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Dike is pronounced DEE-kay.
-- Laurea  10/30/2006
Dike was the Greek goddess of justice for humanity. Her mother, Themis, was the goddess of divine justice. Dike was born a human and put on earth to keep justice. When Zeus, her father, saw that was impossible, he brought her up to the gods and goddesses to sit on the opposite side of her mother, next to him. Among the gods and goddesses she was the best of all the virgins. She then, with all the other gods and goddesses, watched down on the humans from Mt. Olympus.
-- Moon  3/1/2007
I would avoid this name, because it will often be pronounced like a derogatory term for a homosexual female.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  5/20/2007
I think it's cute, but it looks like a slur and sounds like decay.
-- pandasayscynical  1/23/2008
A Dike is a large wall built along the shores in areas below sealevel to keep the water out. They're very common in the Netherlands.
-- Lady Seashell  2/21/2008
If you name your son this, he would sure be made fun of throughout grade school.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/12/2008
I know it's Greek, but it sounds like a word to describe a lesbian.
-- bananarama  8/29/2008
As others have mentioned, Dike looks as though it would be pronounced the same as 'Dyke' in the English language, which is a slang [though not necessarily derogatory] term for a lesbian. This doesn't really put me off the name Dike at all.
-- vomiting  1/14/2010
Even though its spelled and pronounced differently, people would still say it wrong and wonder why you would name your kid such a name.
-- blueeyesparkle  11/5/2012
People on this website obsess too much about giving these names to children. After all, this isn't a BABY NAMES website, it's a BEHIND THE NAMES website, i.e. the "etymology and history" of names!

As for Dike, well, I kinda like it (pronounced "DIE-kee"). Sure it has lesbian connotations, but in a poetic, classical kinda way, like Sappho and Lesbos.

All in all, Dike me likey! Oh, but I wouldn't give it to a child! :-S.
-- JJSkeete  6/19/2013

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