Gender Masculine & Feminine
Other Forms FormsSusje
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Meaning & History
As a masculine name, this name is a Dutch and Flemish diminutive of FRANCISCUS via its short form SUS. So, in other words, this name is basically a combination of SUS with the Dutch and Flemish diminutive suffix -ke. Also compare CISKE, which is a similar diminutive (mostly when it comes to pronunciation) of FRANCISCUS.Meanwhile, as a feminine name, this name is a West Frisian diminutive of SUSTER (and sometimes also of SUSANNA) via its short form SUS.In Belgium (specifically Flanders) and the Netherlands, the name Suske is best known for being the name of one of the main characters in the well-known Belgian comic strip Suske en Wiske, which is known as Spike and Suzy in the United Kingdom and as Willy and Wanda in the United States.