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Meaning and Name Origin

Elke \e-lke, el-ke\ as a girls' 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.


Variations

Elke has 4 variants: Elka, Elkie, Ellke and Ilka.

Elke has 27 more related variations via Adelaide, Alice: Adde, Aide, Ailie, Ala, Ali, Alice, Alie, Alika, Aliki, Aline, Alis, Alise, Aliz, Alla, Alles, Alli, Allie, Ally, Alyce, Alys, Alyse, Delle, Eline, Elli, Ellie, Ellsa and Elsa.


Popularity

Elke is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2588 out of 4276, Top 61%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#73242 out of 88799, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elke and related names. Prominent variation forms of Elke (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Adelaide (#316 the previous year), Ali, Alice (#97), Aline, Allie (#257), Ally (#736), Alyce, Alyse, Ellie (#55) and Elsa (#286). Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1900-1909 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Ali, Aline, Ally and Alyce becoming less in vogue. The most fashionable birth names in this compilation are Adelaide (#316), Alice (#97), Allie (#257), Ellie (#55) and Elsa (#286), with these names undergoing a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adelaide, Ali, Alice, Aline, Allie, Ally, Alyce, Alyse, Ellie, Elsa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alice, Ellie, Elsa outside U.S.


Similar Names

Elke is alike in pronunciation to Ilke and Ulka. Other suggested similar baby names are Eike, Elbe, Elga, Elice, Elika, Elis, Elise, Eliz, Elize, Elle, Ellse, Els, Else, Elsee, Elshe, Elsie, Elsy, Elyce, Elyse and Elza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elke.

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