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What does Ike mean?

Ike Pronunciation of Ike [ike] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ike is "laughter". Diminutive of Isaac. Singer Ike Turner.


8 relations via Isaac: Ikey, Ikie, Isa, Isac, Isak, Izak, Izik and Zak.

Creative forms:
(male) Igo, Iske, ..

(female) Ika, Ikia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ike Drayden (I.D.), ..

How popular is Ike?

Ike is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1105 out of 1220, Top 91%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#21469 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ike was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #224 in the U.S. then, and is at #1676 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ike name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ike outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular related forms of Ike (#1676 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Isa (#1496 the previous year), Isaac (#31), Isac, Isak, Izak and Zak. Other forms, like Ikey, are uncommon. These forms of Ike were popular 3 years ago (average #1635) and have remained as common to this day (#1600, 2%), but with the version Ike becoming less fashionable. Isaac is more familiar than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ike, Isa, Isaac, Isac, Izak in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Isaac, Isak, Zak outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ike is pronounced similarly to Eike, Oak and Wake. Another suggested similar name is Ive. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ike.

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