Meaning and name origin
Elke \e-lke, el-ke\ as a girl's name is pronounced EL-kah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Elke is "noble". German variant of Alice and nickname of Adelaide. Also a feminine form of Elkan. Actress Elke Sommer.
Elke is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2588 out of 4276, Top 61%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#73242 out of 88799, Top 82%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elke and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alice (#97) and Adelaide (#316). (2014 statistics).
Elke is also pronounced similarly to Ilke and Ulka. Other suggested similar baby names are Eike, Elbe, Elga, Elice, Elika, Elis, Elise▲, Eliz, Elize, Elle▲, Ellse, Els, Elsa▲, Else, Elsee, Elshe, Elsie▲, Elsy, Elyce, Elyse▲ and Elza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elke.