Thursday, July 29, 2010

Meaning of name: Jacob

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ORIGIN: Hebrew
MEANING: Holder of the heel
Has come in and out of vogue for over 100 years. Landed at No. 1 for the first time in 1999, knocking Michael off the top after 38 years. In the Old Testament, Jacob was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel. Namesake Jacob Grimm, the German linguist and writer, was the author of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" with his brother Wilhelm. Jacobus is the Latin form of the name.
VARIATIONS:Jacoba  Jacobina 
ALTERNATIVES: Jacobe  Jakob 
NICKNAMES: Jake  Jay 
FAMOUS Jacobs Jacob Young (actor)  Jacob Marley ( "A Christmas Carol" fictional character)  Jacob Smith (actor) 

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