North Frisian Submitted Names

North Frisian names are used in North Frisia in northern Germany. See also about Frisian Names.
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ABELENAfNorth Frisian
North Frisian variant of Apollonia recorded on the island of Föhr.
AGNETfGerman (East Prussian), North Frisian (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
East Prussian German, North Frisian and East Frisian variant of Agnes via the variant Agnete. As a North Frisian name, Agnet was recorded on the island of Föhr.
ALEFmMedieval 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]
ARFSTmNorth Frisian
North Frisian form of Arnfastr via the Swedish form Arfast. A known bearer of this name is German politician Arfst Wagner (b. 1954).
BENDIXmNorth Frisian, Low German
North Frisian and Low German form of Benedictus (see Benedict). Also compare Bendiks.... [more]
BOJmNorth Frisian
Variant of Boy.
BOYmNorth Frisian, West Frisian, East Frisian, Dutch, Danish, German, English (Rare)
Variant form of Boye. In English-speaking countries, the name is usually derived from the English word boy meaning "boy" (in a manner comparable to the name Sonny) or a short form of the given names Boyce and Boyd.... [more]
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]
CERENEfNorth Frisian (Archaic)
North Frisian form of Severine, recorded on the islands of Sylt and Amrum.
CYRENAfNorth Frisian (Archaic)
Archaic North Frisian form of Severine, recorded on the isle of Sylt in the 1600s.
ENGELKEm & fDutch (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]
ERKmSwedish (Rare, Archaic), West Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Swedish dialectal form of Erik as well as the West Frisian and North Frisian form of Erik.
FEDDERmLow German, North Frisian
Short form of Germanic names that have fridu "peace" for a first element, such as Frederik. Also compare Fedde and Fedderik.
FROUWEfNorth Frisian, East Frisian
North Frisian and East Frisian variant form of Frowe.
HAIEmWest 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).
HARMENmWest Frisian, North Frisian, Low German, Dutch
Frisian and Low German form of Herman.... [more]
HARREmEast Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Frisian short form of Germanic given names containing the element hari meaning "army", such as Herbert and Herman.
HASCHEmNorth Frisian (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic)
Variant of the Frisian name Hasse, which is said to be either a short form of names containing the element hart "hardy; strong" or else it might be derived from Old High German hassi "the Hessians".... [more]
HAUGmEast Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Archaic), Upper German
Frisian and Upper German form of Hugo as well as a short form of other Germanic given names that have hugu meaning "heart, mind, spirit" for a first element.... [more]
HAUKm & fEast Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Frisian short form of Germanic given names that have hugu meaning "heart, mind, spirit" for a first element, such as Hugubert. Also compare Haug, which this name could be considered to be a variant form of.
HAUKEm & fEast Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
Diminutive of Hauk. A known bearer of this name is the German former middle distance runner Hauke Fuhlbrügge (b. 1966).
HAYEmWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
Variant spelling of Haie. A known Dutch bearer of this name is the author Haye van der Heyden (b. 1957).
HEIEmWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German variant form of Haie.
IMMEf & mWest Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Ime(2). This given name is more commonly found on females than on males.... [more]
INSEm & fWest Frisian (Rare), East Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Frisian variant form of Ine. Sometimes also said to be a Frisian short form of Germanic names that have Ing for a first element, such as Ingulf. Lastly, in Germany, some also interpret Inse to be a derivative of the German word Insel meaning "island".
JALEfGerman, North Frisian
Short form of (now extinct) names whose first element was derived from Proto-Germanic *gailan meaning "jovial".... [more]
JALINAfNorth Frisian (Rare)
19th-century elaboration of Jale.
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.
JELLAfWest Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
Frisian feminine form of Jelle and German short form of Gabriella.... [more]
JESSEmWest Frisian, North Frisian
Variant form of Iese, which itself is a variant form of Ese. Also compare Jisse.
JESSINAfWest Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Feminine form of the Frisian masculine name Jesse.
JISSEmWest Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Iese, which itself is a variant form of Ese. Also compare Jesse.
JITmWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
Frisian variant form of Ede and Ide.
JORINmLow German, North Frisian
Derived from both Georg and Gregor.
KATJEfNorth Frisian, Dutch
Diminutive of Katharina and variant of Katja.
KEImWest Frisian, North Frisian
Frisian pet form of Cornelius, Gerard and Nicolaas. In other words, you could say that this name is a variant form of Kai(1).
KENOmNorth Frisian, East Frisian, German
Frisian short form of Konrad.
KERRINfNorth Frisian
Variant form of Karrin, which is a North Frisian form of Katharina.
KLEMEfNorth Frisian (Archaic)
Feminine form of Klemens, recorded on the island of Amrum.
MARRINfNorth Frisian
One of the North Frisian forms of Maria, as used on the North Frisian island of Föhr.
MARTJEfWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Dutch
Dutch short form of Martha and Martina, as well as the Frisian form for those names.
MEIKmGerman, East Frisian, North Frisian
This name is either a phonetic German spelling of the English name Mike or a Frisian short form of names beginning in Mein- like Meinhard.
MEINERTmDutch, Low German, North Frisian
Dutch variant form of Meindert, as well as the Low German and North Frisian form of Meinhard.
MERRITfNorth 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.
NAEMIEfNorth Frisian
North Frisian variant of Naemi.
NANEm & fWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
Frisian masculine form of Nan.
NELLEmWest Frisian, North Frisian
Frisian short form of Cornelius.
NICKELSmNorth Frisian
North Frisian form of Nicolaus; see also Nickel.
NIESm & fDutch (Rare), Limburgish (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
In Dutch, Frisian and Limburgish, Nies is predominantly a masculine given name. For the Dutch, it is a variant form of Nijs (which has a different pronunciation), while for the Frisians, it is a variant spelling of Nys (which has the same pronunciation)... [more]
NYSmNorth Frisian (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
North Frisian and West Frisian short form of Dionysius.
OLDEm & fDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
Dutch variant form of Alde and Frisian cognate of Alde. For the transition from Al- to Ol-, compare names like Walter vs. Wolter and Reinald vs. Reinold.
RIKLEFmEast Frisian, North Frisian
East Frisian and/or North Frisian form of Ryklef.
RINKEm & fWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
Masculine and feminine form of Rinne, with the diminutive suffix ke included.
SINEm & fEast Frisian, West Frisian, North Frisian
Short form of Germanic given names that contain the element sinths meaning "way, path", such as Chlodosind, Rudesind (see Rosendo) and Sindbald. But in the case of female bearers, the name can also be a short form of any name that ends in -sine, such as Gesine.
SINJAfGerman, North Frisian, Slavic
Variant form of Sinje. As a Slavic name, this name is a short form of Euphrosyne.
SINJEfNorth Frisian, German
North Frisian form of Sünje.
SKALOTTfNorth Frisian (Archaic)
Archaic North Frisian form of Charlotte, recorded on the isle of Föhr in the 1700s and early 1800s.
SÖNKEmLow 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]
SÜNNEm & fEast 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.
SYLTAfNorth Frisian, German (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the name of the North Frisian island of Sylt.... [more]
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".
ULKEm & fWest Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare)
West Frisian variant form of Oelke and North Frisian cognate of Oelke, although it should be noted that it is strictly masculine in North Frisia.
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.