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

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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.

I like Jake better than Jacob. Jacob sounds too Jewish, but Jake just sounds like an all-American, tough, masculine name for a boy.

My Brothers name is Jake and we love it. My family has always called him Jakey and when he was younger we would cheer him on at baseball and the name Jakey stuck with him and he was always called Jakey by his friends. He was baptized as Jake the snake because the priest thought it was funny. His middle name is Caswell and James

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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 Plummer - American football
Jake Long - American football

Jake in song, story & screen: | Edit

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

Jake Martin, All My Children

Jake Pawsey, father of Petunia Pawsey, in the internet comic blog, The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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