Of English, French and Hebrew origin.

Jake is variant of the name Jack and may also be a short form of the name Jacob.

When it is associated with the name Jack it derives from Jackin, which is a medieval short of the name John.

When it is associated with the name Jacob, it derives from the Hebrew name “Ya’aqov”.

Feminine forms of the name are Jacklyn, Jane, Jaqueline, Joanna, etc.

Alternative forms of the name are Jayke, Jack, Jeb, Coby, Jacob, Jon, Giannis, Ivan, Jakob, Koby, Evan, etc.

Jake is ranked #13 in Northern Ireland and it is in the top 40 baby names in Ireland, England and Wales.

Famous bearers are Jake Gyllenhaal, Jake LaMotta, Jake Pitts, Jake Wood, Jake Abel, Jake Lloyd, Jake Short, Jake Sims.

Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor.

He became widely known in 2001 when he starred in Richard Kelly’s film “Donnie Darko”.

He gained critical acclaim for several performances in films such as “Jarhead”, “Brokeback Mountain”, for which he won a BAFTA Award, “Zodiac”, “Prisoners”, “Nightcrawler”, “Southpaw”, etc.