Jake

Pronunciation: ja-hke-h
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

The name Jake is a boy's name of Hebrew origin, meaning "supplanter". It is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yaakov,' which means 'supplanter' or 'holder of the heel'. Jake comes from a long line of siblings, including Jack and John, and shares strong biblical ties via Jacob. In the Old Testament, Jacob was infamous for robbing his older brother Esau of his birthright and blessing. However, he later had a spiritual awakening and mended his ways, becoming a faithful servant of God. Jake has a rich history and has been used as a nickname for John and Jacob. Over time, its popularity rose, and it came to be a given name. The name Jake is also associated with the carefree expression "everything's Jake," which arose in the US during the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression era. The slang term "jake" was used to indicate that a person or thing was in good order, and it has synonyms like "okay," "hunky-dory," and "copacetic".

Jake Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Jake is currently #127 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Jake is currently #127 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Jake is currently #52 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Jake is currently #52 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Jake is currently #124 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Jake is currently #124 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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