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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Dragon

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Drake

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Drake in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Drake:

  • Records indicate that 27,180 boys in the United States have been named Drake since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2010, when 1,850 people in the U.S. were given the name Drake. Those people are now 10 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Drake

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      7 Positive Comments


  • "My son has the name Drake Edward...and I am always getting compliments on how strong and pristine it hubby had it picked out before we even knew if he was a boy or girl...I also think it is name that works for a child as well as a grown man...good name" Feb. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "the first time i heard this name i fell in love with it <3 its just one of those names (=" Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Drake, due to Drake Bell, my male idol!! Also, Drake, not only is a pretty name for a male, but it's not common. It's a cool feeling knowing that you're the only kid in the school who has that unique name. :)" Aug. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, hot name, hot guy. [Drake Bell from Drake & Josh.] :">" Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Drake is a VERY beautiful and unique name i think i sound very manly to!! <33333" May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always say that my son Drake has a unique, powerful name. And the best thing is that no one will every misspell or mispronounce his name." Apr. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "We named our second son Drake in 2002. BTW male mallards (ducks) are beautiful, strong creatures. We had many many reasons for naming him this and yes the fact that he was born during duck season and his dad missed out for the first time in years! Had a little to do with it :)" Jun. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Drake & I'm 14. Im a girl & I don't see why Drake is only consiterd a boy name. I'm a very fun person to be around & I love to have fun. My nices call me "rake" they are only three . I love my name ((:" Dec. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name but whenever I hear it all I think of is Joey's soap opera character Dr. Drake Ramoray on the TV show Friends." Oct. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Drake means dragon...from unique not male duck! I am naming my fist son this." Sep. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name alot unfortunantly the name is commonly known for it being a male duck which is a downside. Love the name.. not much for the meaning" Mar. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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