Meaning and name origin
Mike \m(i)-ke\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 information, see also the related boy name Misha.
Mike is a very popular first name for males (#105 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9797 out of 88799, Top 11%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mike for boys. Mike reached its highest rank of #49 in the U.S. in 1960-1969 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mike and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Michael (#7), Micah (#109), Mike (#970) and Mickey. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Mike▼ is also pronounced similarly to Maik and Myke. Other suggested similar baby names are Eike, Mace, Maks, Miche, Micky, Mikel▼, Mikey, Miki, Mikio, Miko, Miky, Moise, Mose▼, Pike and Rike. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mike.