Jake - boys name

Jake name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Jake name meaning:

The name Jake is a diminutive of the name Jacob, which has Hebrew origins. It is derived from the Hebrew name "Yaakov," meaning "supplanter" or "one who follows." In the Bible, Jacob is known as the son of Isaac and Rebecca, and his story is filled with themes of transformation, perseverance, and loyalty.

The name Jake has become a popular standalone name in its own right, often chosen for its simplicity and strong, masculine sound. It carries a sense of strength and determination, reflecting its biblical roots. Individuals with the name Jake are often described as confident, charismatic, and independent, possessing a natural ability to lead and inspire others.

Overall, the name Jake holds a rich meaning that suggests someone with a strong and enduring personality. It signifies a person who is capable of navigating challenges and adapting to changing circumstances, while remaining true to their values and principles.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Jacob. Held by the heel.

Related names

Jacob , Anschel, Anshel, Anshil, Ashu, Hamish , Jacobina, Jacquelin, Jacquelyn, Jacquetta.-Jacquet, Jake , Jakob , Jamesina, Jameson , Jamieson, Jayme , Jaymes, Jeb, Jem , Jemmy, Jimmie , Jock, Rachael , Yacoub , Jago

Other boys names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 108 out of 4789

553 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (156)

Historical popularity of Jake

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