First recorded in 1610. Ultimately from Hebrew, cognate to English Jacob and James.
- Jacob (Biblical figure)
- James (Biblical figure)
- A male given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
-  Population Register of Latvia: There were 1029 persons named Jēkabs in Latvia on May 21st 2010.