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878k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jacob

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18804040404#39 boy name
18813810381#39 boy name
18823900390#46 boy name
18833560356#49 boy name
18843810381#50 boy name
18853430343#53 boy name
18863460346#54 boy name
18873170317#56 boy name
18883530353#58 boy name
18892950295#67 boy name
18902900290#66 boy name
18912380238#69 boy name
18922830283#73 boy name
18932920292#65 boy name
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18952660266#74 boy name
18962410241#83 boy name
18972040204#88 boy name
18982560256#82 boy name
18991890189#92 boy name
19002330233
19011720172#98 boy name
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19031890189
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19061870187
19072430243
19082350235
19092620262
19102730273
19113285323
19126910691
19137440744
19149970997
19151,12201,122
19161,13201,132
19171,12751,122
19181,20451,199
19191,08201,082
19201,05451,049
19211,09951,094
19221,02701,027
19239750975
19249765971
19259000900
19268100810
19278550855
19287170717
19296525647
19306297622
19315720572
19325625557
19335380538
19345460546
19354760476
19365010501
19375415536
19384870487
19394270427
19405140514
19414660466
19425240524
19434760476
19444380438
19454160416
19464570457
19475210521
19485500550
19494900490
19504650465
19515020502
19525610561
19535950595
19545610561
19555805575
19565350535
19575400540
19585090509
19595570557
19604900490
19615100510
19624750475
19634920492
19645305525
19654880488
19664560456
19674520452
19685540554
19696580658
19709180918
19711,06251,057
19721,69161,685
19732,142112,131
19742,976212,955#88 boy name
19753,651243,627#75 boy name
19764,539224,517#63 boy name
19775,831355,796#56 boy name
19786,201416,160#50 boy name
19797,589417,548#45 boy name
19808,574528,522#43 boy name
19819,405609,345#43 boy name
198210,1207010,050#41 boy name
198311,0596610,993#36 boy name
198411,3904911,341#37 boy name
198512,3437712,266#35 boy name
198613,7207813,642#32 boy name
198714,4069014,316#31 boy name
198815,9447815,866#28 boy name
198917,9037417,829#26 boy name
199022,0645922,005#20 boy name
199125,2476125,186#17 boy name
199225,7075225,655#15 boy name
199327,5436727,476#9 boy name
199429,4564929,407#7 boy name
199531,1886631,122#4 boy name
199631,9655331,912#3 boy name
199734,2026134,141#2 boy name
199836,0616036,001#2 boy name
199935,4076335,344#1 boy name
200034,5245934,465#1 boy name
200132,5653832,527#1 boy name
200230,5974130,556#1 boy name
200329,6624729,615#1 boy name
200428,04217127,871#1 boy name
200525,8544025,814#1 boy name
200624,8673724,830#1 boy name
200724,2863424,252#1 boy name
200822,5972922,568#1 boy name
200921,1712721,144#1 boy name
201022,1102822,082#1 boy name
201120,3542320,331#1 boy name
201219,0562619,030#1 boy name
201318,0942218,072#3 boy name
201416,7251316,712#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 first appeared 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 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jacob" ranks #17 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 420 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1995. Across the entire United States a total of 31,188 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Jacob" mean?

Jacob (Hebrew): Supplanter

The name "Jacob" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Supplanter". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 5 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for joy, that you always bring.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

B is for blossom, a renewal of your spirit.

Your name in reverse order is "Bocaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Cbaoj". 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.

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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Jacob

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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Past life for Jacob born Dec 1, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Israel approximately on 1200. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Jacob

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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