Germanic Names

These names were used by speakers of Germanic languages in continental Europe (mainly Frankish, Old High German, Old Saxon, Old Dutch and Old Frisian). See also about Germanic names.
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Ada 1 f English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish, Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names such as Adelaide or Adelina that begin with the element adal meaning "noble". Saint Ada was a 7th-century Frankish abbess at Le Mans. This name was also borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
Adalberht m Germanic
Old German form of Albert.
Adalbern m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements adal "noble" and bern "bear".
Adalbert m Germanic, German
Old German form of Albert. This is the name of a patron saint of Bohemia, Poland and Prussia. He is known by his birth name Vojtěch in Czech and Wojciech in Polish.
Adalfarus m Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Old German elements adal "noble" and fara "journey".
Adalfuns m Germanic
Old German form of Alfonso.
Adalgard f Germanic
Old German form of Edelgard.
Adalgund f Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements adal "noble" and gunda "battle". See also Aldegund.
Adalhaid f Germanic
Old German form of Adelaide.
Adalhard m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements adal "noble" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". Saint Adalhard or Adalard was a cousin of Charlemagne who became an abbot of Corbie.
Adallinda f Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements adal "noble" and lind "soft, flexible, tender". Adallinda (or Adalindis or Ethelind) was the name of one of the concubines of Charlemagne, with whom she had at least two children.
Adalwin m Germanic
From the Old German elements adal "noble" and wini "friend" (a cognate of Æðelwine).
Adalwolf m Germanic
Old German form of Adolf.
Adela f English, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Slovak, Germanic
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Old German element adal meaning "noble" (Proto-Germanic *aþalaz). Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
Adelina f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Germanic (Latinized)
From a Germanic name that was derived from the element adal meaning "noble" (Proto-Germanic *aþalaz).
Adelmar m Germanic
From the Old German elements adal "noble" and mari "famous". It is a cognate of the Old English name Æðelmær.
Adhelm m Germanic
From the Old German elements atto meaning "father" and helm meaning "helmet, protection".
Adolf m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Germanic
From the Old German name Adalwolf, which meant "noble wolf" from the elements adal "noble" and wolf. It was borne by several Swedish kings as a first or second name, most notably by Gustav II Adolf in the 17th century. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.
Adolphus m Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Adolf.
Aenor f Germanic (Latinized)
Probably a Latinized form of a Germanic name of unknown meaning. This was the name of the mother of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Agi m Germanic
Old German variant of Ago.
Agilulf m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements agil meaning "edge, blade" and wolf meaning "wolf". This name was borne by a 6th-century king of the Lombards and by an 8th-century saint (a bishop of Cologne).
Agimar m Germanic
Derived from the Old Frankish element aggju, Old High German ekka meaning "edge, blade" combined with mari meaning "famous".
Ago m Germanic
From the Old High German element ekka, Old Saxon eggia meaning "edge, blade" (Proto-Germanic *agjō). Alternatively it could be from Old High German egi meaning "fear" (Proto-Germanic *agaz). This was the name of a 7th-century Duke of Friuli.
Aimeric m Germanic
Probably a variant of Heimirich. Aimeric (or Aimery) was the name of several viscounts of Narbonne between the 11th and 13th centuries. It was also borne by the first king of Cyprus (12th century), originally from Poitou, France.
Alard m Germanic
Variant of Adalhard.
Alawar m Germanic (Hypothetical)
Possible Frankish cognate of Álvaro.
Alba 3 f Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alb meaning "elf" (Proto-Germanic *albaz).
Alberich m Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Old German elements alb "elf" and rih "ruler, king". It was borne by two Lombard dukes of Spoleto in the 10th century. It was also the name of a 12th-century French saint who helped found the Cistercian Order.... [more]
Albert m English, German, French, Catalan, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Romanian, Hungarian, Germanic
From the Germanic name Adalbert meaning "noble and bright", composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æþelbeorht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.... [more]
Albertus m Germanic (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of Albert. This is the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but commonly rendered Albert in daily life.
Alboin m Germanic
From the Old German elements alb "elf" and wini "friend". It is a cognate of Ælfwine. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Lombards who began the Lombard conquest of Italy.
Alda 1 f Italian, Portuguese, Germanic
Feminine form of Aldo.
Aldebrand m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements alt meaning "old" and brant meaning "fire, torch, sword". Saint Aldebrand was a 12th-century bishop of Fossombrone in Italy.
Aldegar m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements alt "old" and ger "spear".
Aldegund f Germanic
Germanic name, derived from the elements alt "old" and gunda "war". Alternatively, it could be a metathesized form of Adalgund. Saint Aldegund (or Aldegundis or Adelgundis) was a 7th-century Frankish abbess at Maubeuge.
Aldhard m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements alt "old" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy".
Aldo m Italian, Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alt meaning "old" (Proto-Germanic *aldaz), and sometimes also with adal meaning "noble" (Proto-Germanic *aþalaz).
Aldric m French (Rare), Germanic
From a Germanic name, derived from the elements alt "old" and rih "ruler, king". Saint Aldric was a 9th-century bishop of Le Mans.
Aldwin m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements alt "old" and wini "friend". This is a cognate of Old English Ealdwine.
Alfbern m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements alb "elf" and bern "bear".
Alfhard m Germanic
Old German name composed of the elements alb "elf" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy".
Alfher m Germanic
Old German name composed of the elements alb "elf" and heri "army" (making it a cognate of Alvar).
Alfwin m Germanic
Variant of Alboin.
Alia 2 f Germanic
Old German form of Ella 1.
Alibrand m Germanic
From the Old German elements alles meaning "other, foreign" and brant meaning "fire, torch, sword".
Altwidus m Germanic (Latinized)
Derived from the Old German elements alt "old" and witu "forest".
Alwin m German, Dutch, Germanic
Contracted form of Adalwin.
Amalberga f Germanic
Variant of Amalaberga, as borne by the Frankish saints Amalberga of Maubeuge (7th century) and Amalberga of Temse (8th century).
Amalbert m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements amal possibly meaning "unceasing, vigorous, brave" and beraht meaning "bright".
Amalia f Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Greek, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, German, Germanic (Latinized)
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element amal. This element means "unceasing, vigorous, brave", or it can refer to the Gothic dynasty of the Amali (derived from the same root).... [more]
Amalrich m Germanic
Old German form of Amalric.
Andebert m Germanic
From the Old German element anto meaning "zeal" combined with beraht meaning "bright".
Ansbert m Germanic
Composed of the Old German elements ansi "god" and beraht "bright". It is a cognate of Osbert. This name was borne by a 7th-century Frankish saint, a bishop of Rouen.
Ansegar m Germanic
Old German form of Ansgar.
Ansehelm m Germanic
Old German form of Anselm.
Anselm m German, English (Rare), Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ansi "god" and helm "helmet, protection". This name was brought to England in the late 11th century by Saint Anselm, who was born in northern Italy. He was archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church.
Ansgar m German, Norwegian, Swedish, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ansi "god" and ger "spear". Saint Ansgar was a 9th-century Frankish missionary who tried to convert the Danes and Norwegians.
Anso m Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ansi meaning "god" (Proto-Germanic *ansuz).
Ansoald m Germanic
Old German form of Ansaldo.
Anthelm m Germanic
From the Old German element anto meaning "zeal" combined with helm meaning "helmet, protection". Saint Anthelm was a 12th-century bishop of Belley in France.
Anzo m Germanic
Derived from the Old German element enz meaning "giant".
Archembald m Germanic
Old German form of Ercanbald.
Arioald m Lombardic (Latinized)
From Arioaldus, a Latin form of Hariwald. This was the name of a 7th-century king of the Lombards.
Arnifrid m Germanic
Old German form of Arnfried.
Arnoald m Germanic
Old German form of Arnold.
Arnold m English, German, Dutch, Polish, Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "eagle power", derived from the elements arn "eagle" and walt "power, authority". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Earnweald. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
Arnulf m German, Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and wolf meaning "wolf". This name was borne by a few early saints, notably a 7th-century Frankish bishop of Metz. It was also the name of a 9th-century Holy Roman emperor.
Ascelin m Germanic
Derived from a diminutive of the Old German element asc meaning "ash tree" (Proto-Germanic *askaz).
Asco m Germanic
Derived from the Old German element asc meaning "ash tree" (Proto-Germanic *askaz).
Auda f Germanic
Feminine form of Audo (see Otto).
Audamar m Germanic
Old German form of Otmar.
Audo m Germanic
Old German form of Otto.
Audoin m Lombardic (Latinized)
From Audoinus, the Latin form of the Germanic names Audowin or Aldwin. Audoin (or Auduin or Alduin) was a 6th-century king of the Lombards.
Audowin m Germanic
Derived from the Old Frankish element aud, Old High German ot meaning "wealth, fortune" combined with wini meaning "friend". This is a cognate of Edwin.
Ava 3 f German, Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element awi, of unknown meaning. This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
Avelina 1 f Germanic
Diminutive of Avila.
Aveza f Germanic
Old German form of Avis.
Avila f Germanic
Derived from the Old German element awi, of unknown meaning. Rarely, this name may be given in honour of the 16th-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila, Ávila being the name of the town in Spain where she was born.
Badulf m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements batu meaning "fight, struggle" and wolf meaning "wolf".
Badurad m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements batu "fight, struggle" and rat "counsel, advice".
Balderich m Germanic
Old German form of Baldric.
Baldewin m Germanic
Old German form of Baldwin.
Baldilo m Germanic
Originally a diminutive of names containing the Old German element bald meaning "bold, brave" (Proto-Germanic *balþaz).
Baldo m Italian, Spanish, Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Old German element bald meaning "bold, brave" (Proto-Germanic *balþaz), such as Baldwin and Theobald. In Italian it can also be short for the non-Germanic name Baldassare.
Baldomar m Germanic
Old German form of Baldomero.
Baldwin m English, Germanic
Means "bold friend", derived from the Old German elements bald "bold, brave" and wini "friend". In the Middle Ages this was a popular name in Flanders and among the Normans, who brought it to Britain. It was borne by one of the leaders of the First Crusade, an 11th-century nobleman from Flanders. After the crusaders conquered Jerusalem, he was crowned as the king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Baugulf m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements boug meaning "ring, bracelet" and wolf meaning "wolf".
Berahard m Germanic
Old German form of Berard.
Berahthraban m Germanic
Old German form of Bertram, using an extended form of the second element.
Berahthram m Germanic
Old German form of Bertram.
Berard m Germanic
Variant of Bernard using the related root bero "bear" as the first element. This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Carbio, Italy who was martyred in Morocco.
Berengar m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements bern "bear" and ger "spear". This was the name of two medieval kings of Italy and a Holy Roman emperor.
Berengaria f Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized feminine form of Berengar. This name was borne by a 13th-century queen of Castile.
Berenhard m Germanic
Old German form of Bernard.
Berhta f Germanic
Old German form of Bertha.
Berhtoald m Germanic
Old German form of Berthold.
Bernard m English, French, Dutch, Polish, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Germanic
Derived from the Old German element bern "bear" combined with hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Beornheard. This was the name of several saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps in the 10th century, and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th-century theologian and Doctor of the Church. Other famous bearers include the Irish playwright and essayist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) and the British World War II field marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976).
Bernhard m German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of Bernard.
Bertha f German, English, Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the Old Frankish or Old Saxon element berht, Old High German beraht meaning "bright" (Proto-Germanic *berhtaz). This was the name of a few early saints, including a 6th-century Frankish princess who married and eventually converted King Æþelbeorht of Kent. It was also borne by the mother of Charlemagne in the 8th century (also called Bertrada), and it was popularized in England by the Normans. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
Berthild f Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements beraht "bright" and hilt "battle". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, an abbess of Chelles in France.
Bertilo m Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element beraht meaning "bright, famous".
Bertram m English, German, Germanic
Means "bright raven", derived from the Old German element beraht "bright" combined with hram "raven". This name has long been conflated with Bertrand. The Normans introduced it to England, and Shakespeare used it in his play All's Well That Ends Well (1603).
Bertrand m French, English, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements beraht meaning "bright" and rant meaning "rim (of a shield)". From an early date it has been confused with Bertram and the two names have merged to some degree. Saint Bertrand was an 11th-century bishop of Comminges in France. Another famous bearer was the English philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970).
Blanchard m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements blanc meaning "white" and hart meaning "hard, firm, brave, hardy".
Bodo m Germanic
Old German form of Bode.
Brando m Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element brant meaning "fire, torch, sword".
Brunhild f German, Germanic Mythology, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements brunna "armour, protection" and hilt "battle". It is cognate with the Old Norse name Brynhildr (from the elements brynja and hildr). In Norse legend Brynhildr was the queen of the valkyries who was rescued by the hero Sigurd. In the medieval German saga the Nibelungenlied she was a queen of Iceland and the wife of Gunther. Both of these characters were probably inspired by the eventful life of the 6th-century Frankish queen Brunhilda (of Visigothic birth).... [more]
Brunihild f Germanic
Old German variant of Brunhild.
Bruno m German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Germanic
Derived from the Old German element brunna meaning "armour, protection" (Proto-Germanic *brunjǭ) or brun meaning "brown" (Proto-Germanic *brūnaz). Saint Bruno of Cologne was a German monk of the 11th century who founded the Carthusian Order. The surname has belonged to Giordano Bruno, a philosopher burned at the stake by the Inquisition. A modern bearer is the American singer Bruno Mars (1985-), born Peter Gene Hernandez.
Burkhard m German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements burg "fortress" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy", or perhaps from the Old English cognate Burgheard. Saint Burkhard was an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon missionary to Germany (a companion of Boniface) who became the first bishop of Würzburg.
Carlman m Germanic
Old German variant of Carloman.
Carloman m Germanic
From an Old German name derived from karl meaning "man" and man meaning "person, man". This was the name of several Frankish rulers, including the 8th-century Carloman I who ruled jointly with his brother Charlemagne for a time.
Charibert m Germanic
Old German (Frankish) variant of Haribert. This name was borne by two Merovingian kings of the Franks (6th and 7th centuries).
Childebert m Germanic
Old German (Frankish) form of Hildebert. This name was borne by four Merovingian Frankish kings (between the 6th and 8th centuries).
Childeric m Germanic
Old German (Frankish) variant of Hilderic.
Chilperic m Germanic
Old German (Frankish) variant of Hilperic.
Chlodechilda f Germanic
Frankish name derived from the elements hlut "famous, loud" and hilt "battle". See also Clotilde.
Chlodochar m Germanic
Old German variant of Lothar.
Chlodovech m Germanic (Latinized)
From Chlodovechus, a Latinized form of the Germanic name Hludwig (see Ludwig).
Chlodulf m Germanic
Old German form of Ludolf.
Chlothar m Germanic
Old German form of Lothar.
Chrodechildis f Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized Frankish form of Clotilde.
Clodovicus m Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name Hludwig (see Ludwig).
Clothildis f Germanic (Latinized)
Medieval Latin form of Chrodechildis and Chlodechilda (see Clotilde).
Colobert m Germanic
Old German name composed of (possibly) the element kollo meaning "head, peak" and beraht meaning "bright".
Conrad m English, German, Germanic
Means "brave counsel", derived from the Old German elements kuoni "brave" and rat "counsel, advice". This was the name of a 10th-century saint and bishop of Konstanz, in southern Germany. It was also borne by several medieval German kings and dukes, notably Conrad II, the first of the Holy Roman Emperors from the Salic dynasty. In England it was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has only been common since the 19th century when it was reintroduced from Germany.
Cunigund f Germanic
Old German form of Kunigunde.
Dagobert m Germanic, German
Means "bright day", derived from Old Frankish dag, Old High German tag meaning "day" combined with Old Frankish berht, Old High German beraht meaning "bright". This was the name of a 7th-century Merovingian king of the Franks.... [more]
Eberhard m German, Germanic
Old German name meaning "brave boar", derived from the elements ebur "wild boar" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". This name was borne by an influential 9th-century Duke of Friuli. It was also the name of a 12th-century German saint, an archbishop of Salzburg.
Eberwin m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ebur "boar" and wini "friend".
Egilhard m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements agil "edge, blade" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". Usually called Eilhart, this was a medieval German poet who wrote an early version of the Tristan and Iseult tale.
Egilmar m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements agil "edge, blade" and mari "famous". Egilmar (or Elimar) was the name of two counts of Oldenburg in the 12th century.
Egino m Germanic
Old German form of Egon.
Ekkebert m Germanic
From the Old German elements ekka "edge, blade" and beraht "bright". This is a cognate of the English name Egbert.
Ekkehard m German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ekka "edge, blade" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". Eckhart von Hochheim was a 13th-century Dominican friar, philosopher and mystic who was accused of heresy during the Inquisition.
Ellanher m Germanic
Old German name composed of the elements ellan "courage" and heri "army".
Emma f English, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element irmin meaning "whole" or "great" (Proto-Germanic *ermunaz). It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of King Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of King Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
Emmerich m German, Germanic
Germanic name, in which the second element is rih "ruler, king". The first element may be irmin "whole, great" (making it a relative of Ermenrich), amal "unceasing, vigorous, brave" (making it a relative of Amalric) or heim "home" (making it a relative of Henry). It is likely that several forms merged into a single name.
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).
Engelbert m German, Germanic
Old German name composed of either the element angil, from the name of the Germanic tribe of the Angles, or engil meaning "angel" combined with beraht meaning "bright". Saint Engelbert was a 13th-century archbishop of Cologne murdered by assassins.
Engilram m Germanic
Old German form of Ingram.
Ercanbald m Germanic
Old German form of Archibald.
Erhard m German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German element era "honour, respect" combined with hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". Saint Erhard was a 7th-century bishop of Regensburg in Bavaria.
Ermelinde f Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements irmin "whole, great" and lind "soft, flexible, tender". This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish saint from Meldert, Flanders.
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).
Ermengard f Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements irmin meaning "whole, great" and gart meaning "enclosure, yard". This name was borne by the wife of the Frankish king Louis the Pious (9th century). This was also the name of one of her granddaughters, an abbess of Frauenwörth who is regarded as a saint.
Ermenrich m Germanic
From the Gothic name *Airmanareiks, from the elements airmans "great, immense" and reiks "ruler, king". Ermenrich (also often called Ermanaric) was a 4th-century Gothic king.
Ermentrud f Germanic
Variant form of Ermendrud.
Erminhilt f Germanic
Old German form of Irmhild.
Erminigild m Germanic
Old German form of Hermenegildo.
Erminlinda f Germanic
Old German variant of Ermelinde.
Ernust m Germanic
Old German form of Ernest.
Erwin m German, Dutch, Polish, Germanic
Derived from the Old German name Hariwini, composed of the elements heri "army" and wini "friend". It may have merged somewhat with the name Eberwin. A notable bearer was Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961), an Austrian physicist who made contributions to quantum theory.
Ewald m German, Dutch, Germanic
From an Old German name that was composed of the elements ewa "law, custom" and walt "power, authority". This name was borne by two 7th-century saints from Northumbria who were martyred in Saxony.
Farahild f Germanic
Old German form of Pharaildis.
Faramund m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements fara "journey" and munt "protection". This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century king of the Franks.
Faro m Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names containing the element fara meaning "journey" (Proto-Germanic *farō). This was the name of a 7th-century Burgundian bishop of Meaux, France.
Faroald m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements fara "journey" and walt "power, authority". This name was borne by the first Duke of Spoleto, a 6th-century Lombard.
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.
Franko m Croatian, Germanic
Croatian form of Franco, as well as the Old German form.
Frida 1 f German, Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Old German element fridu meaning "peace" (Proto-Germanic *friþuz). A famous bearer was the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
Fridenot m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements fridu "peace" and not "need".
Friduhelm m Germanic
Old German form of Friedhelm.
Friduman m Germanic
Old German form of Friedemann.
Fridumar m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements fridu "peace" and mari "famous".
Friduric m Germanic
Old German form of Frederick.
Fridwald m Germanic
Old German form of Friedhold.
Fulbert m French, Germanic
From the Old German elements folk "people" and beraht "bright". Saint Fulbert was an 11th-century bishop of Chartres.
Fulcher m Germanic
Old German form of Volker.
Fulco m Germanic
Old German form of Fulk.
Garibald m Germanic
Variant of Gerbald. This name was borne by two rulers of Bavaria in the 6th and 7th centuries, as well as a king of the Lombards in the 7th century.
Gasto m Germanic
Old German form of Gaston.
Gaufrid m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements gawi "territory, region" and fridu "peace".
Gautbert m Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements *gautaz "Geat" (a North Germanic tribe) and beraht "bright".
Gautfrid m Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements *gautaz "Geat" (a North Germanic tribe) and fridu "peace".
Gautselin m Germanic
Old German form of Jocelyn.
Gautwin m Germanic
Old German form of Goswin.
Gebahard m Germanic
Old German form of Gebhard.
Gebhard m German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German element geba "gift" combined with hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". Saint Gebhard was a 10th-century bishop of Constance.
Gerbald m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ger meaning "spear" and bald meaning "bold, brave". This was the name of a 7th-century Frankish saint, a bishop of Bayeux (also called Gerbold).
Gerbern m Germanic
Old German form of Gerben.
Gerbold m Germanic
Variant of Gerbald.
Gerfrid m Germanic
Old German form of Gerfried.
Gerhard m German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Germanic
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of Gerard.
Gerhild f German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ger "spear" and hilt "battle".
Gerlach m Dutch (Rare), Germanic
Derived from the Old German element ger "spear" combined with (possibly) lahhi "doctor, healer". Saint Gerlach was a 12th-century Dutch soldier who became a hermit.
Gerlind f Germanic
Old German form of Gerlinde.
Germund m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ger "spear" and munt "protection".
Gernot m German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ger "spear" and not "need". It is used in the medieval German saga the Nibelungenlied for one of the brothers of Gunther.
Gero m German, Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the Old Frankish element gair, Old High German ger meaning "spear" (Proto-Germanic *gaizaz).
Geroald m Germanic
Old German form of Gerald.
Gerold m German, Germanic
German form of Gerald.
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.
Gervasius m Germanic (Latinized)
Possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic name with a first element deriving from ger "spear". The second element is uncertain, though some propose it to be Gaulish *wassos "servant". Alternatively the name could be related to the Greek word γεραιός (geraios) "old".... [more]
Gerwas m Germanic (Hypothetical)
Old German form (possibly) of Gervasius.
Gilbert m English, French, Dutch, Germanic
Means "bright pledge", derived from the Old German elements gisal "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it was common during the Middle Ages. It was borne by a 12th-century English saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.
Giltbert m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements gelt "payment, tribute, compensation" and beraht "bright".
Gisbert m German, Germanic
From a Germanic name in which the second element is beraht "bright". The first element is probably a shortened form of gisal "pledge, hostage" (making it a variant of Gilbert), though it could be related to Gaulish *gaisos "spear" (itself probably of Germanic origin).
Giselbert m Germanic
Old German form of Gilbert.
Giselmund m Germanic
From the Old German elements gisal meaning "hostage, pledge" and munt meaning "protection".
Gisila f Germanic
Old German form of Giselle.
Gisilbert m Germanic
Old German form of Gilbert.
Gisilfrid m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements gisal "hostage" and fridu "peace".
Gislenus m Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gislin (see Ghislain).
Gislin m Germanic
Old German form of Ghislain.
Gismund m Germanic
Germanic name, possibly a variant of Giselmund.
Goda 1 m & f Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element guot meaning "good" or got meaning "god".
Godabert m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements got "god" and beraht "bright". This was the name of a 7th-century king of the Lombards.
Godefrid m Germanic
Old German form of Godfrey.
Godehard m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements got "god" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". This was the name of an 11th-century saint who was a bishop of Hildesheim.
Godeliva f Germanic (Latinized)
Feminine form of Goteleib. This was the name of an 11th-century Flemish saint who was murdered on her husband's orders.
Godescalc m Germanic
Old German form of Gottschalk.
Goteleib m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements got "god" and liob "dear, beloved".
Gozzo m Germanic
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Old German element goz, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Geats (Proto-Germanic *gautaz).
Grimwald m Germanic
From the Old German elements grimo "mask" and walt "power, authority".
Gumarich m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements gomo meaning "man" and rih meaning "ruler, king".
Gunda f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Germanic
Short form of names containing the Old German element gunda meaning "war" (Proto-Germanic *gunþī).
Gundhram m Germanic
Old German form of Guntram.
Gundisalvus m Germanic (Latinized)
Old German (Latinized) form of Gonzalo.
Hadewidis f Germanic (Latinized)
Germanic name derived from the elements hadu meaning "battle, combat" and wit meaning "wide".
Hadewig f Germanic
Old German form of Hedwig.
Hadubert m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements hadu "battle" and beraht "bright".
Hagano m Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Old German form of Hagen.
Hailwic f Germanic
Old German variant of Heilwig.
Haimo m Germanic
Short form of Germanic names beginning with the Old Frankish element haim, Old High German heim meaning "home" (Proto-Germanic *haimaz).
Hardman m Germanic
Old German form of Hartmann.
Hardmod m Germanic
Old German form of Hartmut.
Hardwic m Germanic
Old German variant of Hartwig.
Hardwin m Germanic
Old German form of Hartwin.
Haribert m Germanic
Old German form of Herbert.
Hariman m Germanic
Old German form of Herman.
Hariwald m Germanic
Old German form of Harold.
Hariwini m Germanic
Old German form of Erwin.
Hartmut m German, Germanic
Means "brave mind", derived from the Old German elements hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy" and muot "mind, spirit". This is the kidnapper of Gudrun in the medieval German epic Kudrun.
Hartwig m German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy" and wig "battle".
Hartwin m German (Rare), Germanic
Means "brave friend" from the Old German elements hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy" and wini "friend".
Hasso m German, Germanic
Germanic name, possibly referring to a member of the Germanic tribe of the Hessians, called the Chatti in antiquity.
Heidrich m Germanic
Derived from the Old German element (possibly) heida "heath, heather" combined with rih "ruler, king".
Heilfrid m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements heil "healthy, whole" and fridu "peace".
Heilwig f German (Rare), Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements heil "healthy, whole" and wig "war".
Heimirich m Germanic
Old German form of Henry.
Heinrich m German, Germanic
German form of Henry. This was the name of several German kings.
Helmfrid m Germanic
Old German form of Helmfried.
Helmo m Germanic
Short form of Germanic names that began with the element helm meaning "helmet, protection" (Proto-Germanic *helmaz).
Helmold m Germanic
Old German name derived from the elements helm "helmet" and walt "power, authority".
Helmut m German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German element helm "helmet" (or perhaps heil "healthy, whole") combined with muot "mind, spirit".
Henricus m Germanic (Latinized), Dutch
Latinized form of Heinrich. As a Dutch name, it is used on birth certificates though a vernacular form such as Hendrik is typically used in daily life.
Herleva f Germanic (Latinized)
Possibly from the Old German elements heri "army" and leiba "remainder, remnant, legacy" (or the Old Norse cognates herr and leif, see Herleif). This was the name of the mother of William the Conqueror, who, according to tradition, was a commoner.
Herman m English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Germanic
Means "army man", derived from the Old German elements heri "army" and man "person, man". It was introduced to England by the Normans, died out, and was revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. It was borne by an 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church, though in his case the name is an alternate transcription of German. Another famous bearer was the American writer Herman Melville (1819-1891), the author of Moby-Dick.
Hermanus m Dutch, Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Herman. As a Dutch name, it is used on birth certificates, with the form Herman typically used in daily life.
Hilda f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Hungarian, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Old Frankish element hildi, Old High German hilt, Old English hild meaning "battle" (Proto-Germanic *hildiz). The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda (or Hild) of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
Hildebrand m German (Archaic), Germanic
Means "battle sword", derived from the Old German element hilt "battle" combined with brant "fire, torch, sword". This was the name of the hero of an 8th-century poem written in Old High German.
Hildefons m Germanic
Old German form of Ildefonso.
Hildegard f German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements hilt "battle" and gart "enclosure, yard". This was the name of the second wife of Charlemagne (8th century). Also, Saint Hildegard was a 12th-century mystic from Bingen in Germany who was famous for her writings and poetry and also for her prophetic visions.
Hildegund f German, Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements hilt "battle" and gunda "battle, war". This was the name of a 12th-century German saint.
Hilderic m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements hilt "battle" and rih "ruler, king". Hilderic was a 6th-century king of the Vandals. This name was also borne by three early Merovingian Frankish kings, though their name is usally spelled as Childeric.
Hildiberht m Germanic
Old German form of Hildebert.
Hildimar m Germanic
Old German form of Hilmar.
Hilditrut f Germanic
Old German form of Hiltrud.
Hilperic m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements helfa "help" and rih "ruler, king". This name was borne by two Burgundian kings and two Frankish kings (usually called Chilperic).
Hlothar m Germanic
Old German form of Lothar.
Hludolf m Germanic
Old German form of Ludolf.
Hlūdwīg m Frankish (Hypothetical)
Frankish form (possibly) of Ludwig.
Hludwig m Germanic
Old German form of Ludwig.
Hraban m Germanic
From an Old German byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".
Hrambert m Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements hram "raven" and beraht "bright".
Hrodebert m Germanic
Old German form of Robert.
Hroderich m Germanic
Old German form of Roderick.
Hrodger m Germanic
Old German form of Roger.
Hrodland m Germanic
Old German form of Roland.
Hrodohaidis f Germanic
Old German form of Rose.
Hrodulf m Germanic
Old German form of Rudolf.
Hrolf m Germanic
Contracted form of Hrodulf.
Hrotsuitha f Germanic
Old German variant of Hruodsuind.
Hruodnand m Germanic
From the Old German elements hruod meaning "fame" and nand meaning "brave". According to some theories, this was the original form of Roland.
Hruodsuind f Germanic
Old German form of Roswitha.