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Mike

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205k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mike

"Mike" is a name of English origin, and it means "Who is like God?". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun mike
A microphone, the device for converting sound waves into electrical energy.

Etymology: shortened from microphone

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Device for converting sound waves into electrical energy
Wiktionary
  1. (countable) A diminutive of the male given name Michael.
  2. (countable) A diminutive of the female given name Michaela.
  3. (uncountable) The letter M in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Mike was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Danish, and German

Notable Persons Named Mike

Mike Tyson is a boxer. Mike was born on June 30th, 1966 in New York, U.S.

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Mike Pence is a Chairman of the House Republican Conference and Republican Conference Chairman of the United States House of Representatives. Mike was born on June 7th, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana, U.S.

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Mike was born on August 26th, 1976 in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Mike Myers is an actor, comedian, musician, writer, film producer, and film director. Mike was given the name Michael John Myers on May 25th, 1963 in Scarborough, Toronto.

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Mike Posner is a pop music, contemporary r&b, and hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Mike was given the name Michael Robert Posner on February 12th, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Mike is also known as Mikey P.

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Mike Farrell is an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, activist, public speaker, humanitarian, and activism. He has had major accomplishments since 1963. Mike was given the name Michael Joseph Farrell, Jr. on February 6th, 1939 in St. Paul, Minnesota, US.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mike

Killer Mike is a hip hop music rapper, songwriter, actor, activist, and rapping. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Killer was given the name Michael Render on April 20th, 1975. Killer is also known as Mike Bigga.

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Fat Mike is a punk rock, skate punk, ska punk, melodic hardcore, and hardcore punk musician. He plays Lead vocalist, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, and Guitar. He was most prominent from 1983 to present. Fat was given the name Michael John Burkett on January 31st, 1967. Fat is also known as Fat Mike and Cokie the Clown.

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Wonder Mike is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 1976. Wonder was given the name Michael Anthony Wright on April 30th, 1958 in New York, United States.

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Man was born on September 15th, 1940. He passed away on April 30th, 1988.

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Big Mike is a hip hop music rapping. They were most prominent from 1991 to present. Big was born in 1971 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Big is also known as The PeterMan, Nawlins' Phats, and Big Mike.

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Mike is an actor. Mike was born in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

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How popular is the baby name Mike in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 95 0 95
1881 44 0 44
1882 89 0 89
1883 73 0 73
1884 84 0 84
1885 84 0 84
1886 84 0 84
1887 73 0 73
1888 81 0 81
1889 72 0 72
1890 83 0 83
1891 64 0 64
1892 76 0 76
1893 67 0 67
1894 87 0 87
1895 85 0 85
1896 85 0 85
1897 92 0 92
1898 106 0 106
1899 83 0 83
1900 132 0 132
1901 98 0 98
1902 99 0 99
1903 113 0 113
1904 118 0 118
1905 117 0 117
1906 141 0 141
1907 157 0 157
1908 139 0 139
1909 167 0 167
1910 222 0 222
1911 243 0 243
1912 430 0 430
1913 520 0 520
1914 794 0 794
1915 1,029 0 1,029
1916 1,119 5 1,114
1917 1,182 0 1,182
1918 1,291 5 1,286
1919 1,127 5 1,122
1920 1,074 0 1,074
1921 1,080 0 1,080
1922 932 0 932
1923 1,005 0 1,005
1924 974 10 964
1925 912 6 906
1926 865 8 857
1927 802 0 802
1928 766 5 761
1929 707 12 695
1930 719 9 710
1931 698 5 693
1932 624 0 624
1933 579 5 574
1934 649 0 649
1935 733 5 728
1936 774 0 774
1937 873 0 873
1938 1,058 5 1,053
1939 1,354 5 1,349
1940 1,557 8 1,549
1941 1,941 8 1,933
1942 2,304 11 2,293
1943 2,809 6 2,803 #90 boy name
1944 3,101 16 3,085 #80 boy name
1945 3,609 17 3,592 #70 boy name
1946 4,874 21 4,853 #64 boy name
1947 5,770 20 5,750 #65 boy name
1948 5,059 13 5,046 #68 boy name
1949 3,749 9 3,740 #88 boy name
1950 2,623 8 2,615
1951 2,211 10 2,201
1952 2,107 7 2,100
1953 2,292 10 2,282
1954 2,517 12 2,505
1955 2,735 10 2,725
1956 3,914 12 3,902 #96 boy name
1957 7,256 12 7,244 #53 boy name
1958 10,796 23 10,773 #40 boy name
1959 12,025 26 11,999 #37 boy name
1960 12,071 24 12,047 #36 boy name
1961 11,686 25 11,661 #36 boy name
1962 10,541 16 10,525 #39 boy name
1963 9,066 20 9,046 #44 boy name
1964 7,790 21 7,769 #47 boy name
1965 6,058 22 6,036 #51 boy name
1966 4,539 13 4,526 #69 boy name
1967 3,767 10 3,757 #84 boy name
1968 3,236 17 3,219 #93 boy name
1969 2,901 27 2,874
1970 2,492 24 2,468
1971 1,934 10 1,924
1972 1,402 11 1,391
1973 1,045 7 1,038
1974 824 8 816
1975 692 9 683
1976 598 7 591
1977 526 5 521
1978 440 0 440
1979 445 6 439
1980 408 0 408
1981 415 5 410
1982 322 0 322
1983 317 8 309
1984 291 0 291
1985 350 0 350
1986 322 0 322
1987 315 7 308
1988 387 6 381
1989 401 0 401
1990 379 0 379
1991 375 0 375
1992 351 0 351
1993 288 0 288
1994 293 5 288
1995 332 0 332
1996 362 0 362
1997 334 0 334
1998 289 0 289
1999 284 0 284
2000 329 0 329
2001 315 0 315
2002 342 0 342
2003 321 0 321
2004 338 0 338
2005 300 0 300
2006 329 0 329
2007 292 0 292
2008 292 0 292
2009 260 0 260
2010 241 0 241
2011 239 0 239
2012 245 0 245
2013 236 0 236
2014 215 0 215
2015 195 0 195
2016 189 0 189

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Popularity of Mike as a first name

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Popularity of Mike as a last name

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Common last names for Mike

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Martinez
  • Garcia
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Williams
  • Rodriguez
  • Brown
  • Gonzales
  • Hernandez
  • Martin
  • Jones
  • Novak
  • Wilson
  • Ramirez
  • George

Common first names for Mike

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mike U.S.
  White 40.23% 64.26%
  African American 32.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 18.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mike

People with the last name Mike are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Mike

  • How Popular is the name Mike? Mike is the 360th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mike was the 8,408th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mike have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 204,818 babies born with the first name Mike in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mike to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mike? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 95 new born babies.
  • When was Mike first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mike is Wednesday, March 8th, 1826.
  • What year had the most people named Mike born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mike was in 1960 with a total of 12,047 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mike!
  • Random Mike Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mike ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 31 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Mike: Your name in reverse order is Ekim. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mkei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mike? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,930 people with the last name Mike.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mike? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Mike as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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.
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