Meaning of Giacomo

Meaning of Giacomo
Name
it Giacomo
Gender
Male
Meaning
The etymology of this name is almost unknown, and is the same one of the name Giacobbe which derives from the Greek Iakobos and from the Latin Iacōbus with the probable meaning of “God has offered protection”. In the Genesis it is the name of the son of Isacco and Rebecca, born in a twin delivery after the brother Esaù, and generally it is interpreted like deriving from aqebh “heel” (because Giacobbe was born tightening with his hand the heel of the brother) or also from aqab “supplanting” (because he was born before Esau). Most likely it derives from the aramaic Jaakob which means "follower of God". The Hebrew use the form Giacobbe.
Popularity
In Italy about 142323 people are called Giacomo
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Variants
en Jacob
de Jakob
fr Jacques
es Santiago
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