. English and Welsh: from the same personal name as 1, taken as a pet form of John.
  3. German (also Jäck): from a short form of the personal name Jacob.
  4. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Famous people with this first name: Jack Black, Jack Nicholson, Jack White, Jack Osbourne

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Kirk Cameron, Judy Davis, Johnny Depp, Colin Friels, Val Kilmer, Matt Lauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Luke Perry, Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Susan Sarandon, Mare Winningham, Maya Rudolph, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt

This name appears in the following lists: Favorite Children's Book/Show Characters, Poets, Silver Screen

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