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The surname Glick is a Yiddish or Ashkenazic variation of the German word Glück.[citation needed] The name is also commonly found among Swiss and Palatine Anabaptist immigrants to the United States.[citation needed] Notable people with the surname include:

  • Al Glick, Alro Steel founder and CEO. Huge donor for the University of Michigan. Known for the Al Glick field house and The Coach Carr Pediatric Cancer Unit presented by the Glick Family at Motts Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Alexis Glick, a national television personality who was a temporary host for the third hour of NBC's Today Show in 2006
  • Alex Glick, a boy who, via charity raffle, won a minor appearance in South Park episode, Red Man's Greed
  • Arie Gill-Glick (1930-2016), Israeli Olympic runner
  • Caroline Glick, American-Israeli journalist, deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post
  • Deborah Glick, the Democratic New York State Assembly member for the 66th Assembly District (lower Manhattan)
  • George Washington Glick, an American politician
  • Hirsh Glick, a poet from the Vilna Ghetto, writer of the lyrics for the partisan song Zog nit Keynmol
  • Jeff Glick (d. 1985), American bridge player
  • Jeremy Glick, a man who died in the September 11, 2001 attack and who fought back against the terrorists on United Airlines Flight 93
  • Jiminy Glick, a fictional character portrayed by Martin Short in the TV series Primetime Glick (2001–2003)
  • Larry Glick, a Boston radio talk show host
  • Robert Glick, the Director of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
  • Roman Glick, bass guitarist for American rock band Jackyl
  • Ruth Glick, best-selling author of healthy cookbooks and has also written dozens of romantic suspense novels under the pen name Rebecca York.
  • Shimon Glick, Israeli physician
  • Shmuel glick (he), Jewish theologian
  • Srul Irving Glick, composer, radio producer, conductor, teacher
  • Stacey Glick, a former child actress
  • Thomas F. Glick, historian of science
  • Yehuda Glick, Israeli activist


  • Kamil Jacek Glik (born 1988, Jastrzębie Zdrój), a Polish footballer
  • Glik's, an American retail clothing chain based in Granite City, Illinois, founded in 1897 by Joseph Glik
  • Glik, an Israeli chocolate brand, now sold under the brandname Klik