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Ike is a strong baby name for boys that was first a nickname for Isaac. Isaac was an important Biblical name, as he was the son of Abraham and Sarah. As of 2021, Ike is a top 4,400 option.

Meaning of the name Ike:

Hebrew: he will laugh, he will rejoice

Origin of the name Ike:

Ike began as a nickname for Isaac. Isaac originates from the Hebrew Yitzchaq, which comes from the word “tzachaq.” Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah in the Old Testament. Abraham laughed at God when he found out his wife would be pregnant. Isaac became popular during the Middle Ages, spreading across the world after the Protestant Reformation. Nicknames like Ike came from that spread.

Symbolism of the name Ike:

Ike has the same meaning as the baby name Isaac. Isaac comes from the ancient Hebrew Yitzchaq, which is a play on the word “tzachaq.” “Tzachaq” directly translates to “to laugh.” Isaac and Ike both mean “he will laugh” or “he will rejoice” for that reason.

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Gender of the name Ike:

Ike is a powerful name for boys.

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Emotion evoked from the name Ike:

Ike is a powerful name, yet it maintains a sense of simplicity. It is informal and mature.

Alternative spellings for the name Ike:

  • Ieke

Nicknames for the name Ike:

  • Ik
  • Ikky
  • Ikkie
  • Kee
  • Ikz

Popularity of the name Ike:

Ike was a top 1,000 baby name in America until 1957 when it was number 865. Ike was a top 300 option from 1904 to 1905, ranking highest in 1904 at rank 259. As of 2021, Ike is a top 4,400 option at number 4,339.

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Famous people with the name Ike:

  • Ike Elliot (son of Ben Elliot)
  • Ike Turner (musician)
  • Ike Barinholtz (actor, “Blockers”)
  • Ike Opara (soccer player)
  • Ike Taylor (football player)
  • Ike Davis (baseball pitcher)
  • Ike Clanton (American outlaw)

Ikes in popular culture:

  • Ike (character from “Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance”)
  • Ike Broflovski (character from “South Park”)
  • Ike Latulippe (character from “Bones”)
  • Ike (character from “Charlotte's Web”)
  • Ike (character from “Super Smash Bros.”)



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