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Gender: Male Meaning of Jake: "supplanter" Origin of Jake: Hebrew, diminutive of Jacob Jake's Popularity in 2017: #248

The name Jake is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "supplanter". Jake is ranked #248 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

This unpretentious, accessible, and optimistic ("everything's jake" -- meaning OK) short form of the top name Jacob is itself widely used, though more parents these days are opting for the full name Jacob. Jake (born Jacob) Gyllenhall is its most prominent current bearer.

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Famous People Named Jake

Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal, American actor
Jake T. Austin (born Jake Austin Szymanski), American actor
Jake Monreal, American ballroom dancer
Jake Christopher Delhomme, American football player
Jacob Mark "Jake" Pitts, American guitarist
Jason Steven "Jake" Plummer, American football player
Jake Edward Long, American football player
Joshua Ryan "Jake" Owen, American singer
Jacob "Jake" Short, American actor
Jake Brown, Australian pro skateboarder
Jake Bugg (born Jake Edwin Kennedy), English singer-songwriter
Jake Weber, English actor
Jake Matthew Lloyd, American actor and entrepreneur
Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta, American boxer
Jake Peter Roche, British actor and musician
Jake Johnson (born Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger) American actor, comedian and director
Jacob Edward "Jake" Peavy, American baseball player
Jerry Dean "Jake" Gibbs, American baseball player
Iakovos "Jake" Chapman, English artist
Jake Roper, American vlogger "Vsauce 3"
Jake Kaminski, American archer
Jake Joseph Paul, Youtuber
Jake Mitchell, British internet personality
Jake Dufner, American internet personality
Jake Stone Gonzollo (b. 2017), son of Barry's Bootcamp CEO Joey Gonzalez

Pop Culture References for the name Jake

Jake Sully, main character in movie "Avatar"
J.J. "Jake" Gittes, main character in movie "Chinatown"
Jake the Dog, character on TV's "Adventure Time"
Jake Muller, character in the game "Resident Evil 6"
Jake Marshall, character in 'Ace Attorney' game series
Jake Doyle, character on TV's "Republic of Doyle"
Jake Puckerman, character on TV's "Glee"
Jacob David "Jake" Harper, character on TV's "Two and a Half Men"
Jacob "Jake" Bohm, main character on TV's "Touch"
Jake Ryan, character on TV's "Hannah Montana"
Jake Ryan, character in movie "Sixteen Candles"
Jake Blues, character from the movie "Blues Brothers"
Jake from State Farm, advertising mascot
Jake Morgendorffer, character in animated series "Daria"
Jake English, character in web comic "Homestuck"
Jake Berman, character on TV's "The Mind of the Married Man"
Jake, elf on TV's "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
Jake Styles, character on TV's "Jake and the Fatman"
Jacob "Jake" Moon, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Jake Dean, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Jake Featherston, character in Harry Turtledove's Southern Victory series
"American Dragon: Jake Long," animated TV series
Jake, character in the Ape Escape video game series
Jake, dog in video game "Dog's Life"
Jake Fischer, character in movie "The Guardian"
Jake Berenson, character in the Animorphs series by K. A. Applegate
Jacob P. "Jake" Spidermonkey, main character in animated series "My Gym Partner's a Monkey"
Jake, character in 2003 movie "Freaky Friday"
Jake Chambers, character in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series
Jake Baker, character in movie "Cheaper by the Dozen"
Jake Martin, character on American soap "All My Children"
Jake Martin, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Jake Green, main character on TV's "Jericho"
Jake Tucker, boy with an upside-down face on TV's "Family Guy"
Jake, Karate teacher on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Jake Jagielski, minor character in "One Tree Hill"
Jake Brockman, character on TV show 'Outnumbered'
Jake Peralta, character on TV show, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Jake, character in Erin Hunter's book series "Warriors"
Jake Simmons, character on TV's "The Flash" and "Arrow"
Jake Crossley, character on TV's "Evermoor"
Jake Fitzgerald, a character on MTV's "Scream: The TV Series"
Jacob "Jake" Rosati, character on MTV's "Awkward."
Jake Salt, character on TV's "Famous in Love"
"Jake 2.0," TV series and main character
"Jake the Peg," song by Rolf Harris
Less than Jake, American rock band
Jake Griffin, minor character on "The 100"

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TechnoKitten Says:


same,honestly he ruined the name for me

I'm a Banana Says:


It makes me think of Jake Paul.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Love this name. I personally do like Jacob, with Jake for short, but tend to prefer just Jake on its own.

Loislyn Says:


Sixteen Candles?

Hardly_Known Says:


My son, Jake, gets frustrated because people assume his full name is "Jacob", but it isn't

RoddyThlayli Says:


For some reason, Jake sounds like a miscellaneous teenage boyfriend to me. I have honestly no idea why, though.

Me Says:


Jake is a cute name for a boy!