Gender: Male Meaning of Zeke: "God strengthens" Origin of Zeke: Diminutive of Ezekiel Zeke's Popularity in 2018: #642

The name Zeke is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God strengthens". Zeke is ranked #642 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Zeke is a casual form of the name Ezekiel, an important prophet from the Old Testament. How well Zeke holds up depends on the boy: it could be a cooler alternative of Zack, or it could prove too close to "geek." Both Zeke and Ezekiel lag behind in popularity on the UK charts.

On Sons of Anarchy, Zeke is spelled Zeek. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot goes by Zeke.

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Zeke is #112 on Nameberry

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sELEAr Says:



sELEAr Says:


We had a rooster named Zeke. I really liked him.

danirose01 Says:


Great name... I've met 3 or 4 of them, which is somewhat surprising.

Yessica Says:


Love this name

Zelliew Says:


Zeke modernises this name - I prefer it

jan11th Says:


Love this name as a full name, not a nn for a Ezekiel