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What does Mike mean?

Mike Pronunciation of Mike [mike] 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.

Associated with: irish (gaelic).


Mike has 2 variants: Mick and Mickey.

Affiliated boy name: Misha.

27 more related forms via Micah, Michael, Mick, Mickey, Mischa: Maik, Makai, Micael, Mical, Micha, Miche, Michel, Micky, Miguel, Mihai, Mikael, Mikal, Mikel, Mikell, Mikey, Mikhos, Mikkel, Miko, Mikol, Miky, Miquel, Misha, Mitch, Mykal, Myke, Mykel and Mykell.

Creative forms:
(male) Make, Mile, ..

(female) Micy, Mique, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mike Arian (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mike?

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 (#8748 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mike reached its apex position of #50 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #1032 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Mike (#1032 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 are Michael (#9 in recent rankings), Micah (#108), Miguel (#161), Makai (#681), Mikael (#1187), Mikel (#1224), Mickey (#1569), Mitch, Miquel, Mykal, Mykel, Mikal, Mick, Micky and Michel. Other forms, like Micha, are uncommon. These relations of Mike reached the height of their popularity in the 1950s (adoption of 4.5%) and have become much less common since (adoption 1.1%, 75%), with versions like Michael falling out of fashion. Micah and Makai are two of the more chic baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mike, Makai, Micah, Michael, Michel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mick, Mickey, Micky, Miguel, Mikael in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mikal, Mikel, Miquel, Mitch, Mykal, Mykel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Micah, Michael, Mikael outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mike is alike in pronunciation to Mac, Mack and Mc-. Other recommended names are Bake, Deke, Dirke, Duke, Eike, Fiske, Heike, Ike, Jake, Laike, Lake, Luke, Mace, Maks, Miki, Mikio, Miles, Milo, Milt, Miner, Mirek, Mirko, Moe, Moise, More, Mose, Pike, Pyke, Rike, Rikke, Spike, Wake and Zeke. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mike.