Åke

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Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Åke

  1. Alfa Alfa (the letter "Å" in the Finnish spelling system similar to ICAO spelling alphabet).

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Áki, diminutive of Proto-Norse *ᚨᚾᚢᛉ (anuR, "ancestor")(as in the first part of the name Olaf). By folk etymology sometimes associated with Swedish åka "ride", as in Åke-Tor, an epithet of the thunder god Thor. Formerly a southern Swedish name restricted to the gentry. Cognate with Danish and Norwegian Aage, Åge.

Proper noun[edit]

Åke

  1. A male given name popular in the twentieth century.
    • 1979 Kerstin Ekman, Änglahuset, Bonniers (1994), ISBN 9100558540, page 26:
      Han hette Åke Ekengren. Det var ett stiligt namn och han var mycket snygg.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 88 835 males with the given name Åke living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.