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Gender: Male Meaning of Zeke: "God strengthens" Origin of Zeke: Diminutive of Ezekiel Zeke's Popularity in 2017: #617

The name Zeke is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God strengthens". Zeke is ranked #617 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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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 basketball player 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 "Zeke" Beakerman, character on TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place"
Ezekiel "Zeke" Kinski, character on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Zeke Baylor, character in the High School Musical movies
Ezekiel "Zeke" Stane, villain in the Iron Man comics
Zeke Tyler, character in film "The Faculty"
Zeke, character in film "The Wizard of Oz"
Zeke Pedrad, a teenager in the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Zeke, saber-toothed tiger in animated film "Ice Age"
Zeke Finklestein, character in 2009 film "The Rebound"
Zeke, military slang for zombie in the film "World War Z"
Zeke, man-eating worm in Michael Grant's Gone series
Zeke Wolf aka The Big Bad Wolf, Disney character
Zeke Asakura, character in anime and manga "Shaman King"
Zeke Brenner, character in comic strip "Doonesbury"
Zeke, a character in the book Reboot by Amy Tintera
Zeke, nickname of Philip Banks on TV's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Gustaf "Zeke" Zuckermandel, Jr., character in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Zeke, nickname of Tom on TV's "Lost"
Zeke Jaeger, villainous character in manga Attack on Titan
Zeke, side character in "Bob's Burgers"
Zeke, character in "The Brave Little Toaster"


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