First name origin & meaning:
Hebrew: The zeal of God
First name variations: Elkan, Elkana, Elkanah
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from a pet form of Elis (see Ellis).
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female
personal name Elke + the Slavic suffix -in.
(eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name
Elke, a pet form of Elijah + the Slavic suffix
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