Meaning:Supplanter; Heel-catcher, he who follows on the heel of
Jaco is a lighthearted variant of the Hebrew name Jacob, though its meaning is given to much contemplation. The etymology of this youthful boy's name is strongly rooted in the Christian and Hebrew Book of Genesis, tied to the patriarchal figure Issac and his wife, Rebecca. Jacob famously usurped his twin brother's coveted place as the eldest son by clutching his heel, earning him the name Ya'aqob, "supplanter." There are many interpretations of the Hebrew elements that form Jaco's original form, including "heel-catcher" or the lengthier "he who follows on the heel of." In any case, there is much to be said for one who keeps their competition on their toes, as later challengers of Jaco are sure to find out.
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