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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
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of YaqubYaqoob Ya'qub Ya`qub Yukub Yakub Yakubbe Yakoob Yakob Jakob Yacob Jacob Yakube Yakubb Yakubbe Yakub
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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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Reader Comments:

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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..

  8. on Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:43:39 AM

    I am turk and have to boys called Yakub and Yahya. Why should I call them Jacob or Johan?
    Remember that we are muslims.
    Regards Yusuf, not Joseph 😉

  9. on Tuesday 20th of March 2018 10:39:40 PM

    Write your comment here…i am a nigerian i bear the yaqub so am proud of that

  10. on Saturday 29th of September 2018 07:39:28 AM

    My son is called Yaqub
    It fits his name
    Jzk for the info

  11. on Monday 8th of October 2018 08:27:05 AM

    My beautiful and Adorable baby boy is Called Yaqub
    He is so cute
    Some people call him Jacob ad they find his name hard to pronounce

  12. on Thursday 14th of December 2023 04:25:51 PM

    If your name is Yaqub, try naming your son “Ismail”! He will be the Prime Minister of Malaysia!

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