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Boy Name: Drake

Name: Drake
Pronunciation: \d-ra-ke\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dragon
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Dirke, Deryke
Variant forms: Draco, Dracon, Drago, Drakon
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 458


Drake \d-ra-ke\ as a boy's name is pronounced drayk. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Drake is "dragon". From Drakon (Greek) or "draca", the medieval term for "dragon". Originally Drake designated the man who kept the inn with the dragon trademark, or the "Sign of the Dragon". Drago is an Italian form; Draco is Latin. English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Drake has 4 variant forms: Draco, Dracon, Drago and Drakon.

Baby names that sound like Drake are Dirke and Deryke.


Drake is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#458 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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