From Hebrew and Biblical origins, Jacob means ‘Yaweh (God) will protect.’ This name has several derivatives, including James.
Meaning of Jacob
From The Name Book: Over 10,000 Names - Their Meaning, Origins, and Spiritual Significance by Dorothy Astoria or Arabic Baby Name Book: More than 37,500 Popular Arabic Baby Boys and Girls Names with Meanings by Atina Amrahs.
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Origin of Jacob
Pronunciation of Jacob