Low German Submitted Names

These names are used in northern Germany and the eastern Netherlands where Low German is spoken. See also 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]
ABELKE f Low German
German pet form of Abela and Abelina.
AEBIG m Low German (Archaic)
Short form of Adalbert, used in the 16th century.
AHLHEIT f Low German (Archaic)
Low German variant of Adelheid used in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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]
ALEF m Medieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), Low German, North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German (also Low German) variant of Adolf as well as the North & West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alof.... [more]
ALEFERNA f Low German (Archaic)
Aleferna was Prioress of the Hohenholte monastery in Northern Germany (attested 1237–1240). The name is only partially explained ALA means "all", but the FERNA part is obscure. ... [more]
ALERT m Low German, Dutch (Rare)
Low German and Dutch form of Athalhart.
ALHEIT f Low German (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Archaic short form of Adelheid, in use between the 1400s and 1800s.
ALHET f Low German, German (Archaic)
Low German short form of Adelheid.
ALKE f Low German
Diminutive of names that contained the name element adal, most notably Adelheid.
ANNEKEN f Low German, Danish, Flemish, Old Swedish
Low German diminutive of Anne.
ARP m Low German (Rare, Archaic)
Low German form of Erpo.... [more]
ASMUS m Danish, Low German
Low German short form of Erasmus. Asmus has also seen usage in Denmark from at least the 15th century onward, predominantly in Southern Jutland (Sønderjylland).
BEEKE f Low German
A Low German form of Rebecca.
BEKE f Low German
A Low German form of Rebecca.
BENDIX m North Frisian, Low German
North Frisian and Low German form of Benedictus (see Benedict). Also compare Bendiks.... [more]
BILKE f Low German (Modern, Rare)
Low German diminutive of Names starting in Bil- (from the Germanic name element BILI "gentleness").
BÖRRIES m Low German
Low German form of Liborius.
BRODER m Danish (Rare), Low German (Rare)
Modern form of Old Norse Bróðir.
CARSTA f Low German
Feminine form of Carsten.
CORT m Low German (Archaic)
Archaic Low German form of Cord, recorded between the 15th and the 18th centuries.
DANKERT m Dutch, Low German
Dutch and (Low) German variant of Dankmar.
DEPKE f Low German
Low German form of Deborah.
DETMAR m Low German
Low German form of Dietmar.
DIL m Low German
Low German variant of Till.
DINEKE f Low German, Frisian
Low German and Frisian diminutive of Dina.
DYL m Low German
Middle Low German variant of Till.
EGERT m Low German, Swedish
Variant of Eggert. Egert Haglund was a Swedish Formula-3 racing car driver.
EGGERT m West Frisian, Low German
West Frisian and Low German form of Eghard.
EIDA f Low German (Archaic), Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Finnish
Frisian variant of Ida, the Frisian short form of Old High German names beginning with Agi- and a short form of Nordic names beginning with Eid-.
EIDE m East Frisian, West Frisian, Low German
As a Frisian name, this name is a short form of names that have ag for a first element (for an elaborate description of ag, please see Agmund). But as a Low German name, this name is a short form of Eduard.
EILKE m & f East Frisian, West Frisian, Low German
For a man, it is the diminutive form of Eile - but for a woman, it is the feminine form of Eile.
EIMER m East Frisian, Low German
East Frisian and Low German form of Eilmer.
ELSEBE f Low German (Archaic), Medieval Baltic, Medieval Scandinavian, Norwegian (Rare)
Low German variant of Elsabe, recorded between the 15th and 18th centuries, which was also used in 15th-century Latvia and in Medieval Norway.
ELSKA f Low German (Rare)
Low German diminutive of Elisabeth.
ENGELKE m & f Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), Low German (Rare)
In the case of male bearers, this name is a diminutive of Engel. In the case of female bearers, this name is a feminine form of Engel. Also compare Engeltje.... [more]
ENIE f Low German (Rare)
Feminine form of Ene.
FEDDER m Low German, North Frisian
Short form of Germanic names that have fridu "peace" for a first element, such as Frederik. Also compare Fedde and Fedderik.
FRAUWEKE f Low German
Low German diminutive of Frowe.
FROWA f Low German (Rare, Archaic), Frisian (Rare, Archaic)
Low German and Frisian variant form of Frowe used between the 14th and 16th centuries.
GERKE m & f Dutch, Low German (Rare)
Dutch and very rare Low German diminutive form of German names beginning with Ger-.
GESA f Frisian, Low German, German, Old Swedish
Originally a Low German short form of names beginning with either of the Old High German elements gêr meaning "spear" (especially Gertrud) or gisil "pledge, hostage" (compare Giselle), this name is now generally considered a short form of Gertrud.
GESCHE f German, Low German, Frisian
Frisian and Low German short form and diminutive of Gertrude.
GESE f Low German
Low German variant of Gesa.
GESEKE f Low German (Rare), Frisian (Rare)
Low German and Frisian diminutive of Gese.
GESKE f Frisian, Low German
Contracted form of Geseke.
GÖDERT m Low German
Low German form of Godahard.
GUDE f Low German (Archaic), Medieval Baltic
Low German short form of names that contain either the element god- "god" or guth- (Old High German gund) "war; fight".... [more]
HAIE m West Frisian (Rare), East Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German short form of Germanic names that contain the element hag (for an elaborate description of hag, please see Hagabert).
HARMEN m West Frisian, North Frisian, Low German, Dutch
Frisian and Low German form of Herman.... [more]
HEIE m West Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German variant form of Haie.
HEYO m Low German
Low German short form of names starting with Hein- like Heinrich.
HIBBEL f Low German
Low German form of Hildburg.
HINRIC m Low German
Middle Low German variant of Hinrik.
HÖPKE f Low German
Diminutive of Hobbe.... [more]
HÖWEDE m Low German (Rare, Archaic)
From Low German hövd "head".
ICKA f Low German, East Frisian
Feminine form of Icko.
ICKE m & f German, Low German (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Icke is a nickname for people from Berlin alluding to the Berlin dialekt word Icke (High German Ich) "I".... [more]
ICKEA f East Frisian, Low German
Clearly feminine form of Icke.
ICKO m Low German, East Frisian
Short form of names built from the name element AG "edge (of a sword)" like Ekkehard.
IKKE m & f Low German, East Frisian
Variant of Icke.
ILSABEIN f Low German (Archaic), Dutch (Archaic)
An elaboration of Ilsabe. The name was used in Northern Germany and the Netherlands in the 18th and 19th century.
ILSEBE f Low German (Archaic), Medieval Baltic
15th and 16th century Low German variant of Ilsabe that was also used in 15th and 16th century Latvia.
INGERT m Low German
Low German variant of Inghard.
IVEN m German, Literature, Low German
Iven is a variant of the Gemanic name Ivo which is traced to a word meaning "yew" (the wood of the yew was used for building good bows).... [more]
JOBST m Low German, French, Czech
North German form of Jodocus, altered by association with Job.
JOKO m Low German
Low German short form of names beginning in Jo- like Joachim or Johannes.... [more]
JORIN m Low German, North Frisian
Derived from both Georg and Gregor.
JUERGEN m Low German
Rarer spelling variant of Jürgen.
KERSTEN m Low German, East Frisian
Low German variant of Karsten.
KÖHN m Low German
Short form of KONRAD.
KÖNEKE m Low German
Low German diminutive of Köne.
KRACHT m Low German
Low German form of Kraft.
KÜNNEKE f Low German
Low German form of Kunigunde. However, there exists another possible meaning for this name: some speculate that it may actually mean "little child". In that case, it comes from older Low German kindeken, which then transformed into kinneken over time and then ultimately into künneke... [more]
LAURIDS m Danish, Low German, Literature
Variant spelling of Laurits.... [more]
LEEFKE f Low German, East Frisian
Derived from Low German leefke "darling", which looks similar to its Limburgish equivalent leeveke and Dutch liefje. See also the name Leve, of which this name can be seen as a feminine form of.
LERKE f Danish, Low German, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian variant and German form of Lærke.
LIEKEN f Low German
Low German diminutive form of Elisabeth; compare also Dutch Lieke.
LÖNNE m Low German
Of unclear origin and meaning.... [more]
LOVIS m Low German
Low German form of Louis.
LÜBBE m Low German
Low German form of Liutbert.
LÜDEKE m Low German
Diminutive form of Lüder.
LÜDER m Low German
Low German form of Ludger.
LÜDERT m Low German
Low German form of Liuthard.
LÜKE f Low German (Archaic)
Low German variant of Lieken, used between the 17th and 19th centuries.
LÜMMEKE f Low German (Rare, Archaic)
Low German and East Frisian short form of names containing the element liud- "people".
LÜTJE m Low German (Rare, Archaic)
Low German diminutive of Lude. It phonetically coincides with Low German lüttje "small; little" and Lüttje "the small one; the little one".
MARJANNA f Low German, Dutch
Pomeranian German form of Marianna.
MARJANNE f Dutch, Low German, Low German (Pomeranian)
Dutch variant of Marianne and Low German form of Marianne. A known Dutch bearer of the name is the former politician Marjanne Sint (b. 1949).
MARLEENKEN f Literature, Low German
Marleenken is a Low German diminutive of Marlene. It's the name of the girl that collects the bones of her brother and buries them under a juniper tree in the fairy tale Vom Machandelbaum by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
MEINERT m Dutch, Low German, North Frisian
Dutch variant form of Meindert, as well as the Low German and North Frisian form of Meinhard.
MERRIT f North Frisian, Low German
North Frisian short form of both Maria and Margarethe, recorded in the 1600s on the isles of Föhr, Amrum and Sylt. The name is still in use today.
METTA f German, Low German
German variant of Mette and Meta and Low German short form of Mechthild.
METTEKE f Low German (Rare)
Diminutive of Mette, itself a Low German short form of Mechthild, although German folk etymology sometimes considers this name a diminutive of Margarethe due to the Scandinavian etymology of Mette.
OLRIK m Low German, Dutch
Low German and Dutch variant of Ulrik.
PASCHEN m Low German (Archaic)
Old name often used in the 1500s-1800s in Mecklenburg Germany,... [more]
RAUTE f Low German (Rare)
Short form of Rautgund and related names.
REIK m Low German, East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian short form of names that contain the Germanic element rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty". This element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." Also, this name can be compared with the Dutch name Rijk.
REINEKE m Low German
Low German pet form of names containing the name element RAGN.
RIXA f German (Rare), Low German, Frisian
Low German and Frisian short form of names beginning with the element RIC.
ROLOF m Low German
Low German form of Rodolf.
RÖPKE m Low German
Low German diminutive of Robert.
SARKE f Low German, Frisian, Norwegian
Low German and Frisian diminutive of Sara.
SASSO m Dutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German form of Sachso.
SELKE f Low German
Possibly a Low German diminutive of names containing the Old High German element salo "dark-coloured, dirty gray" (related to Old Norse sölr "sun-coloured, dirty yellow, sallow"), but this is not known for certain.
SIEMER m Low German
Low German pet form of Siegmar.
SIEVERT m Low German, Dutch
Variant of Sivert, or perhaps a Dutch form of Siegfried.
SÖNKE m Low German, North Frisian
Low German and North Frisian diminutive of Sören - not to be confused with the Low German word sönke meaning "little boy, sonny".... [more]
SÖNNICH m Low German, Frisian
Low German and Frisian pet form of names containing the name element sun "son".
SÖNNICK m Low German, Frisian
Low German and Frisian variant of Sönnich.
SÜNJE f Low German, East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian diminutive form of Sünne.
SÜNKE f Low German, East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian diminutive form of Sünne.
SÜNNE m & f East Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
As a Frisian name, this name is a variant form of Sine (unisex) and Sunna (feminine). But as a Low German name, it is strictly feminine and a short form of Gesine via its earlier short form Sine.
SÜNNEKE f Low German, East Frisian
Low German and East Frisian diminutive form of Sünne. Also compare Sonnika.
TANGER m Low German
Low German form of Dankmar via its variant form Dankert.
TANKE m Low German, Frisian
Low German and Frisian pet form of Tanne.
TELSA f Low German
Variant of Telse.
TELSCHE f Low German
Variant of Telse.
TELSE f North Frisian, Low German
Originally a Low German diminutive of Elisabeth, which may have arisen from the contraction of either Sünt Else meaning "Saint Else", perhaps applied affectionately or ironically to an individual named Else (or else referring to the biblical character; see Elizabeth) or dat Else, an affectionate phrase meaning "the Else".
TESKA f Low German
Low German feminine short form of names beginning with Diet-, from the Germanic element þeud "people". It is used almost exclusively in northern Germany, at the Baltic coast.
THEES m Low German
Familiar form of Matthäus.... [more]
THIES m Low German
Northern German short form of Matthias.
TIELE m Dutch, West Frisian, Low German, East Frisian
Dutch, West Frisian and Low German form of Till.
TILEKE m Frisian (Archaic), Low German (Archaic)
Frisian and Low German diminutive of Tiele.
TILSE f Low German
Low German short form of Elisabeth.
TJADEN m Low German
Derived from the element thiad "people".
TOBETA f Low German
Low German form of Dietberta or Trudberta.
TOENNIES m Low German, East Frisian
Archaic short form of Antonius. The forms using the umlaut, Tönjes and Tönnies, are still occasionally found.
TOKE m Danish, Low German
Diminutive of Thorger and other names starting with Thor-.
TÖLKE m Low German
Low German diminutive form of Berthold.
UDELA f Low German, German (Modern, Rare)
Udela is a variant of the given name Odilia. It was borne by the first recorded prioress of the Hohenholte monastry in 1230
VILMEKE f Low German, Frisian
Low German and Frisian diminutive of Wilma.
WIEFE f Frisian, Low German
Variant of Wiebe or from Low German and Old Frisian wîf meaning "wife, woman".
WIEFKE f Frisian, Low German
Variant of Wiebke or diminutive of Wiefe.
WIFE f Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German variant of Wiefe.
WIFKE f Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German variant of Wiefke.
WILKE m Low German
Low German diminutive of names containing the name element vil meaning "wish", "desire".
WILKEN m Low German
Low German variant of Wilke.
WILLM m East Frisian, Low German
Variant spelling of Wilm.
WILM m East Frisian, Low German
East Frisian and Low German short form of Wilhelm.
WITTE m & f Low German, Dutch
Short form of names formed with the Germanic name element WITU "wood, forest".
WÖLTJE m Low German
Low German diminutive of Walter.
WÜBKE f Low German
Low German form of Wiebke; not to be confused with similar-looking West Frisian names like Wubbe, which have a different meaning and origin.
WUBKE f West Frisian, Low German
West Frisian feminine form of Wubbe, and Low German variant spelling of Wübke.
WUPKE f West Frisian, Low German
West Frisian variant spelling of Wubke and Low German variant spelling of Wübke via Wüpke.