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Gender: Male Meaning of Jake: "supplanter" Origin of Jake: Hebrew, diminutive of Jacob Jake's Popularity in 2018: #262

The name Jake is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "supplanter". Jake is ranked #262 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Names Dads Like More Than Moms and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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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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!