Are there names in Spanish that sound like or have comon roots with Jake or Jacob?
I want to tell my class what their equivalent names in Spanish might be and I am stuck on Ryan and Jake. Any ideas what an equivalent Spanish name might be? Shared root, E.G. Jacob or little King in the case of Ryan (Reyito?)
Jacobo is the Spanish equivalent of Jacob and Jaime of James.
In the Spanish Bible, Jacob is simply Jacob, i.e. Genesis 35. CLICK HERE And that, of course, is no fun at all for your Spanish student.
Jacobo or Jaime would be correct.
The New Testament book of James is actually the book of Jacob. (If you check the Greek.) In the Spanish Bible that book is named "Santiago", a contraction of Sant and Iago which is more "Saint James" than plain old James.
But Santiago might be a cool name for your student?
I've also found out that Rey is used as an alternative to Raymond, which was the basis for Ramón.
Ryan, how about