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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Meanings and history of the name Jake

Hebrew:
He grasps the heel. Supplanter.

American:
He grasps the heel. Supplanter.

English:
Abbreviation of Jacob.

Famous real-life people named Jake

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 T. Austin, an American actor
Jake Allen, a professional ice hockey goaltender (St. Louis Blues)
Jake Oettinger, a collegiate ice hockey goaltender and prospect of the Dallas Stars

Jake in song, story & screen

Jake Peralta from TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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

Jake Martin, All My Children

Jake the Dog from Adventure Time, a cool big brother with a loving personality and cool stretchy powers

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