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What does Oak mean?

Oak Pronunciation of Oak [oak] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the meaning of the name Oak is "near the oak trees; meadow of oak trees". Oak is an alternate spelling of Oakes (Old English): place name. Oak is also a form of Oakley (Old English).

Associated with: old english, oak (tree), meadow.


4 related forms via Oakes, Oakley: Oaklee, Oakly, Oaks and Ochs.

Creative forms:
(male) Orak, Osak, ..

(female) Oata, Ote, ..

Middle name pairings:
Oak Adiel (O.A.), ..

How popular is Oak?

Oak is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#25006 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Oakley (#567 in recent rankings) is the only popular variation form of Oak (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Oakly, are uncommon. This form of Oak was popular as a birth name in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oakley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Oak is alike in pronunciation to Eike, Ike, Wake, Wick and Wyck. Other suggested similar names are Jak and Zak. These names tend to be more commonly used than Oak.

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