Jaakko Name Meaning & Origin

Jaakko

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Origin of the name Jacob:

From the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Iacobus, which is from the Greek Iakōbos, a name derived from the Hebrew Yaakov. The name has its root in ya`aqob (seizing by the heel, supplanting). The name is borne in the Bible by the father of twelve sons who became the progenitors of the twelve tribes of Israel. Pet: Jake.

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Jaakko is a Finnish name that comes from the name Jacob, which means "supplanter".

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Jaakko Hintikka, Finnish philosopher and logician.
Jaakko Mattila, Finnish painter
Jaakko Rissanen, Finnish professional ice hockey player

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Jaakko Ilkka, opera by Finnish composer Jorma Panula

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