What does Elke mean?
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.
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.
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. Census)
Adelaide (#316 the previous year), Ali, Alice (#97), Aline, Allie (#257), Ally (#736), Alyce, Alyse, Ellie (#55) and Elsa (#286) are the prominent variation forms of Elke (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4253%, down 14.9%), 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. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elke and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.