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Gender: Male Meaning of Drake: "dragon; or, male duck" Origin of Drake: English word name Drake's Popularity in 2017: #469

The name Drake is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dragon; or, male duck". Drake is ranked #469 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

A simple one-syllable name that has been on the popularity list since the mid-1980s, Drake is most associated today with the single-named rapper (born Aubrey). The name peaked at Number 197 in 2010 and has since been on a slow decline.

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Famous People Named Drake

Drake (born Aubrey Drake Graham), Canadian rapper and actor
(Jared) Drake Bell, American actor and singer-songwriter
Drake Dunsmore, American football player
(Donald) Drake Hogestyn, American actor
Drake Nevis, American football player
Drake Berehowsky, Canadian ice hockey player
Drake Richard Diener, American basketball player
Sir Francis Drake, Elizabethan privateer and naval hero
Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter
Drake Gaines (b. 2005), son of reality stars Chip and Joanna Gaines
Drake Saul (b. 2011), son of model Cassi Van Den Dugen and Brad Saul

Pop Culture References for the name Drake

Drake Bamfylde, character in "The Maid of Sker" by R. D. Blackmore
Drake Merwin, character in the series "Gone" by Michael Grant
Drake Howard, character on TV's "The Office"
Drake Parker, main character on TV's "Drake and Josh," played by Drake Bell
Drake Mallard aka Darkwing Duck, character in the animated series "Darkwing Duck"
Drake Ramoray, soap opera character played by Joey Tribbiani on TV's "Friends"
Drake McHugh, character in film "Kings Row"
Drake Edgewater, character in video game "Quarantine"
Drake Evans, character in video game "NBA Street"
Timothy "Tim" Drake aka Red Robin, character in the Batman series
Drake University, college in Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Drake Stone, character in the movie "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
Drake, character in Brandon Mull's "Beyonders" series
Nathan Drake, main character in video game series "Uncharted"