Jake: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Jake

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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Personal experiences with the name Jake: | Edit

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
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JJ
Jay
Jakester
Jaker

Meanings and history of the name Jake: | Edit

Since this is a variant/diminutive of the name Jacob I'd assume that the meaning is the same- "supplanter".
Possibly also means "to track or follow", as it is Yaakov.

Famous real-life people named Jake: | Edit

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

Jake in song, story & screen: | Edit

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from school he was a head,
Jake Ryan from 16 Candles, the classic John Hughes coming of age tale

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