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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jakub

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  • A user from Poland says the name Jakub is of Polish origin and means "Protected by God".
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Alt. Meaning

J is for jolly, the fun side!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

B is for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

Notable Persons Named Jakub

Jakub Błaszczykowski is a soccer player for the ACF Fiorentina, Borussia Dortmund, Raków Częstochowa, Górnik Zabrze, Wisła Kraków, Poland national under-19 football team, and Poland national under-21 football team. Jakub was born on December 14th, 1985 in Truskolasy, Poland.


Jakub Wawrzyniak is a soccer player for the Lechia Gdańsk, Sparta Brodnica, Błękitni Stargard Szczeciński, Świt Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Widzew Łódź, Legia Warsaw, Panathinaikos F.C., FC Amkar Perm, and Poland national football team. Jakub was born on July 7th, 1983 in Kutno.


Jakub Gierszał is an actor. They have been prominent since 2009. Jakub was born on March 20th, 1988 in Kraków.


Jakub Voracek is a hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Jakub was born on August 15th, 1989 in Kladno.


Jakub Vágner is a musician, television presenter, and extreme angler. Jakub was born Jakub Vágner on December 24th, 1981 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.


Jakub Vrana is a hockey player for the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League. He was most prominent from 2013 to present. Jakub was born on February 28th, 1996 in Prague.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jakub

Lisa Jakub is an actress and writer. Her career lasted from 1985 to 2001. Lisa was born on December 27th, 1978.


Joe Jakub is a soccer player for the Burnley F.C., Bury F.C., AZ Alkmaar, Chester City F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., Preston North End F.C., and Colwyn Bay F.C. Joe was born on December 7th, 1956 in Falkirk. Joe is also known as Jakub and Joseph.


Tyc was born on February 13th, 1992 in Warsaw.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1981 5 0 5
1983 7 0 7
1986 8 0 8
1987 6 0 6
1988 10 0 10
1990 14 0 14
1991 11 0 11
1992 32 0 32
1993 35 0 35
1994 44 0 44
1995 47 0 47
1996 51 0 51
1997 66 0 66
1998 88 0 88
1999 73 0 73
2000 76 0 76
2001 121 0 121
2002 125 0 125
2003 122 0 122
2004 151 0 151
2005 135 0 135
2006 168 0 168
2007 174 0 174
2008 184 0 184
2009 145 0 145
2010 147 0 147
2011 106 0 106
2012 106 0 106
2013 97 0 97
2014 95 0 95
2015 92 0 92
2016 78 0 78
2017 76 0 76

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Popularity of Jakub as a first name

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Popularity of Jakub as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jakub U.S.
  White 93.07% 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 1.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jakub

People with the last name Jakub are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Jakub

  • How Popular is the name Jakub? Jakub is the 5,596th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jakub was the 56,588th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jakub have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,695 babies born with the first name Jakub in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jakub to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jakub? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Jakub first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jakub is Friday, July 6th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Jakub born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jakub was in 2008 with a total of 184 babies.
  • Random Jakub Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jakub is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Jakub: Your name in reverse order is Bukaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abkju. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jakub? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 361 people with the last name Jakub.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jakub? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jakub as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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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