Diminutive of Isaac

Ike Origin and Meaning

The name Ike is a boy's name .

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.

We do foresee the comeback of Ike, bur probably as a short form of Isaac or Isaiah.

# 865 in the US

Ike Rank in US Top 1000

# 1053 on Nameberry

Ike Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ike Popularity

Famous People Named Ike

  • Dwight David "Ike" EisenhowerUS President
  • Izear Luster "Ike" Turner Jr.American musician; ex,husband of singer Tina Turner
  • Isaac "Ike" BarinholtzAmerican actor
  • Ikenna Martin "Ike" OparaAmerican soccer player
  • Ivan "Ike" TaylorAmerican football player
  • Isaac Benjamin "Ike" DavisAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Joseph Isaac "Ike" ClantonAmerican Western outlaw
  • Ike Elliot (b. 2014)son of Ben Elliot and Mary,Clare Winwood

Ike in Pop Culture

  • Ikemain character in the video game "Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance"
  • Ike BroflovskiKyle's brother in animated comedy TV series South Park
  • Ike Latulippefemale character on the Bones episode "The Finder"
  • Homer "Ike" Eisenhower Grahamcharacter in "Runaway Bride"
  • Hurricane Ikestorm that hit Texas in 2008
  • Ikethe horse in "Charlotte's Web"
  • Ikeplayable character in "Super Smash Bros."