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ALEFERNA f Low German (Archaic)
Aleferna was Prioress of the Hohenholte monastery in Northern Germany (attested 1237–1240). The name is only partially explained ALA means "all", but the FERNA part is obscure. ... [more
KÜNNEKE f Low German
Low German diminutive of KUNIGUNDE
. However, there exists another possible meaning for this name: some speculate that it may actually mean "little child". In that case, it comes from older Low German kindeken
, which then transformed into kinneken
over time and then ultimately into künneke
LEEFKE f Low German, East Frisian
Derived from Low German leefke
"darling", which looks similar to its Limburgish equivalent leeveke
and Dutch liefje
. See also the name LEVE
, of which this name can be seen as a feminine form of.
MARLEENKEN f Literature, Low German
Marleenken is a Low German diminutive of MARLENE
. It's the name of the girl that collects the bones of her brother and buries them under a juniper tree in the fairy tale Vom Machandelbaum
by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
REIK m Low German, East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian short form of names that contain the Germanic element rîcja
"powerful, strong, mighty". This element is also closely related to Celtic rîg
and Gothic reiks
, which all mean "king, ruler." Also, this name can be compared with the Dutch name RIJK
SELKE f Low German
Possibly a Low German diminutive of names containing the Old High German element salo
"dark-coloured, dirty gray" (related to Old Norse sölr
"sun-coloured, dirty yellow, sallow"), but this is not known for certain.
TELSE f North Frisian, Low German
Originally a Low German diminutive of ELISABETH
, which may have arisen from the contraction of either Sünt Else
meaning "Saint ELSE
", perhaps applied affectionately or ironically to an individual named Else (or else referring to the biblical character; see ELIZABETH
) or dat Else
, an affectionate phrase meaning "the Else".
TESKA f Low German
Low German feminine short form of names beginning with Diet-
, from the Germanic element þeud
"people". It is used almost exclusively in northern Germany, at the Baltic coast.
WILKE m Low German
Low German diminutive of names containing the name element vil
meaning "wish", "desire".
WÜBKE f Low German
Low German form of WIEBKE
; not to be confused with similar-looking West Frisian names like WUBBE
, which have a different meaning and origin.