Gender: Male Meaning of Drake: "dragon; or, male duck" Origin of Drake: English word name Drake's Popularity in 2018: #441

Drake Origin and Meaning

The name Drake is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dragon; or, male duck".

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, but it still can be counted among the stylish contemporary boy names starting with D.

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Myanover Says:


I know some one named druke but not drake.

lissrose30 Says:


I totally agree. All I can think of with this name is the character.

jshreck Says:


We named our now 11mo son Drake. I loved that it's unique but not unusual; it's also cute and fitting for a little boy but strong and stately for a man.
I am not a fan of the rapper and hate that people think that's where we got our inspiration.

indiefendi2 Says:


I like Drake more than Jake. Jake is boring. Drake is stately! And I like the rapper as well, right now I don't love him enough to name a child after him but it's a strong name.

KateMB Says:


This is a family surname and I have seen the meaning: dragon. This is definitely going to be my sons name.

hellogoodbye111 Says:


Too much association with the rapper

CocoWhite Says:


All I can think of is the rapper.

Guest Says:


I think this is like a more unique Blake

raevynstar Says:


I love this name.But I also love the Gone series, so it's on the same level as Bellatrix--awesome name, unusable due to a book.