What does Ike mean?
Ike /ike/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ike is "laughter". Diminutive of Isaac. Singer Ike Turner.
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ike for boys. Ike was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #223 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular related forms of Ike rated in the Top 1000 are Isaac (#31 the previous year), Isaak, Isak, Issac (#553), Zack and Zak. Forms like Izaak are uncommon. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4041%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.2023%, ▼49.9%), with the versions Ike, Isaak and Zack becoming less fashionable. Isaac (#31) and Issac (#553) are two of the more trendy baby names in this list, with both names having a revival in usage. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Ike and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)