It's in my top 3 names for my baby (due in Aug) and neither me or my hubby are religious. Hope that helps! I think I just tend to like biblical names for some reason! (The other 2 boys names on my list are Joshua and Jonah).
What famous Jacobs are there? According to my research (um, quick look on the internet) they all seem to be painters or footballers. Well, I'm an architect & hate sport, so maybe, if we call our son J, he will be a painter too. Random yep. I can't work out any particular religious leaning, tho', - as all your messages suggest - thanks for the feedback. Ct - all three are lovely names - good luck for August! And for those of you with Jacobs, do you use a particular nickname?
I think of it as a name that Christians might choose, as it is obviously a biblical name. However that's probably because I'm a Christian. Many biblical names have become "classics" and used by Christians and non-Christians alike.
As a Christian I appreciate the old testament links, and all the Jacobs are know are Christian apart from one. As Batman says, he was named after Twilight And then someone else had a Bella about two weeks later.