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From Middle Low German, German Low German, Dutch Low Saxon Wenke, the diminutive of several female given names beginning with the Germanic element *win- (friend).

The spelling Wenche began to appear in Norway at the end of the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name.


  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 14 453 females with the given name Wenche living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.