Levke

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Frisian
Meaning: “darling.”
(LEF-keh)

The name is derived from the Frisian word leavje (love) with the diminutive suffix -ke added on, the name would take up the meaning of “darling” or “little love.”

Currently, Levke is the 267th most popular female name in Germany, (2011).

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Armas

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Estonian/Finnish
Meaning: “dear; darling.”
(AHR-mahs)

The name comes directly from the literary/poetic Estonian and Finnish term of endearment.

Its designated name-day in both Estonia and Finland is March 28.

Other Estonian forms include Arm, Armo and Kallis (the latter which means the same thing).

Finnish forms include Arkka, Armias, Arpas and Arska.

Sources

  1. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/armas?match=fr
  2. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/est.php
  3. http://aare.pri.ee/dictionary.html?query=armas&lang=ee&meth=part&switch=en&otsi=search
  4. http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Armas