Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Jacoba f. Fem. of Jacob.

The name of a 13th C Italian saint.

In England, Latin Jacoba often represented vernacular James, which was used by both men and women. For more information, see Withycombe s.n. Jacoba.

England
Dutch
1589 Jacolynkgen AuFr Boije; 1593 Jacomyntken ibid. Bruijnijnck; 1596 Jacomynken ibid. Damman; 1597 Jacolijnken ibid. Cornet
Early Modern English
1556 Jacobin StAnthonlin p. 11; 1562 Jakett BarnstapleBap p. 12; 1563 Jackett COmar-vol2 p. 47
France
Latin
1270 Jaquelota (nom) NDParisII 2-XLI
Old French
1296 Jaqueline paris1296 p. 11; 1313 Jacqueline Paris1313 p. 9, Jaqueline ibid. p. 6
Middle French
1421 Jaquette favier 1098; 1438 Jaquete ibid. p. 291, Jaquette ibid. 209; 1562 Jacqueline RegPCC-1 p. 10; 1563 Jacqueline ibid. p. 18, Jaqueline ibid. p. 34; 1564 Jaqueline ibid. p. 45, Jaquette ibid. p. 50; 1565 Jaqueline ibid. p. 109; 1566 Jaqueline ibid. p. 199; 1567 Jaqueline ibid. p. 280; 1568 Jaqueline ibid. p. 381; 1570 Jaqueline ibid. p. 434; 1571 Jaqueline ibid. p. 444, Jaquette ibid. p. 446
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Iacoba (nom) BBC-Berg 96; 1348 Iacobam (acc) INP 19, Iacobe (gen) ibid. 19; 1522x1532 Iacoba (nom) DSF p. 57, 18
Scotland
Latin
1388 Jacoba (nom) morton-vol1 9, Jacobam (acc) ibid. 9, Jacobe (gen) ibid. 9
Switzerland
Latin
14thCx1478 Jaqueta (nom) Ob-SPVn (153), Jaquete (gen) ibid. (78); 1343 Jacoleta (nom) ibid. (145)
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Jacoba". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Jacoba.