- a masculine name: dim. Jake, Jack; var. James; equiv. Fr. Jacques, It. Giácomo
- Bible a son of Isaac, twin brother of Esau, and the father of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel: also called Israel: Gen. 25:24-34
Origin of JacobEcclesiastical Late Latin Jacobus from Classical Greek Iak?bos from Classical Hebrew (language) Ja‘aqob, Jacob, literally , seizing by the heel of (cf. Genesis 25:26)
In the Bible, the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham. His 12 sons became the progenitors of the 12 tribes of Israel.
Origin of JacobLate Latin Iacōbus from Greek Iakōb from Hebrew ya'ăqōb (God) has protected &ayin;qb