Belgian Submitted Names
are spoken in the country of Belgium in western Europe.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ACHIELmDutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Achilles
via its French form Achille
. Known bearers of this name include Belgian politician and prime minister Achiel Van Acker (1898-1975), Belgian painter Achiel Van Sassenbrouck (1886-1979) and Belgian cyclist Achiel Buysse (1918-1984).
ADAMANTINEfFrench (Gallicized), English
Means "of unyielding quality" or "diamond like". From the Latin adamantinus
meaning 'incorruptible, inflexible', itself from the Greek adamantinos
(ἀδαμάντινος) of the same meaning, with the Greek or Latin suffix of -ine
meaning 'like', 'made of', or 'of the nature of'... [more]
Probably from Greek, either ἀδελφός
) "brotherly, sisterly" or its feminine form ἀδελφή
) "sister". This name was borne by a sister of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas-Davy de La Pailleterie (1762-1806), father of Alexandre Dumas père... [more]
Literary origin. From the story 'Saïdja and Adinda' in the book 'Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company (Dutch: Max Havelaar, of de koffij-veilingen der Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij' by Multatuli (the pen name of Eduard Douwes Dekker).
AELTJEfDutch (Rare, Archaic)
Obsolescent variant of Aaltje
which had its heyday in the 1600s, resurfaced briefly between the 1930s and the 1960s and is now all but gone.
AIRELLEfFrench (Rare), English (Rare), Literature
Derived from airelle
, the French name for the plant genus Vaccinium. The French derived the name from Portuguese airella
, which in turn was derived from Latin atra
"dark, black, gloomy".
French form of Alberic
. A known bearer of this name was the French composer Albéric Magnard (1865-1914).
Generally the Dutch form of Albinus
, but in some instances it can be derived from Albuin
as well. A bearer of this name was the Flemish painter Albijn Van den Abeele (1835-1918).
ALDEm & fDutch (Rare)
Dutch short form of Germanic given names that begin with the element ald
meaning "old" as well as (via metathesis) the element adal
meaning "noble". Also compare Aldo
ALEMANDINEfArthurian Romance, French
Presumably derived from Alemanni
, a Latin name for the Germanic tribes who inhabited western and central Europe in the Dark Ages, derived from Old German Alle-Männer
"all men". It was used in the Arthurian tale 'Floriant et Florete', where it belongs to the queen of the White City on the Island of Beautiful Maidens.
French form of Adalhelm
. Previously a name that had gone out of fashion after the Middle Ages, but it has enjoyed a modest revival in France since the late '80s (which reached its peak in 1996).
An old and obscure French given name of unknown meaning, which may possibly ultimately be of Occitan origin (compare Aliénor
) or even Basque origin. It seems that it was mostly used in the 19th century, not just in France but also in (the French-speaking part of) Belgium and the Canadian province Quebec... [more]
Diminutive form of Alie
, seeing as the name contains the Dutch diminutive suffix -ke
Dutch form of Aliette
. However, it should be noted that in the Netherlands, there may also be cases where this name is a combination of the Dutch feminine given name Alie
with the French diminutive suffix -ette
Local French form of Alice
recorded up to the 1700s in the French Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and the Canton of Châtenois in the Vosges département of eastern France and in the region of Lorraine.
Probably of Germanic origin. This was the name of a 4th-century Gallo-Roman saint praised by Gregory of Tours. He was a bishop of Clermont in Auvergne, France, which he worked to establish as a center of religious teaching and devotion... [more]
ALTOmSpanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Means "loud, tall, high" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Means "old, older" in German. From Latin altus
'high, deep, profound'. Possibly influenced by the Portuguese surname that originated as a nickname for a 'big man', or from the English word referring to 'the musical part or section', or the German saint Alto of Altomünster, or as a diminutive or variant of Alton
AMALASWINTHAfAncient Germanic, Dutch, History
Derived from the Germanic elements amal
"work" and Gothic svinths
in Old High German) "strength." This name was borne by a daughter of Theodoric the Great, who became queen of the Ostrogoths after his death in 526 AD.
Possibly from Latin Amantius
, meaning “lovable.” This was the name of a French novelist, Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, who wrote under the pseudonym George Sand. She and composer Frederic Francois Chopin were lovers for a time.
AMASJAm & fDutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Amaziah
. This name has always been extremely rare in the Netherlands and was also an exclusively masculine name until around the '60s of the 20th century. Around that time, the name also began to be used on females, due to the fact that the name's appearance and pronunciation is quite similar to that of Slavic feminine names like Anja
, all of which were commonly used in the Netherlands at the time.... [more]
AMPLONIAfMedieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare)
Medieval Dutch variant form of Apollonia
. This name has survived to modern times, but barely so, as it is quite rare in the Netherlands these days: in 2014, there were less than 10 living bearers (of all ages) in the entire country... [more]
Archaic French name of uncertain origin and meaning which was recorded up to the 1600s in the French Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. Current theories include a local derivation of Latin Amantius
(which would make Amyen a cognate of Amant
Means "columbine" in French, ultimately derived from Latin aquila
"eagle" (because the shape of the flower petals are said to resemble an eagle's claw).