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Gender: Male Origin of Spike: American nickname name

The name Spike is a boy's name of American origin. Spike and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Boys".

From the experts:

Spike is part mid-century nickname-name, ala Buster or Buck, and part word name, with an all-over cool creative dude feel thanks to directors Spike Lee and Spike Jonze. Mike Myers named his son Spike. That's right: Spike and Mike. Spike qualifies as one of the distinctly American names.

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Famous People Named Spike

Terence Alan "Spike" Milligan, British comedian
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee, American director
Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel), American film director
Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones, American bandleader and musician
Evangelos Spiros "Spike" Mendelsohn, American chef and restaurateur
Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, American saxophonist
Charles Forrest "Spike" Spencer, American voice actor
Spike Slawson, American punk singer
Mark "Spike" Stent, English music producer
Michael Donovan "Spike" Feresten, American TV host
Spike Alan Myers (b. 2011), son of actor Mike Myers
Spike Bowman Smith, son of Edith Bowman & Tom Smith

Pop Culture References for the name Spike

Spike (born William Pratt), character on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Spike, a baby dragon on "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"
Spike Lavery, character on American soap "All My Children"
Spike Milligan, ex-burglar, friend to Jimmy Pitt, in P. G. Wodehouse's "A Gentleman of Leisure" (1910)
Spike Spiegel, main character from anime series "Cowboy Bebop"
Spike Freeman, character on Australian TV series "Snobs"
Spike, Rhynoc boss from game "Spyro the Dragon"
Spike Scarlatti, character on TV series "Flashpoint"
Spike, Snoopy's older brother in "Peanuts"
Spike, a stegosaurus in "The Land Before Time" franchise
Spike and Suzy, British name for a Belgian comic
Spike, a word for a sharp point