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In Germany, Silke is not only a diminutive form for Celia, but also for Cäcilia.

Also, this name is used in The Netherlands as well, where it is a unisex name (rare for men, but in the top 1000 for women). In the case of female bearers, it is most often a diminutive for Celia and Cecilia - but also a diminutive of Sil, which in itself is a *short form* of Cecilia (at least in the case of women). [noted -ed]

For men, this name is a diminutive of the mostly Frisian name Sil - please see Sil in the Submitted Names Database for more information.
Lucille  7/24/2010
I would pronounce it like the word silk. If you say it silk-eh it sounds too much like silky, which is far too cutesy to be an actual name. I quite like this name, but it's the sort of name I would use for a character in a story, and not for myself or my kid (if I ever had one).
Saffine Grace  12/2/2008
Silke means 'silk' in Swedish.
― Anonymous User  2/29/2008
Consider Silka instead.
leananshae  11/25/2007
Listen to the German pronunciation of Silke here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
Being one myself I was told that Silke is a form of Elisabeth.
silsin  10/27/2005
This name means a kind of fish in Lithuanian. ;))
monie  6/1/2005

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