Jacob

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Variant spelling (English and German) of Jakob [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

See Jacobus

Patronyms (male)

Jacobinpoika Finland
Jacobsen Denmark Norway
Jacobson Norway Sweden
Jacobssen Norway Sweden
Jacobsson Faroe Islands Norway Sweden
Jacobssøn Norway
Jacobsøn Norway

Patronyms (female)

Jacobdatter Norway
Jacobdotter Norway
Jacobintytär Finland
Jacobsdatter Denmark Norway
Jacobsdotter Norway Sweden
Jacobsdóttir Faroe Islands

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Jacob
Genitive: Jacobs
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Jacob
Accusative: Jacob
Dative: Jacobi
Genitive: Jacobs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Jacob
Genitive: Jacobin
Partitive: Jacobia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Jacob
Genitive: Jacobs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Jacob
Genitive: Jacobs

Name Day

Denmark Denmark

1 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Jacob Hveding (1736-?), Norwegian lawyer, Faroese løgmaður (1772-1786)
  • Jacob Christian (J. C.) Jacobsen (2 September 1811 – 30 April 1887), Danish industrialist and philanthropist best known for founding the brewery Carlsberg
  • Stig Henning Jacob Puggaard Paludan (7 February 1896 - 26 September 1975), Danish author

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 19967 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[5]
2 14 10056 13304
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 3005 n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
0 0 n.a. 740
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Jacob(m) Sources: [5][4][6][7]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Jacob(m) Sources: [8]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Jacob(m)

Sources: [5] [4] [6] [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. details see Name Statistic tables