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Gender: M Meaning of Zeke: "God strengthens" Origin of Zeke: Diminutive of Ezekiel Zeke's Popularity in 2016: #659

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." In the United States, it has steadily risen in popularity the past five years, reaching Number 659 in 2015. 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.

Famous People Named Zeke

Zeke Robert Markshausen, American NFL football player
Roger Duane "Zeke" Smith, American NFL football player
Edmund Raymond "Zeke" Bratkowski, American NFL football player
Henry John "Zeke" Bonura, American baseball player
Ezekiel Jeffrey "Zeke" Bridges, son of actor Beau Bridges
Zeke Edward Battier (b. 2008), son of Houston Rockets forward Shane Battier
Zeke Egan (b. 2015), son of singer Kian Egan from Westlife

Pop Culture References for the name Zeke

Ezekiel "Zeke" Falcone, main character on TV's "Zeke and Luther"
Ezekiel "Zeek" Braverman, patriarch on TV series "Parenthood"
Ezekiel "" Beakerman, character on TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place"
Ezekiel "" Kinski, character on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Baylor, character in the High School Musical movies
Ezekiel "" Stane, villain in the Iron Man comics
Tyler, character in film "The Faculty"
, character in film "The Wizard of Oz"
Pedrad, a teenager in the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
, saber-toothed tiger in animated film "Ice Age"
Finklestein, character in 2009 film "The Rebound"
, military slang for zombie in the film "World War Z"
, man-eating worm in Michael Grant's Gone series
Wolf aka The Big Bad Wolf, Disney character
Asakura, character in anime and manga "Shaman King"
Brenner, character in comic strip "Doonesbury"
, a character in the book Reboot by Amy Tintera
, nickname of Philip Banks on TV's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Gustaf "" Zuckermandel, Jr., character in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
, nickname of Tom on TV's "Lost"
Zeke Jaeger, villainous character in manga Attack on Titan