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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Yakov

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for young, the years never show!

A is for aspirations, many to be attained

K is for kid, the child within.

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

V is for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

Notable Persons Named Yakov

Notable Persons Named Yakov

Yakov Dzhugashvili

Yakov Dzhugashvili was a soldier. He holds the title Lieutenant. Yakov was given the name Iakob Iosebis dze Jugashvili by his parents Joseph Stalin and Kato Svanidze on March 18th, 1907 in Baji, Kutaisi Governorate, Russian Empire. Yakov is also known as Patsana and Yasha. He left this life on April 14th, 1943.

Yakov Smirnoff

Yakov Smirnoff is an irony, word play, and transpositional pun comedian. Yakov was given the name Yakov Naumovich Pokhis on January 24th, 1951 in Odessa.

Yakov G. Blumkin

Yakov G. Blumkin was a left socialist revolutionaries and left socialist-revolutionary. Yakov was born in 1898 in Odessa. He left this life on November 3rd, 1929.

Yakov Yurovsky

Yakov was born on June 19th, 1878 in Tomsk. He breathed his last breath on August 2nd, 1938.

Yakov Sverdlov

Yakov Sverdlov was a Chairman of the Secretariat of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks), Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the All-Russian Congress of Soviets, Member of the 6th , 7th Bureau, 7th Secretariat, Chairmanof theSecretariatof theRussian Communist P. Yakov was born on June 3rd, 1885 in Nizhny Novgorod. He died on March 16th, 1919.

Yakov Pavlov

Yakov Pavlov is a supreme soviet of russia.

  • Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich
  • Yakov Sinai
  • Yakov Vladimirovich Smushkevich
  • Yakov I. Perelman
  • Yakov Peters
    Deputy Chief of Soviet State Security
  • Yakov Saulovich Agranov
  • Yakov Zhilinskiy
  • Yakov Alksnis
  • Yakov Flier
  • Yakov Grigorevich Kreizer
  • Yakov Leib Hakohain
  • Yakov Polonsky
  • Yakov Toumarkin
  • Yakov Bulgakov

Fun Facts about the name Yakov

  • How Popular is the name Yakov? Yakov is the 6,035th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Yakov have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,514 babies born with the first name Yakov in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yakov 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 Yakov? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Yakov first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yakov is Sunday, October 20th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Yakov born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yakov was in 2018 with a total of 127 babies.
  • Random Yakov Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yakov is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 97 babies in New York have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Yakov: The name spelled backwards is Vokay. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ykvoa. How do you pronounce that?
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