User comments for Anke (Meaning / History Only)

The name Anke is derived from the Hebrew name Hannah (also Channah) meaning "Grace", "Graceful". It is a German name which is also widely used in the Dutch, Swedish, and now more recently, Afrikaans (born from Dutch) languages.
AnkeN  1/21/2016
Apart from Anna, it can also be short for Anne or any other name starting with An- since it´s basically that combined with the Dutch diminutive suffix -ke. My aunt´s name is Anke and in her case it´s short for Annigje which is a diminutive of Anne itself. [noted -ed]
renee06  7/3/2009

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