Drake comes from an English surname meaning “dragon, snake” from Old English Draca, which comes from Latin draco (dragon) derived from Proto-Indo-European drakon (dragon, serpent) from *derḱ- (to see). Drake is also a Middle English word meaning “male duck” from Proto-Germanic *anudrekô, made up of *anudz via Proto-Indo-European *h₂énh₂ts (duck) and Proto-Germanic *rekô (king, chief) via Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (king, chief).
- Drayke (English)
- Draki (Old Norse)
- Draco (Latinized Ancient Greek)
- Drakon (Ancient Greek)