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).
Bobbejaan m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
One might think that this name is a blend of the name Bob
, 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
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).
Eugeen m Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare)
Dutch form of Eugenius
). 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).
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.
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
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
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
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).
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
meaning "rim (of a shield)" (see Randolf
) or hraban
meaning "raven" (see Ronne
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).
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