Elke Name Meaning & Origin

Elke

Pronunciation: EHL-kə (key)

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I am Elke. As a kid, I wasn't crazy about the name (no stickers or mugs), but I have come to love the individuality. My name is a conversation starter; people usually have something positive to say about it. I introduce myself as "EL-kee", but love meeting Europeans who pronounce it correctly (as above). The downside, according to my husband, is that I always have to spell it for people, but it's 4 letters...and I've been doing it all my life so it's really not a big deal to me.

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Elle (L)
Elk

Meanings and history of the name Elke: | Edit

Elke is a Frisian variation of a short form of Adelheid (Adelaide in English).
Adelheid → Adelke → Elke

Famous real-life people named Elke: | Edit

Elke Sommer, German actress
Elke Martens, German singer and actress

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Elke is a minor character in "Faux Pas De Deux", an episode of Dance Academy

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