Drake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a nickname from Old English Draca (snake, dragon) or Middle English drake (male duck). See drake.

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Drake

  1. A surname, notably of Francis Drake (1540-1596).
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 2004 Torey Hayden, Twilight Children, HarperCollins UK (2013), ISBN 0007370865, Chapter 4:
      Drake was not at all what I'd anticipated. His macho soap opera name had put me in mind of aristocrats or oversexed mallards.
  3. A city/town in North Dakota.

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