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While Jacob has long been considered a classic boys name, a new generation of youth will always associate the name with a certain teen werewolf. Thanks to the international sensation known as Twilight, the name has leaped to the top of the baby name lists once again. But this name first originated in another famous book—the Bible. Jacob was the son of Issac whose sons were the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel, and he received the name Israel from God later in life. Talk about some big shoes to fill.

Origin

Nicknames

Jake

Syllables

2

International Variations

Jakub, Jago, Jacquez, Jacques, Jacobe, Giacomo, Jaap, Jake, Jakob, Jack

Themes

Biblical, Exotic

Alternate Spellings

Jakob, Jacque, Jacoby, Jacobus, Jaccob

Famous Namesakes

Athlete Jacob Bell, Actor Jacob Vargas, Actor Jacob Young

Celebrity Babies

Son of Dustin Hoffman, Son of Albert Brooks, Son of James Caan, Son of Danny Devito, Son of Courtney Thorne-Smith

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