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878k
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since 1880

Jacob

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Supplanter
  • #50 All Time
  • #4 in 2014
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9k Jacoby (American)
3k Jacobo (Spanish)
1k Jacobe (Hebrew)

How popular is the name "Jacob" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 404 0 404 #39 boy name
1881 381 0 381 #39 boy name
1882 390 0 390 #46 boy name
1883 356 0 356 #49 boy name
1884 381 0 381 #50 boy name
1885 343 0 343 #53 boy name
1886 346 0 346 #54 boy name
1887 317 0 317 #56 boy name
1888 353 0 353 #58 boy name
1889 295 0 295 #67 boy name
1890 290 0 290 #66 boy name
1891 238 0 238 #69 boy name
1892 283 0 283 #73 boy name
1893 292 0 292 #65 boy name
1894 292 0 292 #68 boy name
1895 266 0 266 #74 boy name
1896 241 0 241 #83 boy name
1897 204 0 204 #88 boy name
1898 256 0 256 #82 boy name
1899 189 0 189 #92 boy name
1900 233 0 233
1901 172 0 172 #98 boy name
1902 207 0 207 #95 boy name
1903 189 0 189
1904 243 0 243 #89 boy name
1905 220 0 220 #98 boy name
1906 187 0 187
1907 243 0 243
1908 235 0 235
1909 262 0 262
1910 273 0 273
1911 328 5 323
1912 691 0 691
1913 744 0 744
1914 997 0 997
1915 1,122 0 1,122
1916 1,132 0 1,132
1917 1,127 5 1,122
1918 1,204 5 1,199
1919 1,082 0 1,082
1920 1,054 5 1,049
1921 1,099 5 1,094
1922 1,027 0 1,027
1923 975 0 975
1924 976 5 971
1925 900 0 900
1926 810 0 810
1927 855 0 855
1928 717 0 717
1929 652 5 647
1930 629 7 622
1931 572 0 572
1932 562 5 557
1933 538 0 538
1934 546 0 546
1935 476 0 476
1936 501 0 501
1937 541 5 536
1938 487 0 487
1939 427 0 427
1940 514 0 514
1941 466 0 466
1942 524 0 524
1943 476 0 476
1944 438 0 438
1945 416 0 416
1946 457 0 457
1947 521 0 521
1948 550 0 550
1949 490 0 490
1950 465 0 465
1951 502 0 502
1952 561 0 561
1953 595 0 595
1954 561 0 561
1955 580 5 575
1956 535 0 535
1957 540 0 540
1958 509 0 509
1959 557 0 557
1960 490 0 490
1961 510 0 510
1962 475 0 475
1963 492 0 492
1964 530 5 525
1965 488 0 488
1966 456 0 456
1967 452 0 452
1968 554 0 554
1969 658 0 658
1970 918 0 918
1971 1,062 5 1,057
1972 1,691 6 1,685
1973 2,142 11 2,131
1974 2,976 21 2,955 #88 boy name
1975 3,651 24 3,627 #75 boy name
1976 4,539 22 4,517 #63 boy name
1977 5,831 35 5,796 #56 boy name
1978 6,201 41 6,160 #50 boy name
1979 7,589 41 7,548 #45 boy name
1980 8,574 52 8,522 #43 boy name
1981 9,405 60 9,345 #43 boy name
1982 10,120 70 10,050 #41 boy name
1983 11,059 66 10,993 #36 boy name
1984 11,390 49 11,341 #37 boy name
1985 12,343 77 12,266 #35 boy name
1986 13,720 78 13,642 #32 boy name
1987 14,406 90 14,316 #31 boy name
1988 15,944 78 15,866 #28 boy name
1989 17,903 74 17,829 #26 boy name
1990 22,064 59 22,005 #20 boy name
1991 25,247 61 25,186 #17 boy name
1992 25,707 52 25,655 #15 boy name
1993 27,543 67 27,476 #9 boy name
1994 29,456 49 29,407 #7 boy name
1995 31,188 66 31,122 #4 boy name
1996 31,965 53 31,912 #3 boy name
1997 34,202 61 34,141 #2 boy name
1998 36,061 60 36,001 #2 boy name
1999 35,407 63 35,344 #1 boy name
2000 34,524 59 34,465 #1 boy name
2001 32,565 38 32,527 #1 boy name
2002 30,597 41 30,556 #1 boy name
2003 29,662 47 29,615 #1 boy name
2004 28,042 171 27,871 #1 boy name
2005 25,854 40 25,814 #1 boy name
2006 24,867 37 24,830 #1 boy name
2007 24,286 34 24,252 #1 boy name
2008 22,597 29 22,568 #1 boy name
2009 21,171 27 21,144 #1 boy name
2010 22,110 28 22,082 #1 boy name
2011 20,354 23 20,331 #1 boy name
2012 19,056 26 19,030 #1 boy name
2013 18,094 22 18,072 #3 boy name
2014 16,725 13 16,712 #4 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Jacob? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 877,522 babies born with the name Jacob in the United States. That's more than enough Jacobs to occupy the country of Fiji with an estimated population of 876,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 404 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jacob" was in 1998 with a total of 36,001 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jacobs)

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jacob" ranks #1 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 153 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 30,597 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Jacob popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Jacob in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jacob" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jacob as well as things modernly associated with the name Jacob such as celebrities named Jacob.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Jacob

The name "Jacob" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Supplanter". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Jake was born in 1980 as Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1940 to 2004. Rodney was born in 1921 as Jacob Rodney Cohen in Deer Park, New York, U.S.

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin is a musical composer and pianist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1916 to 1937. George was born in 1898 as Jacob Gershowitz in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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John Forsythe

John Forsythe is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. John was born in 1918 as Jacob Lincoln Freund in Penns Grove, New Jersey, U.S.

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Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro is an artist. Camille was born in 1830 as Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands).

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John Garfield

John Garfield is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1932 to 1951. John was born in 1913 as Jacob Julius Garfinkle in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for joy, that you always bring.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

C is for confident, no doubts here!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

B is for bewitch, your charm is undeniable.

Your name in reverse order is "Bocaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ajocb". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Jacob born May 29, 1926

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Austria approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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