Baby name finder

Before you decide on a baby name, find out what others think when they hear it - plus its origin and meaning, potential nicknames, and brilliant alternatives

Baby name meanings

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Origin

  • Hebrew

Meaning/history

  • holder of the heel,
  • Supplanter,
  • God will protect,
  • Cognate with James

Nicknames

  • jake,
  • jakey,
  • jakers,
  • Coby,
  • Jay,
  • Jack,
  • Cob,
  • Cobes,
  • Bakie

Interesting Jacobs

  • Jacob Grimm,
  • jacob zuma,
  • Jacob and Esau,
  • Jacob Black

Unfortunate Jacobs

Jacob goes well with

Middle names/Siblings/Partners

  • Thomas,
  • Taylor,
  • Michael,
  • Matthew,
  • Andrew,
  • Ethan,
  • Anthony,
  • david,
  • Joseph Dudley Benjamin Clara Helen

When I hear Jacob
I think of...

  • a cute brown eyed boy!,
  • A carng, beautiful, bright boy,
  • My Son,,
  • man cub,
  • Twilight,
  • Ruthless intelligence
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