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What does Elke mean?

Elke /elke/ 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.


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

Elke has 27 more relations 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Ealke, Elake, ..

(male) Elel, Elkeia, ..

How popular is Elke?

Elke is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2588 out of 4276, Top 61%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#81700 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Adelaide (#316 from current records), Aide, Ala, Ali (#1077), Alice (#97), Aline, Alise, Alla, Alli (#1956), Allie (#257), Ally (#736), Alyce, Alys, Alyse (#1489), Elli (#1728), Ellie (#55) and Elsa (#286) are the prominent variation forms of Elke (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Elke reached its peak 134 years ago (usage of 2.39%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.8%, 66% less), with versions such as Alice becoming less in vogue. Alice has been the overall favorite, though Ellie is now more frequently used. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elke and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adelaide, Aide, Ala, Ali, Alice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aline, Alise, Alla, Alli, Allie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ally, Alyce, Alys, Alyse, Elli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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, Ulka and Yulka. Other suggested similar names are Anke, Blake, Ebbe, Ede, Edee, Edie, Edme, Eike, Eire, Ekko, El, Ela, Elah, Elan, Elane, Elba, Elbe, Elda, Eleen, Elen, Elene, Elfie, Elfre, Elga, Eli, Elia, Elice, Elika, Elin, Elis, Elise, Eliz, Elize, Ella, Elle, Ellee, Ellen, Ellse, Elly, Elma, Elna, Elon, Els, Else, Elsee, Elshe, Elsie, Elsy, Elva, Elvi, Elvie, Elvy, Elyce, Elyn, Elyse, Elza, Emme, Erike, Esme, Eve, Evie, Eyde, Lake, Malke, Mike, Milke, Nike and Silke. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elke.