ERKEN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

ercan = 'genuine' [1]

Old High German

erchan = 'genuine', 'pure', 'noble', 'free born' [2]
erchen = 'genuine', 'pure', 'noble', 'free born' [2]

Gothic

*aírkns = 'pure', 'holy' [2]
aírknitha = 'genuineness' [2]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BALD see Erchimbold

First Element Forms

Archi-
Erchim- Erken-

References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)