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Subject: Re: Dutch name Boukje
Author: Siegfried   (guest, 151.51.156.20)
Date: August 11, 2010 at 10:42:56 AM
Reply to: Dutch name Boukje by Swiff
I've searched this name here: http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/voornamen/vnb/
It seems to be a relatively common name in Friesland and it derives from the male name Baue. Baue is a highly abbreviated and distorted (in a childlike manner) German name, or possibly from the names Bavo, Bovo, Buo.
Many Frisian names have this child-distortion origin.
A similar name with apparently the same origin is Baukje

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