Its name derives from the Dutch and means "John the Baker's Creek," Jan de Bakker being the name or title of several generations of local native leaders in the late 17th through mid 18th centuries. 
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed October 3, 2011
-  Old Dutch Place Names from www.ancestry.com.
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