East Frisian Submitted Names

East Frisian names are used in East Frisia in northwestern Germany. See also about Frisian Names.
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AAFKEfWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian feminine form of Ave, with the diminutive suffix ke included.
AGNETfGerman (East Prussian), North Frisian (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
East Prussian German, North Frisian and East Frisian variant of Agnes via the variant Agnete. As a North Frisian name, Agnet was recorded on the island of Föhr.
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.
AISKEfEast Frisian
Diminutive of names containing the element agi "terror".
ALHEITfLow German (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Archaic short form of Adelheid, in use between the 1400s and 1800s.
AMMEfWest Frisian, East Frisian
Feminine form of Ame.
ANJETTEfEast Frisian (Rare)
Late 19th-century elaboration of Anje.
ANNOmEast Frisian (Rare)
East Frisian short form of names beginning with the element arn "eagle".... [more]
ARENTmMedieval Dutch, East Frisian (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Medieval Dutch and East Frisian form of Arnold as well as a Scandinavian variant of Arend. As for the Netherlands: this given name is still in use there today, but it is not as common there as its modern form Arend is.... [more]
AUKJEfWest Frisian, East Frisian
Strictly feminine form of Auke, where the diminutive suffix je has been added to the name.
BAJEm & fEast Frisian
Variant of Boje. ... [more]
BANEmEast Frisian (Archaic)
Short form of names that contain the element bann meaning "ban" or else a short form of names containing the element barn / bern "bear".... [more]
BEHRENDmGerman, East Frisian
Contracted form of Bernhard, first recorded in the 1500s and still in occasional use today.
BEHRENDTmGerman (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of Behrend, recorded between the 1500s and 1800s.
BENEmEast Frisian
Short form of names that contain the element bern- "bear".
BENEKEmEast Frisian (Archaic)
Diminutive of Bene, in use between the 1400s and 1700s.
BENTJEfEast Frisian
Diminutive of Bente.
BOYmNorth Frisian, West Frisian, East Frisian, Dutch, Danish, German, English (Rare)
Variant form of Boye. In English-speaking countries, the name is usually derived from the English word boy meaning "boy" (in a manner comparable to the name Sonny) or a short form of the given names Boyce and Boyd.... [more]
BOYEmWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
There are many etymologies possible for this Frisian name. One is that it is a pet form of Germanic given names that contained the element bodo meaning "lord, ruler" or baug meaning "bow"... [more]
DEDDAfEast Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
East Frisian from of Theoda and other names containing the name element THEUD "people".
DERKmDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Dutch variant form of Dirk, as well as the Frisian form of Dirk.
DETEfEast Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of Dieta recorded in the 1600s.
DIEKEfDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Feminine form of Diede, as well as a pet form of Hendrika.
DINCHENfEast Frisian
German Diminutive of Dina or Dine.
DIRKJEm & fDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Dirk) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
EDEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian form of Ade.
EDZARDmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Variant of Edsard. This name was borne by several counts of East Frisia.
EIBEmEast Frisian, West Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have ag for a first element (for an elaborate description of ag, please see Agmund), and of which the second element starts with a "b". The name Egbert is a good example of that.
EIDEmEast Frisian, West Frisian, Low German
As a Frisian name, this name is a short form of names that have ag for a first element (for an elaborate description of ag, please see Agmund). But as a Low German name, this name is a short form of Eduard.
EILKEm & fEast Frisian, West Frisian, Low German
For a man, it is the diminutive form of Eile - but for a woman, it is the feminine form of Eile.
EIMERmEast Frisian, Low German
East Frisian and Low German form of Eilmer.
EIMERTmDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian form of Agimar. Though originally a Frisian name, it is now commonly used as a Dutch name as well. A known bearer of this name is Eimert van Middelkoop, the Dutch minister for Defence.
ELBERENfEast Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
The name is formed from the two Germanic name elements AGIL "edge (of a sword)" (via Eil-) and BERIN "she-bear".
ELSKEAfEast Frisian
19th-century East Frisian elaboration of Elske, itself an East Frisian diminutive of Elsa and Else.
ENEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
A Frisian name of Germanic origin that has been so strongly abbreviated, that one can no longer tell with certainty what the original form and its meaning is. Some scholars think that it may be a short form of names containing the Germanic element agin or egin (like Aginhard), thus making it comparable to Eine.
ENGELKEm & fDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), Low German (Rare)
In the case of male bearers, this name is a diminutive of Engel. In the case of female bearers, this name is a feminine form of Engel. Also compare Engeltje.... [more]
ENGELTJEfDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian (Rare)
Strictly feminine form of Engel. In the Netherlands, the name is often associated with the Dutch word engeltje meaning "little angel". Also compare Engelke.
ENNOmEast Frisian
Enno is a Frisian name and was carried by many Frisian tribal chiefs.... [more]
EVERLINAfEnglish, Dutch, East Frisian (Rare)
Borne by a daughter of George W Mills.
FEIKEf & mWest Frisian, East Frisian
Diminutive form of Feie (for males) and feminine form of Feie (for females).
FENNEKEfDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Strictly feminine form of Fenne, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
FOKEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Folke.
FOLGERTmEast Frisian (Archaic), West Frisian (Rare)
Some sources state that this name is a variant form of Folkert, while at least one source states that it is a variant of Folger, the (West) Frisian form of the ancient Germanic name Folcgar.
FROUWEfNorth Frisian, East Frisian
North Frisian and East Frisian variant of Frowe.
FROUWEKEfEast Frisian
East Frisian variant of Frowe.
FRUVAfEast Frisian
East Frisian variant of Frowe.
GAUKEm & fEast Frisian, West Frisian
East and West Frisian diminutive of Gauwe.
GAUKJEfEast Frisian
East Frisian diminutive of Gauwe.
HAIEmWest Frisian (Rare), East Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German short form of Germanic names that contain the element hag (for an elaborate description of hag, please see Hagabert).
HAJOmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Haie.
HARREmEast Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Frisian short form of Germanic given names containing the element hari meaning "army", such as Herbert and Herman.
HASCHEmNorth Frisian (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of the Frisian name Hasse, which is said to be either a short form of names containing the element hart "hardy; strong" or else it might be derived from Old High German hassi "the Hessians".... [more]
HAUGmEast Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Archaic), Upper German
Frisian and Upper German form of Hugo as well as a short form of other Germanic given names that have hugu meaning "heart, mind, spirit" for a first element.... [more]
HAUKm & fEast Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Frisian short form of Germanic given names that have hugu meaning "heart, mind, spirit" for a first element, such as Hugubert. Also compare Haug, which this name could be considered to be a variant form of.
HAUKEm & fEast Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
Diminutive of Hauk. A known bearer of this name is the German former middle distance runner Hauke Fuhlbrügge (b. 1966).
HAYEmWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
Variant spelling of Haie. A known Dutch bearer of this name is the author Haye van der Heyden (b. 1957).
HEIEmWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German variant form of Haie.
HEIJOmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Heie.
HEIKEDINEfEast Frisian, German (Rare)
An elaboration of the name Heike with the clearly feminine suffix -dine.... [more]
HENRITTAfEast Frisian (Archaic)
East Frisian contraction of Henrietta, predominantly used in the 1800s.
HIBBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have hildr for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The names Hildebert and Hildebrand are good examples of that.
HILLEfEast Frisian, Estonian, German (Rare), German (Silesian, Rare)
Short form of names containing the element hild, for example Mathilda.... [more]
HOBBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian shortened form of names starting with HUG like Hugbert.
ICKAfLow German, East Frisian
Feminine form of Icko.
ICKEm & fGerman, Low German (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Icke is a nickname for people from Berlin alluding to the Berlin dialekt word Icke (High German Ich) "I".... [more]
ICKEAfEast Frisian, Low German
Clearly feminine form of Icke.
ICKOmLow German, East Frisian
Short form of names built from the name element AG "edge (of a sword)" like Ekkehard.
IHMEm & fEast Frisian (Rare)
Variant of East Frisian Ime, which is a very shortened form of Germanic names with the element IRMIN or ERMIN meaning "big, overwhelming".... [more]
IKEAfEast Frisian (Archaic)
19th-century elaboration of Ike and Ika.
IMMEf & mWest Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Ime(2). This given name is more commonly found on females than on males.... [more]
INEKEfDutch, Limburgish, German (Rare), East Frisian
Diminutive form of Ine as well as an East Frisian feminine form of masculine Ine.
INSEm & fWest Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Frisian variant form of Ine. Sometimes also said to be a Frisian short form of Germanic names that have Ing for a first element, such as Ingulf. Lastly, in Germany, some also interpret Inse to be a derivative of the German word Insel meaning "island".
JANNESmDutch, Flemish, German (Rare), Limburgish, East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian, Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Frisian, Limburgish and (Low) German short form of Johannes, which has also seen some use in Scandinavia.
JARIGmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Variant spelling of Jarich.
JELDAfEast Frisian
Short form of names that contained the Old Frisian name elements jelda "to pay; to return; to yield; to repay; to owe a dept" or gelda/hjeld "money". The name Jelda was most commonly used in the 16th and 17th centuries and finally revived in the 20th century.
JELINAfEast Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
Archaic elaboration of East Frisian Jela that was recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
JELTEmWest Frisian, Dutch, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Jelle.
JENEmEast Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
East Frisian short form of Johannes, recorded between the 16th and the 19th centuries.
JENNEm & fDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Masculine and feminine (short) form of Johannes.
JERAfSlovene, East Frisian
East Frisian and Slovene short form of Gertruda via another short form, Gera.
JITmWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
Frisian variant form of Ede and Ide.
JODEAfEast Frisian (Archaic)
19th century feminine form of Jodocus.
JOLINAfEast Frisian
Younger form of Jollina.
JONNEm & fDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Dutch and Frisian variant form of Jonna (for females), and short form of Johannes (for males).
KEAfEast Frisian, English (Rare)
Frisian short form of names like Heikea, Elkea and other names ending with "kea".
KENOmNorth Frisian, East Frisian, German
Frisian short form of Konrad.
KERSTENmLow German, East Frisian
Low German variant of Karsten.
KLAASJEm & fDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Klaas) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
KUNEm & fGerman (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic), West Frisian (Rare)
In Frisian, this name is a short form of given names containing the Germanic element kuni meaning "clan, family, kin, race, kind". In other words, you could say that this name is the Frisian cognate of Kuno.... [more]
KÜNNAfEast Frisian
East Frisian short form of Kunigunda.
LAMmDutch, German, West Frisian, East Frisian
Short form of names that have land for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The name Lambert is a good example of that.
LEEFKEfLow German, East Frisian
Derived from Low German leefke "darling", which looks similar to its Limburgish equivalent leeveke and Dutch liefje. See also the name Leve, of which this name can be seen as a feminine form of.
LEVEmEast Frisian
East Frisian form of Leeuwe.
LEVKEfEast Frisian, German
Younger form of Leefke and feminine form of Leve.
LOISEfEast Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
East Frisian name of debated origin and meaning.... [more]
LUBBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of names whose first element was derived from laifa (see Bernlef), liut (see Liutgar) or liub (see Liubwin). Also, the second element of those names started with a "b", e.g. Liutbert and Liutbrand.
LUDEKENmEast Frisian (Archaic)
Diminutive of names containing the element liud "people", recorded between the 1400s and 1600s.
LUITJENmEast Frisian
East Frisian variant of Lütjen.
MACCOmEast Frisian (Archaic)
Younger form of Makko, first recorded in the 1500s and eventually faded into oblivion in the 1700s.
MAKKOmMedieval German, East Frisian (Archaic)
Short form of Markward, recorded in the 11th century.
MARTJEfWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Dutch
Dutch short form of Martha and Martina, as well as the Frisian form for those names.
MARXmMedieval German, East Frisian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish, English (American, Modern, Rare)
Medieval German and archaic East Frisian short form of Marcus, recorded numerous times in the Rhineland region of what is now Germany in the early 16th century, as well as in East Frisia in the same time period.... [more]
MEIKmGerman, East Frisian, North Frisian
This name is either a phonetic German spelling of the English name Mike or a Frisian short form of names beginning in Mein- like Meinhard.
MENNAfWelsh, Frisian, East Frisian
Variant of Mena in countries where that name is used (i.e., Germany, Netherlands, Mena being a German/Dutch diminutive of various names beginning with Mein, such as Meinhild, where the meaning is "strength"), but Menna is also used regularly in Wales in modern times... [more]
MENOmLiterature, East Frisian
From philosopher Plato's Meno.... [more]
MINUSmEnglish (Rare), East Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
This name was given to at least five baby boys in the USA in 1915.... [more]
NANEm & fWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
Frisian masculine form of Nan.
NANTEmEast Frisian
East Frisian short form of Ferdinand.
NEELKEfDutch (Rare), East Frisian
Diminutive of Cornelia via its short form Neele.... [more]
NOLTEmEast Frisian (Archaic)
Archaic short form of Arnold, in use between the 1500s and 1600s.
OFFEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have od for a first element, and of which the second element starts with an "f." The name Otfried is a good example of that.
OKEmEast Frisian, West Frisian
Northern German diminutive of Oskar and Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element od or ot (like Odger and Otmar).
ONEmWest Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare)
Frisian short form of names that contain an element that was derived from (or shares the same root with) Old High German unnan "to grant, to allow, to yield."
POETmEast Frisian (Archaic)
As an East Frisian name, Poet is a short form of names containing the element boto "messenger", for example Boeterich.... [more]
RAIKmGerman, East Frisian
Variant form of Reik.
REIKmLow German, East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian short form of names that contain the Germanic element rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty". This element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." Also, this name can be compared with the Dutch name Rijk.
REIKAfGerman, East Frisian
Feminine form of Reik.
REINERTmWest Frisian, East Frisian, German
Frisian and German form of Reinhard.
RENSKEfDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Feminine form of Rens or Rense, to which the diminutive suffix ke has been added.
REWERDmEast Frisian
Formed from the Frisian name elements RÊD "advice, council" and WARD "to guard".
REWERDINAfEast Frisian
Feminine form of Rewerd.
REWERDINEfEast Frisian
Feminine form of Rewerd.
RICHELmEast Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of Rickel, last recorded in the 1700s.
RIKLEFmEast Frisian, North Frisian
East Frisian and/or North Frisian form of Ryklef.
RINKEm & fWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
Masculine and feminine form of Rinne, with the diminutive suffix ke included.
ROELFmDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Contracted form of Rudolf and/or Roelof.
RUURDmWest Frisian, East Frisian, Dutch
Variant form of Ruerd, though it is the most common of the two nowadays (with over a thousand bearers).
SCHWEDERmEast Frisian, Frisian
Derived from Old Saxon swîth "strong" and either heri "army" or hard (cognate of Old Frisian herd) "hardy; brave".
SCHWEERmEast Frisian
Contracted form of Schweder, first recorded in the 1400s.... [more]
SIBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of masculine names that have sigu or sigis for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The names Sibald and Sibert are good examples of that.
SIKKOmWest Frisian, East Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Sikke. Also compare Sico.
SINEm & fEast Frisian, West Frisian, North Frisian
Short form of Germanic given names that contain the element sinths meaning "way, path", such as Chlodosind, Rudesind (see Rosendo) and Sindbald. But in the case of female bearers, the name can also be a short form of any name that ends in -sine, such as Gesine.
SONNKAfEast Frisian (Rare)
East Frisian feminine form of Sonke.
SÜNJEfLow German, East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian diminutive form of Sünne.
SÜNKEfLow German, East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian diminutive form of Sünne.
SÜNNEm & fEast Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
As a Frisian name, this name is a variant form of Sine (unisex) and Sunna (feminine). But as a Low German name, it is strictly feminine and a short form of Gesine via its earlier short form Sine.
SÜNNEKEfLow German, East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian diminutive form of Sünne. Also compare Sonnika.
SWANTJEfEast Frisian, German
Pet form of names that contain the Old High Germanic element suan meaning "swan", such as Swanhild and Swanaburg.
TAALKEfEast Frisian
Diminutive of Tale.
TAJEmEast Frisian (Rare)
East Frisian short form of names that contain the element thiad- "people".
TALEm & fWest Frisian, Norwegian, East Frisian
As a masculine name in Friesland, this name is usually a short form of names containing the Old High Germanic element adal "noble." But in Scandinavia, it is often a variant form of Tole. Finally, as a feminine name in both Friesland and Scandinavia, it is usually a short form of Adelheid.
TALEAfGerman (Modern, Rare), East Frisian
19th-century East Frisian elaboration of Tale which, in recent years, has also found some usage in general German naming.
TALEIAfEast Frisian (Rare, Archaic), English (Rare)
17th and 18th-century Frisian elaboration of Tale.
TALINEfEast Frisian
East Frisian diminutive and elaboration of Tale.
TAMMESmEast Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of Tammo, used in the 17th century.
TANAfEast Frisian (Rare)
Strictly feminine form of Tanne.
TANEm & fWest Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare)
Frisian short form of names that contain the Germanic element thanc, such as Dankmar.
TANNEf & mWest Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Tane, which is a Frisian short form of names that contain the Germanic element thanc "thought", such as Thancmar.
THADEmEast Frisian
East Frisian short form of names containing the name element THEUD "people".
TIBAfEast Frisian
East Frisian short form of names starting with the name element THEUD "people" followed by a name element containing the letter b, e.g. BURG "protection; protected place".
TIELEmDutch, West Frisian, Low German, East Frisian
Dutch, West Frisian and Low German form of Till.
TJADEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have Gothic thiuda or Old Frisian thiad (both of which mean "people") for a first element.
TJARKmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Short form of Tjarderik, which is the Frisian form of Theodoric. A known bearer of this name is the Dutch rower Tjark de Vries (b. 1965).
TOENNIESmLow German, East Frisian
Archaic short form of Antonius. The forms using the umlaut, Tönjes and Tönnies, are still occasionally found.
WAALKEmEast Frisian
An East Frisian short form of names beginning in Wal- (derived from the Germanic name element WALD "to rule").... [more]
WEDAfEast Frisian
Feminine short form of names containing the Germanic name element WID "wood".
WEIKEf & mEast Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
East Frisian short form of names with one of the first name elements WIG "war, battle" or WIH "consecration".
WIBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of names whose first element is derived from Old High German wîg "warrior" or Gothic vilja "will, desire." Also, the second element of those names starts with a "b", e.g. Wibrand and Wilbert.
WIBRENmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian form of Wibern, an ancient Germanic given name which was often encountered as a variant form of Wigbern and Witubern. However, it can also be a name in its own right, in which case its first element is derived from either Old High German wîh meaning "holy, sacred" or from Old High German wîp meaning "woman"... [more]
WILLMmEast Frisian, Low German
Variant spelling of Wilm.
WILMmEast Frisian, Low German
East Frisian and Low German short form of Wilhelm.
WOLKEm & fGerman, West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of Germanic names that contain the Gothic element valdan "to reign" (practically the same as wald "rule"). It is known as a masculine name since the 15th century, and as a feminine name since the 20th century... [more]
WUBBOmDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Variant of Wubbe. A bearer of this name is Wubbo Ockels, who in 1985 was the first Dutch astronaut in space.
WYNANDmMedieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Medieval Dutch form of Wijnand, Frisian variant of Winand and South African form of Winand.... [more]