Name Anuk Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Anuk


Anuk is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Anuk thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Anuk?

Anuk is originally a unisex name of the Inuit and thus a Greenlandic name.

What does the name Anuk mean?

Anuk means “bear”.

Other variants and nicknames

A French variant of Anuk is Anouk, which is a diminutive of Anuschka and Anna. Similar first names like Anuk are Anu, Anuar, Anujin, Anuka, Anula, Anusch, Anuschka or Anuya. Popular nicknames Ane, Nu, Anu or Nuk. There are two anagrams for Anuk: Kuna and Nuka.

Famous people named Anuk

  • Sri Lankan Tamil novelist Anuk Arudpragas (born 1988), writes in English and Tamil. His debut novel “The Story of a Brief Marriage” (2016) was subsequently translated into French, German, Czech, Mandarin, Dutch and Italian. 2021 he published his second novel “A Passage North”.
  • Anuk de Alwis (born 1991) and Anuk Fernando (born 1995) are famous Sri Lankan cricketer.

Anuk on television

  • Anuk is a movie trilogy directed and written by Swiss screenwriter Luke Gasser (born 1966). It follows the story of Anuk, a tribe leader during the bronze age.

Pronunciation of Anuk

Popularity of the name Anuk

The name Anuk is ranked #4166 overall.

Anuk in the Top 50 Names

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