Belgian Submitted Names

Belgian names are spoken in the country of Belgium in western Europe.
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AADm & fDutch, West Frisian, Limburgish
Diminutive of Adriaan and Adriana, as well as a variant of Ade.
AAGJEfDutch, Belgian
Short form of Agatha. In some cases there might also be a connection to Age.
AAIKEf & mDutch
Diminutive of names beginning with Agi or Adal.
Dutch form of Adelhard.
AALFmDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Dutch short form of Adolf and West Frisian short form of Alef and Alof, which are both Frisian variants of Adolf.
AALTJEfDutch, Frisian
Diminutive of Adelheid.
Dutch form of Aaron.
Nickname for Adriaan or Agathon.
Dutch form of Abdiel.
Feminine form of Abe.
French feminine form of Abel.
Diminutive of Abel.
Dutch form of Abiel.
ABIGAËLfDutch, French
Dutch form of Abigail.
French form of Abigail.
ABIGAÏLfFrench, Dutch
Dutch and French form of Abigail.
Dutch form of Abimael.
French form of Absalom.
French form of Akakios via Acacius.
ACANTHEm & fFrench (Rare)
French feminine and masculine form of Acantha.
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).
French form of Actaeus.
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]
ADATTEfMedieval French, French (Archaic)
Archaic French name of unkown origin and meaning. It seems to have been a local name only found in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.
French form of Adauctus.
French form of Adelais.
ADELFRIEDmDutch, German
Dutch and German variant of Adelfrid.
Dutch form of Adelgund.
ADELGONDEfDutch, French
Dutch and French form of Adelgund.
ADÉLIEfFrench (Rare)
French variant of Adèle and cognate of Adelia. ... [more]
ADELINm & fFrench, Romanian, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish (Rare)
Masculine form and feminine variant of Adelina.
Dutch form of Adalmut.
ADELPHEfFrench (Rare)
Probably from Greek, either ἀδελφός (adelphós) "brotherly, sisterly" or its feminine form ἀδελφή (adelphḗ) "sister". This name was borne by a sister of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas-Davy de La Pailleterie (1762-1806), father of Alexandre Dumas père... [more]
Dutch form of Adalric.
Dutch form of Adalwin.
French form of Adeodatus.
ADGERmEnglish, Dutch
From a surname which was a variant of Edgar.
ADHÉMARmFrench, Medieval French, Medieval German
Germanic name used most commonly in the Alsace-Lorraine area of France meaning, "noble, illustrious."
ADIËLm & fDutch
Dutch form of Adiel.
ADINDAfDutch, Literature
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).
ADOLFAfDutch, German
Feminine form of Adolf.
Dutch form of Adolfine.
ADOLFINAfDutch, German
Extended form of Adolfa.
ADOLPHINAfDutch, German
Variant of Adolfina, influenced by the French Adolphine.
ADOLPHINEfDutch, French, German
French feminine form of Adolphe.
ADONIAmDutch, German, Italian, Swedish
Dutch, German, Italian and Swedish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
French form of Adrastus (see Adrastos).
French form of Adrasteia.
ADRIf & mItalian, English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese
Diminutive of Adrian and its various translations and Adriana and its various translations.
ADRIEm & fDutch
Diminutive of Adrianus and Adriana.
Dutch form of Adriel.
ADRIETTEfDutch (Rare)
Feminization of Adrian (via the French form Adrien) by way of adding the French diminutive suffix -ette.
AELmBreton (Modern), French (Modern, Rare)
Means "angel" in Breton.
AELAfBreton, French (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
As a Breton name, this is a feminine form of Ael. It is a cognate of Angela.... [more]
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.
AFRICAINmFrench (Archaic)
French form of Africanus. It coincides with the modern French adjective africain "African" and the noun Africain "(man) from Africa".
AFRODITEfItalian, Greek, Dutch
Italian and Dutch form of Aphrodite and Modern Greek variant transcription of Afroditi.
AGAPITmFrench (Archaic), Russian (Archaic)
From the Ancient Greek name Agapetus.
AGATEfLatvian, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), French (Rare), Swedish
French variant and Nordic and Latvian form of Agathe.
French form of Agricola.
Cognate of Adalbert.
Diminutive of Adélaïde.
French form of Aidan.
AIKOmWest Frisian, German, East Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
Short form of names containing the Germanic name element ag or agil "edge (of a sword)", such as Ekkehard or Aai.
AIMABLEf & mFrench (Archaic)
French form of Amabilis.
AIMERICmFrench (Archaic)
Original form of Emmerich used in France, which was later replaced by the more modern Émeric.
AIMERYmFrench (Archaic)
Variant of Aimeric. The Normans introduced this name to England.
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".
AKELEIfDutch (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare)
Direct adoption of the Dutch and German name for the flower Aquilegia vulgaris "columbine".
ALADINmGerman, Romanian, Czech, French
French, German, Czech, and Romanian variant of Aladdin.
ALANDm & fDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Archaic)
Dutch and West Frisian contracted form of Adelland. Also compare Eland.... [more]
ALARIKmCroatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian, Swedish
Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, Norwegian and Swedish form of Alaric.
ALBANEfBasque, French, German
Basque, French and German feminine form of Albanus (see Alban).
French form of Alberic. A known bearer of this name was the French composer Albéric Magnard (1865-1914).
Dutch form of Alberic.
Dutch form of Albertine.
Variant of Albéric (see also Aubry).
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).
French form of Alboin.
French form of Alkandros via Alcander.
French form of Alcaeus.
ALCESTEf & mFrench, Italian
French and Italian masculine and feminine form of Alcestis.
ALCIDAfFrench (Rare)
Feminine form of Alcide.
ALCIMEmFrench (Rare)
From the Latin #alcimus", meaning "valiant".
French form of Alcyoneus.
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 and Alda.
ALDEGONDEfDutch, French
Dutch and French form of Aldegund.
ALDEMARmAncient Germanic, Dutch, German
Derived from Gothic alds (alt in Old High German) "old" combined with Old High German mâri "famous". The name might also be a metathesis of Adalmar.
Dutch form of Alderic.
ALDUINmEnglish, French, Popular Culture
English and French form of Aldwin. Alduin was a king of the Lombards in the 6th century AD.... [more]
ALEFmMedieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), Low German, North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German (also Low German) variant of Adolf as well as the North & West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alof.... [more]
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.
ALERTmLow German, Dutch (Rare)
Low German and Dutch form of Athalhart.
ALETTAfDutch, Swedish (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Dutch variant of Aleida and archaic Swedish diminutive of Alhet. ... [more]
ALEXANEfFrench (Modern)
Elaboration of Alexe and Alexa.
French form of Alexiana.
French form of Alexian.
French form of Alexiana.
ALEXINEfFrench (Rare)
Feminine form of Alexin.
ALEXYm & fFrench, English (Modern)
English diminutive of Alexandra or Alex and French diminutive of Alexis.
ALEYNAfTurkish, French (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Flemish (Modern)
Turkish name derived from Arabic 'aleina "above us", a phrase that was adopted from the Qur'an.... [more]
ALFARDmDutch, Frisian
Dutch and Frisian form of Alfhard.
Dutch variant of Alfard.
ALFREDINEfFrench (Rare), English (Modern, Rare)
Feminization of Alfred using the feminine suffix -ine (See also Alverdine, Alfreda and Alverda)
ALFRIEDmDutch, German
Short form of Adalfried and variant of Alfred.
ALIANNEfDutch (Rare), English (Rare)
In the Netherlands, this given name is usually a combination of the names Alie (which is usually a short form of Alida) and Anne.... [more]
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).
ALIDOORmDutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and Flemish form of Alidor. A known bearer of this name was the Belgian politician Alidoor De Keyser (1920-2012).
ALIDORmFrench (Rare)
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]
ALIEf & mDutch, English (Rare)
Diminutive of names beginning with Al, most typically Alida.... [more]
Diminutive form of Alie, seeing as the name contains the Dutch diminutive suffix -ke.
ALIËTTEfDutch (Rare)
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... [more]
Variant of Aleida.
ALISEfFrench (Archaic)
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.
ALIXANEfFrench (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Alexane influenced by Alix.
Variant of Alix.
ALIZÉEfFrench (Modern)
Modern French name derived from the word alizé meaning "trade wind".... [more]
Dutch variant of Aldegonda (see Aldegund), now more popular than its parent name. Compare Hillegonda/Hildegonda.
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]
ALLYRIANEfFrench (Rare)
Feminine form of Allyre.
Dutch short form of Adelman.
ALMARmNorwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch
Younger form of Almarr and masculine form of Alma.
ALMUNDmDutch, German
Short form of Adalmund.
ALODIEfFrench (Rare, Archaic), Medieval French
Medieval French variant of Alodia. It is still sometimes used in France today, albeit (very) rarely.
ALOFmMedieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German variant of Adolf as well as the West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alef.... [more]
Dutch variant of Aloysius.
Dutch form of Alois.
ALOÏSEfFrench (Rare)
Perhaps a feminine form of Aloys. Aloïse Corbaz (1886-1964) was a Swiss outsider artist.
Dutch variant of Aloysius.
Dutch variant of Aloïs.
Dutch variant of Aloïsius.
ALOYSmDutch, German, German (Silesian)
German variant and Silesian German form of Alois, and Dutch short form of Aloysius.
French form of Alphaeus.
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.
Dutch form of Alaward.
ALWINAfDutch, German
Feminine form of Alwin.
ALYNEfFrench, Arthurian Romance
Variant of Aline. It appears in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', where it belongs to a daughter of Pellinore who commits suicide after her lover is killed.
ALZINAfFrench (Rare, Archaic)
From the Catalan word alzina, meaning "holm oak".
AMABILEm & fItalian (Rare), French (Rare), Walloon (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Italian form of Amabilis and also rare French form of Amabilis. The name is unisex in Italy and strictly feminine in the francophone world. Also compare Amable.
French form of Amator.
AMALABERGAfDutch, German
Form of Amalberga. Amalaberga was a daughter of Theodemir, king of the Ostrogoths in the 5th century AD.
AMALASWINTHAfAncient Germanic, Dutch, History
Derived from the Germanic elements amal "work" and Gothic svinths (swind 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.
French form of Amalberg.
AMALFRIEDAfDutch, German
Dutch and German form of Amalfrida.
Dutch form of Amalric.
French form of Amalthea.
AMANCEf & mFrench (Rare)
French feminine and masculine form of Amantius.
AMANTINEfFrench (Rare)
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.
AMARANTHINEfEnglish, French
Diminutive or elaboration of Amarantha.
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, Katja, Natasja and Sonja, all of which were commonly used in the Netherlands at the time.... [more]
French form of Amator.
Dutch form of Ambriel.
French transcription of Ambreen, or diminutive of Ambre.
Feminine form of Ambroise.
AMÉDÉRINEfFrench (Rare, Archaic)
Extremely rare feminization of Amédée.
Dutch form of Amalberga.
Dutch form of Amalberge.
AMÈLEfArabic (Maghrebi, Rare), French (Rare)
Likely a variant transcription of Amelle.
AMELLEfArabic (Maghrebi, Gallicized), French
Gallicized feminine form of Amel, ultimately from the Arabic Amal.
Variant of Amalrik.
French cognate of Amice (compare Amicia).
Dutch form of Amiel.
Dutch form of Ammiel.
French form of Ammianus.
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]
AMYENmFrench (Archaic)
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).
ANfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of Anna.
ANACLETmCatalan, French
Catalan and French form of Anacletus.
ANACLÈTEf & mFrench
Feminine form and masculine variant of Anaclet.
French diminutive of Hannah.
ANAËLmFrench (Modern), Breton (Gallicized, Modern)
Coined in the 1960s as a Breton masculine form of Anne.
ANAËLLEfFrench (Modern), Breton (Gallicized, Modern)
Feminine form of Anaël. This name has been in use since the 1970s.
ANAÏDEfArmenian (Gallicized), French (Rare)
Gallicized form of the Armenian given name Anaida.
ANASTAASmDutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Anastasios (see Anastasius).
French form of Anaxagoras.
ANAXANDREmCatalan, French
Catalan and French form of Anaxander.
French form of Anaxarchus.
ANCELINmMedieval French, French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare)
Medieval French diminutive of Anselme. There are also instances where this name is the masculine form of Anceline, which is a French diminutive of Ancelle.
ANCELINEfMedieval French, French (Rare), English (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
French diminutive of Ancelle. There are also instances where this name is the feminine form of Ancelin, which is a French diminutive of Anselme.... [more]