Jacob

he who supplants
ORIGIN: Hebrew
POPULARITY: 8
Jacob heralded the return of biblical names to the forefront. It was a juggernaut for 14 years as the most popular boys' name in the country from 1999 to 2012, according to the Social Security Administration. A beloved werewolf character in Twilight helped catapult the name as well. Parents love the name Jacob, and it’s easy to see why. It not only comes with an easy and appealing nickname, Jake, but is steeped in tradition as well.

famous Jacobs

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  • Jacob Bertrand
    Actor
  • Jacob Tremblay
    Actor
  • Jacob Latimore
    R&B Singer
  • Jacob DeGrom
    Baseball Player

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