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Jacob Name Meaning and Origin

Jacob Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Supplanter, heel grabber

Name Origin


Jacob is a Hebrew name meaning 'Supplanter' or 'heel grabber'. In the Bible, Jacob was the son of Isaac and Rebecca, known for his cunning and eventual transformation into Israel. The name has a strong biblical significance and symbolizes perseverance and transformation.

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Jacob Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Jacob is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow of syllables. It is a commonly used name with a familiar and pleasant sound.

Name Melody Rating:

The two syllables in Jacob create a balanced and rhythmic pronunciation. It has a natural flow that is easy on the ears.

Famous People Named Jacob

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● Jacob Elordi

Jacob Elordi is an Australian actor known for his role as Noah Flynn in the Netflix film 'The Kissing Booth' series. He has gained popularity for his charming on-screen presence and talent in portraying romantic lead roles.

● Jacob Tremblay

Jacob Tremblay is a Canadian actor who gained recognition for his performance in the film 'Room', for which he received critical acclaim and multiple awards. He is known for his versatility and maturity in acting at a young age.

● Jacob Batalon

Jacob Batalon is a Filipino-American actor best known for his role as Ned Leeds in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series, including 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'. He brings humor and relatability to his characters.

Jacob Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Jacob

The name Jacob is generally well-received and does not typically evoke negative associations. However, some may perceive the biblical figure of Jacob as conniving or deceitful, which could potentially carry negative connotations for some individuals.

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