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Gender Male
Language(s) medieval Germanic, Sweden
Name day May 8 (Sweden)
Meaning from ano, "ancestor"
Other names
See also Åge, Aage

Åke is a masculine Swedish given name, possibly derived from the medieval Germanic name Anicho, derived from ano meaning "ancestor". In Sweden, May 8 is the Name day for Åke. There are variant spellings, including the Danish/Norwegian Åge or Aage. Åke is uncommon as a surname. People with the name Åke include:[1]

  • Karl-Åke Asph (born 1929), Swedish Olympic cross country skier
  • Bengt-Åke Gustafsson (born 1958), retired Swedish ice hockey player, now head coach of the Swedish national ice hockey team
  • Lars-Åke Lagrell (born 1940), Swedish sports personality; President of the Swedish Football Association
  • Sven-Åke Lundbäck (born 1948), Swedish Olympic cross-country skier


  1. ^ "View Name: Åke". Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
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