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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Jacoby

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Jacoby in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Jacoby:

  • Records indicate that 6,957 boys in the United States have been named Jacoby since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2008, when 684 people in the U.S. were given the name Jacoby. Those people are now 12 years old.

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      26 Positive Comments

  • "LOVE IT!!! *both thumbs up* The first time I heard it, I absolutely fell in love, and I've loved it ever since. ^-^ I'm currently pregnant with my first child (hoping for a boy), and if it is, I plan to name him Ja'Cobi (if I can convince my boyfriend to change his mind back.. Lol!). And hopefully the spelling cuts down on some of the mispronunciation.. :)" Dec. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jacobi. He is 11 now. We call him Cobi for short. He loves his name, and so does everyone else! :-)" Nov. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're pregnant with a little boy and have always loved this name, however we're going with the spelling 'Jakobi' so it can't be mispronounced." Nov. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband picked JaKoby for our son. He got it from Jacoby Shaddix, the lead singer of alternative rock group Papa Roach. I think it's a beautiful name. We spelled it with a K hoping it would help people pronounce it right.....but it doesn't! LOL! And I wanted to name him something "different" so this was perfect!!" Jul. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I haven't ever heard the name much but my fiance decided on it &i loved the name since. Im pregnant & thats why im naming my baby BOY. Jacoby John. The only thing that fusterates me is people are always saying the wrong name when they read his name. It Jacboy [Juh-Kobe-ie]<3" Feb. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson was just born on August 27 and my daughter named him Jacobi! At first i wasnt too thrilled but the name fits him perfectly! And i could care less what other people think!" Aug. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I first heard the name Jacoby in a commercial for the Jacoby & Myers legal network team and I fell in LOVE with it. If I ever have a son that is what his name will be. :) Such a beautiful and uncommon name." Aug. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 21 year old brother's name is JACOBY and we call him Coby for short. A girl I know loved his name so much she named her newborn son Jacoby too!" Jul. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im due in december if its a boy jacobi it will be!" Jun. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just found out that we are having another baby last night. We are going to name him Jacoby if it is a boy. My husband is a Red Sox nut but it is a really cute name too!" Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second sons was born August 2008 and his name is Jacobi. We changed it up a little bit and yes he is named after the Jacoby Ellsbury from the Red Sox. When they brought him up for the WOrld Series i knew that was the name i would name my next child. he is a wild child and i love it..." Dec. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i want to name my second son jacoby alexander kent..absolutely love it!! and he has a cousin named colbey so he'd be jake for short. now if only girl names were as easy to pick!!!" Nov. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son, 5mnths is jakobii kaii. i knew that somewhere out there someone would have the name so i modified the spelling! its an awesme name" Nov. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in August 09, his name is Jakoby Raydon, it's a relief to know that he's not the only kid in the world to gets his name pronounced wrong. He also gets Jack-O-bee and Jacob-ee. My little nickname for him is Koby-J. I get very frustrated with people who think they can shorten his name to "Jack", if I wanted him to be called Jack I would've just called him that!" Oct. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love this name. My husband and I are huge red sox fans (like, really really die-hard fans). We're expecting a boy this fall, and we've finally decided on jacoby, after jacoby ellsbury :) i must say, i love it. and so does my mom, so it must be good!" Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello? Does anyone watch baseball? Jacoby Ellsbury from the Boston Red Sox! He pronounces it JUH-KOBE which I think sounds way better than JACOB-EE. JACOB-EE reminds me of a kid in a class where there is two Jacobs and everyone calls him Jacob E. But thats just my opinion. But ya, I do love this name! its so cute and ever since I heard it I fell in love with it! :)" Mar. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I chose this name for my son who was born in October. I wanted a unique name that no one really had. I absolutly LOVE his name and so does everyone else!!" Jan. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the son's spelling is Jakoby. We prounounce it Jah-koby. I think putting the K in there was just enough to make people look at it b/4 they try to say it. We know 3 other boys ranging from ages 5-14 w/the same name. Jacobi, Jacobee & Jacoby =)" Jan. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name and am seriously considering it for my baby boy due in a few weeks, if I can only convince my husband.. :)" Dec. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. I've only ever met people who pronounce it Jacob-ee. Which I think sounds a million% nicer than jah-coby." Dec. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Jacoby and we get compliments on it all the time" Dec. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend is naming her son Jacoby! I LOVE it!" Nov. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, people often mispronounce this name as Jacob-E or Jack-O-bee instead of the way it is supposed to be pronounced Juh-Kobbe. I have only met one other person with the same name. I think it's great to have a name that not very many other people have." Sep. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! my favourite boys name for first cild. loves it." Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name, except I spell it with an "i" on the end instead if a "y". Everyone loves his name, and we call him "Cobi" for short." Aug. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "every time i hear the name i like it more and more. it is different but yet not too different! i am deffinatley keeping this name in mind for if i have another child!" May. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "Our oldest sons name is Jakoby! He was born in 2004 and I had never heard it except one of my dads(Jacob) friends used to call him Jacoby...I?ve loved it ever since!! My husband wasn?t to sure at first but everyone loves it and three people have named their little guys after our son!" Jan. 1, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Jacobi. Plot twist: I'm a girl. Seriously though, this name works for both genders in my opinion." Jul. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first born son will be named JaKoby McKinley Lang. Just like many others I am a sports fan, but the first time I heard was watching Jacoby Jones play for the Raiders. I switched up the spelling, but the name is awesome to me." Jun. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is atrocious. It reminds the world how uneducated Americans really are." May. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, good to find smeoone who agrees with me. GMTA." Jul. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "what name compliments the name jacoby for a second child??" Mar. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Jacoby (Juh-Kobee) and nobody EVER gets it right. Usually they say "Jacob-EE" or "Jack-O-Bee" But i like it for a first name too." Mar. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Jacobi (with umlauts over the "o")and I was once chastised by an older lady for naming my son something so ghastly. She said it sounded like a disease!! We love it and so does he!" Jan. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grand son was named Jacoby James on 10/09/08 last name Smith." Oct. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriends name is Jacoby.. and its pronounced [juhh-coby] i love his name<3 not many people have it. his parents call him coby. i think its cute." Jun. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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