BOYEmWest 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]
DIRKJEm & fDutch, 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 (DIRK) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
EIBEmEast 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]
EIMERTmDutch, 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.
ENEmWest 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.
JELDAfEast 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.
KLAASJEm & fDutch, 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]
LEEFKEfLow 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.
MENNAfWelsh, 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]
REIKmLow German, East Frisian Low German and East Frisian short form of names that contain the Germanic element rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty". This element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." Also, this name can be compared with the Dutch name RIJK.
SIBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian Frisian short form of masculine names that have sigu or sigis for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The names SIBALD and SIBERT are good examples of that.
TABOmEast Frisian, Dutch Frisian short form of names that have Gothic thiuda or Middle High German diet (both of which mean "people") for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The names DIETBALD and THEUDEBERT are good examples of that.
TALEm & fWest Frisian, Norwegian, East Frisian As a masculine name in Friesland, this name is usually a short form of names containing the Old High Germanic element adal "noble." But in Scandinavia, it is often a variant form of TOLE... [more]
WIBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian Frisian short form of names whose first element is derived from Old High German wîg "warrior" or Gothic vilja "will, desire." Also, the second element of those names starts with a "b", e.g. WIBRAND and WILBERT.
WOLKEm & fGerman, West Frisian, East Frisian Frisian short form of Germanic names that contain the Gothic element valdan "to reign" (practically the same as wald "rule"). It is known as a masculine name since the 15th century, and as a feminine name since the 20th century... [more]