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What does Oakes mean?

Oakes Pronunciation of Oakes [oakes] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Oakes is "near the oak trees". Place name. Also sometimes an Anglicized form of the German "Ochs", meaning "ox".

Associated with: old english.


Oakes has 3 variants: Oak, Oaks and Ochs.

Affiliated boy name: Oakley.

Creative forms:
(male) Oakesh, Oskes, ..


Middle name pairings:
Oakes Gentry (O.G.), ..

How popular is Oakes?

Oakes is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1943 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Oakes (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 is Oakley (#567 via latest list). Adoption of this form of Oakes is widespread presently (#567). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dawes, Eames, Fares, Hawes, Hayes, Jabes, James, Mayes, Oaklee, Oakly, Oates, Osker, Parkes and Yates. These names tend to be more frequently used than Oakes.

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