Folke

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Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Old Swedish, Old Danish and younger form of Folki [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Related Names

See Folki

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Folkenpoika Finland
Folkesen Norway
Folkeson Norway Sweden
Folkessen Norway
Folkesson Norway Sweden

Female

Folkentytär Finland
Folkesdatter Norway
Folkesdotter Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Folke
Genitive: Folkes
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Folke
Genitive: Folken
Partitive: Folkea
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Folke
Genitive: Folkes
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Folke
Genitive: Folkes

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

27 January

Sweden Sweden

14 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Folke Bernadotte af Wisborg (2 January 1895 – 17 September 1948), Swedish diplomat
  • Folke Strømholm (born 16 October 1941), Norwegian composer

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[11]
3809 17394 0 6 3809 17388
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
699 0 0
n.a.
699
Denmark Denmark[13]
219
n.a.
1
n.a.
218
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
79
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
79
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
0 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[16]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Folke (m) Sources: [11][13][14][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Folke (m) Sources: [17]

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Folke (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Folke (m)


References

  1. Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  2. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2007)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  10. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. 13.0 13.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  17. details see Name Statistic tables