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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Yaqub

YUmmy + IraQ + sOOn + Boy

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Yaqub in Arabic)يَعْقُوْب
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of YaqubYaakuwbe Yaaqoubb Yaaqoubbe Yaaqub Yaaqubbe Yakoubbe Yaaqoube Yaaqowb Yaqoub Yaaqowbb Yaakowbb
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Meaning of Yaqub

Yaqub (Jacob) is a direct Quranic name for boys that refers to one of the prophets of the Quran, whose name is mentioned 16 times in the Quran. Yaqub is an ancient name that means “successor”, “heir”, “following”, as mentioned in the Bible. Its meaning is not mentioned in the Quran.

We gave him Ishaak and Yaqub and granted prophethood and the Book to his descendants. We gave him his reward in this life and in the Hereafter he shall dwell among the righteous. (Quran 29:27)


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  1. Anonymous on Friday 3rd of June 2016 10:14:19 AM

    Assalaamu ‘Alaikum, is it permissible for us muslim to use name Jacob instead of Yaqub ?

  2. Anonymous on Saturday 6th of August 2016 11:11:54 PM

    Walakumus Salam. I have the same question: can a Muslim use Jacob instead of Yaqub

  3. Anonymous on Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:38:09 AM

    Why do you want to use Jacob? Yaqub is much better and its mentioned in Quran as Ya’quub

  4. Anonymous on Sunday 28th of August 2016 07:07:27 PM

    Hadith: On Qiyamah, Allah raises us by the name we used in this life.

  5. Anonymous on Sunday 28th of August 2016 07:08:52 PM

    Hadith: the qualities of a name affect the character of a person, and their IDENTITY.

  6. Anonymous on Sunday 28th of August 2016 07:09:43 PM

    Choose your children’s name out of strength and faith, not out of fear and concern. May Allah guide us all..

  7. Anonymous on Sunday 28th of August 2016 07:12:00 PM

    I am Italian, wife is Salvadorean. One of our son’s name is Yaqub. Alhamdulilah, a beautiful name, and he is respected..

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