Pekka

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval vernacular form of the Vulgate Latin Petrus (Peter). In eastern Finland partly from the Russian pet form Петька (Petʹka), but also variant of the older Pekko.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpekːɑ/
  • Hyphenation: Pek‧ka

Proper noun[edit]

Pekka

  1. A male given name.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • In continuous use since the Middle Ages. Also a common latter part of 20th century conjoined names like Jukka-Pekka or Veli-Pekka.

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