Meaning:Upper bank
Updike is a boy’s name that’s taken from the Dutch word opdijk. Meaning “upper bank,” it’s most likely referring to persons who lived atop a dike or an embankment. Although the moniker is uncommon as a first name, it’s been popularized courtesy of American author and critic John Updike. He is celebrated as being one of only four writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. Whether or not his works have resonated with you, baby can be inspired to take up the pen and go places.

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