Pronounced Pron. ER-kən
Other Forms FormsEercken, Eerken, Eehrken, Ehrken, Erken
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 10/26/2016
Medieval Dutch and medieval (Low) German diminutive of Arnold. It is a diminutive because it contains the medieval diminutive suffix -ken, of which the modern equivalent is -ke in Dutch (though -je is even more modern and commonplace) and -chen in German.