Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Supplanter
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Jacob Girl)

In 2017 the name Jacob...

• was given to 13,106 baby boys
• was the 10th most popular name for baby boys
• was 45% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New York, Connecticut, and Maryland
• was least popular in Montana, Iowa, and Wisconsin
• was about as popular as Oliver and Lucas
Babies Named Jacob Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Jacob...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1998
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1962
• is 3184% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 40% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Marquez, Zackary, Deontae, Carli, Emily, Tianna
• has the most opposite popularity history to Vito, Russell, Lee, Eugenia, Twyla, Jeannette
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Jacob Per State
View Geographic History for Jacob

Geographically the name Jacob...

• 9% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Ryan, Matthew, Joseph, Emily, Sophia, Isabella
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Knox, Cohen, Walker, Hallie, Josie, Lillie
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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What American Baby Name History Looks Like

More information on Jacob by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Jacob are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Jacob will be the only kid named Jacob in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Jacob compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Jacob rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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