Silke Name Meaning & Origin

Silke

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Origin of the name Cecilia:

Feminine form of Cecil, which is derived from Caecilius, an old Roman family name, which has its root in the Latin caecus (blind, dim-sighted). The name was borne by a 3rd-century Christian who founded a church in the Trastevere section of Rome. During the 6th century, a story of her life was written and she was henceforth venerated as a martyr. She is regarded as the patron saint of musicians.

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Very popular in Germany in the 1970s and 1980s.

Kelsi and Silke are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Silke is a North German or Frisian nickname for Cecilia. It is pronounced SILL-ke. English speakers often pronounce it like the word "silky", and also use it with this meaning in mind.

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Silke Matthias, German actress
Silke Hornillos Klein, German actress
Silke Hörner, German swimmer

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