German (Swiss) Submitted Names

These names are a subset of German names used more often in Switzerland. See also about German names.
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ALEWISS m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Aloysius.
AMREI f Upper German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Upper German contracted form of Annemarie.
ANCILLA f German, German (Swiss), Dutch (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. Its use is probably influenced by the Latin title ancilla Dei meaning "handmaid of God".... [more]
ÄNDLE f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Andrea.
ANDRIN m German (Swiss), Romansh
Romansh form of Heinrich, traditionally found in the Engadine valley in southeast Switzerland.
ANNEMÄDY f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Anna Magdalena.
ATSCHEL f German (Swiss)
Diminutive and pet form of Beate. Rarely used as an official given name.
BADISCHTE m German (Swiss)
Alemannic German form of Baptiste.
CAMIL m German (Swiss), Catalan, Romansh, Romanian, Occitan
Romansh, Catalan, Romanian and Occitan form of Camillus.
CILLIAN m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Caecilianus.
CLARITTA f German (Swiss), Romansh
Swiss German and Romansh diminutive of Clara.
CLEOPHEA f German (Swiss, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Cleophä, a German form of Latin Cleophae "of Cleophas" (see Cleofe). This was borne by the mother of Swiss-born Austrian painter An­gel­ica Kauff­man.
CORVIN m English, German, German (Swiss), Romanian
English and German form of Corvinus.
CORVINUS m Late Roman, German, German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Corvus. A bearer of this name was Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, a Roman general from the 1st century AD.
CYRILL m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Cyril.
DÄNU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Daniel.
DÄVU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of David.
DETTA f German (Swiss), Romansh
Romansh short form of Margaretha, traditionally found in the Engadine valley.
EMERITA f Late Roman, Catalan (Rare), Latvian (Rare), German (Swiss)
Derived from Latin emeritus "earned, completed one's service" (past participle form of emereo; see Emerentius). This was the name of a Roman-era saint, martyred with Saint Digna in 259.
EUSY f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Elsbeth.
FELE m & f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of either Felix (masculine) or Felicitas (feminine).
FORTUNAT m Bulgarian, German (Swiss), Polish, Russian
Bulgarian, German Swiss, Polish and Russian form of Fortunatus.
FROSINA f German (Swiss)
Swiss German diminutive of names containing the element "Fro-", for example Frolinde, Frodelinde, Fromut, Frodegard.... [more]
GAABI m German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Gabriel.
GIAN m German (Swiss), Romansh
Romansh form of John.
GLADI m German (Swiss, Archaic)
Archaic Swiss German diminutive of Claudius.
GRETI f German (Swiss, Rare)
Swiss diminutive of Margarete.
GRETLI f German (Swiss, Rare)
Swiss German diminutive of Margaret. It is rarely used as a given name.
HANSOTTO m German, German (Swiss)
Combination of Hans and Otto.
HANSRUEDI m German (Swiss)
Combination of Hans and Ruedi. This was borne by the Swiss surrealist painter Hans Rudolf "Hansruedi" Giger (1940-2014).
HIPPOLYT m German (Archaic), German (Swiss, Rare), Alsatian
German form of Hippolytos. A notable bearer is Hippolyt Kempf (born 1965), a Swiss skier and Olympic medalist.
IDDA f German (Swiss)
Variant form of Ida.
IRMELI f Finnish, German (Swiss)
A Finnish variant and a Swiss German diminutive of Irma.
JAKOBEA f German (Swiss)
Feminine form of Jakob.
JÄNU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German version of Jan.
JERK m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of George.
JOVIN m German, German (Swiss)
Either a variant of Jovan or derived from Latin Iupiter (genitive: Iovis). In that case the meaning would be "belonging to Jupiter" or "of Jupiter".
JÜRG m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Jörg.
KÄRU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Karl.
KASI m German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Kasimir.
KÖBI m German (Swiss)
Swiss diminutive of Jakob.... [more]
KOLUMBAN m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Columban.
KUULI m German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Kolumban.
LADINA f German (Swiss), Romansh
Means "(woman) from Latium" in Romansh.
LARAINA f Romansh (Modern), German (Swiss, Modern)
Recently coined Romansh name of unknown origin and meaning, although a Romansh variant of Lorraine, a Romansh variant of Lorena and an elaboration of Laura have been suggested.
LEXU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Alexander.
LIENHARD m German, German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Leonhard.
LILLE f German (Swiss, Rare)
Hypochoristic form of Alice.... [more]
LUNZI m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Leontius, of chiefly historical usage, as well as a general name for a person in various children's rhymes.
LUZIUS m German (Swiss), German
Variant spelling of Lucius.
LYSY f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Elisabeth.
MADLAINA f German (Swiss), Romansh
Romansh form of Magdalena, traditionally found in the Engadine valley.
MÄNU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Manuel.
MAREI f Upper German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Southern German variant of Marie. Sometimes, rarely though, also used as a diminutive form of Maria.
MARITS m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Maurice.
MÄRSU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Marcel.
MÄTHU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Mathias.
MAURIN m Romansh, German (Swiss)
Romansh form of Maurus, cognate of Mauritz and Moritz.
MAXIMIN m English, German, German (Swiss), French, Romansh
English, German, Swiss German, Romansh and French form of Maximinus (see Maximino). This name was borne by Saint Maximin of Trier (3rd century AD).
MERET f German, German (Swiss), Sami
Low German variant of Merete as well as a Swiss German short form of Emerentia and a Sami variant of Märet.... [more]
MICHU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Michael.
MYRTA f English (Rare), German (Swiss, Rare), Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
English and German cognate of Myrtle and Spanish and Italian variant of Mirta.
NAIRA f Romansh, German (Swiss)
Derived from the Surselvan Romansh word nair (ner in other Romansh variants) "black; dark".
ÖLU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Oliver.
PÄSCU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German variant of Pascal.
QUIETA f Ancient Roman, Italian (Rare), Romanian (Rare), English (Rare), German (Swiss, Rare), Caribbean (Rare)
Derived from Latin quietus, -a, -um "quiet". This was the name of a saint.
RÄFFU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Raphael.
REMIIGI m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Remigius.
RESU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Andreas.
RETA f German (Swiss), Romansh
Feminine form of Reto.
ROEBI f & m Dutch (Rare), German (Swiss, Rare)
As a Dutch name, Roebi seems to be exclusively feminine.... [more]
RÖLU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Roland.
RÖMU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Roman.
SABE f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Sabrina.
SÄMU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Samuel.
SÄSCHU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Sasha.
SEMMI m German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Samuel.
SERAINA f Romansh, German (Swiss)
Romansh form of Serena, traditionally found in the Engadine valley.
SEREINA f Romansh, German (Swiss)
Variant of Seraina, traditionally found in the Surselva region.
SILÄ f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Silvia.
SILVAN m Dutch, English, German, German (Swiss), Scandinavian (Rare), Slovene (Rare)
English and German form of Silvanus, also sometimes used in The Netherlands.... [more]
SIMÄ f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Simone.
SIMEA f German (Swiss, Modern, Rare)
Recently coined feminine form of Simon and Simeon.
SIMU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Simon.
SÖNÄ f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Sonja.
STÖFFU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Christopher.
SUSLÄ f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Susanne.
TALINA f German (Swiss), Romansh
Diminutive of Nutala, the Romansh form of Natalia.
TÖMU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Thomas.
TÖNU m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Anthony.
TRIXLE f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Beatrix.
URSCHI f German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Ursula.
URSIN m Croatian, French, Russian, French (Cajun), American (South), German (Swiss)
Croatian, Swiss German, French and Russian form of Ursinus.
URSINA f German (Swiss)
Feminine form of Ursinus as well as a diminutive of Ursa.
VRENELI f German (Swiss)
Swiss diminutive of Verena.
WERÄ m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Werner.