American animal name
"pike, a fish"

Pike Origin and Meaning

The name Pike is a boy's name of English origin meaning "pike, a fish".

The field of nature names is constantly expanding to include all species of flowers and trees and animals and birds and even fish. In addition to its appeal for anglers, Pike recalls Zebulon Pike, the explorer who discovered and gave his name to Pike's Peak.

While Pike also shares the friendly feel of names like Mike and Ike, the word pike can also be a noun or verb referring to a long sharp weapon used to do not-very-friendly things to people.

# 1726 on Nameberry

Pike Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Pike Popularity

Pike in Pop Culture

  • Pikecharacter in film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • Christopher Pikecharacter in Star Trek
  • Dominicus Pikecharacter in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice,Told Tales (1834), whose powers of precognition save wealthy old Mr. Higginbotham from committing a murder
  • Charles Pikecharacter on TV's "The 100"
  • Brock Pikeantagonist in the 2010 film "The A,Team"
  • Pike Place Marketfamous market in Seattle, Washington
  • Pikecleric character in D&D show 'Critical Role'