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Jacob derives from the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos), which was from the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov) (Jacob or Yakov). In many Germanic-Nordic and Slavic languages, there is no distinction between Jacob and James.

In the works of Harry Turtledove, Jacob may refer to:

Characters whose first name is Jacob:

Jacob Colleton, fictional Confederate soldier in The Great War: American Front.
Jacob Dreyfus, fictional French detective, a POV in "Before the Beginning".
Jacob Gaus, historical Confederate soldier appearing in Fort Pillow.
Jacob Klein, employee of Crosstime Traffic in In High Places.
Jacob Korczak, fictional character in "In This Season."
Jakub Shlayfer, stage persona of Veit Harlan, POV of "Shtetl Days".

Characters whose last name begins with Jacob:

Richard Taylor Jacob, historical Kentucky politician appearing in The Guns of the South.
Jacobs (Worldwar), fictional American soldier, minor character in Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance.
Clara Jacobs, fictional coffee shop waitress in Southern Victory.
Hal Jacobs, fictional shoemaker and spy in Southern Victory.
Stan Jacoby, fictional reporter in "The R-Strain".

Characters whose first name is Jake:

Jake Featherston, important fictional Confederate POV character in Southern Victory.
Jake Hoyland, fictional US Army officer, minor character in The Great War: American Front.
Jake Snow, fictional hunter in "The Green Buffalo".

Characters whose first name is Yakov:

Yakov (Next Year in Jerusalem), member of the Second Irgun, POV of "Next Year in Jerusalem".
Yakov Benyaminovich, a dentist and minor character in The Hot War: Fallout.
Yakov Donskoi, fictional Soviet diplomatic interpreter, minor character in Worldwar: Striking the Balance.

Characters named Iacomo, Italian version of Jacob or James:

Iacomo, also known as Iacopo, member of the Security Police, minor character in The Gladiator.

See also:

Jacques
James

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