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What does Jake mean?

Jake Pronunciation of Jake [jake] as a boys' name is pronounced jayk. It is of English origin. Short form of Jacob, well-used as an independent name.


29 related forms via Jacob: Iago, Iakob, Iakov, Jaap, Jack, Jackie, Jacko, Jackob, Jacky, Jaco, Jago, Jaime, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakov, Jakub, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jamsey, Jay, Jayme, Jeb, Jim, Kapel, Yakov and Yakup.

Creative forms:
(male) Jaike, Jalke, ..

(female) Jaca, Jaqui, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jake Edward (J.E.), ..

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. Demographics)

Jake reached its highest position of #96 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #205 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jake name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Jake (#205 from current records) are Jacob (#4 from current records), James (#7), Jack (#40), Jay (#394), Jaime (#485), Jakob (#523), Jamie (#821), Jakobe (#1174), Yakov (#1543), Jakub (#1690), Jackie (#1725), Jeb, Jim, Jayme, Jacky, Jakeb, Jamey and Jakie. These forms of Jake were popular as birth names 75 years ago (usage of 6.39%) and are now significantly less common (usage 2.29%, 64% less), with forms like Jackie becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jake, Jack, Jackie, Jacky, Jacob in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaime, Jakeb, Jakie, Jakob, Jakobe in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jakub, James, Jamey, Jamie, Jay in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayme, Jeb, Jim, Yakov in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Jake is pronounced similarly to Jacq, Jacque, Jak, Jaq and Jock. Other suggested similar names are Bake, Blake, Deke, Drake, Duke, Eike, Falke, Fawke (see Fulk), Hawke, Ike, Jabes, Jabez, Jace, Jacen, Jacey, Jacy, Jada, Jade, Jaden, Jader, Jae, Jael, Jagu, Jai, Jaice, Jaide, Jair, Jakeem, Jakim, Jalen, Jame, Jamee, Jamel, Jan, Janko, Janne, Jano, Janse, Jareb, Jared, Jarek, Jarel, Jaren, Jarl, Jary, Jase, Jasen, Javi, Jax, Jaxen, Jayce, Jayde, Jaye, Jazz, Jere, Jobe, Joe, Jose, Jude, Jule, June, Laike, Lake, Luke, Mike, Myke, Parke, Pike, Rike and Wake. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jake.