Many books mention Anouk as a form of Ann or Anna. Probably because of the russian version Anouska. In Russia -ouska is added to many names to create a pet form, ie: Anouska meaning "little Ann or Anna" or Verouska "little Vera". This has nothing to do with the name Anouk! It is not of russian, french or dutch origin. Anouk origins from the Inuits in Greenland & Alaska. However the name Anouk is very popular in France and Holland, but I think that is to do with the french acctress Anouk Aimée, who in 1966 stared in the beautiful film "A man and a woman". And in later years it's been brought back on the popular baby names lists thanks to the dutch singer Anouk. In the rest of Europe Anouk is still a very unusual name!
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