What does Mike mean?
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 information, 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 (#8748 out of 150436, Top 6%). (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 usage 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 (usage of 0.3716%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.2078%, down 44.1%), with versions like Micheal, Mitchell, Mike, Mickey and Michel falling out of fashion. Micah (#109), Makai (#712) and Miguel (#146) are three of the more chic baby names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)