Gender: Male Origin of Ike: Diminutive of Isaac Meaning of Isaac: Hebrew, "laughter"

The name Ike is a boy's name . Ike and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

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.

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MariposaButterflyaway Says:



I'm a Banana Says:


Mike & Ike :D

autumnreverie Says:


That just about describes the guy I know with the name.

autumnreverie Says:


I love this.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I much prefer this to Isaac!

k lennon Says:


My youngest sons name. Calm, funny, fun loving, sociable and considerate .