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Drake meaning and name origin
Drake \d-ra-ke\ as a boy's name is pronounced drayk. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Drake is "dragon". From Drakon (Greek) or "draca", the medieval term for "dragon". Originally Drake designated the man who kept the inn with the dragon trademark, or the "Sign of the Dragon". Drago is an Italian form; Draco is Latin. English explorer Sir Francis Drake.
Drake has 4 variant forms: Draco, Dracon, Drago and Drakon.
Baby names that sound like Drake are Dirke and Deryke.
Popularity of Drake
Drake is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#458 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Drake for boys. (2012 statistics) Compare Drake with its variant forms and related boy baby names.