What does Jake mean?
Jake /jake/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced jayk. It is of English origin. Short form of Jacob, well-used as an independent name.
Jake▲ has 49 related forms via Jacob: Cob, Cobb, Cobby, Giacamo, Giacobbe, Giacobo, Giacomo, Giacopo, Hamish, Iacopo, Iacovo, Iago, Iakob, Iakobos, Iakov, Jaap, Jack, Jackie▼, Jacko, Jacky▼, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacobus, Jacoby▲, Jacques▼, Jacquet, Jago, Jaime▲, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob▲, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, James, Jamesie, Jamey▼, Jamie▼, Jamsey, Jay▼, Jayme, Jim▼, Jimmie▼, Seamus, Shamus, Yakov, Yakup and Yaqub.Kreatif forms: Jarke, Juke. [more]
How popular is Jake?
Jake is a very prominent first name for men (#419 out of 1220, Top 34%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#27105 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Jake for boys. Jake reached its highest position of #96 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #190 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Jake and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Jake (#190 the previous year) are Jacob (#4 the previous year), James (#9), Jack (#41), Jay (#372), Jakob (#458), Jaime (#468), Jacoby (#593), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jackie, Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Jacky, Hamish, Jakobe, Jakub, Jacques and Jamey. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.443%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.309%, down 30.3%), with forms like Jamie, Jacques, Jamey, Jacky and Jim becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable baby names among these are Jacob (#4), Jake (#190), Jakob (#458), Jaime (#468) and Jacoby (#593), with Jacob and Jake going through a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Jake▲ is pronounced similarly to Jacq, Jak and Jaq. Other suggested similar baby names are Bake, Jace▲, Jacey, Jacy, Jade▼, Jae, Jagu, Jaice, Jame, Jase▲, Jax▲, Jayce▲, Jaye, Jazz, Jose, Lake and Wake. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jake.