Name: Yaakov

Origin and Meaning of the Name Yaakov

  • Meaning:
    Supplanter; held by the heel
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (yah ah kohv)
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Miscellaneous Info for Yaakov

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  • Used in:
    English and Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In the Old Testament, Yaakov is the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham.

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