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Lake (boy)

What does Lake mean?

Lake Pronunciation of Lake [lake] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Lake). Geography name for an inland body of water.

Associated with: water.


Lake has 5 variants: Laike, Laiken, Laikin, Laken and Lakon.

Creative forms:
(male) Late, Leyke, ..

(female) Lalee, Late, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lake Norman (L.N.), ..

How popular is Lake?

Lake is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1035 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lake entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #1286 in the U.S. in 1996, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular related form of Lake is Laken (#1526 via latest list). Adoption of these forms of Lake was at its apex in 2009 (median #1829) and is somewhat less today (#1763, 32%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lake, Laken in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lake and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lake is pronounced similarly to Lech, Lock, Locke, Luc, Luck and Luke. Other suggested similar names are Bake, Blake, Deke, Drake, Duke, Eike, Falke, Fawke (see Fulk), Hawke, Ike, Jake, La-, Lacey, Lacie, Lacko, Lacy, Lad, Ladd, Ladle, Laine, Lale, Lalo, Lance, Land, Lane, Lang, Lange, Lapo, Laren, Larie, Lark, Lars, Larue, Lary, Laud, Layne, Lazer, Le, Lee, Lige, Loki, Lowe, Luce, Lyle, Mike, Myke, Parke, Pike, Pyke, Rike, Wake and Zeke. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lake.