Pronounced Pron. HILK-kah
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Contributor Contrib.Vuokko V. on 6/7/2009
From the word hilkka, which means "a bonnet, a hood". Little Red Riding Hood is known as 'Punahilkka' in Finland, and the fairy tale may have had something to do with the name Hilkka becoming more common. Hilkka is also the Finnish name for plants belonging to the 'Achimenes' genus, many of which are grown for their large, colourful flowers.