are used in the country of Belgium in western Europe.
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AAIKE f & m Dutch
Diminutive of names beginning with Agi
ABSALON m Danish (Rare), Faroese, Norwegian (Rare), Polish, Gascon, French (Archaic), French (Quebec, Archaic)
Polish, French, Gascon, Danish, Faroese and Norwegian form of ABSALOM
ACHIEL m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of ACHILLES
via its French form ACHILLE
. Known bearers of this name include Belgian politician and prime minister Achiel Van Acker (1898-1975), Belgian painter Achiel Van Sassenbrouck (1886-1979) and Belgian cyclist Achiel Buysse (1918-1984).
ADAMANTINE f French, English
Means "of unyielding quality" or "diamond like". From the Latin adamantinus
meaning 'incorruptible, inflexible', itself from the Greek adamantinos
(ἀδαμάντινος) of the same meaning, with the Greek or Latin suffix of -ine
meaning 'like', 'made of', or 'of the nature of'... [more
ADINDA f Indonesian, Dutch, Literature
Means "sister" or "eldest daughter" (a formal, poetic term) in Indonesian. The name was used by Dutch writer Eduard Douwes Dekker (1820-1887), better known by his pen name Multatuli, for one of the eponymous characters in his story "Saïdjah and Adinda" in his 1860 novel Max Havelaar
AIRELLE f French (Rare), English (Rare), Literature
Derived from airelle
, the French name for the plant genus Vaccinium. The French derived the name from Portuguese airella
, which in turn was derived from Latin atra
"dark, black, gloomy".
ALBÉRIC m French
French form of ALBERIC
. A known bearer of this name was the French composer Albéric Magnard (1865-1914).
ALBIJN m Dutch
Generally the Dutch form of ALBINUS
, but in some instances it can be derived from ALBUIN
as well. A bearer of this name was the Flemish painter Albijn Van den Abeele (1835-1918).
ALDE m & f Dutch (Rare)
Dutch short form of Germanic given names that begin with the element ald
meaning "old" as well as (via metathesis) the element adal
meaning "noble". Also compare ALDO
ALIAUME m French
French form of ADALHELM
. Previously a name that had gone out of fashion after the Middle Ages, but it has enjoyed a modest revival in France since the late '80s (which reached its peak in 1996).
ALIDOR m French (Rare)
An old and obscure French given name of unknown meaning, which may possibly ultimately be of Occitan origin (compare ALIÉNOR
) or even Basque origin. It seems that it was mostly used in the 19th century, not just in France but also in (the French-speaking part of) Belgium and the Canadian province Quebec... [more
ALIEKE f Dutch
Diminutive form of ALIE
, seeing as the name contains the Dutch diminutive suffix -ke
ALIËTTE f Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of ALIETTE
. However, it should be noted that in the Netherlands, there may also be cases where this name is a combination of the Dutch feminine given name ALIE
with the French diminutive suffix -ette
ALISE f French (Archaic)
Local French form of ALICE
recorded up to the 1700s in the French Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region and the Canton of Châtenois in the Vosges département of eastern France and in the region of Lorraine.
ALLYRE m French
Probably of Germanic origin. This was the name of a 4th-century Gallo-Roman saint praised by Gregory of Tours. He was a bishop of Clermont in Auvergne, France, which he worked to establish as a center of religious teaching and devotion... [more
ALOÏSE f French
Feminine form of ALOÏS
. Aloïse Corbaz (1886-1964) was a Swiss outsider artist.
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
AMALASWINTHA f Ancient Germanic, Dutch, History
Derived from the Germanic elements amal
"work" and Gothic svinths
in Old High German) "strength." This name was borne by a daughter of Theodoric the Great, who became queen of the Ostrogoths after his death in 526 AD.