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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Anke mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Anke

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  • A submission from South Africa says the name Anke means "Grace" and is of Hebrew origin.
  • A user from Germany says the name Anke is of Hebrew origin and means "Anke is the german Form of Anna. Anna is a Latin form of the Greek name ???? and the Hebrew name Hannah (Hebrew: ??? Hannah?, meaning "favor" or "grace" or "beautiful". Anna is in wide use in countries across the world as are its variants Anne, originally a French version of the name, though in use in English speaking countries for hundreds of years, and Ann, which was originally the English spelling. Saint Anne was traditionally the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary, which accounts for its wide use and popularity among Christians. The name has also been used for numerous saints and queens.".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Anke

She has been prominent since 1994. Xenia was given the name Anke Wesenberg on April 4th, 1972 in Geldern.


Anke Huber is a tennis player. Anke was born on December 4th, 1974 in Bruchsal.


Anke Engelke is a comedian and actress. Anke was given the name Anke Christina Engelke on December 21st, 1965 in Montreal. Anke is also known as Anke Christina Fischer.


Anka Wolbert is an electronic music, new wave music, dark wave, and synthpop musician. She plays Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, programming, and Programming (music). She has had major accomplishments since 1981. Anka was given the name Anke Wolbert on June 10th, 1963 in Netherlands. Anka is also known as Wolbert and Anke.


Anke Van dermeersch is a Senator of Belgium and Senate (Belgium). Anke was born on October 27th, 1972 in Antwerp.


Anke was born on September 21st, 1947 in Busdorf.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anke

Hannelore was born on December 8th, 1957 in Bad Schlema.


Where is the name Anke popular?

International Interest for Anke

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Anke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anke U.S.
  White 99.01% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anke

People with the last name Anke are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Anke

  • How Popular is the name Anke? Anke is the 83,657th most popular name of all time. As a last name Anke was the 159,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Anke in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Anke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anke is Sunday, September 13th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Anke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anke was in 1969 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Anke: Your name in reverse order is Ekna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nake. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 101 people with the last name Anke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anke? Anke is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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