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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the usage is Dutch.
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NINA (1)   f   Russian, Italian, English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
NOËLLE   f   French, Dutch
Feminine form of NOËL.
NOOR (2)   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ELEONORA.
NOORTJE   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch diminutive of ELEONORA.
NORA   f   Irish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Italian
Short form of HONORA or ELEANOR. Henrik Ibsen used it for a character in his play 'A Doll's House' (1879).
PAULA   f   German, English, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Paulus (see PAUL). This was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.
PAULIEN   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of Paulinus (see PAULINO).
PETRA   f   German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Swedish, Finnish, English
Feminine form of PETER. This was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.
PETRONELLA   f   Dutch, German, Swedish
Dutch, German and Swedish form of PETRONILLA.
Variant of PETRONELLA.
PRISCA   f   Biblical, Dutch, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine form of Priscus, a Roman family name which meant "ancient" in Latin. This name appears in the epistles in the New Testament, referring to Priscilla the wife of Aquila.
PUCK   m & f   Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Dutch
Meaning unknown, from Old English puca. It could ultimately be of either Germanic or Celtic origin. In English legend this was the name of a mischievous spirit, also known as Robin Goodfellow. He appears in Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1600).
RACHEL   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name רָחֵל (Rachel) meaning "ewe". In the Old Testament this is the name of the favourite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the younger sister of Jacob's first wife Leah.... [more]
REBEKKA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Cognate of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
RENATE   f   German, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.
RENÉE   f   French, Dutch
French feminine form of RENÉ.
RIA   f   German, Dutch
Short form of MARIA.
RIKA   f   Swedish, Dutch
Short form of FREDRIKA, HENRIKA, and other names ending in rika.
RINA (1)   f   Italian, Dutch
Short form of CATERINA or CATHARINA as well as other names ending in rina.
RINI   m & f   Dutch
RINY   m & f   Dutch
ROBIN   m & f   English, Dutch, Swedish
Medieval diminutive of ROBERT. Robin Hood was a legendary hero and archer of medieval England who stole from the rich to give to the poor. In modern times it has also been used as a feminine name, and it may sometimes be given in reference to the red-breasted bird.
ROOS   f   Dutch
Dutch vernacular form of ROSA (1), meaning "rose" in Dutch.
ROOSJE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROSA (1)   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the Germanic name ROZA (2). This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Viterbo in Italy. In the English-speaking world it was first used in the 19th century. A famous bearer was civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005).
ROSALIE   f   French, German, Dutch, English
French, German and Dutch form of ROSALIA. In the English-speaking this name received a boost after the release of the movie 'Rosalie' (1938), which was based on an earlier musical.
ROSANNE   f   English, Dutch
Combination of ROSE and ANNE (1).
RUTH (1)   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Hebrew name which was derived from the Hebrew word רְעוּת (re'ut) meaning "friend". This is the name of the central character in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. She was a Moabite woman who accompanied her mother-in-law Naomi back to Bethlehem after Ruth's husband died. There she met and married Boaz. She was an ancestor of King David.... [more]
SABIEN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of SABINA.
SAMANTHA   f   English, Italian, Dutch
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of SAMUEL, using the name suffix antha (possibly inspired by Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). It originated in America in the 18th century but was fairly uncommon until 1964, when it was popularized by the main character on the television show 'Bewitched'.
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian
Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
SANNE   f   Dutch, Danish
Dutch and Danish short form of SUSANNA.
SASKIA   f   Dutch, German
From the Germanic element Sahs "Saxon". The Saxons were a Germanic tribe, their name ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife".
SELMA   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Meaning unknown, possibly a short form of ANSELMA. It could also have been inspired by James Macpherson's 18th-century poems, in which it is the name of Ossian's castle.
SILKE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of CELIA or CECILIA.
SOFIE   f   German, Danish, Dutch, Czech
Form of SOPHIE.
SOPHIE   f   French, English, German, Dutch
French form of SOPHIA.
STEFANA   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFANIE   f   German, Dutch, Danish
Variant of STEPHANIE.
STELLA (1)   f   English, Italian, Dutch, German
Means "star" in Latin. This name was created by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney for the subject of his collection of sonnets 'Astrophel and Stella'. It was a nickname of a lover of Jonathan Swift, real name Esther Johnson (1681-1728), though it was not commonly used as a given name until the 19th century. It appears in Tennessee Williams' play 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1947), belonging to the sister of Blanche DuBois and the wife of Stanley Kowalski.
STERRE   f   Dutch
Derived from Dutch ster meaning "star".
STIEN   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of CHRISTINE or JUSTINE.
SUSANNA   f   Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
From Σουσαννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew name שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (Shoshannah). This was derived from the Hebrew word שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshan) meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"), perhaps ultimately from Egyptian sšn "lotus". In the Old Testament Apocrypha this is the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves. It also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a woman who ministers to Jesus.... [more]
SUZANNE   f   French, English, Dutch
French form of SUSANNA.
TAMARA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian
Russian form of TAMAR. Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), Tamara Geva (1907-1997) and Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996) introduced it to the English-speaking world. It was also borne by the Polish cubist painter Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980).
TATIANA   f   Russian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish, Greek, Georgian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman name Tatianus, a derivative of the Roman name TATIUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint who was martyred in Rome under the emperor Alexander Severus. She was especially venerated in Orthodox Christianity, and the name has been common in Russia and Eastern Europe. It was not regularly used in the English-speaking world until the 1980s.
TESS   f   English, Dutch
Diminutive of THERESA. This is the name of the main character in Thomas Hardy's novel 'Tess of the D'Ubervilles' (1891).
TEUNA   f   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIA.
THERA   f   Dutch
Diminutive of THERESIA.
THERESIA   f   German, Dutch, Swedish
German, Dutch and Swedish form of THERESA.
THIRZA   f   Dutch
Dutch form of TIRZAH.
THYRZA   f   Dutch
Variant of THIRZA.
TIL   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MATHILDE.
TINA   f   English, Italian, Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Short form of CHRISTINA, MARTINA, and other names ending in tina. In addition to these names, it is also used in Dutch as a diminutive of CATHARINA and in Croatian as a diminutive of KATARINA.
TINEKE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of TINA.
TREES   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of THERESIA.
TRIJNTJE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of KATRIJN.
TRUDIE   f   English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
TRUDY   f   English, Dutch
Diminutive of GERTRUDE.
TRUUS   f   Dutch
Diminutive of GEERTRUIDA.
URSULA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Late Roman
Means "little bear", derived from a diminutive form of the Latin word ursa "she-bear". Saint Ursula was a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage. In England the saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and the name came into general use at that time.
VANESSA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Invented by author Jonathan Swift for his poem 'Cadenus and Vanessa' (1726). He arrived at it by rearranging the initial syllables of the first name and surname of Esther Vanhomrigh, his close friend. Vanessa was later used as the name of a genus of butterfly. It was a rare given name until the mid-20th century, at which point it became fairly popular.
VEER   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of VERA (1).
VEERKE   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Diminutive of VEER.
VERA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "faith" in Russian, though it is sometimes associated with the Latin word verus "true". It has been in general use in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
WIL   m & f   English, Dutch
Short form of WILLIAM and other names beginning with Wil.
WILHELMINA   f   Dutch, German, Polish, English
Dutch, German and Polish feminine form of WILHELM. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).
WILLEMIJN   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of WILLIAM.
WILLEMINA   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of WILLIAM.
WILLY   m & f   English, German, Dutch
Diminutive of WILLIAM, WILHELM or WILLEM. It is both masculine and feminine in Dutch.
WILMA   f   German, Dutch, English
Short form of WILHELMINA. German settlers introduced it to America in the 19th century.
XANDRA   f   Dutch
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
YVONNE   f   French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of YVON. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
ZOË   f   Dutch, English
Dutch form and English variant of ZOE.
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