"Supplanter," from Hebrew. Jacob is an important biblical patriarch, the father of 12 sons who gave their names to the 12 tribes of Israel. Jacob has long been a popular Jewish name and has been a top 100 U.S. name for 30-plus years. Nickname: Jake.
Biblical, Exotic, Cute, Popular
Athlete Jacob Bell, Actor Jacob Vargas, Actor Jacob Young
Son of Dustin Hoffman, Son of Albert Brooks, Son of James Caan, Son of Danny Devito, Son of Courtney Thorne-Smith
Popularity in 2019
Jakob, Jacque, Jacoby, Jacobus, Jaccob