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What does Jake mean?

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[ 1 syll. ja-ke, jak-e ] The baby boy name Jake is pronounced JHey-K †. Jake's origin is Hebrew, and its use, English and Hebrew. The name first developed from Jack during the medieval period.

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).

Variations of Jake include Jaik, Jaike, Jak, Jakey, Jakie, Jaky, Jaq, Jaque, Jayk, and Jayke.

Both the origin and meaning of Jake is inherited by all variant forms.

See also the related categories, medieval and hebrew.

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 2016, it ranked at #242 with a usage of 0.078%. 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 2016.

Baby names that sound like Jake include Jaik, Jaike, Jakeh, Jayc, Jayk, Jayke, J, Jaac, Jac, Jace, Jach, Jack, Jacke, Jacks, Jacq, Jacs, Jae, Jag, Jah, and Jaice.

† 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.


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