Coby is a unique boy’s name with powerful connotations. A diminutive of Jacob, Coby derives from the Hebrew Ya'aqov and later Latin Iacobus and means “supplanter,” “Yahweh (God) may protect,” and “holder of heel.” It is a strong name for baby and a great option if you want the potent meaning of Jacob without the confusion this popular name can bring on the playground.

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