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The first name 

Iker is a male first name. In very rare cases it is also used for girls.

Iker – popular and common in the US!

The name Iker isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all boys names, Iker ranks 261. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn boys, approximately 8 were named Iker. In the entire USA, approximately 15,770 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Iker. That is 0.00 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Iker mean?

Iker means ‘visitation’ in Basque. It is an equivalent of the Spanish female name Visitación. This name is given in reference to the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.

Iker was created by... the Basque writer Sabino Arana in his book Deun-Ixendegi Euzkotarra (Collection of Basque Saints' Names) to provide neologistic Basque versions of names instead of the traditional adaptations of Romance names.

Iker -
special, but at home in many states

You may not know anyone named Iker, but there’s a good chance you live in the same state as someone with that name. In fact, 39 states are home to men and boys named Iker. (To be fair, a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s entirely possible that there are still a few men and boys named Iker living in one state or another. If your name is Iker and you live outside of the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). And while the first name is present in many states, it is still not one of the popular ones. In Texas, which has the most people named Iker relative to the population, you still have to ask 2,840 men and boys their names before you hear Iker as an answer just once.

Iker has 4 letters 
and begins with an I

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter I is quite rare as a first letter for boys' names: only 1.5% of all common boys' names in the US begin with an I. The most common first letters of boys' names, by the way, are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.

With four letters, the name Iker is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 1.5% of all boys' names begin with an I, this initial letter is significantly less common than the other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are boys' names with I that are quite popular, the most common at present is Isaac.

Other names with 
I, k, e and r

If you take all the letters in the name Iker – I, k, e and r – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Erik or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Iker

If your name is Iker and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Iker

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Iker, you can simply say:





This is how the name Iker is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Iker in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Iker

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Iker is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Iker

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Iker sounds like this: