Meaning and Name Origin
Mike \m(i)-ke\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Mike) is pronounced myk. It is of English origin. Short form of Michael and Micah, often used as an independent name. The nicknames Mick and Mickey are considered to be particularly Irish. See also Mischa.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Misha.
Mike▼ has 49 more related forms via Micah, Michael, Mick, Mickey, Mischa: Maik, Makai▲, Meical, Micael, Mical, Micha, Michaelangelo, Michail, Michal, Michale, Miche, Micheal▼, Michel▼, Michelangelo, Michele, Michelet, Michiel, Micky, Miesha, Miguel▲, Mihai, Mihail, Mihailo, Mihaly, Mihangel, Mikael, Mikal, Mikel▼, Mikell, Mikey, Mikhail, Mikhalis, Mikhos, Mikkel, Miko, Mikol, Miky, Miquel, Mischa, Misha, Mitch▼, Mitchell▼, Mycah, Mychael, Mychal, Mykal, Myke, Mykel and Mykell.
Mike is a very popular first name for males (#105 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#9797 out of 88799, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Mike for boys. Mike reached its apex position of #49 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #970 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Mike and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Mike (#970 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Michael (#7 in 2014), Micah (#109), Miguel (#146), Mitchell (#504), Makai (#712), Micheal (#811), Mikhail, Mitch, Mikel, Mykel, Mychal, Mikal, Michel, Michele, Mickey, Mikael and Michale. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become much less popular since, with versions like Micheal, Mitchell, Mike, Michel and Mitch falling out of fashion. Micah (#109), Makai (#712) and Miguel (#146) are three of the more chic baby names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)