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At the heel, the supplanter
Characteristics of Jakobe
Etymology & Historical Origin - Jakobe
Jakobe is a modern Americanized rendition of Jacoby, which is a patronymic Jewish surname derived from the Hebrew personal name “Yaakov” (Latin: Jacob). The original Hebrew name is derived from the word "akev" which literally translates to "at the heel". The name’s etymology is explained in Genesis 25:26 when the twin brothers, Jacob and Esau, are born to Isaac and Rebecca. Jacob (the second born twin) came out of Rebecca’s womb “…with his hand holding Esau's heel, so his name was called Jacob." Before the boys were born, Rebecca could feel them “struggling” inside of her so she went to inquire of the Lord. God told Rebecca that the younger (Jacob) would be stronger, and that the older (Esau) would serve the younger – which is an atypical arrangement. In Biblical times, the oldest born son usually got the blessings and birthright; however, not in this case. As the story progresses, the cunning Jacob tricked Esau out of his birthright and then disguised himself as Esau in order to receive Jacob’s blessing (which should have belonged to Esau). Realizing he’s been deceived, Esau exclaims in Genesis 37:36: "Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has supplanted me these two times." Therefore, the name is also often associated with the verb “to supplant”. Jacob goes on to become the patriarch of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, so we think it’s fair to say he was one ambitious dude.
Popularity of the Name Jakobe
The spelling of Jakobe is pretty much an American invention. The name first appeared on the charts in 2001 but, like Jacoby, languishes at the bottom of the Top 1000 list. Considering Jacob is the #1 name in the United States right now (based on 2011 data), it’s definitely no surprise that many parents have tried to turn something super trendy and overused into something a little more original and different. Jakobe attempts to accomplish just that. Still, the name Jacob is given to over 20,000 baby boys per year right now, while only about 200 receive the Jakobe version.
Popularity of the Boy Name Jakobe
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jakobe
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jakobe
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Popular Songs on Jakobe
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Jakobe
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Famous People Named Jakobe
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Children of Famous People Named Jakobe
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Jakobe - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Jakobe
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Jakobe