Names Categorized "rare German"

This is a list of names in which the categories include rare German.
gender
usage
Adalwin m Germanic
From the Old German elements adal "noble" and wini "friend" (a cognate of Æðelwine).
Alia 2 f Germanic
Old German form of Ella 1.
Aloisia f German (Rare)
German feminine form of Aloysius.
Aloysia f German (Rare)
German feminine form of Aloysius.
Alwine f German (Rare)
Feminine form of Alwin.
Amalie f Norwegian, Danish, German (Rare)
Norwegian, Danish and German form of Amalia.
Arend m Dutch, German (Rare)
Dutch and German variant of Arnold. This is also the Dutch word for "eagle".
Arnfried m German (Rare)
From an Old German name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and fridu "peace".
Augustin m French, Romanian, Czech, German (Rare)
Form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1) in several languages.
Barnabas m German (Rare), English (Rare), Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a Jew from Cyprus who was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic form is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement".... [more]
Benedikta f German (Rare)
German feminine form of Benedict.
Bonifaz m German (Rare)
German form of Bonifatius (see Boniface).
Brünhild f Germanic Mythology
German form of Brunhild, used when referring to the character from the Nibelungenlied.
Crescentia f German (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of Crescentius. Saint Crescentia was a 4th-century companion of Saint Vitus. This is also the name of the eponymous heroine of a 12th-century German romance.
Debora f Italian, Dutch, German (Rare)
Italian, Dutch and German form of Deborah.
Diederich m German (Archaic)
German variant of Dietrich.
Dietfried m German (Rare)
Means "peace of the people" from the Old German elements theod meaning "people" (Old High German diota, Old Frankish þeoda) and fridu meaning "peace".
Ebba 1 f Swedish, Danish
Feminine form of Ebbe.
Ebbe m Danish, Swedish
Danish short form of Asbjørn.
Eckbert m German (Rare)
German cognate of Egbert.
Engel m German (Rare), Germanic
Originally this may have been a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. However, from early times it has been strongly associated with the Old German word engil meaning "angel" (of Latin and Greek origin).
Ermendrud f Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements irmin "whole, great" and drud "strength". This was the name of the wife of the Frankish king Charles the Bald (9th century).
Ermentrud f Germanic
Variant form of Ermendrud.
Felicie f German (Rare)
German form of Felicia.
Filibert m Germanic
Means "much brightness" from the Old German elements filu "much" and beraht "bright". This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint, commonly called Philibert.
Friedhold m German (Rare)
Means "peaceful power", derived from the Old German elements fridu "peace" and walt "power, authority".
Gerfried m German (Rare)
Derived from the Old German elements ger "spear" and fridu "peace".
Gerhold m German (Rare)
German variant form of Gerald.
Gerolf m German (Rare)
German form of Gerulf.
Gerulf m Germanic
Derived from Old German ger meaning "spear" and wolf meaning "wolf". This was the name of an 8th-century saint and martyr from Drongen, Belgium.
Gotthilf m German (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hilf "help". This name was created in the 17th century.
Gotthold m German (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and hold "gracious, graceful, loyal". This name was created in the 17th century.
Gottlob m German (Rare)
Derived from German Gott "God" and lob "praise". This name was created in the 17th century.
Gottschalk m German (Archaic)
Derived from the Old German elements got "god" and scalc "servant". Saint Gottschalk was a (perhaps spurious) 11th-century prince of the Wends who was martyred by his brother-in-law.
Hartmann m German (Rare)
Means "brave man", derived from the Old German element hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy" combined with man.
Hartwin m German (Rare), Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Old German elements hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy" and wini "friend".
Heilwig f German (Rare), Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements heil "healthy, whole" and wig "war".
Heinrike f German (Rare)
Feminine form of Heinrich.
Helmfried m German (Rare)
Derived from the Old German elements helm "helmet" and fridu "peace".
Hildebert m German (Rare)
Means "bright battle" from the Old German elements hilt "battle" and beraht "bright". This name was borne by four early Frankish kings, usually called Childebert.
Hiltrud f German
Means "strength in battle", derived from the Old German elements hilt "battle" and drud "strength".
Ignatz m German (Rare)
German form of Ignatius.
Ignaz m German (Rare)
German form of Ignatius.
Ingeburg f German
German variant of Ingeborg.
Ingomar m German (Rare), Germanic
From the name of the Germanic god Ing combined with Old German mari "famous", making it a cognate of Ingemar. Ingomar (or Inguiomer) was a 1st-century leader of the Cherusci, a Germanic tribe.
Ishild f Germanic (Hypothetical)
Germanic name, a hypothetical early form of Iseult.
Jochim m German (Rare)
German variant form of Joachim.
Jolanthe f German (Rare)
German form of Yolanda.
Jonatan m Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German (Rare)
Spanish and Polish form of Jonathan, as well as a Scandinavian and German variant form.
Jördis f German (Rare)
German form of Hjördis.
Judit f Hungarian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German (Rare)
Form of Judith used in several languages.
Kasimir m German (Rare)
German form of Casimir.
Kasimira f German (Archaic)
Feminine form of Kasimir.
Katarine f German (Rare)
German variant form of Katherine.
Kinge f German (Rare)
Diminutive of Kunigunde.
Klaudia f Polish, Slovak, Hungarian, Albanian, German
Polish, Slovak, Hungarian and Albanian feminine form of Claudius, as well as a German variant form.
Koloman m German (Rare), Slovak
German and Slovak form of Colmán. Saint Koloman (also called Coloman or Colman) was an Irish monk who was martyred in Stockerau in Austria.
Kora f German (Rare)
German variant of Cora.
Kriemhild f German (Rare), Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Old German elements grimo "mask" and hilt "battle". Kriemhild was a beautiful heroine in the medieval German saga the Nibelungenlied, where she is the sister of Gunther and the wife of Siegfried. After her husband is killed by Hagen with the consent of Gunther, Kriemhild tragically exacts her revenge. She is called Gudrun in Norse versions of the tale.
Kunibert m German (Rare), Germanic
Derived from the Old German element kuni "royal" and beraht "bright". Saint Kunibert was a 7th-century bishop of Cologne.
Kunigunde f German (Rare)
Derived from the Old German element kuni "royal" combined with gunda "war". It was borne by a 4th-century Swiss saint, a companion of Saint Ursula. Another saint by this name was the 11th-century wife of the Holy Roman emperor Henry II.
Kuno m German, Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Old German element kuni meaning "royal" (related to kunni meaning "clan, family"). It can also be a short form of Konrad.
Leberecht m German (Rare)
Means "live rightly" from German lebe "live" and recht "right". This name was created in the 17th century.
Leutwin m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements liut "people" and wini "friend". Saint Leutwin (or Leudwinus) was an 8th-century bishop of Trier.
Ludolf m German (Rare), Germanic
From the Old German name Hludolf, which was composed of the elements hlut meaning "famous, loud" and wolf meaning "wolf". Saint Ludolf (or Ludolph) was a 13th-century bishop of Ratzeburg.
Luitpold m German (Archaic)
German variant of Leopold.
Lutgard f Flemish
Variant of Lutgarde.
Madita f Literature, German (Rare)
Created as a German equivalent of Madicken for the German translation of Astrid Lindgren's books.
Manfried m German (Rare)
German variant of Manfred.
Marwin m German (Rare)
German variant of Marvin.
Marzell m German (Rare)
German variant of Marcellus.
Merten m German (Rare)
Medieval Low German variant of Martin.
Minna f German (Archaic), Finnish, Swedish
Means "love" in Old German, specifically medieval courtly love. It is also used as a short form of Wilhelmina. This is the name of the title character in the play Minna von Barnhelm (1767) by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
Mose m Biblical German
German form of Moses.
Ortrun f German (Rare), Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ort "point" and runa "secret lore, rune". In the medieval German epic Kudrun this is the name of Hartmut's sister.
Ottokar m German (Rare)
German form of Odoacer.
Parsifal m Arthurian Romance
Form of Parzival used by Richard Wagner for his opera Parsifal (1882).
Petrus m Dutch, Biblical Latin
Latin form of Peter. As a Dutch name, it is used on birth certificates though a vernacular form such as Pieter is typically used in daily life.
Philippina f German (Rare)
Elaborated form of Philippa.
Raffael m German (Rare)
German variant of Raphael.
Raffaela f German (Rare)
German feminine form of Raphael.
Raimunde f German (Rare)
German feminine form of Raymond.
Rochus m German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Rocco, used in occasionally German and Dutch.
Seraphina f English (Rare), German (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim, which was Hebrew in origin and meant "fiery ones". The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each.... [more]
Sieger m Dutch (Rare)
Derived from the Old German elements sigu "victory" and heri "army".
Sieghild f German (Rare)
Derived from the Old German elements sigu "victory" and hilt "battle".
Siegward m German (Rare)
German form of Sigiward, the continental Germanic cognate of Sigurd.
Sigismund m German (Rare), Germanic
Form of Sigmund in which the first element is sigis, an extended form of sigu. Saint Sigismund was a 6th-century king of the Burgundians. This was also the name of kings of Poland and a ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
Sonje f German (Rare)
German variant of Sonja.
Sonnhild f German (Rare)
From German Sonne meaning "sun" combined with the Old German element hilt meaning "battle". This name was created in the modern era.
Swanhild f German (Rare)
Derived from the Old German elements swan "swan" and hilt "battle". Swanhild (or Swanachild) was the second wife of the Frankish ruler Charles Martel in the 8th century.
Thekla f German (Rare), Greek (Rare), Late Greek
From the ancient Greek name Θεόκλεια (Theokleia), which meant "glory of God" from the Greek elements θεός (theos) meaning "god" and κλέος (kleos) meaning "glory". This was the name of a 1st-century saint, appearing (as Θέκλα) in the apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla. The story tells how Thecla listens to Paul speak about the virtues of chastity and decides to remain a virgin, angering both her mother and her suitor.
Tiedemann m German (Archaic)
German form of Theotman (see Thijmen).
Timotheus m Biblical Latin, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Latinized form of Timotheos (see Timothy).
Traugott m German (Rare)
Derived from German trau "trust" and Gott "God". This name was created in the 17th century.
Vreni f German (Rare)
Diminutive of Verena.
Wendel m Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
Old short form of Germanic names beginning with the element wentil meaning "a Vandal". The Vandals were a Germanic tribe who invaded Spain and North Africa in the 5th century. Their tribal name, which may mean "wanderer", was later applied to other groups such as the Wends, a Slavic people living between the Elbe and the Oder.... [more]
Werther m German (Rare)
Derived from the Old German elements werd "worthy" and heri "army". Goethe used this name in his novel The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774).
Wetzel m German (Rare)
Diminutive of Werner.
Wilhelmina f Dutch, German (Rare), English
Dutch and German feminine form of Wilhelm. This name was borne by a queen of the Netherlands (1880-1962).
Zilla f German (Rare)
Diminutive of Cäcilie.