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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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Adalberta f German (Swiss), Polish, Hungarian (Rare), Sicilian
German, Polish and Hungarian feminine form of Adalbert and Sicilian feminine form of Adalbertu.
Alewiss m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Aloysius.
Amrei f Upper German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss), Luxembourgish
Upper German and Luxembourgish contracted form of Annemarie.
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]
Ändle f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Andrea 2.
Annalies f German (Swiss)
Swiss German variant of Anneliese.
Annekäthi f German (Swiss)
Combination of Anne and Käthi
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.
Bärbli f German (Swiss)
Swiss German diminutive of Barbara.
Bascha m German (Swiss)
A diminutive of the name Sebastian.
Betti f Estonian, Hungarian, German (Swiss)
Estonian short form of Eliisabet, Hungarian short form of Erzsébet and Swiss German short form of Elisabeth.
Binja f German (Swiss)
Variant of Bigna, written according to German phonetics.
Bombastus m German (Swiss)
Possibly descended from Latin bombax meaning "cotton" or "indeed (interjection)" or from German Bombast meaning "pompous language".
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)
Feminine form of Cleophas. This was borne by the mother of Swiss-born Austrian painter An­gel­ica Kauff­man.
Corvin m English, German (Swiss, Rare), Romanian
English,German and Romanian 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.
Deti f German (Swiss)
Variant of Dete.
Detta f German (Swiss), Romansh
Romansh short form of Margaretha, traditionally found in the Engadine valley.
Dorli f German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Dora and Dorothea.
Emerita f Late Roman, Catalan (Rare), Latvian (Rare), German (Swiss), Romansh, Hungarian
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).
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.
Gladi m German (Swiss, Archaic)
Archaic Swiss German vernacular form of Claudius.
Greti f German (Swiss, Rare), Slovene
Swiss-German diminutive of Margarete and Slovene diminutive of Greta.
Gretli f German (Swiss, Rare)
Swiss German diminutive of Margaret. It is rarely used as a given name.
Gudula f Dutch, German (Swiss), Galician
Derived from the Gothic element guths "god" or Gothic gôds "good". This is the name of one of the patron saints of Brussels, Belgium.
Hani f German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Haniela.
Hansheiri m German (Swiss)
Contraction of Hans and Heiri.
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).
Hansueli m German (Swiss)
Contraction of Hans and Ueli.
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.
Huldrych m German (Swiss)
Remodelled form of Ulrich to be read as huld-reich "rich of grace, rich of favour".... [more]
Idda f German (Swiss)
Variant form of Ida.
Irmeli f Finnish, Estonian, German (Swiss)
A Finnish diminutive of Irmela, Swiss German diminutive of Irma and Estonian combination of Irma and the syllable -li-, most commonly derived from Eliisabet.
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.
Joder m German (Swiss)
Dialectal form of Theodore.
Joscheba f Biblical German, German (Swiss, Modern, Rare)
Current German form of the Biblical name Jehosheba.
Josija m Danish (Archaic), Serbian (Rare), German (Swiss, Rare)
Danish and Serbian form of the Hebrew name Yoshiyahu (see Josiah).
Jovin m German, German (Swiss), Anglo-Norman, Medieval French
Probably derived from the Latin name Jovinus.
Käru m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Karl.
Kasi m German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Kasimir.
Käthiruth f German (Swiss)
Combination of Käthi and Ruth... [more]
Käthy f German (Swiss)
Swiss German variant of Katy.
Klärli f German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Klara.
Köbi m German (Swiss)
Swiss German short form of Jakob.
Kolumban m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Columban.
Kuuli m German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Kolumban.
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 1 and an elaboration of Laura have been suggested.
Leonz m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Leontios.
Lexu m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Alexander.
Lienhard m German, German (Swiss), Upper German
Upper German and Alemannic German form of Leonhard.
Lille f German (Swiss, Rare)
Hypochoristic form of Alice.... [more]
Lio m German (Swiss)
Variant of Leo.
Lisi f German (Swiss)
Variant of Lisy.
Lisy f German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Elisabeth.
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.
Malea f German (Modern), German (Swiss, Modern)
Anglicized spelling of Malia. It is often claimed that this name means "flower" in Hawaiian. This is false. The Hawaiian word for "flower" is "pua".
Mänu m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Manuel.
Marai f Upper German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss), Afrikaans
German variant of Marei and Afrikaans variant of Maria.
Marieli f German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Marie.
Marili f German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Maria.
Marits m German (Swiss)
Swiss German form of Maurice.
Marlisa f English (Rare), German (Swiss)
Combination of Marie or Maria and Lisa. This name is borne by Australian singer Marlisa Ann Punzalan (born 1 October 1999, also known simply as Marlisa).
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.
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.
Peterli m German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Peter.
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.
Rosali f German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Rosa 1.
Rösli f German (Swiss)
Diminutive of Rose and Rosa 1.
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.
Silä f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Silvia.
Simä f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Simone 1.
Simea f German (Swiss, Modern, Rare)
Recently coined feminine form of Simon 1 and Simeon.
Simu m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Simon 1.
Sira f Catalan (Modern, Rare), German (Swiss, Rare), Russian (Archaic), Italian (Swiss), Italian (Rare), Galician
Feminine form of Italian and Galician Siro, Catalan Sir and Russian Sir.
Sönä f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Sonja.
Stäffen m German (Swiss, Archaic)
Early New High German form of Stephen.
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.
Theres f German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Traditional southern German, Swiss German and Austrian variant of Therese.
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.
Ursi f German (Swiss)
Short form of Ursula.
Ursina f German (Swiss), Romansh
Feminine form of Ursinus as well as a diminutive of Ursa.
Ursulina f German (Swiss, Rare), Romansh, Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), History (Ecclesiastical), Medieval Latin
Diminutive or extended form of Ursula, as -ina is an Italian feminine diminutive suffix (from Latin -īna meaning "belonging to"). This essentially makes the name a double diminutive of Ursa... [more]
Vreneli f German (Swiss), Dutch (Rare)
Swiss German diminutive of Verena, which has also been used as an official name in the Netherlands. Vreneli is also the informal name for a range of legal tender gold coins produced in Switzerland.... [more]
Werä m German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Werner.