Name Jake Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Jake

1890

Jake is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Jake?

Jake is a short form of Jacob and a medieval variant of the name Jack.

What does the name Jake mean?

Jake originally means “may God protect”. Besides, Jake means “holder of the heel” (from Hebrew “‘akév/עָקֵב” = heel) or “supplanter” (from Hebrew “‘akáv/עָקַב” = to follow/to supplant), because he was born grasping the heel of his first born twin brother Esau and he bought his birthright to supplant him.

Pronunciation of Jake

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Popularity of the name Jake

The name Jake is ranked #1890 overall.

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