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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 has 4 variant forms: Elka, Elkie, Ellke and Ilka.


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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elke and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Adelaide and Alice. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adelaide, Alice in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alice outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.


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