Drake Name Meaning & Origin

Drake

Pronunciation: DRAYK (key)

Origin of the name Drake:

Transferred use of the English surname meaning “dweller at the sign of the drake or dragon.”

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Drake: | Edit

Drake and Radek are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
Straight Upright Rightous, Dull, Not Very Creative
Male Duck

Personal experiences with the name Drake: | Edit

My son is named Drake and we always gets compliments on it.

I also named my son Drayke, but as you can see, I decided to add the "y". And we always seem to get compliments about his name / spelling of it. I'm happy I chose the name I did and he loves it as well.

My son is named Drake aka the light of my life, he is named after the last name of his paternal grandparent. It was a great way to pay tribute to a beloved family member. It is not widely used. I always get complements on it because it has a very classic tone to it.

Nicknames for Drake: | Edit

Draker
Drakey
Drayke
Dray
Dray-Dray
Drakity Drake Drake
Drakers
Cowboy
Male Duck
Drakey Poo
Rake

Meanings and history of the name Drake: | Edit

It can mean dweller, dragon, or male duck.

Famous real-life people named Drake: | Edit

Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, singer-songwriter, and multi instrumentalist.
Drake (real name is Aubrey Drake Graham), Canadian rapper and actor
Drake Hogestyn, Actor, Days of Our Lives

Drake in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Drake & Josh" on Nickelodeon
Drake Ford Donuts Store operator in the movie "Where is Like Lemons"

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