Globally, Sheik (Sheik , شيخ , Шейх ) is a common boy's first name. The given name Sheik is habitual in Western Asia, particularly United Arab Emirates, where it is quite a common masculine name, Kuwait, where it is quite a common predominantly boy's, but very infrequently girly name, and Qatar. Measured by absolute frequency, this name is the most popular in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia. Also, Sheik is the last name as well as the forename.
Sheik is also a name for the fictitious and mythical characters: Sheik , the The Legend of Zelda video game character, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Sheik Ilderim , the A fictional character from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.