- This is a nice soft-sounding name, and I like that it can also be
shortened to Jake which is more masculine.
- i like this name partly because it's my brother's name but it's also just been one of my favorite names for a long time
- I like the Biblical significance this name has. I loved it before it became popular!
- Another biblical name, and the nick name Jake just is COOL (specially for those of us who grew up addicted to 16 Candles)
- I like Jacob because it's a name that is decidedly masculine, without being macho. Jacob is an intelligent, sophisticated name. I think a Jacob would have an wry sense of humour.
- has some cute nicknames, Jake or Coby I also love the Hebrew form Yaacov, or even the Italian Giacomo
- The name is the number one most popular name, but its obvious why! Its great, and Jake can be used for a nickname.
- Jacob is my second favorite boy's name and is my son's name. It, too, has that nice "k" sound in there, and also sounds handsome and strong, yet kind and sweet.
- I adore this name, it's classy. I also like Jake...
- great name for both adult and child. Jake is a great nickname.
- Jacob Aaron: While both are biblical names, in all honesty we named our son after John Wayne's character Big Jake. Since I don't like nicknames he became Jacob which I love as it is a strong name. Aaron was the first name in the baby name book that I liked when put with Jacob and together they make a good combination. We had this name picked out 6 years before he was born so it was definitely the name of choice.
- Jacob Barclay: This name just flows. I'm not even a fan of Jacob (too common), but Jacob Barclay has strength, elegance, and a quick, cool intelligence. Barclay (stress on the second syllable) is my maiden name.
- Jacob Evan: Another good strong name that I really love. My sister in law always said she was going to name her son Jacob but ended up with
Christopher and Caleb. She told me I could use the name if I wanted.
- Jacob Noah - Jacob (nn Jake) is a classic and although it's popular, I love it! I love the name Noah and it flows well with Jacob.
- Jacob Owen: Jacob was the middle name of my eldest brother who was always a role model to me and Owen is his great grandfather Birmingham's first name
- Jacob Samuel: I think these flow well together. Samuel also has good associations for me.
Jacob is an English form of the Hebrew name Yaakov, from where we also get the English form James. Yaakov is a Hebrew biblical name which stems from a word meaning "heel" or "heel grabber," due to the fact that when Jacob was born, he grabbed his brother Esau's heel. It is later in the Bible described to mean "supplanter," as Jacob supplanted (replaced) Esau twice, by his counting.
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