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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". English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Drake has 4 variant forms: Draco, Dracon, Drago and Drakon.


Drake is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#458 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Deryke and Dirke. Like Drake, these names are not commonly used.


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