Many books mention Anouk
as a form of Ann
. 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!