What does Heike mean?
Heike /hei-ke/ [1 syll.] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Heike). Heike's name origin is Old German, and the name Heike means "home leader". Heike is a variant transcription of Henry (Old German). Hecke is a conventional last name.
Heike has 27 related forms via Henry: Arrigo, Enrico, Enrikos, Enrique▲, Enzio, Hal▼, Hank▲, Harry▼, Heiko, Heindrick, Heindrik, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henning, Henri, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heriot, Herrior and Hinrich.Kreatif forms: Hayke, Heikeiah. [more]
How popular is Heike?
Heike is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#64186 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Heike and related names. Henry (#33 last year), Enrique (#414), Hank (#602), Harry (#714), Henrik (#863), Hal, Henri and Enrico are the prominent related forms of Heike (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Forms like Hendrick are uncommon. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4288%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.2968%, down 30.8%), with the versions Harry and Hal becoming less fashionable. Hank (#602) and Enrique (#414) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Hank. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Heine. Like Heike, this name is not commonly used.