Jacoba is a feminine name of Hebrew origin that means "to supplant." This traditional name is derived from Jacob, an old Hebrew name with Biblical significance. In The Book of Genesis, Jacob is known as the son of Isaac and twin brother to Esau. Because of this, Jacoba boasts religious and historical connotations, making it an excellent option if you're looking for a meaningful name that will never go out of style. Famous namesakes include American author Jacoba Urist and Dutch painter Jacoba van Heemskerck, giving the name an attractive artistic edge.
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