Other Origin(s):Turkish
Meaning:He who supplants
Yakup is a Hebrew boy’s name meaning “he who supplants.” While it originates in Hebrew, it’s typically used in Turkey as a form of the name Jacob. This name can also be interpreted as “he who takes by the heel,” in connection with the Biblical story of Jacob and his brother Esau. Yakup is a popular name in Turkey and has been used by several notable people, such as Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu, a Turkish novelist and journalist. This name can be connected with qualities like determination and strength and carries a sense of both tradition and playfulness, making it a strong choice for your little one.

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