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 41 related forms via Jacob: Cob, Cobb, Cobi, Iago, Iakob, Iakov, Jaap, Jack, Jackie▼, Jacko, Jackob, Jacky▼, Jaco, Jacobi, Jacobo, Jacoby▲, Jacopo, Jacques▼, Jacquet, Jago, Jaime▲, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob▲, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, James, Jamesie, Jamey▼, Jamie▼, Jamsey, Jay▼, Jayme, Jeb, Jim▼, Jimmie▼, Kapel, Yakov, Yakup and Yaqub.Kreatif forms: Jeke, Joke, 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), Jackie, Jim, Jimmie, Jayme, Jacky, Jacques, Jakobe, Jakub and Jamey. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4922%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.3377%, 31.4% less), 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.