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Jakob

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30k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
912
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jakob

"Jakob" is a name of German origin, and it means "German form of Jacob". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Jakob

Jakob Dylan is a rock music, american folk music, and americana (music) singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar, Piano, Bass guitar, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1987 to present. Jakob was given the name Jakob Luke Dylan on December 9th, 1969 in New York, New York, U.S.

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Jakob Pöltl is a basketball player for the Traiskirchen Lions in the Pac-12 Conference. He has been prominent since 2013. Jakob was born on October 15th, 1995 in Vienna.

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Jakob was born as the child of Jakob Fugger the Elder and Barbara Fugger on March 6th, 1459 in Augsburg. He died on December 30th, 1525.

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Jacob Schiff was a banker, businessman, and bank. Jacob was given the name Jakob Heinrich Schiff on January 10th, 1847 in Frankfurt. He died on September 25th, 1920.

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Jakob Böhme was a philosopher. Jakob was born in 1575 in Alt Seidenberg near Görlitz, Upper Lusatia, Holy Roman Empire. He left this life on November 17th, 1624.

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Jakob Ammann is a religious. Jakob was born on February 12th, 1644 in Erlenbach im Simmental.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jakob

Alfons Maria Jakob was a scientist in the field of neurology. Alfons was born on July 2nd, 1884 in Aschaffenburg. He passed away on October 17th, 1931.

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Max was born on July 20th, 1879. He passed away on January 4th, 1955.

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Hans Jakob was a soccer player for the SSV Jahn Regensburg, FC Bayern Munich, FC Lichtenfels, and Germany national football team. Hans was born on June 16th, 1908 in Munich. He died on March 24th, 1994.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1826 to 1870. Therese was given the name Therese Albertine Louise von Jakob on January 26th, 1797 in Halle (Saale). She died on April 13th, 1870.

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Georg was born on March 27th, 1915 in Fürth. He breathed his last breath on September 1st, 1991.

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Friedrich was born on March 18th, 1910 in Ehringshausen. He left this life on September 9th, 1994.

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How popular is the baby name Jakob in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 7 0 7
1958 6 0 6
1959 7 0 7
1961 5 0 5
1962 6 0 6
1963 5 0 5
1964 6 0 6
1966 5 0 5
1967 9 0 9
1968 6 0 6
1970 6 0 6
1971 11 0 11
1972 17 0 17
1973 11 0 11
1974 27 0 27
1975 33 0 33
1976 27 0 27
1977 49 0 49
1978 46 0 46
1979 62 0 62
1980 78 0 78
1981 80 0 80
1982 78 0 78
1983 90 0 90
1984 84 0 84
1985 83 0 83
1986 146 0 146
1987 148 0 148
1988 178 0 178
1989 249 0 249
1990 306 0 306
1991 368 0 368
1992 436 0 436
1993 486 0 486
1994 530 0 530
1995 561 0 561
1996 611 0 611
1997 1,387 0 1,387
1998 1,784 0 1,784
1999 1,692 0 1,692
2000 2,161 0 2,161
2001 2,192 0 2,192
2002 1,836 0 1,836
2003 1,604 0 1,604
2004 1,416 0 1,416
2005 1,214 0 1,214
2006 1,156 0 1,156
2007 1,108 0 1,108
2008 1,083 0 1,083
2009 986 0 986
2010 1,097 0 1,097
2011 905 0 905
2012 740 0 740
2013 709 0 709
2014 642 0 642
2015 545 0 545
2016 472 0 472

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Popularity of Jakob as a first name

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Common last names for Jakob

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jakob U.S.
  White 93.86% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.06% 16.26%

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People with the last name Jakob are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jakob

  • How Popular is the name Jakob? Jakob is the 1,367th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jakob was the 26,695th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jakob have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,592 babies born with the first name Jakob in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jakob to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jakob? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Jakob first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jakob is Saturday, January 16th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Jakob born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jakob was in 2001 with a total of 2,192 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jakob!
  • Random Jakob Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jakob ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 8 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Jakob: Your name in reverse order is Bokaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jkabo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jakob? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 912 people with the last name Jakob.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jakob? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jakob as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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