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Origin and Meaning of Hike

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Hike
  1. To move with a swing, toss, throw, jerk, or the like.(Dial. or Colloq)
  2. To raise with a quick movement.
  3. To raise (a price) quickly or significantly in a single step.They hiked gasoline prices twenty cents in less than a week.
  4. [Football] To pass (the ball) from the center to the quarterback at the start of the play; to snapthe ball).

Etymology: Cf. Hitch

verb Hike
  1. To hike one's self; specif., to go with exertion or effort; to tramp; to march laboriously.(Dial. or Colloq)"If you persist in heaving and hikinglike this." [Kipling.]"It's hike hike hikemarch) till you stick in the mud, and then you hike back again a little slower than you went." [Scribner's Mag.]
  2. to take a long walk, especially for pleasure or exercise.
noun Hike
  1. The act of hiking.
  2. A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure or exercise; a tramp; a march.(wns=1)"With every hike there's a few laid out with their hands crossed." [Scribner's Mag.]
  3. an increase in cost, rate, etc.; as, there was a dramatic hike in gasoline prices; a hike in the interest rates.(wns=2)
    synonyms: rise, boost.
  4. Hence:the amount a salary is increased; as, he got a wage hike .(wns=3)
    synonyms: raise, rise.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure ("she enjoys a hike in her spare time")
  2. The amount a salary is increased ("he got a wage hike")
  3. An increase in cost
  4. Walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise ("hike the Rockies")
  5. Increase ("The landlord hiked up the rents")

From English dialectal hyke (“to walk vigorously”), probably a Northern form of hitch, from Middle English hytchen, hichen, icchen (“to move, jerk, stir”). Cognate with Scots hyke (“to move with a jerk”), German dialectal hicken (“to hobble, walk with a limp”), Danish hinke (“to hop”). More at hick.

  1. A long walk.
  2. An abrupt increase.
    The tenants were not happy with the rent .
  3. (American football) The snap of the ball to start a play.
  4. A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher

hike was also found in the following language(s): Ido

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Popularity of Hike as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hike U.S.
  White 77.82% 64.26%
  African American 17.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hike

People with the last name Hike are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hike

  • How Popular is the name Hike? As a last name Hike was the 69,170th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hike first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hike is Monday, October 12th, 1891.
  • How unique is the name Hike? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hike. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hike: Your name in reverse order is Ekih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Khei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hike? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 284 people with the last name Hike.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hike? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hike as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Past life for Hike born Jan 2, 2018

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.