Other Forms FormsSoenke, Söhnke, Sönck, Söncke, Sönk, Sönken, Sönker, Sönne, Söntke, Sonke
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 8/7/2009
Low German and North Frisian diminutive of SÖREN.Tammena explain the name as a derivation from the Low German word sönke meaning "little boy, sonny".Known bearers of this name include the German equestrian and Olympic medalist Sönke Sönksen (b. 1938) and the German film director and producer Sönke Wortmann (b. 1959).The letter ö is short in North Frisian pronunciation, but long in East Frisian and Low German of Lower Saxony.