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What does Zeke mean?

Zeke Pronunciation of Zeke [zeke] as a boys' name is pronounced zeek. It is of English origin. Short form of Ezekiel, Zaccheus, Zachariah, and Zachary.


5 alternative forms via Ezekiel, Zaccheus, Zachariah, Zachary: Zach, Zack, Zackie, Zak and Zakery.

Creative forms:
(male) Zake, Zoike, ..

(female) Zene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zeke Riker (Z.R.), ..

How popular is Zeke?

Zeke is a rare given name for men and an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Zeke reached its peak position of #704 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Zeke (#704 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Zachary (#88 a year ago), Ezekiel (#148), Zachariah (#422), Zack (#1217), Zach, Zakery and Zak. Adoption of these forms of Zeke was common among parents 2 decades ago (average #1160) and has become much less since (#1072, 66.2%), with the form Zachary becoming somewhat outmoded. Ezekiel, Zeke and Zachariah are three of the more fashionable boy names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zeke, Ezekiel, Zach, Zachariah, Zachary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zack, Zakery in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zach, Zachary, Zak outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bake, Berke, Deke, Duke, Eike, Heike, Ike, Jake, Lake, Luke, Mike, Myke, Pike, Pyke, Renke, Rike, Wake, Zaki, Zale, Zane, Zeb, Zed, Zeev, Zeno, Zeph, Zero, Zeus and Zev. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zeke.