Jakob

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Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

Norse form of Jacobus [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

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

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

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 4,150 people were named Jakob (percentage of first or only given name: 42 %) [10]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[12]
10481 15105 3 32 10478 15073
Denmark Denmark[13]
16436
n.a.
0
n.a.
16436
n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
n.a.
2172 0 0
n.a.
2172
Greenland Greenland[15]
338 1399
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[16]
575 738
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[17]
6543
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6543
n.a.
  #: 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: [12][13][17][14]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Jakob (m) Sources: [18]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Jakob (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Jakob (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Jakob (m)


References

  1. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  4. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  11. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  16. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  17. 17.0 17.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  18. details see Name Statistic tables