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What does Silke mean?

Silke Pronunciation of Silke [silke] as a girls' name has the meaning "blind; sixth". Silke is an alternate spelling of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh).


Silke has 1 variant: Cilka.

16 more different relations via Cecilia: Cele, Celie, Cile, Cili, Cilia, Cilla, Cilly, Sasilie, Seelie, Selia, Sile, Sileas, Siseel, Sisile, Sissie and Sissy.

Creative forms:
(female) Sille, Silse, ..

(male) Sillig, Silve, ..

Middle name pairings:
Silke Nataly (S.N.), ..

How popular is Silke?

Silke is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#72022 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Cecilia (#181 in recent rankings), Cilla, Cele and Celie are the prominent varying forms of Silke (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Silke was common in 2015 (adoption of 0.12%). Cecilia is more ubiquitous than the rest. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecilia, Cele, Celie, Cilla in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Silke is alike in pronunciation to Celka, Silkie and Silkya. Other suggested similar names are Eike, Elke, Ellke, Ilke, Malke, Mike, Milke, Nike, Rikke, Rivke, Selie, Signe, Silia, Silja, Silken, Silva, Silver, Silvi, Silvie, Silvy, Silya, Sine and Sitka. These names tend to be more commonly used than Silke.

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