Jacob meaning

jākəb
In the Bible, the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham. His 12 sons became the progenitors of the 12 tribes of Israel.
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A male given name.
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A breed of multihorned sheep.
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A son of Isaac, twin brother of Esau, and the father of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel.
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One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites.
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A masculine name: dim. Jake, Jack; var. James; equiv. Fr. Jacques, It. Giácomo.
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Origin of jacob

  • Late Latin Iacōbus from Greek Iakōb from Hebrew ya‘ăqōb (God) has protected ʕqb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iakōbos), from Hebrew יעקב (ya'aqóbh; Modern: Yaakov, “Jacob”, literally “heel-grabber”), from עקב (‘aqev, “heel of the foot”). Cognate with James.

    From Wiktionary