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Subject: Re: meaning and origin
Author: anouk   (Authenticated as anouk)
Date: April 28, 2007 at 7:52:42 AM
Reply to: meaning and origin by ANOUK
Many books mention Anouk as a form of Ann or Anna. Probably because of the Russian version Anouska. In russian -ouska is added to names to make a pet form ie: Anouska meaning little Ann or little Anna.
But this has nothing to do with the name Anouk wich is origin from the Inuits in Greenland and Alaska.
Yes the name Anouk is very popular in France and Holland. But I think that is to do with the french actress Anouk Aimèe, who in 1966 stared in the beautiful film, A man and a woman. And in later years we have the Dutch singer Anouk. Bringing the name Anouk back up on the popular baby names lists. In the rest of Europe the name Anouk is still very unusual!

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