North Frisian Submitted Names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BOYEmWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
There are many etymologies possible for this Frisian name. One is that it is a pet form of Germanic given names that contained the element bodo
meaning "lord, ruler" or baug
meaning "bow"... [more]
JALEfGerman, North Frisian
Short form of (now extinct) names whose first element was derived from Proto-Germanic *gailan
meaning "jovial".... [more]
JANNESmDutch, Flemish, German (Rare), Limburgish, East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian, Danish (Rare), Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Frisian, Limburgish and (Low) German short form of Johannes
, which has also seen some use in Scandinavia.
TELSEfNorth 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".
WIEGERmWest Frisian, North Frisian
Wieger is a derivative from Wigger, a German aggregation of: Wig wich means warrior or battle, and Her wich means army. So it means combattant in the army.