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.
Beno m Kashubian, German (Bessarabian)
Short form of names beginning with either Ben- or Bern-, such as Benedikt, Beniamin and Bernat.
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-.
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.
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.
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), Lithuanian, Czech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Kashubian, Slovene, German (Bessarabian), Albanian
Croatian, 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.
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.
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.