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Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Jakob. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1920 or after 1980

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Southern Germany
  • Western Germany

Variant spelling

Origin and Meaning

German short form of Jacobus, a Latin form of Ιακωβος (Iakobos), a Greek form of the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov) of uncertain meaning

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