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Gender: Male

Origin: Dutch

Meaning: Supplanter

Pronunciation: juh-KOH-buhs, /dʒəˈkoʊbʌs/, JH AH K OW B AH S

Popularity Rank: #17,457

On this page:

  • 1. Jacobus Meaning
  • 2. Jacobus Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Jacobus
  • 4. Translations of Jacobus
  • 5. Jacobus Name Popularity
  • 6. Jacobus popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Jacobus
  • 8. Latest News about Jacobus
  • 9. Jacobus Name Poster
  • 10. Names similar to Jacobus

Jacobus Meaning

Derived from the Latin name Iacobus, which is a variant of Jacob. It means 'supplanter' or 'holder of the heel.' Jacobus has been used as a given name in various European countries, especially in Dutch and Afrikaans-speaking regions.

Jacobus also means "Supplanter, Held by the Heel".

Jacobus is commonly found in South Africa, Netherlands, Namibia, and 29 more countries.

Jacobus Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: juh-KOH-buhs

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /dʒəˈkoʊbʌs/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: JH AH K OW B AH S

JH: Pronounce as in "joke" (JH OW K)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

B: Pronounce as in "big" (B IH G)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Jacobus Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Jacobus is recorded 2,463 times globally, ranking it as the 17,457th most common name worldwide.

Jacobus is most prevalent in South Africa, with 1,956 occurrences, making it the 1,112th most popular name in the country.

In South Africa, the name Jacobus is found among 1 in every 1199 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Jacobus Popularity by Country

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South Africa#1,1121 : 1,199
Netherlands#2,0781 : 1,308
Namibia#6461 : 1,655
Belgium#7,0351 : 9,626
United States of America#46,8681 : 72,364

List of countries the name Jacobus is rarely found

Jacobus popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Jacobus from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Jacobus

📰 Latest News about Jacobus

Stay updated with the most recent news about Jacobus. Read on to catch up with Jacobus's latest headlines

Last Updated: July 4, 2024 01:42 PM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Anne Kostray Jacobus Obituary - Knoxville News Sentinel
    Source: Knoxville News Sentinel | Published on: April 23, 2024
  • Grace Jacobus | Obituaries | news-journal.com - Longview News-Journal
    Source: Longview News-Journal | Published on: April 21, 2024
  • Jacobus de Hoop | Senior Economist in the World Bank's Global Poverty and Equity Practice - World Bank
    Source: World Bank | Published on: March 19, 2024
  • Jon Jacobus Obituary (1946 - 2023) - Legacy.com
    Source: Legacy.com | Published on: February 27, 2024
  • Mary Helen (Jacobus) Goodridge Obituary - The Leader - Corning Leader
    Source: Corning Leader | Published on: February 26, 2024
  • Jacobus Fellows: Toscano, Montaño López, Smith, and Unger win Princeton's top graduate student honor - Princeton University
    Source: Princeton University | Published on: February 22, 2024
  • CARSTAR Jacobus in Washington Expands with High-Tech Facility - Autobody News
    Source: Autobody News | Published on: February 12, 2024
  • Head of School Tyler Jacobus - KAUZ
    Source: KAUZ | Published on: January 19, 2024
  • 183d Wing Selects 2023 Outstanding Airmen of the Year - 183wg.ang.af.mil
    Source: 183wg.ang.af.mil | Published on: December 11, 2023
  • RIP: Former Fond du Lac Bishop Russell Jacobus - Episcopal News Service
    Source: Episcopal News Service | Published on: October 26, 2023

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