Jakob

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Norse form of Jacobus [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

See Jacobus

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Jakobinpoika Finland
Jakobsen Denmark Norway
Jakobson Sweden
Jakobssen Norway
Jakobsson Iceland Sweden
Jakobssøn Norway
Jakobsøn Norway

Female

Jakobdatter Norway
Jakobdotter Norway
Jakobintytär Finland
Jakobsdatter Denmark Norway
Jakobsdotter Sweden
Jakobsdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Jakob
Genitive: Jakobs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Jakob
Genitive: Jakobin
Partitive: Jakobia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Jakob
Accusative: Jakob
Dative: Jakobi
Genitive: Jakobs
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Jakob
Genitive: Jakobs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Jakob
Genitive: Jakobs

Name Days

Norway Norway

25 July

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

25 July

Sweden Sweden

25 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

  • Norway: 15th century, after the Protestant Reformation and in the early 20th century [4]
  • Denmark: 1970- [6]
  • Sweden: 1980-1999 and 2000- [5]

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Jakob Erlandsen (died 18 February 1274), Danish Archbishop of Lund (1254–1274)
  • Jakob Margido Esp (born 7 June 1943), Norwegian actor and writer
  • Jakob Cedergren (born 10 January 1973), Danish actor

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[7]
0 n.a. 16296 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
3 27 10147 14525
Norway Norway[9]
0 n.a. 5827 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[10]
0 0 541 699
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 n.a. 2031
  #: 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 Jakob(m) Sources: [8][7][9][11]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Jakob(m) Sources: [12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Jakob(m)

Sources: [8] [7] [9] [11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  3. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. details see Name Statistic tables