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Gender: Male Meaning of Pike: "pike, a fish" Origin of Pike: Animal name

The name Pike is a boy's name of English origin meaning "pike, a fish". Pike and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Pike

Pike, character in film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Christopher Pike, character in Star Trek
Dominicus Pike, character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales (1834), whose powers of precognition save wealthy old Mr. Higginbotham from committing a murder
Charles Pike, character on TV's "The 100"
Brock Pike, antagonist in the 2010 film "The A-Team"
Pike Place Market, famous market in Seattle, Washington