Jake Name Meaning & Origin

Jake

Pronunciation: JAYK (key)

Origin of the name Jake:

Originally a pet form of Jacob (seizing by the heel, supplanting), Jake is now popularly bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Jacob, Jack, Jakob

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Comments and insights on the name Jake: | Edit

Jake is a simple, brief, classic, original, handsome, masculine name for a baby boy. Pronounced Jayke.

Personal experiences with the name Jake: | Edit

My Nephew is called Jake he's 14. He was originally going to Jacob but my sister friend had a baby a few weeks before he was born and called her baby Jacob. My Jakey is one of sweetest, funniest, kindest and most considerate people I know!

A SUPER good friend of mine's name is Jake. He is AWESOME, oh my gosh!!!! Like, SERIOUSLY, I LOVE him!!! He's my boyfriend (who I have a baby daughter with)'s twin brother. He is hilarious and really, really quirky. He's SO entertaining. I could not possibly ever envision him with a different name. And I've never met anyone else named Jake, actually. I love him. And his name. <3 =)

My younger brother is named Jake. I really like the name. His middle name is shane. We call him Jakey. We also made up this little rime that sometimes we use. It goes jake baked a cake. Jake is a great name to name a little boy.

Nicknames for Jake: | Edit

Jakey, Jakie, Jakers, J, Jay, Jakester, Jaker, Jack, Jakey Poo, Big Guy, Jay Jay, Jakey Woo

Meanings and history of the name Jake: | Edit

Hebrew:
He grasps the heel. Supplanter.

American:
He grasps the heel. Supplanter.

English:
Abbreviation of Jacob.

Famous real-life people named Jake: | Edit

Jake Gyllenhaal (actor)
Jake "the snake" Roberts (wrestler)
Jake Epstien- Canadian Actor, "Degrassi"
Jake Boys - English Youtuber

Jake in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jake Ryan from 16 Candles, the classic John Hughes coming of age tale

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