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What does Pike mean?

Pike Pronunciation of Pike [pike] as a boys' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Pike is "a spear". This surname may also have referred to the game fish, or it may have referred to those who lived close to a pointed hill. Pike's Peak in Colorado was named for Zebulon Pike, an early 18th-century soldier and explorer who first sighted the peak in his search for the source of the Mississippi River.

Associated with: surname, 18th century, river.


Pike has 1 variant: Pyke.

Creative forms:
(male) Phike, Pile, ..

(female) Pica, Pikel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pike Maxwell (P.M.), ..

How popular is Pike?

Pike is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1235 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Pike has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Pike is alike in pronunciation to Peak. Other suggested similar names are Bake, Deke, Dirke, Duke, Eike, Fiske, Heike, Ike, Jake, Laike, Lake, Luke, Mike, Myke, Pace, Page, Paice, Paige, Paine, Parke, Pelike (see Felix), Pepe, Pete, Piet, Pink, Pino, Pio, Pip, Piper, Pipo, Pitt, Pius, Pope, Price, Prime, Rike, Rikke, Spike, Wake and Zeke. These names tend to be more commonly used than Pike.

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