-je

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-je is a Dutch diminutive suffix used to create diminutive forms of names.

It derives from the Germanic diminutive suffixes -ka/-ko which merged with another Germanic diminutive -īn and became -kīn in Old Dutch and -kijn in Middle Dutch. In the 13th and 14th century it changed to modern -je.

Dutch and Frisian variant forms include -etje, -kje, -pje, -tje, -tjen.

See also -chen (German) and -ken/-ke (Frisian and Low German).

List of Names with the suffix -je