German (Bessarabian) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of German names used more by Bessarabia Germans, who were German settlers in Bessarabia (modern Moldova and southern Ukraine).
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Alisia f German (Bessarabian)
Contracted form of Aloisia.
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]
Beno m Kashubian, German (Bessarabian)
Short form of names beginning with either Ben- or Bern-, such as Benedikt, Beniamin and Bernat.
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.
Berthild f Ancient Germanic, German (Bessarabian)
Derived from Old High German beraht "bright" and Old Norse hildr battle.
Brunislava f German (Bessarabian)
Variant of Bronislava influenced by names beginning with the element Brun-, such as Brunhilde.
Constancia f Medieval Occitan, Medieval English, German (Bessarabian), Dutch (Antillean), Spanish, Louisiana Creole (Archaic)
Occitan and Spanish form and Bessarabian German variant of Constantia as well as an English Latinization of Constance.
Domicetta f German (Bessarabian)
Variant of Domicella influenced by names ending in -etta.
Ermelia f German (Bessarabian)
Derived from the Germanic name element ermen "whole; universal" (compare Irmela).
Gottoleva f German (Bessarabian)
Bessarabian German form of Godeliva.
Hypolith m German (Bessarabian)
Bessarabian German form of Hippolytos.
Kaetan m German (Bessarabian)
Bessarbian German form of Caietanus.
Klotilda f Croatian (Rare), Serbian, Lithuanian, Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Kashubian, Slovene, German (Bessarabian), Albanian
Croatian, Serbian, Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak, Kashubian, Albanian and Slovene form of Clotilde.
Kordelia f Czech, Polish, German (Bessarabian)
Czech and Polish form of Cordelia. In the Czech Republic, it is also used as a form of Cordula, to which it is probably etymologically unrelated.
Kordian m Polish (Rare), Literature, German (Bessarabian)
Coined by Polish writer Juliusz Słowacki for the titular character of his drama Kordian (1833). Słowacki based the name on Latin cor, cordis "heart".
Makrena f German (Bessarabian)
Bessarabian German form of Makrina.
Mansuetus m Late Roman, German (Bessarabian)
Means "tame" in Latin, from a contraction of the phrase manum suetus "tamed by the hand of another". It was borne by several early saints.
Michaelina f German (Bessarabian)
Feminine form of Michael. This name was borne by Michaelina Hordashevska (later known as Josaphata Hordashevska, 1869 – 1919), a Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Religious Sister, who was the first member and co-foundress of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate.
Nympha f Roman Mythology, Ancient Greek (Latinized), German (Bessarabian)
Latinized form of the Greek name Νυμφη (Nymphe) meaning "bride". Nymphe was one of the twelve Horae, Greek goddesses of the hours, who presided over the "bath-hour". In the New Testament, Saint Paul mentions either Nympha or Nymphas in one of his epistles... [more]
Optat m Bulgarian, Catalan, French, Polish, Russian, German (Bessarabian)
Bulgarian, Catalan, French, Polish and Russian form of Optatus.
Pulcheria f Late Roman, History, English, Italian, Polish, Corsican (Rare, Archaic), German (Bessarabian)
Derived from Latin pulcher "beautiful". This name was borne by Saint Pulcheria, elder sister of the Byzantine emperor Theodosius II. It was also the name of a character in 'Crime and Punishment' by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Sekundila f German (Bessarabian)
Bessarabian German form of Secundilla.
Semphorian m German (Bessarabian)
Bessarabian German form of Symphorianus.
Symphorosa f Late Roman, English (Rare), German (Bessarabian)
Either a latinate variant of Symphora that was created by adding the Latin feminine augmentative suffix -osa to it, or a corruption of Sympherusa, which is the proper Latin form of the Greek name Sympherousa.... [more]
Thomatilla f German (Bessarabian)
Variant of Domitilla, possibly influenced by Thomas.