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Jake Name Meaning and Origin

Jake Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Supplanter, Holder of the heel

Name Origin


Jake is a Hebrew name meaning 'Supplanter' or 'Holder of the heel'. It is derived from the name Jacob, which has biblical origins and signifies someone who supplants or follows. The name has a strong and determined connotation, often associated with resilience and perseverance.

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Jake Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Jake is a short, simple name with clear pronunciation, making it easy to say and remember.

Name Melody Rating:

The one-syllable sound of 'Jake' gives it a smooth rhythm, though it may sound abrupt in some contexts.

Famous People Named Jake

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● Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, known as Jake Gyllenhaal, is an American actor and producer. He has received various accolades for his performances in films like 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Nightcrawler'. Gyllenhaal is known for his versatility and intense portrayals on screen.

● Jake Johnson

Jake Johnson is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as Nick Miller on the sitcom 'New Girl'. He has also appeared in films like '21 Jump Street' and 'Jurassic World'. Johnson's comedic timing and charm have earned him a loyal fan base.

Jake Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Jake

The name Jake does not have strong negative associations. However, some may perceive it as common or unremarkable due to its popularity. It may lack uniqueness in certain contexts but generally carries a neutral or positive connotation.

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