He was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter", because he twice deprived his brother of his rights as the firstborn son (see Genesis 27:36).
Jacob is baby boy name mainly popular in Christian religion and its main origin is Hebrew. Jacob name meanings is Supplanter, held by the heel. People search this name as Jacob. Other similar sounding names can be Jacobo, Jacoba.
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Popular personalities with Jacob Name.
Jake Gyllenhaal is an actor. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Jake was given the name Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal by his parents Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal on December 19th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Jack Ruby was a nightclub operator, nightclub, and nightcluboperator. Jack was given the name Jacob Leon Rubenstein on March 25th, 1911. He left this life on January 3rd, 1967.
George Gershwin was a composer, pianist, and musical composer. He holds the title Swanee. He has had major accomplishments since 1916. George was given the name Jacob Gershwine on September 26th, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He passed away on July 11th, 1937.
Jacob Tremblay is an actor. He was most active from 2013 to present. Jacob was born on October 5th, 2006 in Vancouver.
Jacob Zuma is a President of the African National Congress, 4th President of South Africa, President of theAfrican National Congress, and Deputy President of South Africa. Jacob was born on April 12th, 1942 in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.
Rodney Dangerfield was a stand-up comedian and actor. He was most prominent from 1940 to 1949. Rodney was given the name Jacob Rodney Cohen on November 22nd, 1921 in Deer Park, New York, U.S. He left this life on October 5th, 2004.
Irene Jacob is an actress. She has been prominent since 1987. Irene was given the name Irene Marie Jacob on July 15th, 1966 in Suresnes, France.
Piers Anthony is a science fiction and fantasy novelist and short story. His ongoing career started in 1967. Piers was given the name Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob on August 6th, 1934 in Oxford, England, UK.
Jacob is a protector of the island and mythology of lost.
J. F. R. Jacob
J. F. R. Jacob is a list of governors of goa and list of governors of punjab (india). His military service ended in 1978.
Simone Veil is a President of the European Parliament. Her career lasted from 1974 to 1979. Simone was given the name Simone Annie Liline Jacob on July 13th, 1927 in Nice, France.
Max Jacob was a writer. Max was born on July 12th, 1876 in Quimper, Finistere, Brittany. He passed away on March 5th, 1944.
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