Jake

Jake - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jake, meaning supplanter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #183. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jake and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jake? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Jake. The baby boy name Jake was given to 2,656 baby boys in 2012, ranking #151 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 618 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jake peaked in popularity 19 years ago in 2000 on position 96.



Famous with this name

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Johnson
Jake McDorman


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Jake is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jake is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #52 - and is the least popular in Kansas at position #365.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Jake is where you live.


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Jake origin and meaning

Jake is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means supplanter. To see famous people named Jake, pop culture references for the name Jake and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Jake

We've found the following names that sound similar to Jake, sorted by popularity.

Joshua / Jack / Jose / Joe / Jesse / Jesus / Jay / Jessie / Jackie / Josiah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012151
2011128
2010115
2009125
2008111
2007112
2006108
2005103
200498
200398
2002102
2001100
200096
199997
1998102
1997101
1996114
1995108
1994104
1993111
1992117
1991118
1990140
1989154
1988161
1987164
1986170
1985221
1984276
1983263
1982299
1981322
1980330
1979352
1978362
1977375
1976380
1975440
1974454
1973452
1972494
1971654
1970717
1969690
1968716
1967820
1966740
1965642
1964699
1963635
1962675
1961611
1960645
1959658
1958626
1957617
1956647
1955612
1954544
1953549
1952525
1951494
1950463
1949489
1948502
1947502
1946449
1945461
1944487
1943492
1942434
1941424
1940436
1939428
1938438
1937457
1936394
1935396
1934395
1933400
1932382
1931381
1930400
1929357
1928399
1927357
1926367
1925330
1924329
1923316
1922322
1921300
1920296
1919293
1918274
1917295
1916261
1915252
1914261
1913261
1912245
1911225
1910183

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey52
Rhode Island64
New York82
Massachusetts84
Connecticut88
South Dakota98
Vermont109
Louisiana109
North Dakota128
Hawaii131
Florida133
Oklahoma138
California143
Delaware144
Maryland153
Tennessee153
Texas155
North Carolina158
Pennsylvania159
Illinois161
Kentucky169
Alabama170
Maine170
Montana172
West Virginia176
Arkansas176
Nebraska184
Mississippi187
Georgia188
Virginia194
Missouri194
Colorado195
Arizona196
District of Columbia197
Michigan207
Utah213
Minnesota216
Idaho217
Wisconsin218
New Hampshire220
Nevada222
New Mexico223
Washington225
South Carolina235
Alaska242
Iowa244
Indiana244
Ohio281
Oregon293
Kansas365

Even more about Jake


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Jake a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Jake?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2000
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jake
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 618
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,656

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