German Submitted Names

German names are used in Germany and other German-speaking areas such as Austria and Switzerland. See also about German names.
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Abela f German (Rare), Low German (Archaic), Swedish (Archaic), Icelandic (Modern)
Obsolete Low German short form of both Apollonia and Alberta. There is, however, another theory which derives this name from Old Saxon aval "strength; force; fortitude"... [more]
Abelina f German (Rare), Spanish, Provençal, Niçard
Spanish elaboration of Abelia, Niçard diminutive Abelìa as well as a German feminine form of Abel and a German elaboration of Abela.
Achill m German (Rare)
German cognate of Achilles.
Achmed m Arabic, Indonesian, German (Rare)
Variant transcription of Ahmad.
Ada f German, Biblical German, Croatian (Rare), Galician, Slovene, Polish, Kashubian, Hungarian
German, Croatian, Galician, Slovene, Hungarian, Polish and Kashubian form of Adah.
Adalald m Old High German, Frisian (Archaic), Old Saxon, Medieval, Medieval German, German (Austrian, Archaic)
Old High German adal "noble" + Old High German alt, Old Saxon, Old Frisian ald "old" or Old Saxon wald, Old High German walt "power, authority".
Adalrich m German
German form of Adalric.
Ade m Alsatian (Archaic)
Diminutive of Adam.
Adelberte f German
German feminine form of Adelbert.
Adelfried m Dutch, German
Dutch and German variant of Adelfrid.
Adelgisa f German (Rare)
Feminine form of Adelgis.
Adelhelma f German (Rare)
Feminine form of Adelhelm.
Adelis f German, Ancient Germanic
From the Old Germanic name Adalheidis (See Adelaide). It means "noble", "noble kind", "nobility", etc.
Adeltraud f German
Derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and þruþ "strength".
Adeltraut f German
German form of Adeltrud.
Adolphina f Dutch, German
Variant of Adolfina, influenced by the French Adolphine.
Adolphine f Dutch, French, German
French feminine form of Adolphe.
Adonia m Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish
Dutch, German, Italian and Swedish form of 'Adoniyah (see Adonijah) via its hellenized form Adonias.
Adriane f German (Rare)
Feminine form of Adrian.
Aenne f German
Variant of Anna.
Aget f Alsatian (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Agathe.
Agnet f German (East Prussian), North Frisian (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
East Prussian German, North Frisian and East Frisian variant of Agnes via the variant Agnete. As a North Frisian name, Agnet was recorded on the island of Föhr.
Agnetis f Dutch (Rare), English (Archaic), German (Archaic)
From Latin Agnetis, which is the genitive of the third declension of Agnes, the latinized form of the Greek name Hagne.... [more]
Agnise f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Variant of Agnes, recorded in Silesia in the 14th century.
Ago m German (Rare, Archaic)
In the case of the most famous bearer of the name, the German diplomat Ago von Maltzan, it is a nickname based on the initials of his three given names Adolf Georg Otto.
Ahasver m German (Rare, Archaic)
German form of the Biblical name Ahasueros.... [more]
Aiga f Low German, German (Rare)
Short form of feminine names that are formed with the Germanic name element ag "edge (of a sword)".... [more]
Aiko m West Frisian, German, East Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
Short form of names containing the Germanic name element ag or agil "edge (of a sword)", such as Ekkehard or Aai.
Aischa f German
German form of Aisha.
Akelei f Dutch (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare)
Direct adoption of the Dutch and German name for the flower Aquilegia vulgaris "columbine".
Alarich m Czech, German
Czech and German form of Alaric.
Albe f German (East Prussian), Estonian
East Prussian German variant of Alba, as well as a short form of Albine.
Albertos m Galician, German (Hellenized)
Galician and older Greek form of Albert.
Aldemar m Ancient Germanic, Dutch, German
Derived from Gothic alds (alt in Old High German) "old" combined with Old High German mâri "famous". The name might also be a metathesis of Adalmar.
Alderich m German
German form of Alderic.
Aldrich m German
German form of Aldric.
Alewiss m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Aloysius.
Aleyd f German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Variant of Aleit. It was recorded in Silesia in the 14th century.
Alfried m Dutch, German
Short form of Adalfried and variant of Alfred.
Alfuns m Alsatian (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Alfons.
Alhet f Low German, German (Archaic)
Low German short form of Adelheid.
Älian m German
German form of Aelian.
Alis m Alsatian (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Aloysius.
Alisia f German (Bessarabian)
Contracted form of Aloisia.
Almund m Dutch, German
Short form of Adalmund.
Almunda f German (Rare, Expatriate, ?)
Possibly a feminine form of Almund, or an altered form of Almut.
Almut f German
Younger form of Adalmut.
Almuth f German
Variant of Almut.
Aloys m Dutch, German, German (Silesian)
German variant and Silesian German form of Alois, and Dutch short form of Aloysius.
Aloyse f German (Silesian)
Silesian German feminine form of Aloys and Alois (compare Aloysia).
Alphart m German
German variant of Alphard.
Alraune f Literature, German (Rare)
Variant of Alruna, also coinciding with the German word for "mandrake". This is the name of the title character in the novel 'Alraune' (1911) by Hanns Heinz Ewers.
Alrun f German (Rare)
Younger form of Adelrun and Albrun.
Alruna f German
Of multiple origins.... [more]
Alsa f German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German short form of Aldone.
Altburg f German (Rare)
Created from the German name elements alt "old, ancient" and burg "protected place, castle".
Altfrid m Medieval German, German (Rare, Archaic)
A dithematic Germanic name formed from the name elements alt "old" and frid "piece".
Altfried m German
German form of Aldfrid.
Altman m Dutch, German
Variant of Aldman.
Altmann m German
German variant of Altman.
Alto m Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian, German, Dutch
Directly taken from Latin altus meaning "to raise, to make high, to elevate". As a musical term it refers to the contrapuntal part higher than the tenor and its associated vocal range.... [more]
Alwina f Dutch, German, Polish
Feminine form of Alwin.
Amadea f Late Roman, German, Italian, Sicilian, Hungarian, Galician, Polish, Slovene
Late Roman and German feminine form of Amadeus, Italian and Galician feminine form of Amadeo, Sicilian feminine form of Amadeu, Hungarian and Polish feminine form of Amadeusz and Slovene variant of Amadeja.
Amalaberga f Dutch, German
Form of Amalberga. Amalaberga was a daughter of Theodemir, king of the Ostrogoths in the 5th century AD.
Amalarich m German
German form of Amalaric.
Amalfrieda f Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Amalfrida.
Amalrich m German
German form of Amalric.
Ambros m German (Rare), Cornish, Luxembourgish (Archaic)
German and Cornish form of Ambrose. A known bearer of this name was the Austrian composer Ambros Rieder (1771-1855).
Amei f Upper German
Contracted form of Annemarie.
Amelise f German (Archaic)
Combination of Amalia and Elisabeth recorded in the 17th century.
Amoena f German (Rare, Archaic)
Derived from Latin amoenus, -a, -um "charming; delightful; pleasant", this name was occasionally used in German-speaking countries from the 1500s onward. It is, however, all but extinct in this day and age.
Amrei f Upper German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss), Luxembourgish
Upper German and Luxembourgish contracted form of Annemarie.
Anaklet m Bulgarian, Croatian, German, Polish, Russian
Bulgarian, Croatian, German, Polish and Russian form of Anakletos (see Anacletus).
Ancilla f German, German (Swiss), Dutch (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. Its use is probably influenced by the Latin title ancilla Dei meaning "handmaid of God".... [more]
Anderl m Upper German
Upper German diminutive of Andreas. Anderl Hinterstoißer (3 October 1914 – 21 July 1936) was a German mountain climber active in the 1930s. He died during an attempt to climb the Eiger north face.
Anderß m German (Archaic), Danish (Germanized, Archaic)
Variant of Anders recorded in the 17th century.
Ändle f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Andrea.
Andrebis m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German variant of Andreas.
Andrin m German (Swiss), Romansh
Romansh form of Heinrich, traditionally found in the Engadine valley in southeast Switzerland.
Äneas m German
German form of Aeneas
Angenes f Alsatian (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Agnes.
Änis m German (Modern, Rare)
Rare transcription of the Arabic name Anis.... [more]
Anjo m & f Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
This given name is rare for both genders, even though it is more often seen on men than on women.... [more]
Annabell f German, Hungarian
Hungarian variant of Annabella and German variant of Annabel. In some cases it can also be a phonetic spelling reflecting the French pronunciation of Annabelle.
Annalis f Alsatian (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Anneliese.
Annamirl f Upper German
Diminutive of Annemarie and Annamaria. This name is strictly a diminutive and not used as a given name in its own right.
Ännchen f German (Modern, Rare)
Ännchen is a German diminutive of Anne or Anna. It is rarely used as an official name in Germany.... [more]
Annedore f German
Combination of Anna and Dore (a short form of Dorothea).
Annelore f German
Contraction of Anne 1 and Eleonore via the short form Lore 1.
Annemädy f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Anna Magdalena.
Annemei f Alsatian
Contracted form of Annemarie influenced by Marei.
Annemie f Upper German, Flemish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish
Diminutive of Annemarie, used mainly in the middle and south of Germany.
Annemirl f German (Rare)
A diminutive of Annemarie.... [more]
Annemone f German (Rare)
Double form of Anne and Mone designed to sound like Anemone.
Annerose f German
Combination of Anne 1 and Rose.
Annetraude f German (Rare)
A modern combination of the given name Anne with the Germanic name element thrud "strength".
Annkatrin f Swedish (Rare), German
Swedish and German combination of Anne and Katrin.
Annlis f Alsatian
Vernacular form of Anneliese.
Anorte f German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German contraction of Anna-Dorothea.
Ansas m German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German form of Hans.
Ansfried m Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Ansfrid.
Anta f German (Modern, Rare)
Anta Helena Recke is a Afro-German theatre director.
Apollodor m German
German form of Apollodorus.
Appel f Alsatian (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Apollonia.
Aristipp m German, Russian
German and Russian form of Aristippos via its latinized form Aristippus.
Arite f German (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning. Theories include a variant of Arete.
Armgard f Dutch, German
Dutch and German variant form of Irmgard. This is one of the middle names of Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands (b. 1938), who was given this name in honour of her paternal grandmother.
Arna f Medieval German, Old Norse, Old Swedish, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Icelandic, Faroese (Rare)
Medieval feminine form of masculine names that begin with either the Old High German element arn- or the Old Norse elements ari and ǫrn, all of which are ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *arnu- "eagle".... [more]
Arnest m German (Silesian, Archaic)
Silesian German variant of Ernst and Arnošt.
Arnika f German (Rare)
Originally a Latinized diminutive form of names beginning with the element arn-, such as Arnhild, this name is used as a given name in its own right... [more]
Arnim m German
German name that first surfaced in the late 1800s. It was originally taken from the name of the town of Arnim near Berlin, later inspired by the surname of poet Bettina von Arnim and finally (mis)understood as a variant of Armin.
Artemidor m German, Polish
German and Polish form of Artemidoros.
Artöm m German (Modern, Rare)
Variant of the Russian name Artyom.
Arved m German, Estonian
Variant of Arvid.
Ascan m German (Rare), Danish (Archaic)
German and Danish form of Ascanius. It can also be a younger form of an ancient Germanic name that consists of the elements asc meaning "ash tree" and win meaning "friend".... [more]
Aschwin m Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Answin. A known bearer of this name is Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (b. 1969), who carries the name Aschwin as a middle name, in honour of his maternal grandfather's only brother, Aschwin zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1914-1988).
Asella f Late Roman, Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), German (Archaic), Italian (Archaic)
Derived from the Latin noun asella meaning "little she-ass". It is the feminine version of asellus, which is a diminutive of Latin asinus meaning "ass, donkey".... [more]
Asman m German (Silesian, Archaic)
Silesian German form of Erasmus via the Low German form Asmus.
Asmodäus m German
German form of Asmodaeus.
Asteria f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, History (Ecclesiastical), German (Bessarabian)
Feminine form of Asterios. In Greek mythology Asteria was a daughter of the Titans Phoebe and Coeus and sister of Leto... [more]
Astolf m German (Rare, Archaic)
A dithematic name of Germanic origin formed from the name element *AST "branch (of a tree)" and *WOLF "wolf".
Aswin m Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Answin.
Atanasius m Dutch (Rare), Finnish (Rare), German (Rare)
Dutch, Finnish and German variant of Athanasius.
Atene f Norwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare), German (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Form of Athena used in several languages.
Athalarich m German
German form of Athalaric.
Athalmar m Upper German
Derived from the Germanic name elements *adal "noble" and *mar "famous".
Athanarich m German
German form of Athanaric.
Atschel f German (Swiss)
Diminutive and pet form of Beate. Rarely used as an official given name.
Atze m German
A short form or nickname of Arthur or Adolf.... [more]
Aurelie f German (Archaic), Czech (Rare)
German variant of Aurelia and Czech variant of Aurélie.
Aurik m German
Variation on Alaric meaning all-powerful ruler.
Austein m German (Silesian, Archaic), Medieval German
Medieval Silesian German contracted form of Augustin.
Axinja f German (Modern, Rare), Dutch (Modern, Rare)
German and Dutch transcription of Aksinya.
Aylin f German
German variant spelling of Eileen, better reflecting the German pronunciation. The look of it may also have been inspired by the Turkish Aylin, which is however pronounced differently in Turkish and has a different etymology.
Aysche f German (?)
Partial Germanisation of the originally Turkish name Ayşe.
Azalee f German (Rare)
German form of Azalea.
Azelia f English (Rare), German (Rare, Archaic)
Azelia was first recorded in the 19th century. Its origin is uncertain and highly debated; some scholars argue that it might be a feminization of the biblical name Azel... [more]
Babett f Hungarian, German (Rare), Luxembourgish
Hungarian form, German variant and Luxembourgish vernacular form of Babette. Babett Peter is a football player who had 118 appearances in the German national team winning among other titles the 2007 FIFA Wolrd Cup.
Babsi f German (Modern), English (Modern)
Short and familiar form of Barbara.
Baderich m German
German form of Baderic.
Badischte m German (Swiss)
Alemannic German form of Baptiste.
Balderick m German
Balderick means "prince ruler".
Baldram m Medieval German, German (Rare, Archaic)
A dithematic name formed from the Germanic name element bald "bold" and hraban "raven".
Balduin m German (Rare)
Variant of Baldwin showing contamination from other names like Baudouin or Baldur.
Balian m Medieval French, French (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Meaning uncertain. This is most known for being the name of Balian of Ibelin (c. 1140-1193), a lord of the Crusader state of Jerusalem.... [more]
Bärbelchen f Literature, German (Rare)
Double diminutive of Barbara via Bärbel.... [more]
Bärbl f German (Austrian)
Austrian German diminutive of Barbara.
Barbli f German (Swiss)
Swiss German diminutive of Barbara.
Barnim m Medieval German, German (Modern, Rare), Polish, Kashubian
Short form of names beginning with Barni- and Broni-, such as Bronimir, Barnimir, Bronisław and Barnisław... [more]
Barsimäus m German (Rare)
Germanised form of an Ancient Aramaic name meaning "Sohn of Simäus".... [more]
Barthlin m German (Archaic)
German diminutive of Bartholomew.
Bartimäus m German
German form of Bartimaeus.
Basilia f Spanish (Latin American), German (Rare), Medieval English, Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Basil 1 via its latinized form Basilius. This was borne by an obscure early saint. As an English name it has long been obsolete, but was much used in the Middle Ages; perhaps a reference to Saint Veronica as Basilia in the medieval 'Mors Pilati' ('Death of Pilate') was responsible for the name's popularity.
Basti m German
Diminutive of Sebastian, not commonly used as a given name in its own right.
Bathilda f English (Rare), German, History
Variant of Bathild. This was the name of a 7th-century English saint who became queen of the Franks after being sold to them as a slave. She was canonised for fighting against the slave trade, promoting monasticism and founding a convent... [more]
Bavaria f German (Modern, Rare)
The latinised name of the German state of Bayern.... [more]
Behrend m German, East Frisian
Contracted form of Bernhard, first recorded in the 1500s and still in occasional use today.
Behrendt m German (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of Behrend, recorded between the 1500s and 1800s.
Bele f German (Modern, Rare)
German short form of Gabriele and other names.... [more]
Belena f Ancient Celtic, German, Danish, Celtic Mythology
Latinized feminine form of Belenus. Belena was the wife of the Gaulish solar god Belenus and the goddess of the sun and the beginning summer.
Belgica f German (Rare, Archaic)
Derived from the geographical name Belgium.
Beno m Kashubian, German (Bessarabian)
Short form of names beginning with either Ben- or Bern-, such as Benedikt, Beniamin and Bernat.
Beri m Alsatian
Alsatian diminutive of Albert.
Berlind f Ancient Germanic, German (Rare)
Derived from Proto-Germanic *beran or *bernu "bear" (bero and bern in Old High German) combined with Old High German lind or lindi "soft, tender."
Berlinda f Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Berlind.
Berlinde f German
From the Old High German name Berlind. It is borne by Belgian artist Berlinde de Bruyckere (1964-).
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-.
Bernadetta f Polish, Italian, Slovak (Rare), Hungarian, German (Bessarabian)
Polish and Slovak feminine form of Bernard, Italian feminine form of Bernardo and Hungarian variant of Bernadett.
Bernald m German
German form of Bernwald.
Bernhild f German (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements bern meaning "bear" and hild meaning "battle."
Bernold m Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of Bernwald.
Bernulf m Ancient Germanic, Dutch, German
Derived from Proto-Germanic beran or bernu "bear" (bero and bern in Old High German) combined with Gothic vulfs "wolf."
Bernwald m Ancient Germanic, German
Derived from the Proto-Germanic beran or bernu meaning "bear" (bero and bern in Old High German) combined with Gothic valdan meaning "to reign".
Bernward m Medieval German, German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
This name derives from the Old High German name “Bernward”, composed of two elements bern "bear" plus wart "guard"... [more]
Berolina f German (Rare)
The allegoric personification of the German city Berlin. Extremely rarely used as a given name.
Bertfried m German
German form of Bertfrid.
Berthilde f Ancient Germanic, Dutch, English, German, History
Variant of Berthild. Berthilde lived in the 7th century AD and was one of the five wives of Dagobert I, king of the Franks.
Berti m German
Diminutive of Hubert and other names containing bert (often derived from the Germanic element beraht meaning "bright").... [more]
Bertilia f Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese
Form of Berthild. Bertilia was the name of a 7th-century saint from Mareuil (France).