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.