Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elke

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  1. A female given name, a Low German and West Frisian diminutive of Adelheid; popular in the mid-twentieth century.

Notable Persons Named Elke

Notable Persons Named Elke

Elke Sommer

Elke Sommer is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1959 to present. Elke was given the name Elke von Schletz on November 5th, 1940 in Berlin.

Elke Clijsters

Elke Clijsters is a tennis player. Elke was born on January 18th, 1985 in Bilzen, Belgium.

Elke Neidhardt

Elke was born on July 5th, 1941 in Stuttgart. She died on November 25th, 2013.

Elke Heidenreich

Elke was born on February 15th, 1943 in Korbach.

Elke Silvia Krystufek

Elke was born in 1970 in Austria.

Elke Sleurs

Elke Sleurs is a Secretary of State for Poverty Reduction, Equal Opportunities, People with Disabilities, Urban Policy, Scientific Policy, Senator, and Senate (Belgium). Elke was born on February 6th, 1968 in Ghent.

  • Elke U. Weber
  • Elke Rehder
  • Elke Sehmisch
  • Elke Schmitter
  • Elke Wijnhoven
  • Elke Twesten
  • Elke Gebhardt

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elke U.S.
  White 95.96% 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 Elke

People with the last name Elke are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Elke

  • How Popular is the name Elke? Elke is the 10,443rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Elke was the 92,719th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,069 babies born with the first name Elke in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elke to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Elke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elke is Tuesday, February 8th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Elke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elke was in 1968 with a total of 75 babies.
  • Random Elke Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elke is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Elke: The name spelled backwards is Ekle. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Klee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 198 people with the last name Elke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elke? Elke is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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