Oakes \o(a)-kes\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Oakes is "near the oak trees". Place name. Also sometimes an anglicisation of the German "Ochs", meaning "ox".
Oakes has 3 variant forms: Oak, Oaks and Ochs.
For more information, see also the related name Oakley.
Baby names that sound like Oakes are Jaques, Aegeus, Aigeus, Aigeos, Axe, Jax and Jacques.