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

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.

Famous People Named Pike

Pop Culture References for the name Pike

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