Origin: English

Meaning: various
in sports, a spike is to slam a ball to the ground;
tough: a spike is a long heavy nail

Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Spikey, Spiky

Famous people named Spike or its variations

1. Spike Jonze (b. 1969), American director, producer,
actor; born Adam Spiegel
2. Spike Lee (b. 1981), American director, producer,
actor; born Shelton Jackson Lee
3. Spike Milligan (1918-2002), English entertainer, soldier,
poet; born Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan

More Spikes:

  • Spike Brady, Chicago White Stockings outfielder;
    born Michael T. Brady
  • Spike Blandy, WWII US Navy admiral;
    born William Henry Purnell Blandy
  • Spike Dudley, American wrestling pro;
    born Matthew Hyson
  • Spike Edney, British musician; born Philip Edney
  • Spike Fitzpatrick, American lawyer,
    born Richard S. Fitzpatrick
  • Spike Jones, American football pro,
    born John Amos Jones
  • Adolph “Spike” Dubs, American ambassador to Afghanistan,
    (kidnapped and murdered in 1979)

Fictional Spikes:

  • Spike, vampire (Buffy), played by James Marster
  • Spike, Fonzie’s cousin (Happy Days)
    played by Danny Butch
  • Christine “Spike” Nelson (Degrassi)
    played by Amanda Stepto
  • Herbert “Spike” Lester, (Passions)
    played by Christopher Maleki
  • Spike Lavery, (All My Children)
    played by Jake T. Vaughn

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