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Jake

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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 188 0 188
1948 175 0 175
1949 185 0 185
1950 192 0 192
1951 178 0 178
1952 176 0 176
1953 163 0 163
1954 171 0 171
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 126 0 126
1969 141 0 141
1970 154 0 154
1971 179 0 179
1972 267 0 267
1973 317 0 317
1974 312 0 312
1975 334 0 334
1976 428 0 428
1977 448 5 443
1978 448 0 448
1979 495 0 495
1980 567 0 567
1981 593 0 593
1982 667 0 667
1983 772 0 772
1984 748 5 743
1985 1,072 5 1,067
1986 1,564 12 1,552
1987 1,643 8 1,635
1988 1,720 13 1,707
1989 1,964 0 1,964
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 3,939 7 3,932 #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 3,879 0 3,879
2008 3,796 5 3,791
2009 3,391 10 3,381
2010 3,433 0 3,433
2011 3,102 0 3,102
2012 2,679 6 2,673
2013 2,442 0 2,442
2014 2,160 0 2,160
2015 1,914 0 1,914

Fun Facts about the name Jake

  • How many people with the first name Jake have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 118,791 babies born with the first name Jake in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jake to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jake? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 96 new born babies.
  • When was Jake first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jake is Monday, March 26th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Jake born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jake was in 2004 with a total of 4,469 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jake!
  • Random Jake Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jake ranks 81st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 55 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Jake: Your name in reverse order is Ekaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eakj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jake? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 948 people with the last name Jake.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jake? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jake as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Jake as a first name

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Popularity of Jake as a last name

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Common last names for Jake

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Young
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Robinson
  • Thompson
  • Carter

Common first names for Jake

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jake U.S.
  White 35.34% 64.26%
  African American 10.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 47.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jake

People with the last name Jake are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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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.

Wiktionary

Originally a medieval variant of Jack, derived from John; today also used as a diminutive form of Jacob and James.

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Jake

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal is an actor. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Jake was given the name Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal by his parents Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal on December 19th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd is an actor and entrepreneur. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to 2001. Jake was given the name Jake Matthew Lloyd on March 5th, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S. Jake is also known as Jake Broadbent and Jacob Lloyd.

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Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson is an actor and comedian. He was most active from 2006 to present. Jake was given the name Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger on May 28th, 1978 in Evanston, Illinois, United States.

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Jake T. Austin

Jake T. Austin is an actor. He has been prominent since 2003. Jake was given the name Jake Austin Szymanski on December 3rd, 1994 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Jake Roberts

Jake Roberts is a wrestler. Jake was born on May 30th, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas, U.S.

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Jake Ellenberger

Jake Ellenberger is a notable person. Jake was born on March 28th, 1985 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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  • Jake Shields
    (martial artist)
  • Jake LaMotta
    (boxer)
  • Jake Tapper
    (notable human)
  • Jake Bugg
    (musician)
  • Jake Arrieta
    (baseball player)
  • Jake Long
    (football player)
  • Jake Lacy
    (actor)
  • Jake Busey
    (actor)
  • Jake Owen
    (musician)
  • Jake Sullivan
    (policymaker)
  • Jake Weber
    (actor)
  • Jake Locker
    (football player)
  • Jake Roche
    (singer)
  • Jake Abel
    (actor)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jake

Shakey Jake

Shakey Jake was an influential individual. Shakey was born in 1925. Shakey is also known as Woods and Jake W.. He passed away in 2007.

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Big Rude Jake

Big Rude Jake is a jazz, swing music, rockabilly, and jump blues singer-songwriter and bandleader. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Big was given the name A. Jacob Hiebert in 1963 in St. Catharines. Big is also known as Big Rude Jake, Rude, BRJ, Jake Rude, and Jake.

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Katrin Jäke

Katrin Jäke is a noteworthy individual. Katrin was born in 1975.

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What does the name Jake mean?

Jis for jubilant, the upbeat you!

Ais for adventure, take a new one today

Kis for knowledge, an avid learner

Eis for excite, your spirit is catching!

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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