Name Jacob - Meaning and origin

Name Jacob - Meaning and origin

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Origin of first name:


Meaning of the name:

Jacob comes from the Hebrew "ya'aqob" which means "that God favors".


Jacob Emile Pereire, French businessman, Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, the famous German storyteller, author with his brother Wilhelm of the famous fairy tales, Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter, draftsman and engraver, Jacob Rothschild, banker and British politician, Jacob Christian Schäffer, botanist and German teacher (the inventor of the washing machine), Jacob Zuma, elected president of South Africa in 2009.

Jacob is also the name of a patriarch of Israel around 1750 BC. He is the son of Isaac and Rebecca. He will have the blessing of his father at the expense of his elder brother Esau. He had twelve sons who were at the origin of the twelve tribes of Israel.

His character :

Jacob is a mysterious person, of a calm and reserved nature. Methodical and passionate, he is patient and can be relentless in his decisions. Once past mistrust, we discover a warm person with a lot of humor and wisdom. Jacob is very attached to his family and he will protect them in all situations.


James, Jacques, Diego, Jaime

His party :

The Jacobs are celebrated on December 20th.

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