Flemish Submitted Names

Flemish names are used in Flanders (the northern half of Belgium where Dutch is spoken). See also about Dutch names.
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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).
ALEYNA f Turkish, French (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Flemish (Modern)
Turkish name derived from Arabic 'aleina "above us", a phrase that was adopted from the Qur'an.... [more]
ALIDOOR m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and Flemish form of Alidor. A known bearer of this name was the Belgian politician Alidoor De Keyser (1920-2012).
ANNEKEN f Low German, Danish, Flemish, Old Swedish
Low German diminutive of Anne.
ANNEMIE f Upper German, Flemish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of Annemarie, used mainly in the middle and south of Germany.
ARJO m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
At least one source lists this name as being a combination of the names Adrianus and Johannes, but it could also easily be a combination of a name starting with Ar- (such as Arend) with a name starting with Jo- (such as Jozef)... [more]
ARSEEN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Arsenius (see Arsenios).
BASIEL m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Basilius. A known bearer of this name was the Belgian priest and poet Basiel De Craene (1880-1956).
BEATRIJS f Dutch, Flemish
Dutch form of Beatrix.
BOBBEJAAN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
One might think that this name is a blend of the name Bob with Jaan, but that is not the case. In Belgium and the Netherlands, the use of this rare first name originated with the Flemish singer and musician Bobbejaan Schoepen (1925-2010)... [more]
CAMIEL m Dutch, Flemish
Dutch form of Camille, with its spelling more or less phonetical in nature. This form is used exclusively for males. Known bearers of this name include the Dutch retired politician Camiel Eurlings (b... [more]
CERIEL m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Cérile, with its spelling more or less phonetical in nature. Also compare Cyriel.... [more]
CORNEEL m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish
Short form of both Cornelis and Cornelius (for men) and Cornelia (for women), but the name is most often encountered on men. It is unisex in the Netherlands, but strictly masculine in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium.... [more]
CORNEELKE m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Diminutive of Corneel as well as of the related names Cornelis and Cornelius (for men) and Cornelia (for women).... [more]
CYRIEL m Dutch, Flemish
Dutch form of Cyrille, with its spelling more or less phonetical in nature. A known bearer of this name was the Belgian naturalist author and playwright Cyriel Buysse (1859-1932).
DOMIEN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Short form of Dominicus. Known bearers of this name include Dutch radio DJ Domien Verschuuren (b. 1988), Belgian journalist and author Domien Sleeckx (1818-1901) and Belgian actor and director Domien De Gruyter (1921-2007).
ELIANTHE f Dutch (Rare), French (Rare, Archaic), Flemish (Rare), Literature
Probably a variant form of Helianthe, with omission of the h-. However, in at least one recorded case (a Dutch family), this name was a blend of Elisabeth and Anthonia.... [more]
EUGEEN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Eugenius (see Eugene). Known bearers of this name include the Belgian painter Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930) and the Belgian doctor, poet and playwright Eugeen van Oye (1840-1926).
FIDEEL m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Archaic)
Dutch form of Fidelis (see Fidel). This name has never been very common and has virtually fallen out of use in this day and age.
FREDERIKA f Dutch, Flemish, Latvian
Feminine form of Frederick.
FREIJA f Dutch, Flemish
Dutch variant of Freya.
FRIDOLIN m Medieval German, German, Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Archaic)
Diminutive of Frid or Frido, which are both a short form of masculine names that contain the Germanic element frid or fridu meaning "peace", such as Friedrich and Gottfried... [more]
FRIDOLINA f German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Italian (Rare), Romanian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Feminine form of Fridolin. A known bearer of this name is the Swedish soccer player Fridolina Rolfö (b. 1993).
FRIEDEL m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), German, Yiddish
Dutch, Flemish and German short form of Fridolin and its feminine forms Fridolina and Fridoline.... [more]
GENTIEL m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and Flemish form of Gentilis via its French form Gentil.
GENTIL m French (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French form of Gentilis, which is also used (albeit rarely) in Belgium and the Netherlands.... [more]
GENTILLA f Italian (Archaic), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), English (Archaic)
Italian variant of Gentila as well as the Dutch, English and Flemish feminine form of Gentilis, most likely via its French feminine forms Gentile and/or Gentille. Also compare Gentil.
HANNELEEN f Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Combination of Hanne and Leen.
HERMANDE f French (Archaic), Flemish (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
French variant form of Armande, which is ultimately derived from the Germanic masculine name Herman.
HILDEKE f Dutch (Rare), Flemish
Dutch diminutive of Hilde.
HILDEKEN f Medieval Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
Medieval Dutch diminutive of feminine given names that contain the Germanic element hild meaning "battle", such as Hildegonda and Mathilde. Also, since -ken is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern -ke, we can actually say that Hildeken is the medieval variant of Hildeke.
HIPPOLIET m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Archaic)
Dutch form of Hippolytos via its French form Hippolyte. Known bearers of this name include the Belgian physician and playwright Hippoliet Van Peene (1811-1864) and the Belgian writer and poet Hippoliet Ledeganck (1846-1903).
ISALA f Flemish
The first Belgian woman to graduate from medical school was Isala van Diest, educated in Switzerland and admitted to practice only after a royal decree made it so.
ISIDOOR m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Isidore. Known bearers of this name include Belgian author Isidoor Teirlinck (1851-1934), Belgian athlete Isidoor Van de Wiele (1924-2010) and Belgian cyclist Isidoor De Ryck (1926-2009).
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.
JANUS m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish, Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish and West Frisian short form of Adrianus and sometimes also of Johannes (which is also found spelled as Johannus). The name has also seen some use in Scandinavia (particularly in Denmark), where it can also be a (more or less) latinized form of Jens.... [more]
JEANIQUE f French (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Blend of Jeanne with any feminine name ending in -ique, such as Monique and Véronique. Also compare Janique.
JEROM m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Literature
This given name is more or less a dutchization of the French name Jérôme. Also compare Jeroom, which is more common than Jerom in Flanders, while it is the other way around in the Netherlands.... [more]
JEROMMEKE m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Literature
Diminutive of Jerom and sometimes also of Jeroom. Also compare Jeroomke, which is the usual diminutive of Jeroom.... [more]
JEROOM m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and Flemish form of Jerome, which is rather old-fashioned and rare compared to the more modern Jeroen.... [more]
JEROOMKE m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Diminutive of Jeroom. Also compare Jerommeke.
JOMMEKE m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Literature
Diminutive of Jomme. Also compare Jerommeke, since it is possible that in rare cases, Jommeke is a contraction of this name.... [more]
JOSKE m & f Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Jos) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix -ke to the original name... [more]
JOSKEN m & f Medieval Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
This name is usually a diminutive of Jozef (for men) and Josephina (for women), but there are also cases where it is a diminutive of Jodocus via its short form Josse. Also, since -ken is a diminutive suffix that was primarily used in the Middle Ages and has since been replaced by the more modern -ke, we can actually say that Josken is the medieval variant of Joske.
JULIAAN m Dutch, Flemish
Dutch form of Julian. Known bearers of this name include Flemish painter Juliaan Teniers (1572–1615), Belgian painter and politician Juliaan De Vriendt (1842-1935) and Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens (b... [more]
KAMIEL m Dutch, Flemish
Variant of Camiel. This name is less common in Belgium and The Netherlands than Camiel is. Known bearers of this name include the Dutch retired athlete Kamiel Maase (b. 1971) and the Belgian authors Kamiel Vanhole (1954-2008) and Kamiel Van Baelen (1915-1945).
KILIAAN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Modern Dutch form of Kiliaen.
KRISTOFF m English, Popular Culture, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Flemish
Variant of Christoph. This is the name of Kristoff Bjorgman from Frozen.
KYELL m & f English (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Probably a variant spelling of either Kjell or Kyel (or both).... [more]
KYLIANA f English (Modern, Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Rare)
In the English-speaking world, this name is usually a combination of the names Kyle and Ana or Anna or Liana.... [more]
LANDER m Dutch (Rare), Flemish
Meaning uncertain. This name could be a modern form of a Germanic name starting with Land- (such as Landerik), but it could also possibly be a contracted form of Alexander or even a variant form of Leander.
LAURIANE f French, French (Quebec), French (Swiss), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French form of Lauriana. A known bearer of this name is Lauriane Gilliéron (b. 1984), who was crowned Miss Switzerland in 2005.
LAURIANNE f French, French (Quebec, Rare), French (Swiss, Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French variant of Lauriane, which is one of the main French forms of Lauriana. Outside of the francophone world (such as in English-speaking countries and in the Netherlands), this given name tends to be a combination of the names Laura or Laurie with Anne.
LAURIENNE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French form of Lauriana, which is occasionally used in non-francophone countries. Also compare the masculine counterpart Laurien.
LAZAAR m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Archaic)
Dutch and Flemish form of Lazarus.
LOKKE m & f Frisian, Flemish
Diminutive of Louise.
LORANNE f French (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French variant spelling of Lauranne and Dutch combination of Lore (which is a short form of Eleonore) with Anne.
LORIANE f French, French (Quebec), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French variant of Lauriane (see Lauriana).
LORIANNE f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), Dutch (Rare), English, Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French variant of Loriane, which itself is a variant spelling of Lauriane, one of the main French forms of Lauriana.... [more]
MARCOEN m Flemish (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Flemish form of Marcou, which has also seen some use in the Netherlands (mostly in the south, which is predominantly Catholic). Also compare the related French name Marcon.... [more]
MARIANNEKE f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and Flemish diminutive of Marianne. In some cases, the name can also be a combination of the names Maria or Marie with Anneke.
MARJANNEKE f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and Flemish variant of Marianneke. In some cases, the name can also be a combination of the names Maria or Marie with Janneke.... [more]
MAROUSIA f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and Flemish adoption of Marusya.
MICHOU m & f French, Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
French diminutive of Michel, as -ou is a French masculine diminutive suffix. This diminutive has been in use since medieval times, as is evidenced by the fact that Michou is also a patronymic surname in France.... [more]
MIRRE f & m Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
Derived from the Dutch noun mirre meaning "myrrh". Originally, this given name was probably given in reference to goud, wierook en mirre meaning "gold, frankincense and myrrh", the gifts that the Three Magi bestowed upon the newborn Jesus.... [more]
MIRREKE f Dutch, Flemish
Diminutive of Mirre, Miriam (also Mirjam) and other names that start with Mir-, such as Mirthe.
OCTAAF m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Octavius. A known bearer of this name was the Belgian composer Octaaf de Hovre (1876-1951).
ODIEL m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
In the case of male bearers, this name is a Dutch form of Odilo via its French form Odile. In the case of female bearers, this name is a Dutch variant form of Odilia. A known bearer of this name was the Belgian road racing cyclist Odiel Defraeye (1888-1965), whose name was also frequently written as Odile Defraye.
PAMPHIEL m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Archaic)
Dutch form of Pamphilus via its French form Pamphile.
PHILOGEEN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and Flemish form of Philogenes.
POLYDOOR m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Polydoros via its latinized form Polydorus. A known bearer of this name was Polydoor Lippens (1810-1889), a Belgian engineer and inventor.
POMMELINE f French (Rare), Flemish
Modern form of Pomelline via its variant form Pomeline. The spelling of this form of the name was influenced by the French word pomme meaning "apple", which the name (and its variant form) has always shared a certain resemblance with and thus often led people to associate it with apples (to some degree).
PROTAAS m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Archaic)
Dutch and Flemish form of Protasius, which came into being via the medieval Dutch form Protaes.
RANNE f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Possibly Frisian in origin, in which case the name is probably derived from a feminine Germanic given name that contains one of the following three Germanic elements: ragin meaning "advice" (see Rayner), rand meaning "rim (of a shield)" (see Randolf) or hraban meaning "raven" (see Ronne)... [more]
REINILDE f Italian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Italian form of Reinhild as well as a Dutch and Flemish variant of Reinhilde.
REINILDIS f Medieval German (Latinized), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Latinized form of Reinhild. A known bearer of this name is the Dutch historian and author Reinildis van Ditzhuyzen (b. 1948).
RENEEKE f Flemish, Dutch
Dutch and Flemish diminutive of Renee.
ROMÉE f French (Rare), Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
French feminine form of Roméo.
SEEF m & f Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare)
This name is more often seen on men than on women. For men, the name is a short form of Josephus and in some cases also of Severinus and its Dutch form Severijn. For women, this name is a short form of Josepha, Joséphine and in rare cases also of Severina and its French form Séverine... [more]
SEEFKE f & m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare)
Diminutive of Seef. This name is predominantly feminine, but has occasionally informally been used on men (especially in Limburg, because diminutives ending in -ke are common for both sexes there).
SERVÉ m Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare)
Flemish and Limburgish variant spelling of Servet, which is a diminutive of Servais, the French form of Servatius.
SEVERIEN m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Severinus for men and Dutch variant of Severine and/or Séverine for women. Also compare Severijn.... [more]
STAN m Dutch, Flemish
Dutch and Flemish short form of Constans and related names, such as Constant and Constantijn. It can also be a contracted form of Stefan in some cases.... [more]
STANNE f & m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
In Flanders (Belgium), this given name is strictly masculine, as it is a variant form of Stan, which is a short form of Constans and related names (such as Constant and Constantijn).... [more]
STANNEKE f & m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
In Flanders (Belgium), this given name is strictly masculine, as it is a diminutive of Stan, which is a short form of Constans and related names (such as Constant and Constantijn). It can also be a contracted form of Stefanneke in some cases, which is a diminutive of Stefan.... [more]
STEFAAN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Variant spelling of Stephaan, although one can also consider this name to be the short form of Stefanus. Known bearers of this name include Belgian politician Stefaan De Clerck (b. 1951), Belgian author Stefaan Van Laere (b... [more]
STEFANNEKE m Flemish (Rare)
Flemish diminutive of Stefan.
STEPHAAN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Stephanus. Also compare Stefaan, which is a little bit more common in Belgium and The Netherlands.
SUS m & f Dutch, Flemish, West Frisian (Rare)
As a masculine name, this name is a Dutch and Flemish short form of Franciscus. Also compare Cis, which is a similar short form (mostly when it comes to pronunciation) of Franciscus.... [more]
SUSKE m & f Dutch, Flemish, West Frisian (Rare), Literature
As a masculine name, this name is a Dutch and Flemish diminutive of Franciscus via its short form Sus. So, in other words, this name is basically a combination of Sus with the Dutch and Flemish diminutive suffix -ke... [more]
SWAT m Flemish (Rare)
Flemish short form of François. The best known bearer of this name is the Belgian former soccer player François "Swat" Van der Elst (1954-2017).
SYLVEER m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Variant spelling of Silveer, which was influenced by the French form Sylvère.
SYMFORIAAN m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Archaic)
Archaic Dutch and Flemish form of Symphorianus.
TANNEKE f West Frisian, Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
Strictly feminine form of Tane via Tanne, which was created using the diminutive suffix -ke.... [more]
THEOFIEL m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Variant of Theophiel. Known bearers of this name include Dutch cyclist Theofiel "Theo" Middelkamp (1914-2005) and Belgian politician Theofiel Van Peteghem (1879-1960).
THEOPHIEL m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Theophilus via its French form Théophile. Known bearers of this name include the Belgian priest Theophiel Verbist (1823-1868) and Theophiel Coopman (1852-1915), a Belgian writer and poet.
THORWALD m German, Swedish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
German form of Torvald and Swedish variant of Torvald. This name is also used in Flanders (Belgium) and in the Netherlands, but very rarely so.
TRINETTE f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish
Dutch, Flemish and Limburgish short form of Catharina, which was created by combining its short form Trina with the French diminutive suffix -ette. In other words, you could say that the name is an attempted gallicization of Trina.
URBAAN m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Rare)
Archaic Dutch form of Urbanus (see Urban).
VAAS m Dutch, Flemish
Short form of Servaas.
VALEER m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Valerius. A known bearer of this name is Valeer Deschacht (b. 1925), a Belgian Catholic priest and director of social institutions.
VEERLE f Flemish, Dutch
Modern Dutch form of Farahild.
VERONIEK f Dutch, Flemish
Dutch form of Veronique.
WIES f & m Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish
This name is a unisex name in Dutch and Flemish. For male bearers, it is a short form of Aloysius and Louis, whereas for female bearers, it is a short form of Aloysia, Louisa and Louise. The name is far more commonly seen on women than on men in the Netherlands, whereas it is the exact opposite in Flanders... [more]
YANNY m French (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
Diminutive of Yann, Yannick and perhaps also Giovanni in a select few cases.
YORBE m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Spanish (Latin American)
This given name is strictly masculine in Flanders and the Netherlands, where it is a variant form of Yorben.... [more]
YORBEN m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. This name looks like it should be a modern form of the Old Norse name Iǫfurbiǫrn (also compare names like Torben), but since the name is predominantly found in Flanders and the Netherlands, it is probably more likely that it is a combination of a name that starts with Yor- (such as Yorick) with Ben (1) or Ben (2).