Folke

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Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Old Swedish and younger form of Folki [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

See Folki

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Folkenpoika Finland
Folkesen Norway
Folkeson Norway Sweden
Folkessen Norway
Folkesson Norway Sweden

Female

Folkentytär Finland
Folkesdatter Norway
Folkesdotter Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Folke
Genitive: Folkes
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Folke
Genitive: Folken
Partitive: Folkea
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Folke
Genitive: Folkes
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Folke
Genitive: Folkes

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

27 January

Sweden Sweden

14 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Folke Bernadotte af Wisborg (2nd January, 1895 – 17th September, 1948), Swedish diplomat

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
0 3 3817 17360
Denmark Denmark[9]
1 n.a. 168 n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 76 n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 n.a. 683
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Folke(m) Sources: [8][9][10][11]

Sources: [8] [9] [10] [11]

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi