Jake is a modern, short form of the male name Jacob, but can also be a name in itself.

Individuals named Jake include:

  • Jake Arnott (born 1961), British novelist
  • Jake T. Austin (born 1994), American actor
  • Jake Short (born 1997), American Actor
  • Jake Lloyd (born 1989), American actor
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (born 1980), American actor
  • Jake Hager (born 1982), American professional wrestler better known as Jack Swagger
  • Jake Humphrey (born 1978), sports television presenter
  • Jake LaMotta (born 1921), world middleweight champion boxer, later portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 film Raging Bull
  • Jake Locker (born 1988), American football player (quarterback, University of Washington)
  • Jake Long (born 1985), American football player (offensive tackle, Miami Dolphins)
  • Jake Plummer (born 1974), American football player (unofficially retired)
  • Jake Roberts (born 1955), American professional wrestler (aka "Jake the Snake")
  • Jake Steinfeld (born 1958), American actor and fitness personality
  • Jake Thackray (born 1938), English singer-songwriter, poet and journalist
  • Jake Thomas (born 1990), American actor and singer
  • Jake White (born 1963), South African rugby coach

Fictional characters named Jake include:

  • Jacob David "Jake" Harper, a main character in TV comedy series Two and a Half Men
  • Jake Featherston, Hitler-like dictator in Harry Turtledove's Timeline-191 series
  • American Dragon: Jake Long, title character in an animated television series which airs on Disney Channel
  • Jake, a video game character in the Ape Escape series
  • Jake, a pet dog of Betty Spaghetty
  • Jake, the main character dog in the game Dog's Life
  • Jake Fischer, a character played by Ashton Kutcher in the film The Guardian
  • Jake 2.0, title character in a science fiction television series that aired from 2003 to 2004 on UPN
  • Jake Berenson, a character from the Animorphs book series by K. A. Applegate
  • Jake Spidermonkey, a main character in My Gym Partner's a Monkey
  • J.J. "Jake" Gittes, the cop turned detective and main character in Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown
  • Jake Blues, lead vocalist of The Blues Brothers band and one of the main characters in The Blues Brothers film
  • Jake Chambers, a boy and one of the main characters in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series
  • Jake English, a character from the webcomic Homestuck
  • Jake Martin (All My Children), U.S. soap opera All My Children
  • Jake Martin (Degrassi character), Canadian drama Degrassi
  • Jake Green, the protagonist of the TV series Jericho
  • Jake the Peg, a three-legged man, the subject of a song sung by Rolf Harris
  • Jake Sully, the protagonist of the film Avatar
  • Jake Tucker, a character in Family Guy
  • Jake the Dog, a main character of Adventure Time

Jake may also refer to:

  • Jake, a young male Wild Turkey
  • "The Jake," nickname of the Major League Baseball stadium once known as Jacobs Field, now Progressive Field
  • Jake brake, a particular brand of engine brake
  • Jake, a slang term in the United States for Jamaica ginger extract
  • Jake, a slang term used in Discordianism to describe a prank, often celebrated on Jake Day
  • Jake / Bot2, one of the ROVs used during the filming of the documentary Ghosts of the Abyss
  • Jake the Alligator Man, an oddity on view in Long Beach, Washington
  • Less Than Jake, a skate punk band
  • The Japanese World War II reconnaissance floatplane, the Aichi E13A, Allied reporting name "Jake"
  • Jake the Peg (Rolf Harris song)
  • Jake, a slang term for masturbation