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
Dutch form of Achilles via its French form Achille.... [more]
Adilia f Flemish
Cognate of Adilie.
Adolphina f Dutch, Dutch (Surinamese), Flemish
Variant of Adolfina, influenced by the French Adolphine.
Aleydis f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), History (Ecclesiastical)
Older form of Aleidis. Aleydis of Schaerbeek, also known as Alice of Schaerbeek, (c. 1220–1250) was a Cistercian laysister who is venerated as the patron saint of the blind and paralyzed... [more]
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.
Amaat m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Amatus and possibly also of Amadeus.
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 1.
Anneleen f Flemish, Dutch (Rare)
Contraction of Anne 1 and Leen.
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.
Benoni m Biblical, French (Rare), French (Belgian, Rare), Flemish
From the Hebrew name בֶּן־אוֹנִי (Ben-'oniy) meaning "son of my sorrow". This was the original name of Benjamin ("son of the right hand"), whose father, Jacob, renamed him in Genesis 35:18 (the name Benoni having been given by his mother, Rachel).
Berend m Dutch, Flemish
Variant of Bernard.
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]
Briek m Flemish, Dutch (Rare)
Originally a short form of Alberik.
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]
Carlina f German, English, Dutch, Flemish, Sicilian, Romansh
German and Dutch variant of Karlina and Sicilian, Romansh and English feminine diminutive of Carl.
Ceriel m & f Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Cérile, with its spelling more or less phonetical in nature. Also compare Cyriel.... [more]
Charlien f Dutch (Rare), Flemish
Dutch and Flemish form of Charline.
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]
Christella f English, Dutch (Rare), Flemish, French (Modern), French (Belgian, Rare)
Latinate variant of Christelle; in some cases, however, it can also be a contracted form of Christabella.
Christien f Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Christine.
Cilou f Flemish
A name in Belgium, made famous by model Cilou Annys.
Cobe m English (Modern, Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Variant of Kobe 1 (Flemish) and Kobe 2/Coby (Modern English).
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]
Darline f English, French (Modern), French (Belgian, Modern, Rare), Haitian Creole, Dutch (Antillean), Flemish
French and Flemish borrowing of Darlene, as well as an English variant.
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.
Egmont m German (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Hungarian (Rare), Theatre
German variant of Egmund and Flemish variant of Egmond. Egmont (1788) is a play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
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]
Emelien f Flemish
Variant of Emmelien.
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.
Emmeke f Dutch, Flemish
Diminutive of Emma (and in some cases also of Emilia), as it contains the Dutch diminutive suffix -ke.
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).
Evalina f Portuguese (African), English, Dutch (Rare), Dutch (Antillean), Flemish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Variant of Evelina. It can also be interpreted as a combination of Eva and Lina 2.
Fideel m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Fidelis (see Fidel).
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), English (Rare)
Diminutive of names containing the element Franc-. In the English-speaking world this is used as a diminutive of Frances.
Fridolin m Medieval German, German, Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), French (Archaic), Romansh
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), Romansh
Feminine form of Fridolin. This name is borne by 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]
m Dutch, Flemish (Rare), Limburgish
Short form of Gerard and Gerardus. In Flanders, it can also be a short form of Roger, which is pronounced the French way there.... [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), Portuguese (Brazilian)
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 1.
Gerland m History (Ecclesiastical), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch and German form of Gariland. Saint Gerland of Agrigento (Italian: San Gerlando di Agrigento), also known as Gerland of Besançon (d. 25 February 1100) was a bishop of Agrigento in Sicily.
Ghislaina f Flemish (Rare)
Feminine form of Ghislain.
Giljom m Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare)
Flemish and Limburgish form of Guillaume. This name is more common in Belgian Limburg; in Dutch Limburg, the variant Gieljom is more common instead.... [more]
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.
Goedele f Flemish, Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Gudula. These days it is primarily used in Flanders, which is the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium.... [more]
Goele f Flemish
Contraction of Goedele. Notable bearers of this name include the Flemish actresses Goele Derick (b. 1962) and Goele De Raedt (b. 1978).
Gomaar m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Gomarus, which is a variant of the more common Gommarus. Nowadays, this name is chiefly used in Flanders (Belgium).
Gommaar m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Gommarus. Nowadays, this name is chiefly used in Flanders (Belgium).... [more]
Gommaire m French (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
French form of Gommarus. This name is also used in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium), but it is not as common there as the native Flemish form Gommaar.
Gommarus m Frankish (Latinized), Germanic (Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Variant of Gummarus. This is one of the names by which the 8th-century Frankish saint Gummarus of Lier is known, particularly in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands.
Gorik m Flemish
Flemish form of Gaugerich.
Grietje f Dutch, Flemish
Diminutive of Margriet.
Gumaar m Flemish (Rare)
Flemish form of Gumarus, which is a variant of the more common Gummarus.... [more]
Gummaar m Dutch (Archaic), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Gummarus. Nowadays, this name is exclusively used in Flanders (Belgium).
Gummaire m French (Archaic), Flemish (Archaic)
French form of Gummarus. This name was also used in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) from at least the 18th century until at least the early 20th century.
Gummarus m Frankish (Latinized), Germanic (Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical), Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Latinization of the Germanic name Gummar, of which the first element is either gumô meaning "man" or gunda meaning "battle, war" (compare Gundemar)... [more]
Gwendolien f Dutch (Rare), Flemish
Dutch and Flemish form of Gwendolen.
Hanneke f Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Diminutive form of Hanne 1.
Hanneleen f Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Combination of Hanne 1 and Leen.
Henrica f Dutch, Flemish, Romansh
Dutch feminine form of Henricus and Romansh feminine form of Henric.
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 2. 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.
Hyppoliet m Flemish
Variant of Hippolyte 2. (Also compare Hyppolite.)
Ianka f Bulgarian, Flemish (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Yanka. The name has also seen some use in Flanders, which is the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. It has not been used in the neighbouring Netherlands, that is to say: no Dutch newborn girls were ever given the name - so far, only immigrants have borne the name.... [more]
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.
Isalia f Spanish (Mexican), Spanish (Latin American), French (Modern, Rare), Flemish (Archaic)
Spanish diminutive of Isabel and French and Flemish variant of Isalie.
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), Medieval Dutch
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]
Jarmo m Dutch, Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Jermo.
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.
Jinte f & m West Frisian, Dutch, Flemish
West Frisian masculine variant and feminine form of Jinne.
Jolijn f Dutch, Flemish
Variant of Joline as well as a short form of Marjolijn.
Jolina f Dutch, German (Modern), Flemish (Rare)
Contraction of names starting with the element Jo-, such as Johanna, and any name ending in -lina. The German pronunciation makes it likely that its use in Germany was also inspired by the English name Jolene.
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.
Kato f Flemish
Variant of Cato 2.
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.
Kornelis m Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans variant of Cornelis.
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]
Kylina f English (American, Modern, Rare), English (Canadian, Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Perhaps a feminine form of Kyle or elaboration of Kylie using Lina 2.
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), Popular Culture
Medieval diminutive of Laura. This name was used for a character in the French series of science fiction comics Valérian et Laureline (1967-2010) as well as the 2017 movie adaptation Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
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 1.
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.
Leen f Estonian, Flemish, Dutch (Rare)
Originally an Estonian short form of Heleene and a Dutch short form of Heleen, occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
Leentje f Flemish
Diminutive of Leen.
Lente f Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Derived from Dutch and Afrikaans lente "spring (the season)".
Lenthe f Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
Variant of Lente, which was probably influenced by names such as Benthe and Jenthe.... [more]
Lienne f French (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Truncated form of Julienne which has found some usage as a stand alone name in recent years. ... [more]
Lieselot f Flemish
Flemish form of Liselot.