ENGELm & fGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".
GOTTLOBmGerman (Rare) Derived from German Gott "God" and lob "praise". This name was created in the 17th century.
GOTTSCHALKmGerman (Archaic) Derived from the Germanic elements god "god" and scalc "servant". Saint Gottschalk was a (perhaps spurious) 11th-century prince of the Wends who was martyred by his brother-in-law.
KRIEMHILDfGerman (Rare), Germanic Mythology Derived from the Germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle". Kriemhild was a beautiful heroine in the Germanic saga the Nibelungenlied, where she is the sister of Günther and the wife of Siegfried. After her husband is killed by Hagen with the consent of Günther, Kriemhild tragically exacts her revenge.
MINNAfGerman (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.
SERAPHINAfEnglish (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]
SIGISMUNDmGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic Form of SIGMUND in which the first element is sigis, an older 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.
THEKLAfGerman (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.