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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Denk

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  • According to a user from Pennsylvania, United States, the name Denk is of German origin and means "Think".

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From Old Turkic tüş‏ (“dream”), from Proto-Turkic *tǖł (“balanced, equal, fellow, well-matched, come across”). Cognate with düşünmek.

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons With the Last Name Denk

Jeremy Denk is a classical pianist. Jeremy was born on May 16th, 1970 in Durham, North Carolina.


Tyler was born on September 26th, 1976 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.



Sigi was born on February 10th, 1951 in Braunau am Inn. He died on March 5th, 1982.


Gustav was born on January 24th, 1915 in Hamburg. He passed away on February 13th, 1943.


Paula was born on January 18th, 1908. She passed away on January 9th, 1978.


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Popularity of Denk as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Denk U.S.
  White 95.67% 64.26%
  African American 0.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Denk

People with the last name Denk are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Denk

  • How Popular is the name Denk? As a last name Denk was the 18,448th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Denk? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Denk was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Denk: Your name in reverse order is Kned. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nekd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Denk? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,500 people with the last name Denk.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Denk? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Denk as their last name since less than 1 person in 196k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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