First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Folke

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International Interest

Old Norse Folki, short form of names beginning with the element Folk- "people"; cognate to a medieval English given name surviving in the surnames Fulk, Fulke, Fawkes etc.

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Folke

He holds the title Count of Wisborg. Folke was born as the child of Prince Oscar Bernadotte and Ebba Bernadotte on January 2nd, 1895 in Stockholm. He passed away on September 17th, 1948.



Folke was born in 1902. He passed away in 1946.


Folke was born in Arbrå, Sweden.


Folke Sundquist was an actor. His career lasted from 1932 to 1981. Folke was born on November 4th, 1925 in Falun. He died on January 13th, 2009.


Folke was born on March 20th, 1903 in Göteborg, Sweden. He breathed his last breath on June 12th, 1972.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Folke

Carl was born in 1955.


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International Interest for Folke

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Folke as a last name

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Common last names for Folke

  • Anderson
  • Johnson
  • Carlson
  • Peterson
  • Gustafson
  • Johansson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Folke U.S.
  White 84.68% 64.26%
  African American 8.87% 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 4.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Folke

People with the last name Folke are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Folke

  • How Popular is the name Folke? Folke is the 84,705th most popular name of all time. As a last name Folke was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Folke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Folke in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Folke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Folke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Folke is Friday, February 15th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Folke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Folke was in 1913 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Folke: Your name in reverse order is Eklof. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Klefo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Folke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Folke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Folke? Folke 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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