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What does Jake mean?

Jake \j(a)-ke\ 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.


Jake is a very prominent first name for men (#419 out of 1220, Top 34%) but an unusual surname for all people. (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jake name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jake outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Jake and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Jake (#190 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000 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. This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and is now significantly less popular, with forms like Jamie, Jim, Jimmie, Jamey and Jacques 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jacob, Jacoby, Jacques, Jaime, Jake, Jakob, Jakobe in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of James, Jamey, Jamie, Jay, Jayme, Jim, Jimmie, Seamus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hamish, Jack, Jacob, Jake, Jakob outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jakub, James, Jamie, Jay, Seamus outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.