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Gender: M Meaning of Isaac: Hebrew, "laughter"

Ike, once the quirky one-person nickname of President Dwight Eisenhower, has morphed into a cool kid nickname of the early 21st century. The rise of Isaac and the stylishness of short down-to-earth nicknames like Max and Gus means that many parents like Ike once again. In the Top 200 (!) at the end of the 19th century, Ike fell off the Social Security Top 1000 by the end of Eisenhower's presidency in the late 1950s but may rise again -- though our guess is that more modern parents will put Isaac or Isaiah on the birth certificate.

Famous People Named Ike

Ike Opara, American soccer player
Ike Taylor, American football player
Ike Turner, (d. 2007) musician who was notorious for his drug use and abuse of wife Anna Mae "Tina" Turner

Pop Culture References for the name Ike

Ike Broflovski, Kyle's brother in animated comedy TV series South Park
Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008
Ike Latulippe, character on the Bones episode "The Finder" (female)