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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Aarnout m Flemish, Dutch
Variant of Arnout.
Abigaël f Dutch, Flemish, French, French (Belgian)
Dutch form of Abigail and French variant of Abigaïl.
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).
Adilia f Flemish
Cognate of Adilie.
Adolphina f Dutch, Dutch (Surinamese), Flemish
Variant of Adolfina, influenced by the French Adolphine.
Alfonsine f Flemish, Dutch (Rare)
Feminine form of Alfons.
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).
Aliza f Hungarian, Basque, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Basque form of Alice, Hungarian variant of Alíz and Dutch and Afrikaans variant of Alisa.
Amandina f Portuguese, Dutch, Flemish, Gascon, Corsican, Provençal, Lengadocian
Cognate of Amandine. Amandina of Schakkebroek is a saint in the Catholic Church. She was martyred during the Boxer Rebellion.
Anatool m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Rare), Literature
Dutch and Flemish form of Anatolius.... [more]
Andrik m Russian, Dutch (Modern, Rare), Flemish (Modern, Rare)
Russian diminutive of Андрей (see Andrey) and as such not usually used as a given name in its own right. In Dutch, however, it is occasionally found as a given name in its own right... [more]
Anisette f Flemish (Rare)
Diminutive of Anise.
Anje f Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Diminutive of An.
Anneken f Low German, Danish, Flemish, Old Swedish
Low German diminutive of Anne.
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]
Arnould m French, French (Belgian), Flemish
Northern and Eastern French variant of Arnaud.
Arseen m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Arsenius (see Arsenios).
Aureel m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and Flemish form of Aurelius. A known bearer of this name is the Flemish marathon runner Aurèle "Aureel" Vandendriessche (b. 1932).
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).
Basten m Dutch, Flemish
Dutch short form of Sebastian.
Beatrijs f Dutch, Flemish
Dutch form of Beatrix.
Beatrys f Medieval Flemish, Flemish
West Flemish form of Beatrice.
Berna f Hungarian, German (Bessarabian), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Afrikaans
Short form of Bernadett and Bernadetta as well as a Dutch and Afrikaans short form of names beginning with the element Bern-.
Bertine f Dutch, French (Rare), Norwegian, Flemish, Walloon
Diminutive of Berte as well as a short form of names ending in -bertine.
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]
Christ m & f Dutch, Flemish, Danish (Archaic), German (Archaic)
Short form of given names that contain the Greek adjective χριστός (christos) meaning "anointed", such as Christiaan, Christian, Christine and Christoffel.... [more]
Christien f Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Christine.
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... [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).
Dorien f Dutch, Flemish
Dutch form of Dorine, with its spelling phonetical in nature.
Dorkas f Biblical German, Biblical Dutch, German, Afrikaans, Dutch, Flemish
German, Afrikaans and Dutch form of Dorcas.
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]
Emerentiana f Late Roman, Medieval Italian, Dutch, Flemish, German (Bessarabian), History (Ecclesiastical)
Feminine form of Emerentianus. Saint Emerentiana was a Roman martyr, who lived around the start of the 4th century. Her feast day is January 23.
Emiline f Danish (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Danish and Flemish form of Emilina and French variant of Émiline.
Ephraïm m Dutch, Flemish, French (Belgian), Judeo-French
Dutch form of Ephraim and French variant of Éphraïm.
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.
Floribert m French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Flemish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
Derived from Latin florens "prosperous, flourishing" combined with Old High German beraht "bright."
Francie f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Diminutive of names containing the element Franc-.
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), French (Belgian, Rare), Flemish (Rare), Dutch (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... [more]
Gerdine f Dutch, Flemish
Feminine form of Gerard and variant of Gerda.
Godeleine f Walloon (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
Walloon form of Godelina. The 11th-century Flemish martyr Saint Godeliva (or Godeliève) is known by this name in French.
Gorik m Flemish
Flemish form of Gaugerich.
Hanneleen f Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Combination of Hanne and Leen.
Hermande f French (Archaic), Flemish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), French (Quebec, Archaic)
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... [more]
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).
Homeer m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Homer. It was mostly used in the 17th and 18th century, usually in order to refer to the Greek epic poet.
Hubertine f Dutch, French (Rare), French (Belgian), Flemish, German (Archaic)
French form of Hubertina. A known bearer of this name was the French feminist Hubertine Auclert.
Illuna f Basque (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Basque variant of Iluna. Due to the obvious similarity to the name Luna, it eventually found its way as a first name in Flanders.
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).
Jacotte f Medieval French, French (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Medieval French feminine form of Jacquot.
Janita f Dutch, Flemish (Rare), Afrikaans
Feminine diminutive of Jan 1.
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.
Jannie f Dutch, Flemish
Feminine form of Jan 1. This name is occasionally also considered a feminine form of Adrianus.
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)... [more]
Jarne m Dutch, Flemish
Dutch variant of Jarmo.
Jeanique f French (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Blend of Jeanne with any feminine name ending in -ique, such as Monique and Véronique... [more]
Jeremia m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Afrikaans, Finnish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Dutch, Afrikaans, Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian variant of Jeremias.
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]
Jonne f Dutch, Flemish, West Frisian, East Frisian
Dutch and Frisian variant of Jonna.
Jonne m Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
Swedish and Finnish diminutive of Jon 1 and Dutch contracted form of Johannes.
Joric m Dutch (Rare), French (Modern), Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
Dutch variant of Jorick as well as a French borrowing of this name.
Joseline f French, French (Belgian), Flemish, Dutch (Antillean)
Diminutive of Josée, via masculine Joselin (which itself is an old diminutive of masculine José (a French diminutive of Joseph, not to be confused with the Spanish name)).
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... [more]
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... [more]
Karlien f Flemish, Afrikaans, Dutch (Rare)
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Carline.
Katrice f English (American, Modern), Flemish (Modern, Rare)
Contraction of Katrina and names ending in -ice, such as Patrice 2 and Clarice.
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.
Laureline f French, French (Belgian), Flemish (Rare), English, Popular Culture
Medieval diminutive of Laura. This name was used for a character in the French series of science fiction comics Valérian et Laureline... [more]
Lauriane f French, French (Quebec), French (Swiss), Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French form of Lauriana. This name is borne by 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), French (Belgian, Rare)
French variant of Lauriane. 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.
Laurien f Dutch, Flemish
Dutch form of Laurine (though in some cases it is a short form of Laurentien), with its spelling phonetical in nature.
Laurienne f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French form of Lauriana, which is occasionally used in non-francophone countries.
Lazaar m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Archaic)
Dutch and Flemish form of Lazarus.
Lienne f French (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Truncated form of Julienne which has found some usage as a stand alone name in recent years. ... [more]
Liesbet f Flemish
Variant of Liesbeth.
Lieselot f Flemish
Flemish form of Liselot.
Lieze f Flemish, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans variant of Liese.
Litrik m West Frisian (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
West Frisian form of Liutric as well as a rare Flemish variant of the related name Liederik.
Livien m Flemish
French form of Livianus.
Lokke m & f Frisian, Flemish
Diminutive of Louise.
Loranne f French (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French variant spelling of Lauranne and Dutch combination of Lore (which is a short form of Eleonore) with Anne.
Lorianne f French (Rare), French (Quebec, Rare), Dutch (Rare), English, Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French variant of Loriane, which itself is a variant spelling of Lauriane, one of the main French forms of Lauriana.... [more]
Ludovique f & m French (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare)
French feminine form of Ludovic. This name is unisex in Belgium and the Netherlands, with the balance between the sexes more equal in Belgium than in the Netherlands (where there are more female bearers than male bearers).
Luitgarde f Medieval French, Flemish
French and Flemish form of Luitgard.
Lutgart f Flemish
Flemish form of Luitgard.
Lysiane f French, French (Belgian), Flemish (Rare)
Combination of Elisabeth and Anne 1, although folk etymology occasionally considers this name a shortened form of Lysianassa... [more]
Manou f Dutch, Flemish
Contraction Manon and Malou or Milou.
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]
Marlie f Dutch, Flemish (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), French (Modern, Rare)
Dutch diminutive of Marleen as well as a combination of Maria and names that end in lie.
Marlieke f Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
Contraction of Maria and Lieke. In some cases it may also be a diminutive of Marlie.
Marlou f Dutch, Flemish
Contraction of Marie-Louise.
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]
Miel m Flemish, Dutch (Rare)
Short form of names that end in -miel, such as Emiel and Kamiel.
Miette f French (Archaic), French (Belgian, Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Obsolete diminutive of Marguerite. In this day and age the name coincides with the French word miette "crumb" (which is also used as a term of endearment for children).
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.
Monda f Flemish (Rare), Albanian
Short form of names ending in -monda, such as Edmonda.
Muguetta f Flemish (Rare)
Latinate form of Muguette.
Nande f Walloon, Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Walloon feminine form of Nand and Dutch short form of Ferdinande.
Nanon f French (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
French diminutive of Anne 1 (compare Nana).
Nanouk f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
A blend of the name Nanette with Anouk.
Neelke f Dutch (Rare), East Frisian, Flemish
Diminutive of Cornelia via its short form Neele. As an East Frisian name it was recorded from the 1500s onwards.
Noralie f Dutch (Modern, Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Combination of Nora 1 and the popular suffix -lie.
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... [more]
Ogier m French (Rare), Dutch (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Flemish (Rare)
French and Dutch form of Odger, a Germanic cognate of the Old English name Eadgar (see Edgar). In medieval legend Ogier the Dane (known as Holger in Danish) was a knight in the army of Charlemagne... [more]