Jake
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
JAYK
Meaning
God is merciful
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Jake is a variant of Jack, itself a medieval diminutive of John. John originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Throughout history it was borne by numerous kings, princes, emperors, popes and saints, the most famous being John the Baptist and John the Apostle. More recently, the famous bearers include John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

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Jake Brown - baseball player
Jake Gyllenhaal - actor
Jake Daniel - baseball player
Jake Epstein (actor) Jake Grove - football player
Jake Milford - hockey player
Jake Carter - basketball player
Jake Pitts - musician

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