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Oakland literally means “oak land” and is theoretically a unisex name, but it is mostly used for boys. It is named after the city in the Bay Area near San Francisco. It is the eighth-largest city in California. There is also a town named Oakland in the state of Maryland. Oakland is also a township in Ontario, Canada.

Meaning of the name Oakland

An enchanting, brave person

Origin of the name Oakland


Symbolism of the name Oakland

Oakland is patient and strong-willed. He is a good student who learns quickly and retains the information. He is frank and methodical, believing strongly in law and order. Oakland is dependable, down-to-earth, and grounded. He likes to do work that has meaning where he can take pride in his work.

Style of the name Oakland

New age

Gender of the name Oakland

Oakland is a unisex baby name given to both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Oakland


Number of syllables in the name Oakland


Emotion evoked from the name Oakland

Oakland tends to hold in feelings and suffer in silence. He likes to have a secure and protected environment at home and at work. Oakland is a very organized person who pays great attention to detail. He can be stubborn, but he has a practical approach to life.

Alternative spellings for the name Oakland

  • Oaklen
  • Oaklland
  • Oaklannd

Nicknames for the name Oakland

Popularity of the name Oakland

Oakland came onto the popularity charts in 1922, staying barely on the radar through 2009 with a small rise in 2006.

Related names for the name Oakland

  • Oakley 
  • Kirkland
  • Land
  • Mackland
  • Ordland

Great middle names for Oakland and their meanings

  • Foster (one who keeps the forest)
  • Rhys (ardent, fire)
  • Tate (cheerful)
  • John (graced by God)
  • Luke (light-giving)
  • Porter (the gatekeeper)
  • Brooks (one who lives near a brook or stream)
  • Samuel (God has heard)
  • Maverick (an independent man)

Famous people with the name Oakland

No famous people with the name Oakland were found

Oaklands in popular culture

  • Oakland, California
  • Oakland Raiders (now in Las Vegas)
  • Oakland A’s (professional baseball team)
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