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What does Jake mean?

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


Jake has 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.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jackke, Jockke, ..

(female) Jage, Jare, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 from current records) are Jacob (#4 from current records), James (#9), Jack (#41), Jay (#372), Jakob (#458), Jaime (#468), Jamie (#786), Jakobe (#1021), Jakub (#1623), Yakov (#1776), Jackie (#1856), Jeb, Jim, Jayme, Jacky, Jakeb, Jamey and Jakie. These forms of Jake were popular as birth names 74 years ago (usage of 6.39%) and are now significantly less common (usage 2.35%, 63% less), with forms like Jackie becoming somewhat dated. Jakobe is the most chic boy name in this compilation.

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.