First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Yaakov mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Yaakov

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Yaakov means "Heel" and is of Hebrew origin.
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Notable Persons Named Yaakov

Notable Persons Named Yaakov

Yaacov Agam

Yaacov Agam is a sculptor, experimental artist, sculpture, and sculptorand experimental artist. Yaacov was given the name Yaakov Gipstein on May 11th, 1928 in Rishon LeZion.

Yaakov Shwekey

Yaakov Shwekey is a contemporary jewish religious music musician. He has been prominent since 2001. Yaakov was given the name Yaakov Choueka in Jerusalem, Israel.

Yaakov Litzman

Yaakov was born on September 2nd, 1948.

Yaakov Dori

Yaakov Dori is a military person. His military service ended in 1949.

Yaakov Alperon

Yaakov was born on February 18th, 1955. He breathed his last breath on November 17th, 2008.

Yaakov Amidror

Yaakov was born on May 15th, 1948.

  • Yaakov "Yanky" Lemmer
  • Kobi Oz
  • Yaakov Turner
    Office Holder
  • Yaakov Herzog
  • Yaakov Rechter
  • Yaakov Ariel
  • Yaakov Ades
  • Yaakov Horowitz
  • Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz
  • Yaakov Heruti
  • Yankel Talmud
  • Yaakov Meridor
  • Yaakov Ahimeir
  • Yaakov Bodo

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yaakov

Notable Persons With the Last Name Yaakov

Shir Yaakov

Shir Yaakov is a contemporary jewish religious music, folk music, electronic music, and hip hop music musician. He plays Vocals and guitar. He has been prominent since 2005. Shir was given the name Sam Benjamin Feinstein-Feit on February 27th, 1978 in Manhattan.

Maor Ben Yaakov

Maor Ben Yaakov is an athlete for the Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem F.C.


Fun Facts about the name Yaakov

  • How Popular is the name Yaakov? Yaakov is the 4,049th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yaakov have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,681 babies born with the first name Yaakov in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yaakov to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yaakov? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Yaakov first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yaakov is Sunday, December 12th, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Yaakov born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yaakov was in 2015 with a total of 207 babies.
  • Random Yaakov Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yaakov is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Maryland have the same name in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Yaakov: The name spelled backwards is Vokaay. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Voayak. How do you pronounce that?
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