Jake - Meaning of Jake
Jake is a variation (English) of Jack (English and Dutch).
Jake is also a diminutive (English and Hebrew) of Jacob (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian).
Both the origin and meaning of Jake is inherited by all variant forms.
Jake is popular as a baby boy name. The name's popularity increased from the 1960s up to the 2000s. At the height of its usage in 2004, 0.212% of baby boys were named Jake. It had a ranking of #98 then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #262 with a usage of 0.071%. Within the family of boy names directly related to Jake, Jacob was the most popular. It was more widely used than Jake by 9 times in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Jake: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Jake:
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, born 19 December 1980, Los Angeles, California.
Actor Jake Lloyd, born 5 March 1989, Fort Collins, Colorado.