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117k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Jake

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Supplanter
  • #565 All Time
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168k Jackie (English)
< 1k Jachai (Hebrew)
< 1k Jago (English)

How popular is the name "Jake" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 96 0 96
1881 92 0 92
1882 97 0 97
1883 96 0 96
1884 92 0 92
1885 100 0 100
1886 95 0 95
1887 90 0 90
1888 107 0 107
1889 107 0 107
1890 72 0 72
1891 78 0 78
1892 116 0 116
1893 66 0 66
1894 86 0 86
1895 91 0 91
1896 88 0 88
1897 102 0 102
1898 117 0 117
1899 76 0 76
1900 121 0 121
1901 79 0 79
1902 102 0 102
1903 93 0 93
1904 78 0 78
1905 92 0 92
1906 83 0 83
1907 117 0 117
1908 115 0 115
1909 109 0 109
1910 148 0 148
1911 110 0 110
1912 187 0 187
1913 227 0 227
1914 274 0 274
1915 355 0 355
1916 362 0 362
1917 306 7 299
1918 377 0 377
1919 334 0 334
1920 362 0 362
1921 359 0 359
1922 333 0 333
1923 330 0 330
1924 306 0 306
1925 306 0 306
1926 265 0 265
1927 273 0 273
1928 242 0 242
1929 247 0 247
1930 220 0 220
1931 214 0 214
1932 206 0 206
1933 199 0 199
1934 190 0 190
1935 179 0 179
1936 195 0 195
1937 172 0 172
1938 183 0 183
1939 184 0 184
1940 177 0 177
1941 190 0 190
1942 198 0 198
1943 159 0 159
1944 172 0 172
1945 167 0 167
1946 193 0 193
1947 189 0 189
1948 174 0 174
1949 185 0 185
1950 192 0 192
1951 179 0 179
1952 175 0 175
1953 163 0 163
1954 172 0 172
1955 141 0 141
1956 137 0 137
1957 153 0 153
1958 162 0 162
1959 147 0 147
1960 157 0 157
1961 165 0 165
1962 147 0 147
1963 155 0 155
1964 134 0 134
1965 144 0 144
1966 121 0 121
1967 105 0 105
1968 127 0 127
1969 141 0 141
1970 153 0 153
1971 179 0 179
1972 266 0 266
1973 318 0 318
1974 312 0 312
1975 333 0 333
1976 428 0 428
1977 444 5 439
1978 449 0 449
1979 495 0 495
1980 567 0 567
1981 590 0 590
1982 667 0 667
1983 772 0 772
1984 748 5 743
1985 1,072 5 1,067
1986 1,563 12 1,551
1987 1,643 8 1,635
1988 1,720 13 1,707
1989 1,963 0 1,963
1990 2,231 10 2,221
1991 2,777 7 2,770
1992 2,936 8 2,928
1993 3,205 8 3,197
1994 3,480 15 3,465
1995 3,516 9 3,507
1996 3,454 8 3,446
1997 3,847 9 3,838
1998 3,792 7 3,785
1999 3,938 7 3,931 #97 boy name
2000 4,093 7 4,086 #96 boy name
2001 3,843 6 3,837 #100 boy name
2002 3,790 0 3,790
2003 4,411 10 4,401 #98 boy name
2004 4,483 14 4,469 #98 boy name
2005 4,152 0 4,152
2006 4,037 11 4,026
2007 3,877 0 3,877
2008 3,796 5 3,791
2009 3,390 10 3,380
2010 3,430 0 3,430
2011 3,100 0 3,100
2012 2,678 6 2,672
2013 2,438 0 2,438
2014 2,154 0 2,154

Want to know about the populiarty of Jake? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 116,849 babies born with the name Jake in the United States. That's more than enough Jakes to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 96 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jake" was in 2004 with a total of 4,469 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jakes)

According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jake" ranks #103 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1990. Across the entire United States a total of 2,231 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Jake popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jake" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jake as well as things modernly associated with the name Jake such as celebrities named Jake.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Jake

The name "Jake" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Supplanter". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Jake was born in 1980 as Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Jake T. Austin

Jake T. Austin is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Jake was born in 1994 as Jake Austin Szymanski in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to 2002. Jake was born in 1989 as Jake Matthew Lloyd in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.

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Jake McDorman

Jake McDorman is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Jake was born in 1986 as John Allen McDorman IV in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Jake Thomas

Jake Thomas is an actor and photographer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Jake was born in 1990 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.

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Jake Peavy

Jake Peavy is a MLB player. Jake was born in 1981 in Mobile, Alabama.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

Your name in reverse order is "Ekaj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Keja". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Jake born Oct 10, 1944

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Name poster for Jake

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