English tree name
"tree from the genus Quercus"

Oak Origin and Meaning

The name Oak is a boy's name meaning "tree from the genus Quercus".

Oak, a symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity, is joining Cedar and Pine as a viable name, one that would work especially well in the middle.

If you'd prefer to take the longer route to the name, you can consider the surnames Oakes or Oakley.

# 881 on Nameberry

Oak Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Oak Popularity

Famous People Named Oak

  • Okieriete 'Oak' OnaodowanBroadway actor best known for playing both Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the musical "Hamilton"
  • Coastal Oak Josephson of Zack Joseph, nephew of singer Tyler Joseph

Oak in Pop Culture

  • Professor Samuel Oakcharacter from Pokemon
  • Gabriel Oakcompanion to protagonist Bathsheba Everdene from Thomas Hardy's "Far from the Madding Crowd"
  • Oak Islandisland in Nova Scotia famous for its supposed buried treasure