East Frisian Submitted Names

East Frisian names are used in East Frisia in northwestern Germany. See also about Frisian Names.
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Aafke f West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian feminine form of Ave, with the diminutive suffix ke included.
Aalf m Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), East Frisian
Dutch short form of Adolf and West Frisian short form of Alef and Alof, which are both Frisian variants of Adolf.
Aaljet f East Frisian (Archaic)
Possibly a variation of Aalheit.
Abbodo m East Frisian (Archaic)
Possibly a variation of Abbo.
Abell m East Frisian
Variation of Abel.
Adolt m East Frisian, German (Rare, Archaic)
A dithematic name formed from the Germanic name elements adal "noble" and walt "to rule".
Aefja f East Frisian
Variation of Aefje
Aefke f East Frisian
Variation of Aeffke.
Aegje f East Frisian
Variation of Aeghte.
Agnet f German (East Prussian), North Frisian (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
East Prussian German, North Frisian and East Frisian variant of Agnes via the variant Agnete. As a North Frisian name, Agnet was recorded on the island of Föhr.
Aiko m West Frisian, German, East Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
Short form of names containing the Germanic name element agjō or agil "edge (of a sword)", such as Ekkehard or Aai.
Aiske f East Frisian
Diminutive of names containing the element agi "terror".
Ale f East Frisian (Archaic)
Short form of Alegonda, recorded between the 1300s and 1700s.
Alheit f Low German (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Archaic short form of Adelheid, in use between the 1400s and 1800s.
Amme f West Frisian, East Frisian
Feminine form of Ame.
Anjette f East Frisian (Rare)
Late 19th-century elaboration of Anje.
Anno m East Frisian (Rare), West Frisian, Medieval German
Frisian variant of Anne 2 as well as a medieval German cognate of the name.... [more]
Arent m Medieval Dutch, East Frisian (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Medieval Dutch and East Frisian form of Arnold as well as a Scandinavian variant of Arend. As for the Netherlands: this given name is still in use there today, but it is not as common there as its modern form Arend is.... [more]
Assela f East Frisian (Archaic)
Latinate form of Assel, itself a short form of Askhilt. This name was recorded in the 16th century.
Aukje f West Frisian, East Frisian
Strictly feminine form of Auke, where the diminutive suffix je has been added to the name.
Baafke f East Frisian
Variation of Bafke.
Bafke f East Frisian
Variation of Bafe.
Baje m & f East Frisian
Variant of Boje. ... [more]
Bane m East Frisian (Archaic)
Short form of names that contain the element bann meaning "ban" or else a short form of names containing the element barn / bern "bear".... [more]
Barber f East Frisian
Variation of Barbara.
Behrend m German, East Frisian
Contracted form of Bernhard, first recorded in the 1500s and still in occasional use today.
Behrendt m German (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of Behrend, recorded between the 1500s and 1800s.
Bene m East Frisian
Short form of names that contain the element bern- "bear".
Beneke m East Frisian (Archaic)
Diminutive of Bene, in use between the 1400s and 1700s.
Bente m & f East Frisian, West Frisian
Shortened form of Bernhard or other names starting in Bern-.
Bentje f East Frisian
Diminutive of Bente.
Boy m North Frisian, West Frisian, East Frisian, Dutch, Danish, German, English (Rare)
Variant form of Boye. In English-speaking countries, the name is usually derived from the English word boy meaning "boy" (in a manner comparable to the name Sonny) or a short form of the given names Boyce and Boyd.... [more]
Boye m West Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
There are many etymologies possible for this Frisian name. One is that it is a pet form of Germanic given names that contained the element bodo meaning "lord, ruler" or baug meaning "bow"... [more]
Cornelis f East Frisian
Variation of Cornelia and feminine version of Cornelius.
Daja f East Frisian
Variant of Daje.
Daje f East Frisian
Originally a short form of names containing the element dag "day".
Dedda f East Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
East Frisian from of Theoda and other names containing the name element þeoda "people".
Derk m Dutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Dutch variant form of Dirk, as well as the Frisian form of Dirk.
Dete f East Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of Dieta recorded in the 1600s.
Dieke f Dutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Feminine form of Diede, as well as a pet form of Hendrika.
Dinchen f East Frisian
German Diminutive of Dina 1 or Dine.
Dörte f Low German (Rare), East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian short form of Dorothea.
Ebbe m & f East Frisian
Diminutive of Eberhard or as a feminine name of [Eberhardine and other names beginning with the Germanic element ebur meaning "wild boar".
Ebbeke f East Frisian
Variation of Ebbe.
Ebbelina f East Frisian
Variation of Ebbe.
Ebel m & f East Frisian
Diminutive of Eberhard or Eberhardine.
Ebele f East Frisian
Variation of Ebel
Ebelke f & m East Frisian
Diminutive of Ebel.
Ebeltje f East Frisian
Variation of Ebbe.
Eberdine f East Frisian
Feminine version of Eberhard and other names starting with Eber-.
Ede m West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian form of Ade 2.
Edela f East Frisian (Archaic), Old Danish, Old Swedish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Short form of names containing the East Frisian name element ethel-, a cognate of Old High German adal-.
Edelke f East Frisian
Variation of Edel
Edzard m West Frisian, East Frisian
Variant of Edsard. This name was borne by several counts of East Frisia.
Eibe m East Frisian, West Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have ag for a first element (for an elaborate description of ag, please see Agmund), and of which the second element starts with a "b"... [more]
Eide m East Frisian, West Frisian, Low German
As a Frisian name, this name is a short form of names that have ag for a first element (for an elaborate description of ag, please see Agmund)... [more]
Eilke m & f East Frisian, West Frisian, Low German
For a man, it is the diminutive form of Eile - but for a woman, it is the feminine form of Eile.
Eimer m East Frisian, Low German
East Frisian and Low German form of Eilmer.
Eimert m Dutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian form of Agimar. Though originally a Frisian name, it is now commonly used as a Dutch name as well. A known bearer of this name is Eimert van Middelkoop, the Dutch minister for Defence.
Eimo m East Frisian
East Frisian simplified form of Agmund or Egmar.
Elberen f East Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
The name is formed from the two Germanic name elements AGIL "edge (of a sword)" (via Eil-) and BERIN "she-bear".
Elskea f East Frisian
19th-century East Frisian elaboration of Elske, itself an East Frisian diminutive of Elsa and Else.
Ene m West Frisian, East Frisian
A Frisian name of Germanic origin that has been so strongly abbreviated, that one can no longer tell with certainty what the original form and its meaning is. Some scholars think that it may be a short form of names containing the Germanic element agin or egin (like Aginhard), thus making it comparable to Eine.
Engelke m & f Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), Low German (Rare)
In the case of male bearers, this name is a diminutive of Engel. In the case of female bearers, this name is a feminine form of Engel... [more]
Engeltje f Dutch, West Frisian, East Frisian (Rare)
Strictly feminine form of Engel. In the Netherlands, the name is often associated with the Dutch word engeltje meaning "little angel". Also compare Engelke.
Enno m East Frisian
Enno is a Frisian name and was carried by many Frisian tribal chiefs.... [more]
Eno m East Frisian
Variation of Enno.
Everlina f English, Dutch, East Frisian (Rare)
Borne by a daughter of George W Mills.
Feike f & m West Frisian, East Frisian
Diminutive form of Feie (for males) and feminine form of Feie (for females).
Fenneke f Dutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Strictly feminine diminutive of Fenne.
Foke m West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Folke.
Fokke m West Frisian, East Frisian
Variant form of Foke.
Folgert m East Frisian (Archaic), West Frisian (Rare)
Some sources state that this name is a variant form of Folkert, while at least one source states that it is a variant of Folger, the (West) Frisian form of the ancient Germanic name Folcgar.
Frouwe f North Frisian, East Frisian
North Frisian and East Frisian variant of Frowe.
Frouweke f East Frisian
East Frisian variant of Frowe.
Fruva f East Frisian
East Frisian variant of Frowe.
Gauke m & f East Frisian, West Frisian
East and West Frisian diminutive of Gauwe.
Gaukje f East Frisian
East Frisian diminutive of Gauwe.
Habbo m East Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
Short form of dithematic Germanic names starting with the name element hadu "battle, combat" or hag "enclosure" and having a second name element starting with the letter b-, e.g., brand "sword; fire".
Haie m West Frisian (Rare), East Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German short form of Germanic names that contain the element hag (for an elaborate description of hag, please see Hagabert).
Haje m East Frisian
Variant of Hajo.
Harre m East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Frisian short form of Germanic given names containing the element hari meaning "army", such as Herbert and Herman.
Hasche m North Frisian (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of the Frisian name Hasse, which is said to be either a short form of names containing the element hart "hardy; strong" or else it might be derived from Old High German hassi "the Hessians".... [more]
Haug m East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Archaic), Upper German
Frisian and Upper German form of Hugo as well as a short form of other Germanic given names that have hugu meaning "heart, mind, spirit" for a first element.... [more]
Hauk m & f East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Frisian short form of Germanic given names that have hugu meaning "heart, mind, spirit" for a first element, such as Hugubert. Also compare Haug, which this name could be considered to be a variant form of.
Haye m West Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
Variant spelling of Haie. A known Dutch bearer of this name is the author Haye van der Heyden (b. 1957).
Hedde m West Frisian, East Frisian
Variant form of Hede.
Heie m West Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German variant form of Haie.
Heijo m West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Heie.
Heikedine f East Frisian, German (Rare)
An elaboration of the name Heike with the clearly feminine suffix -dine.... [more]
Henritta f East Frisian (Archaic)
East Frisian contraction of Henrietta, predominantly used in the 1800s.
Hibbe m West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have hildr for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The names Hildebert and Hildebrand are good examples of that.
Hilko m Low German, Dutch, East Frisian
Low German and Dutch short form of names with the first name element hild "battle".
Hille f East Frisian, Estonian, German (Rare), German (Silesian, Rare)
Short form of names containing the element hild, for example Mathilda.... [more]
Hillert m & f East Frisian
Short form of names with Hild- such as Hilderich or Hildegund.
Hiltje f East Frisian
Variation of Hilde.
Hintje f East Frisian
Feminine variation of Hinrich.
Hobbe m West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian shortened form of names starting with HUG like Hugbert.
Icka f Low German, East Frisian
Feminine form of Icko.
Icke m & f German, Low German (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Icke is a nickname for people from Berlin alluding to the Berlin dialekt word Icke (High German Ich) "I".... [more]
Ickea f East Frisian, Low German
Clearly feminine form of Icke.
Icko m Low German, East Frisian
Short form of names built from the name element agjō "edge (of a sword)" like Ekkehard.
Ihme m & f East Frisian (Rare)
Variant of East Frisian Ime, which is a very shortened form of Germanic names with the element IRMIN or ERMIN meaning "big, overwhelming".... [more]
Ikea f East Frisian (Archaic)
19th-century elaboration of Ike and Ika.
Ikke m & f Low German, East Frisian
Variant of Icke.
Imme f & m West Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Ime 2. This given name is more commonly found on females than on males.... [more]
Ineke f Dutch, Limburgish, German (Rare), East Frisian
Diminutive form of Ine as well as an East Frisian feminine form of masculine Ine.
Inna f East Frisian
Short form of names containing the Germanic name elements agin and ein.
Inse m & f West Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Frisian variant form of Ine. Sometimes also said to be a Frisian short form of Germanic names that have Ing for a first element, such as Ingulf... [more]
Iska f East Frisian
Variant of Iske.
Iske f East Frisian, West Frisian
Feminine form of Ise.
Jannes m Dutch, Flemish, German (Rare), Limburgish, East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian, Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Frisian, Limburgish and (Low) German short form of Johannes, which has also seen some use in Scandinavia.
Jarig m West Frisian, East Frisian
Variant spelling of Jarich.
Jeike f East Frisian
Variant of Geike.
Jelda f East Frisian
Short form of names that contained the Old Frisian name elements jelda "to pay; to return; to yield; to repay; to owe a dept" or gelda/hjeld "money". The name Jelda was most commonly used in the 16th and 17th centuries and finally revived in the 20th century.
Jeldrik m East Frisian, North Frisian
Derived from Old Frisian jeld "money; sacrifice", ultimately from Proto-Germanic *geldą "reward, gift, money", and from Old Frisian rīke "rich; powerful", ultimately from Proto-Germanic *rīkijaz "mighty".
Jelina f East Frisian (Rare, Archaic), Swedish (Rare)
Archaic elaboration of East Frisian Jela that was recorded in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Jelte m West Frisian, Dutch, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Jelle.
Jene m East Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
East Frisian short form of Johannes, recorded between the 16th and the 19th centuries.
Jenne m & f Dutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Masculine and feminine (short) form of Johannes.
Jera f Slovene, East Frisian
East Frisian and Slovene short form of Gertruda via another short form, Gera.
Jester f East Frisian (Archaic)
East Frisian form of Gerswith.
Jit m West Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
Frisian variant form of Ede and Ide.
Jodea f East Frisian (Archaic)
19th-century feminine form of Jodocus.
Joestje f East Frisian
Variation of Joest.
Jolf m East Frisian (Rare)
Contracted form of Joleff.
Jolina f East Frisian
Younger form of Jollina.
Jonne f Dutch, Flemish, West Frisian, East Frisian
Dutch and Frisian variant of Jonna.
Kea f East Frisian
Frisian short form of names like Heikea, Elkea and other names ending in -kea.
Keno m North Frisian, East Frisian, German
Frisian short form of Konrad.
Kersten m Low German, East Frisian
Low German variant of Karsten.
Klaasje m & f Dutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Klaas) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
Kune m & f Dutch (Rare), German (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic), West Frisian (Rare)
In Dutch and Frisian, this name is a short form of given names containing the Germanic element kuni meaning "clan, family, kin, race, kind". In other words, you could say that this name is the Dutch and Frisian cognate of Kuno.... [more]
Kunigard f Germanic, East Frisian (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements kuni "clan, family" and gart "enclosure".
Künna f East Frisian
East Frisian short form of Kunigunda.
Lam m Dutch, German, West Frisian, East Frisian
Short form of names that have land for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The name Lambert is a good example of that.
Leefke f Low German, East Frisian
Derived from Low German leefke "darling", which looks similar to its Limburgish equivalent leeveke and Dutch liefje. See also the name Leve, of which this name can be seen as a feminine form of.
Leve m East Frisian
East Frisian form of Leeuwe.
Levke f East Frisian, German
Younger form of Leefke and feminine form of Leve.
Loise f East Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
East Frisian name of debated origin and meaning. Theories include an elaboration of Lois and a variant of Louise.... [more]
Lubbe m West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of names whose first element was derived from laifa (see Bernlef), liut (see Liutgar) or liub (see Liubwin)... [more]
Ludeken m East Frisian (Archaic)
Diminutive of names containing the element liud "people", recorded between the 1400s and 1600s.
Luitjen m East Frisian
East Frisian variant of Lütjen.
Lüko m East Frisian (Rare)
Originally a short form of names beginning with the element liud- "people".
Macco m East Frisian (Archaic)
Younger form of Makko, first recorded in the 1500s and eventually faded into oblivion in the 1700s.
Makko m Medieval German, East Frisian (Archaic)
Short form of Markward, recorded in the 11th century.
Marek m East Frisian (Modern)
Masculine form (backformation) of Mareka.
Mareka f East Frisian
East Frisian diminutive of Maria.
Mareko m East Frisian (Rare)
Masculine form of Mareka.
Martje f West Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Dutch
Dutch short form of Martha and Martina, as well as the Frisian form for those names.
Marx m Medieval German, East Frisian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish, English (American, Modern, Rare), Alsatian (Archaic)
Medieval German and archaic Alsatian and East Frisian short form of Marcus, recorded numerous times in the Rhineland region of what is now Germany in the early 16th century, as well as in East Frisia in the same time period.... [more]
Meena f East Frisian
Feminine form of Meeno.
Meeno m East Frisian
Variant of Meno.
Meik m German, East Frisian, North Frisian
This name is either a phonetic German spelling of the English name Mike or a Frisian short form of names beginning in Mein- like Meinhard.
Menna f Welsh, Frisian, East Frisian
Variant of Mena in countries where that name is used (i.e., Germany, Netherlands, Mena being a German/Dutch diminutive of various names beginning with Mein, such as Meinhild, where the meaning is "strength"), but Menna is also used regularly in Wales in modern times... [more]
Meno m East Frisian
Short form of names beginning with Old High German name element megin, magan "strength, might, power" (compare Menno).