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ADELTRAUD f German
Derived from the Germanic elements adal
"noble" and þruþ
ADOLPHINA f Dutch, German
Variant spelling of Adolfina
, influenced by the French Adolphine
. In The Netherlands, the spelling Adolphina is actually a little bit more common than Adolfina.
ALEFERNA f Low German (Archaic)
Aleferna was Prioress of the Hohenholte monastery in Northern Germany (attested 1237–1240). The name is only partially explained ALA means "all", but the FERNA part is obscure. ... [more]
ÁLEHTTÁ f Sami, German
Sami form of Aletta
. This name derives from Old High German name Adalhaid
, composed of two elements: *aþalaz
(noble, nobleman, aristocratic, eminent, glorious, excellent one) plus *haiduz
(kind, sort, appearance, personality, character, manner, path)... [more]
ALRAUNE f Literature, German (Rare)
Variant of Alruna
, also coinciding with the German word for "mandrake". This is the name of the title character in the novel 'Alraune' (1911) by Hanns Heinz Ewers.
ALTO m Spanish, 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
AMBROS m German
German form of Ambrose
. A known bearer of this name was the Austrian composer Ambros Rieder (1771-1855).
AMOENA f German (Rare, Archaic)
Derived from Latin amoenus, -a, -um
"charming; delightful; pleasant", this name was occasionally used in German-speaking countries from the 1500s onward. It is, however, all but extinct in this day and age.
ARMGARD f Dutch, German
Dutch and German variant form of Irmgard
. This is one of the middle names of Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands (b. 1938), who was given this name in honour of her paternal grandmother.
ARNA f Medieval German, Ancient Scandinavian, Old Swedish, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese (Rare)
Medieval feminine form of masculine names that begin with either the Old High German element arn-
or the Old Norse elements ari
, all of which are ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *arnu-
ARNIM m German, Popular Culture
German name that first surfaced in the late 1800s. It was originally taken from the name of the town of Arnim near Berlin, later inspired by the surname of poet Bettina von Arnim and finally (mis)understood as a variant of Armin
ASCHWIN m Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Answin
. A known bearer of this name is Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (b. 1969), who carries the name Aschwin as a middle name, in honour of his maternal grandfather's only brother, Aschwin zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1914-1988).
ASMUS m Danish, Low German
Short form of Erasmus
, from German. It has been used in Denmark since at least the 15th century, predominantly in Southern Jutland (Sønderjylland).
AZELIA f English (Rare), German (Rare, Archaic)
Azelia was first recorded in the 19th century. Its origin is uncertain and highly debated; some scholars argue that it might be a feminization of the biblical name Azel
. Others theorize that it might be a belated resurrection of the Puritan name Azaliah
which, while originally a biblical male name, was in use as a feminine name in the English-speaking world of the 17th century... [more]
BALZER m German, Danish
German and Danish vernacular form of Balthasar
. It was borne by Danish politician Balzer Jacobsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands from 1655 to 1661.
BATHILDA f English (Rare), German, History
Variant of Bathild
. This was the name of a 7th-century English saint who became queen of the Franks after being sold to them as a slave. She was canonised for fighting against the slave trade, promoting monasticism and founding a convent... [more]
BERLIND f Ancient Germanic, German (Rare)
Derived from Proto-Germanic *beran
in Old High German) combined with Old High German lind
BERLINDE f German
From the Old High German name Berlind
. It is borne by Belgian artist Berlinde de Bruyckere (1964-).
BERNHILD f German (Rare)
This name is derived from Germanic elements bern
meaning "bear" and hild
BERNWALD m Ancient Germanic, German
Derived from Proto-Germanic beran
in Old High German) combined with Gothic valdan
BEROLINA f German (Rare)
The allegoric personification of the German city Berlin. Extremely rarely used as a given name.
BERTI m German
Diminutive of Hubert
and other names containing bert
(often derived from the Germanic element beraht
meaning "bright").... [more]
BODO m Ancient Germanic, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element bod
"lord, ruler", which later acquired the meaning "messenger, tidings" due to confusion with bode
"messenger" (also "to announce, command").
BORWIN m German (Rare)
The name Borwin is formed from the Slavonic name element BOR
"fight, battle" and the Germanic name element WIN
BRINGFRIEDE f German (Modern, Rare)
Coined from the German phrase Bring Friede
"bring peace!". The name was given to girls in Germany during and after the two world wars to express the desire for peace.... [more]
BROSIUS m German (Archaic)
Short form of Ambrosius
). This name is now rather archaic and one is more likely to come across it in German-speaking areas as a surname, rather than a first name.
BRUNONIA f German
Allegoric personification of the city (and the fromer state) of Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany. Very rarely used as a given name.
BUBI m German
A nickname meaning "little boy" (from the German word Bube
BURGLINDE f German
It is a two-element name composed of the Germanic name elements BURG
"protected place, castle" and LIND
"linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft".