Rike

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Frisian
Meaning: “rich.”
(REE-keh)

The most popular etymology is that the name is from the Frisian word for “rich”, however, it has also been used as a short form of Henrike or Frederieke.

Currently, both Rieke and Rike are the 204th most popular female names in Germany, (2011).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Rikke (Danish)
  • Rika (Dutch/Swedish)
  • Riikka (Finnish)
  • Rieke (German)
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