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Subject: Re: Dutch name Boukje
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: August 12, 2010 at 2:53:10 AM
Reply to: Re: Dutch name Boukje by Siegfried
If Baue is a distortion of a German name, might that German name be Bauer (= Farmer)? (Not technically a name, I suppose.) Then a -je or -kje ending, which is a diminutive, would indicate a feminine form ... so something like Little Farm Girl or Country Girl.

It might perhaps also be linkable to Bau- = Bold, as in Archibald or Baldwin (Dutch: Boudewijn).

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