Peik

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Male Male Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

The name appears in folk tales in the Swedish-speaking parts of Finland and its meaning is uncertain.

Some theories:

1) Finnish poika = 'boy', 'son', Swedish pojke = 'boy' [1] [2]

2) Finnish peikko = 'troll' [3] [2]

3) Norwegian peik = 'prank', 'trick', 'joke' [2]

4) The Norwegian author Barbra Ring used it as a short form of Pavel Benedict for her novel 'Peik' [1] [3] [2]

5) In Denmark, Peik is a Frisian pet form of Pay (variant form of Paulus)

Related Names

Peik
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Pejk
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Danish Finish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Peik
Genitive: Peiks
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Peik
Genitive: Peikin
Partitive: Peikiä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Peik
Genitive: Peiks
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Peik
Genitive: Peiks

Name Day

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

8 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

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&
Norway Norway[5]
0 n.a. 49 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[6]
0 0 9 15
Denmark Denmark[7]
1 n.a. 2 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 n.a. 272
  #: 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.

 

Sources: [6] [7] [5] [8]

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Peik.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Digitalarkivet at arkivverket.no, http://www.arkivverket.no
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi