Dutch Names

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
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PETRUS   m   Dutch, German (Rare), Biblical Latin
Latin form of PETER used occasionally in Dutch and German.
PHILIP   m   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Biblical
From the Greek name Φιλιππος (Philippos) which means "friend of horses", composed of the elements φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse". This was the name of five kings of Macedon, including Philip II the father of Alexander the Great. The name appears in the New Testament belonging to two people who are regarded as saints. First, one of the twelve apostles, and second, an early figure in the Christian church known as Philip the Deacon.... [more]
PIER   m   Italian, Dutch
Italian and Dutch variant form of PETER. In Italian, this form is often used in combination with another name.
PIET   m   Dutch
Short form of PIETER.
PIETER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of PETER. This name was borne by the 16th-century Flemish painter Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
PIETRONELLA   f   Dutch
Variant of PETRONELLA.
PIM   m   Dutch
Diminutive of WILLEM.
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).
QUINTEN   m   English, Dutch
Variant and Dutch form of QUENTIN.
QUIRIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of QUIRINUS.
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]
RADBOUD   m   Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements rad "counsel" and bodo "leader".
RAF   m   Dutch
Short form of RAFAËL.
RAFAËL   m   Dutch
Dutch form of RAPHAEL.
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.
REIN   m   German, Frisian, Dutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
REINIER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of RAYNER.
REINOUD   m   Dutch
Dutch cognate of REYNOLD.
REINOUT   m   Dutch
Dutch cognate of REYNOLD.
REMBRANDT   m   Dutch
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ragin "advice" and brand "sword". This name belonged to the 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
RENATE   f   German, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.
RENÉE   f   French, Dutch
French feminine form of RENÉ.
RENS   m   Dutch
Short form of LAURENS or EMERENS.
RIA   f   German, Dutch
Short form of MARIA.
RICHARD   m   English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave power", derived from the Germanic elements ric "power, rule" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it has been very common there since that time. It was borne by three kings of England including Richard I the Lionheart, one of the leaders of the Third Crusade in the 12th century.... [more]
RIEN (1)   m   Dutch
Dutch cognate of REIN.
RIEN (2)   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of MARINUS.
RIK   m   Dutch
Short form of HENDRIK, FREDERIK, and other names containing rik.
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
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
RINUS   m   Dutch
Short form of MARINUS.
RINY   m & f   Dutch
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
ROB   m   English, Dutch
Short form of ROBERT.
ROBBE   m   Dutch
Diminutive of ROBRECHT.
ROBERT   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been a very common English name since that time.... [more]
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.
ROBRECHT   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ROBERT.
ROCHUS   m   German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of ROCCO, used in occasionally German and Dutch.
RODOLF   m   German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
German form of RUDOLF.
ROEL   m   Dutch
Short form of ROELAND or ROELOF.
ROELAND   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ROLAND.
ROELOF   m   Dutch
Dutch form of RUDOLF.
ROGER   m   English, French, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
Means "famous spear" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ger "spear". The Normans brought this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hroðgar (the name of the Danish king in the Anglo-Saxon epic 'Beowulf'). It was a common name in England during the Middle Ages. By the 18th century it was rare, but it was revived in following years. The name was borne by the Norman lords Roger I, who conquered Sicily in the 11th century, and his son Roger II, who ruled Sicily as a king.
ROGIER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ROGER.
ROKUS   m   Dutch
Dutch variant of ROCHUS.
ROLAND   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Medieval French
From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and land meaning "land", though some theories hold that the second element was originally nand meaning "brave". Roland was a semi-legendary French hero whose story is told in the medieval epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which he is a nephew of Charlemagne killed in battle with the Saracens. The Normans introduced this name to England.
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).
ROY   m   Scottish, English, Dutch
Anglicized form of RUADH. A notable bearer was the Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy (1671-1734). It is often associated with French roi "king".
RUBEN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Scandinavian, Dutch, French and Armenian form of REUBEN. This was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.
RUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894).
RUPERT   m   German, Dutch, English
German variant form of ROBERT. The military commander Prince Rupert of the Rhine, a nephew of Charles I, introduced this name to England in the 17th century.
RUTGER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ROGER.
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]
RUUD   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of RUDOLF.
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'.
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SANDER   m   Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Dutch and Scandinavian short form of ALEXANDER.
SANDRA   f   Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, 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.
SARINA   f   Dutch, English (Modern)
Diminutive of SARA. In modern times it may also be a variant of SERENA.
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".
SEBASTIAAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Sebastianus (see SEBASTIAN).
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.
SEM   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Dutch
Form of SHEM used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
SERVAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of the Late Latin name Servatius, derived from servatus "saved, redeemed". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who helped spread Christianity to the Low Countries.
SIEGER   m   Dutch, German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements sigu "victory" and hari "army".
SIEM   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of SIMON (1).
SIEMEN   m   Dutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of SIMON (1).
SIEUWERD   m   Dutch
Dutch form of SIGURD.
SILKE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of CELIA or CECILIA.
SILVESTER   m   Dutch, English, Slovene, Slovak, German, Late Roman
From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
SIMON (1)   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard". This name is spelled Simeon, based on Greek Συμεων, in many translations of the Old Testament, where it is borne by the second son of Jacob. The New Testament spelling may show influence from the otherwise unrelated Greek name SIMON (2).... [more]
SJAAK   m   Dutch
Dutch form of JACQUES or ISAAC.
SJAKIE   m   Dutch
Diminutive of SJAAK.
SJEF   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
SJOERD   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of SIGURD.
SJORS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of GEORGE.
SOFIE   f   German, Danish, Dutch, Czech
Form of SOPHIE.
SOPHIE   f   French, English, German, Dutch
French form of SOPHIA.
STAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANASTASIUS or EUSTACHIUS.
STEF   m   Dutch
Short form of STEFANUS.
STEFANA   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of STEPHEN.
STEFANIE   f   German, Dutch, Danish
Variant of STEPHANIE.
STEFANUS   m   Dutch
Official Dutch form of STEPHEN, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
STEFFEN   m   Low German, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
Low German and Danish form of STEPHEN.
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.
STEN   m   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
Derived from the Old Norse name Steinn meaning "stone".
STEPHAN   m   German, Dutch
German and Dutch form of STEPHEN.
STERRE   f   Dutch
Derived from Dutch ster meaning "star".
STEVEN   m   English, Dutch
Medieval English variant of STEPHEN, and a Dutch variant of STEFAN. The filmmaker Steven Spielberg (1946-), director of 'E.T.' and 'Indiana Jones', is a famous bearer of this name.
STIEN   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of CHRISTINE or JUSTINE.
STIJN   m   Dutch
Short form of CONSTANTIJN or AUGUSTIJN.
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.
SUZE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of SUZANNE.
SVEN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
From the Old Norse byname Sveinn which meant "boy". This was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
SYLVESTER   m   English, Dutch, Danish, German
Medieval variant of SILVESTER. This is currently the usual English spelling of the name. The actor Sylvester Stallone (1946-) is a famous bearer.
TAMARA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Hungarian, 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   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Greek, Georgian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, 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 (as Татьяна) 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).
TEUN   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
TEUNA   f   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIA.
TEUNIS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
THEO   m   English, Dutch
Short form of THEODORE, THEOBALD, and other names that begin with Theo.
THEODOOR   m   Dutch
Dutch form of THEODORE.
THEODORUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of the Greek name Theodoros (see THEODORE).
THEOFILUS   m   Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of THEOPHILUS.
THERA   f   Dutch
Diminutive of THERESIA.
THERESIA   f   German, Dutch, Swedish
German, Dutch and Swedish form of THERESA.
THEUN   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
THEUNIS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTONIUS.
THIJMEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of TIEDEMANN.
THIJS   m   Dutch
Short form of MATTHIJS.
THIRZA   f   Dutch
Dutch form of TIRZAH.
THOMAS   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Greek, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma') which meant "twin". In the New Testament this is the name of an apostle. When he heard that Jesus had risen from the dead he initially doubted the story, until Jesus appeared before him and he examined his wounds himself. According to tradition he was martyred in India. Due to his renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world.... [more]
THYRZA   f   Dutch
Variant of THIRZA.
TIEDE   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of DIEDE.
TIES   m   Dutch
Diminutive of MATTHIJS as well as Dutch names beginning with the Germanic element theud meaning "people".
TIJMEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of TIEDEMANN.
TIJN   m   Dutch
Short form of MARTIJN or AUGUSTIJN.
TIL   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MATHILDE.
TIM   m   English, German, Dutch, Slovene, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Short form of TIMOTHY. It was borne by the fictional character Tiny Tim, the ill son of Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).
TIMO (1)   m   Finnish, German, Dutch
Finnish, German and Dutch short form of Timotheus (see TIMOTHY).
TIMO (2)   m   German, Dutch
From Thiemo, an old short form of Thietmar (see DIETMAR).
TIMON   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Dutch
Derived from Greek τιμαω (timao) meaning "to honour, to esteem". It appears briefly in the New Testament. This is also the name of the main character in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Timon of Athens' (1607).
TIMOTHEUS   m   Biblical Latin, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Latinized form of Timotheos (see TIMOTHY).
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.
TJAARD   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of THEODOARD.
TJEERD   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of THEODOARD.
TOM (1)   m   English, Dutch
Short form of THOMAS. Tom Sawyer was the main character in several of Mark Twain's novels, first appearing in 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876). Other famous bearers include American actors Tom Hanks (1956-) and Tom Cruise (1962-).
TON   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of ANTON.
TOON   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ANTOON.
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.
TUUR   m   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ARTHUR.
TYCHO   m   Danish, Dutch
Latinized form of TYGE. This name was borne by the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
TYGO   m   Dutch
Dutch form of TYGE.
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.
VAAST   m   Flemish, Norman, Picard
Flemish, Norman and Picard form of VEDASTUS.
VALENTIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
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.
VICTOR   m   English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Dutch, Swedish, Late Roman
Roman name meaning "victor, conqueror" in Latin. It was common among early Christians, and was borne by several early saints and three popes. It was rare as an English name during the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885), who authored 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
VINCENT   m   English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Slovak
From the Roman name Vincentius, which was from Latin vincere "to conquer". This name was popular among early Christians, and it was borne by many saints. As an English name, Vincent has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the 19th century. Famous bearers include the French priest Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and the post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890).
WENDEL   m   Dutch, German (Rare)
Old short form of Germanic names beginning with the element Wandal meaning "a Vandal". The Vandals were a Germanic tribe who invaded Spain and North Africa in the 5th century. The tribal name was later applied to other groups such as the Wends, a Slavic people living between the Elbe and the Oder.
WENDELIN   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Old diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element Wandal (see WENDEL). Saint Wendelin was a 6th-century hermit of Trier in Germany.
WERNER   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From a Germanic name derived from warin "guard" combined with hari "army".
WESSEL   m   Frisian, Dutch, German
Diminutive of WERNER.
WIBO   m   Frisian, Dutch
Diminutive of WIEBE.
WIEBE   m   Frisian, Dutch, German
Medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element wig meaning "war".
WIL   m & f   English, Dutch
Short form of WILLIAM and other names beginning with Wil.
WILBERT   m   Dutch
Means "bright will", derived from the Germanic elements wil "will, desire" and beraht "bright".
WILHELMINA   f   Dutch, German, English
Dutch and German feminine form of WILHELM. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).
WILHELMUS   m   Dutch
Latinized form of WILHELM. This is also the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
WILLEM   m   Dutch
Dutch form of WILLIAM. Willem the Silent, Prince of Orange, was the leader of the Dutch revolt against Spain that brought about the independence of the Netherlands. He is considered the founder of the Dutch royal family. In English he is commonly called William of Orange.
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.
WIM   m   Dutch, German
Dutch and German short form of WILLEM or WILHELM.
WOB   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element wald meaning "rule".
WOLTER   m   Dutch
Dutch variant form of WALTER.
WOUTER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of WALTER.
WUBBE   m   Frisian, Dutch
Variant of WOB.
XANDER   m   Dutch, English (Modern)
Short form of ALEXANDER. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by a character on the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003).
XANDRA   f   Dutch
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
YORICK   m   Literature, English, Dutch
Altered form of JØRG. Shakespeare used this name for a deceased court jester in his play 'Hamlet' (1600).
YSBRAND   m   Dutch
Variant of IJSBRAND.
YVO   m   Dutch
Variant of IVO (1).
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.
ZEF   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
ZOË   f   Dutch, English
Dutch form and English variant of ZOE.
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