West Frisian Submitted Names

West Frisian names are used in Friesland in the northern Netherlands. See also about Frisian Names.
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AACHfWest Frisian
Diminutive of Agathe, as well as names that begin with agi meaning "sword".
AACHTSJEfWest Frisian
Diminutive of names beginning with agi meaning "sword".
AADm & fDutch, West Frisian, Limburgish
Diminutive of Adriaan and Adriana, as well as a variant of Ade.
AAFKEfWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian feminine form of Ave, with the diminutive suffix ke included.
AAFKELINAfWest Frisian
Diminutive of names beginning with Alf meaning "elf".
AALFmDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Dutch short form of Adolf and West Frisian short form of Alef and Alof, which are both Frisian variants of Adolf.
AANJEfWest Frisian
Feminine form of Ane.
AIKOmWest Frisian, German, East Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
Short form of names containing the Germanic name element ag or agil "edge (of a sword)", such as Ekkehard or Aai.
ALANDm & fDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Archaic)
Dutch and West Frisian contracted form of Adelland. Also compare Eland.... [more]
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]
ALOFmMedieval Dutch, Medieval German, Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Medieval Dutch and German variant of Adolf as well as the West Frisian form of the name. Also compare Aalf (its medieval form is Aelf) and Alef.... [more]
AMARINSfWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Emerentia. Also compare Emerens.
AMEmWest Frisian
West Frisian short form of names that contain the Germanic element amal "work". However, there are also instances where it is a short form of names of which the second element starts with an 'm' - the name Adelmar is a good example of that.
AMKEfWest Frisian (Rare)
Means "eagle" in Frisian.
AMMEfWest Frisian, East Frisian
Feminine form of Ame.
ANDERTmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Andhard or Andward.
ANGENIETfDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Dutch variant form of Angenies and West Frisian form of Agnes.
ANGENIETSJEfWest Frisian (Rare)
West Frisian diminutive of Angeniet. Also compare Angeniesje and Angenietje.
ANKEmWest Frisian
Variant of Ane, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
AUEmWest Frisian
The origin of this Frisian name is uncertain; it is such a shortened and transformed form of certain names that it is very difficult to tell what the original name(s) must have been. Aue might have been a short form of names containing the Gothic element aivs (êwa in Old High German), such as Eubert and Eumund... [more]
AUKJEfWest Frisian, East Frisian
Strictly feminine form of Auke, where the diminutive suffix je has been added to the name.
AUWEmWest Frisian
Variant of Aue.
AVEmDutch, West Frisian
The origin of this Frisian name is uncertain; it is such a shortened and transformed form of certain names that it is very difficult to tell what the original name(s) must have been. Ave is usually said to be a short form of names that contained the Old Norse element âlfr (alb in Old High German) "elf" - but this cannot be said with certainty... [more]
BAARTmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Bert.
BARTELDmDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Dutch and West Frisian form of Berthold. Also compare the similar-looking name Bartel.
BAUEmWest Frisian
A name of Germanic origin that has been so strongly abbreviated, that one can no longer tell with certainty what the original form and its meaning is. Some scholars think that it is derived from the name Bavo.
BAUKEm & fWest Frisian, Dutch
For a man, it is the diminutive form of Baue - but for a woman, it is the feminine form of Baue. However, the name is far more common on men than on women.
BAUKJEfWest Frisian, Dutch
Strictly feminine form of Bauke.
BENNEmWest Frisian
Variant form of Ben.
BINNEmWest Frisian
Variant form of Benne.
BINNERTmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Bennert.
BOAIEmWest Frisian (Archaic)
This archaic West Frisian given name can be a variant form of Boye as well as be a derivation of West Frisian boai meaning "boy".
BOUKEm & fWest Frisian, Dutch
Variant of Bauke. This form is more commonly found on men than on women.
BOUKJEfWest Frisian, Dutch
Strictly feminine variant of Baukje.
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]
BURGERmDutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare), West Frisian (Archaic)
Dutch, Afrikaans and West Frisian form of the ancient Germanic name Burghar.... [more]
DERKmDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Dutch variant form of Dirk, as well as the Frisian form of Dirk.
DERKJEm & fDutch, West Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Derk) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
DIEKEfDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Feminine form of Diede, as well as a pet form of Hendrika.
DIEUWERTJEfWest Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of Dieuwert. In The Netherlands, a well-known bearer of this name is television presenter Dieuwertje Blok (b. 1957).
DIMMEmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have Gothic thiuda or Middle High German diet (both of which mean "people") for a first element, and of which the second element starts with an "m." The names Theudemund and Dietmar are good examples of that.
DIRKJEm & fDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Dirk) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
DJOEKEfDutch, West Frisian
Dutch form of Dieuwke, completely phonetical in its spelling. This "dutchized" form of a Frisian name has also been adopted by the Frisians themselves, though it is nowhere as popular in Friesland as the original form (Dieuwke).
DOUTZENfWest Frisian, Dutch
Feminine form of Douwe, which possibly started out as a patronymic meaning "son of Douwe". The name has been rising in popularity since 2007, because of the Frisian model Doutzen Kroes (who rose to fame that year).
DOUWEmWest Frisian
Derived from Frisian dou "dove."
EDEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian form of Ade.
EDSARDmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Eghard.
EDSERmWest Frisian
Shorter form of Edsert.
EDZARDmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Variant of Edsard. This name was borne by several counts of East Frisia.
EELKEm & fWest Frisian
West Frisian diminutive form of Ele via Eele in the case of male bearers, and feminine form of Ele in the case of female bearers.
EELKJEfWest Frisian
West Frisian diminutive form of Eelke.
EGGERTmWest Frisian, Low German
West Frisian and Low German form of Eghard.
EIBEmEast Frisian, West Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have ag for a first element (for an elaborate description of ag, please see Agmund), and of which the second element starts with a "b". The name Egbert is a good example of that.
EIDEmEast 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.
EIGEmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have ag for a first element: for an elaborate description of ag, please see Agmund.
EILEmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of Germanic names that have agil (which is an extended form of ag - see Agmund and also Egil) for a first element, such as Eildert and Eilmer.
EILKEm & fEast 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.
EILOFmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Agilolf via its variant Egilolf.
EIMERTmDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian form of Agimar. Though originally a Frisian name, it is now commonly used as a Dutch name as well. A known bearer of this name is Eimert van Middelkoop, the Dutch minister for Defence.
EINEmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names containing the Germanic element agin or egin, like Aginhard - see also Einhard.
ELANDm & fDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Dutch and West Frisian contracted form of Edelland, which is a variant form of Adelland. Also compare Aland.... [more]
ELBRICHfWest Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
West Frisian form of Adalburg via its variant spelling Adelburg.
ELEmWest Frisian
West Frisian variant form of Ale.
ELLERTmWest Frisian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
West Frisian variant of Allert and Scandinavian variant of Eilert.
ENEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
A Frisian name of Germanic origin that has been so strongly abbreviated, that one can no longer tell with certainty what the original form and its meaning is. Some scholars think that it may be a short form of names containing the Germanic element agin or egin (like Aginhard), thus making it comparable to Eine.
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]
ENGELTJEfDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian (Rare)
Strictly feminine form of Engel. In the Netherlands, the name is often associated with the Dutch word engeltje meaning "little angel". Also compare Engelke.
ERCOmWest Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Variant spelling of Erko, which is most likely a diminutive of Erk. Also compare Ercken and Herko, which is a variant of Herke.
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.
FEDDAfWest Frisian
Feminine form of Fedde.
FEDDERIKmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Frederik.
FEIEmWest Frisian
West Frisian short form of names that contain the Old High Germanic element fridu "peace" - see also Fedde.
FEIKEf & mWest Frisian, East Frisian
Diminutive form of Feie (for males) and feminine form of Feie (for females).
FEMfDutch, West Frisian
This name can be a short form of Eufemia (Dutch) or a feminine form of Femme (Frisian).
FEMMEKEfWest Frisian
Strictly feminine form of Femme, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
FENJAfWest Frisian, German, Danish
Variant form of Fenje. Also compare Fenna. You might also want to take a look at the other entry for Fenja, which is a name from Norse mythology (but has a completely different etymology) that could also have been the inspiration for the parents of some of the modern-day bearers of the name.
FENJEfWest Frisian
Variant form of Fen.
FENNEm & fWest Frisian
Feminine form and masculine variant of Fen (2).
FENNEKEfDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Strictly feminine form of Fenne, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
FERDAUfWest Frisian
The first element of this name, which has been metathesized, is derived from Old High German fridu "peace." The second element is derived from wîh "holy" or Old High German wîg "warrior."
FEREf & mWest Frisian
Short form of Germanic names that contain the Old High German element fridu meaning "peace", such as Frederik and Frederika.
FERREm & fDutch, West Frisian
Dutch short form of Ferdinand and West Frisian variant form of Fere.
FIDDEmWest Frisian
Variant form of Fedde.
FINmWest Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Fen.
FINNEm & fWest Frisian
Variant form of Fenne.
FOEKEmWest Frisian
Variant form of Foke.
FOKEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Folke.
FOLGERTmEast Frisian (Archaic), West Frisian (Rare)
Some sources state that this name is a variant form of Folkert, while at least one source states that it is a variant of Folger, the (West) Frisian form of the ancient Germanic name Folcgar.
FOLLEmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names that contain the Old High Germanic element folc "people", such as Folmer and Folpert.
FOLMERmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Folkmar.
FOPPEmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of masculine names that have folc for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The name Folcbert is a good example of that.
FOUKEm & fWest Frisian
Variant form of Foeke.
GABBEmWest Frisian
Variant form of Gabe.
GABEmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names that contain the Gothic element giban (geban in Old High German), such as Gebamund and Gebavultus.
GALEmWest Frisian (Rare)
This name is the Frisian form of the Germanic given name Gaito, which was ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *gails meaning "cheerful, jovial". But in addition to that, it is also often a short form of Germanic given names that contain (or are related to) the aforementioned element of *gails, such as Geilhard.... [more]
GAUKEm & fEast Frisian, West Frisian
East and West Frisian diminutive of Gauwe.
GEESfDutch, West Frisian
Dutch short form of Gesina.
GELDAUfWest Frisian
Derived from Gothic gild "sacrifice" combined with wîh "holy" or Old High German wîg "warrior."
GELLEmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names that contain the Old Frisian element geld, which ultimately comes from Gothic gild "sacrifice, value."
GELMERmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Gildemar.
GERm & fDutch, Limburgish, West Frisian
Dutch, Limburgish and West Frisian short form of Germanic given names containing the element ger meaning "spear", such as Gerard, Gerben and Gerlof.
GIBBEmWest Frisian
Variant of Gabbe, or a short form of Giselbert.
GIJSJEm & fDutch, West Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Gijs) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
GILDERIKmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Childeric.
GILDERTmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Gildard.
GILPERIKmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Chilperic.
GUUSJEm & fDutch, West Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Guus) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
HADDEmDutch, West Frisian
Variant form of Hade.
HADEmDutch, West Frisian
Short form of names that contain the Old High Germanic element hadu, such as Hadebert and Hadefuns.
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).
HAJOmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Haie.
HANSJEm & fDutch, West Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Hans) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
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.
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).
HEDEmWest Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Hade.
HEDSEmWest Frisian
West Frisian variant of Hade.
HEDSERmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Hadegar, or a shorter form of Hedsert.
HEDSERTmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Hadard or Hadeward; in some instances it may even be a variant of Edsert.
HEIEmWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Low German
Frisian and Low German variant form of Haie.
HEIJOmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Heie.
HELLEmWest Frisian (Rare)
Frisian short form of names that contain the element hildr (such as Hildebrand) or heil (such as Heilbert).
HERKEmWest Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Diminutive of Herre. Also compare Harke.
HEROmWest Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Variant form of Herre, which itself is a variant form of Harre. A known bearer of this name is the Dutch former politician Hero Brinkman (b. 1964).
HERREmWest Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
West Frisian variant of Harre.
HIBBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have hildr for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The names Hildebert and Hildebrand are good examples of that.
HIDSERmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Hildegar, or a shorter form of Hidsert.
HIDSERTmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Hildard or Hildeward. This name may also be a variant of Hedsert and Idsert.
HINKEm & fWest Frisian
West Frisian short form of Hendrik or Hendrika, depending on the sex of the bearer.
HOBmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names that have hugu for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The name Hugubert is a good example of that.
HOBBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian shortened form of names starting with HUG like Hugbert.
HOTSKEfWest Frisian
Feminine form of Hotse, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
HOTTEmWest Frisian
The origin of this Frisian name is uncertain; it is such a shortened and transformed form of certain names that it is very difficult to tell what the original name(s) must have been. Hotte might have been a short form of Horatius.
IDDEmWest Frisian
Variant of Ide.
IDEmWest Frisian
Frisian masculine form of Ida as well as a variant form of Ede.
IDSmWest Frisian
Variant of Ide. A well-known bearer of this name is the Dutch-Frisian speed skater Ids Postma.
IEMm & fWest Frisian (Rare)
Short form of Ieme and related names, such as Iemke.
IEMEm & fWest Frisian (Rare)
Variant spelling of Ime(2). This given name is more commonly found on males than on females.
IEMKEm & fWest Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Imke. But in other words, you could also say that this name is a diminutive of Ieme.
IENJEfDutch, West Frisian
Means "small one". From ien West Frisian word for "one".
ILLANDm & fWest Frisian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It might possibly be a variant form of Eland.
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]
INEmWest Frisian (Rare)
Derived from the particle in, which is usually used to give extra emphasis to something. Scholars have not been able to find any other explanation for the meaning of this Frisian name.
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".
IVEm & fWest Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Frisian form of Ivo (masculine) and Dutch short form of Ivonne (feminine).
IVESSAfWest Frisian (Rare)
West Frisian feminine form of Ive.
IWEmWest Frisian
This name is probably a variant form of Ive.
JALINEfWest Frisian
Feminine form of Jalle.
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.
JANNOmEstonian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), German (Rare)
Estonian variant of Jaan as well as a Dutch and West Frisian variant of Janne, all of which are names that are ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan (see John).
JANUSmDutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Limburgish (Rare), West Frisian (Rare), Danish, Finnish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Dutch, Flemish, Limburgish and West Frisian short form of Adrianus and sometimes also of Johannes (which is also found spelled as Johannus). The name has also seen some use in Scandinavia (particularly in Denmark), where it can also be a (more or less) latinized form of Jens.... [more]
JAPPEm & fWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Jacob, or a variant of Gabbe.
JARDm & fWest Frisian
Masculine and feminine form of Jarich.
JARICHmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names that contain the Gothic element gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear."
JARIGmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Variant spelling of Jarich.
JARIKmWest Frisian
Variant of Jari influenced by Jorik.
JARREmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names that contain the Gothic element gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear." See also Jarich.
JELDAUfWest Frisian
Variant spelling of Geldau.
JELDERTmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Ethelhard (see Adalhard), or a variant spelling of Geldert.
JELLAfWest Frisian (Rare), North Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
Frisian feminine form of Jelle and German short form of Gabriella.... [more]
JELMERmWest Frisian, Dutch
Modern West Frisian form of Adalmar via Ethelmer, but it is also possible that it is a variant form of Gelmer (see also my comment for Jelle) in some cases.
JELTEmWest Frisian, Dutch, East Frisian
Frisian variant form of Jelle.
JENNEm & fDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Masculine and feminine (short) form of Johannes.
JENNEKEf & mDutch, West Frisian
Variant of Jenne, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
JENTHEf & mDutch, West Frisian
Variant spelling of Jente.
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.
JILDAUfWest Frisian
This Frisian name can be a variant spelling of Geldau, or a variant form of Jeldau.
JILDERTmWest Frisian
This Frisian name can be a variant spelling of Gildert, or a variant form of Jeldert.
JILDOUfWest Frisian
Variant spelling of Jildau.
JILLESmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Aegidius (see Giles).
JINNEm & fWest Frisian
Mostly used on males, this name is derived from Ine and/or Ene.
JINTEf & mWest Frisian, Dutch
Mostly used on females (and increasingly so), this name is a variant form of Jinne.
JINTHEfWest Frisian, Dutch
Variant spelling of Jinte, only seen on females so far.
JIPm & fDutch, West Frisian
Short form of Jippe.
JIPPEm & fWest Frisian
Variant form of Jibbe.
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.
JITSKEfWest Frisian, Dutch
Frisian feminine form of Jit.
JITZEmWest Frisian, Dutch
Frisian variant form of Jit.
JOBBEmWest Frisian
Variant form of Joppe.
JONNEm & fDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
Dutch and Frisian variant form of Jonna (for females), and short form of Johannes (for males).
JONNEKEfDutch, West Frisian
Variant of Jonne, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
JOPPEmDutch, West Frisian
Variant form of Jop.
JOSJEm & fDutch, West Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Jos) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
JOUKEm & fWest Frisian, Dutch
This name is of Frisian origin and is most seen on men in Friesland (which has over a thousand bearers, whereas there are less than a hundred female bearers).
JURJENmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of George.
JURRITmWest Frisian
Variant spelling of Jurryt.
KARSmDutch, West Frisian
Short form of Karsten. Also compare Karst.
KARSTmDutch, West Frisian
Short form of Karsten. Also compare Kars. A known Dutch bearer of this name is the film and television director Karst van der Meulen (b. 1948).
KEESJEf & mDutch, West Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Kees) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
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).
KEKEm & fDutch (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Dutch diminutive of Cornelius and Cornelia, and West Frisian variant form of Keike.
KENAUfWest Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
The first element of this name is derived from Germanic kuni meaning "family, kin, race, kind", which is not to be confused with Germanic kuoni meaning "brave". The second element is derived from either Germanic wîh meaning "holy" or Germanic wîg meaning "warrior."... [more]
KENEm & fWest Frisian (Rare)
West Frisian variant form of Kune.
KLAASJEm & fDutch, West Frisian, East Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Klaas) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
KOOSJEf & mDutch, West Frisian
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Koos) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix je to the original name... [more]
KUNEm & fGerman (Archaic), East Frisian (Archaic), West Frisian (Rare)
In Frisian, this name is a short form of given names containing the Germanic element kuni meaning "clan, family, kin, race, kind". In other words, you could say that this name is the Frisian cognate of Kuno.... [more]
LAMmDutch, German, West Frisian, East Frisian
Short form of names that have land for a first element, and of which the second element starts with a "b." The name Lambert is a good example of that.
LEEUWEmWest Frisian
The origin of this Frisian name is a little uncertain: it is thought that it is a short form of Germanic names that contained the element laifa (see Bernlef) or liub (see Liubigild)... [more]
LEMMEmWest Frisian
Variant form of Lamme.
LIEKELmWest Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Lykel, where the spelling is more phonetical in nature.
LIEKELEmWest Frisian
Variant form of Lykele, where the spelling is more phonetical in nature.
LIEKLEmWest Frisian (Rare)
Variant form of Lykle, where the spelling is more phonetical in nature.
LIEUWEmDutch, West Frisian
Variant of Leeuwe. A famous bearer of this name is Lieuwe Westra (b. 1982), Dutch racing cyclist.
LIJKELmWest Frisian (Rare)
Variant form or spelling of Lykel.
LIJKELEmWest Frisian
Variant form or spelling of Lykele.
LIJKLEmWest Frisian
Variant form or spelling of Lykle.
LINDERTmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Leonard.
LOBKEfWest Frisian
Feminine form of Lobbe, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
LOETmWest Frisian, Limburgish
West Frisian form of Lude, and Limburgish short form of Ludovicus.
LUBmWest Frisian
Short form of Lubbe.
LUBBEmWest Frisian, East Frisian
Frisian short form of names whose first element was derived from laifa (see Bernlef), liut (see Liutgar) or liub (see Liubwin). Also, the second element of those names started with a "b", e.g. Liutbert and Liutbrand.
LUBKEfWest Frisian
Feminine form of Lubbe, where the diminutive suffix ke has been added to the name.
LYCKELmWest Frisian (Archaic)
Shorter form or variant of Lyckele, which originated in late medieval times (as is evident by the archaic -ck- spelling). The modern spelling and form of the name is Lykel.
LYCKELEmWest Frisian (Rare)
West Frisian form of Nicolaas via the name Nyckele. This form came to be via a process called (consonant) assimilation, where the 'n' in the name assimilated with the following 'l'. An example of where something rather similar happened is the Swedish word nyckel "key", which ultimately comes from Old Norse lykill meaning "key".... [more]
LYCKLEmWest Frisian (Rare)
Shorter form or variant of Lyckele, which originated in late medieval times (as is evident by the archaic -ck- spelling), but is still in use to this day - albeit rarely. The modern spelling of the name is Lykle... [more]
LYKELmWest Frisian (Rare)
Modern spelling and form of Lyckel.
LYKELEmWest Frisian
Modern spelling and form of Lyckele. A known bearer of this name was Lykele Faber (1919-2009), a Dutch (of Frisian descent) commando and radio operator during World War II.
LYKLEmWest Frisian
Modern spelling and form of Lyckle. A known bearer of this name was Lykle Hogerzeil (1927-2011), a Dutch doctor who worked with people that suffered from leprosy.
MAINOmWest Frisian (Rare), Italian (Rare)
West Frisian and Italian form of Meino, which itself is a variant of Meine.... [more]
MANNEmWest Frisian
Frisian short form of names that contain the Germanic element man, such as Herman.
MARCKmDanish (Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), Swedish (Rare), West Frisian (Rare)
Danish, Dutch, English, Swedish and West Frisian variant spelling of Mark.
MARIJfDutch, West Frisian
Dutch and West Frisian form of Mary.
MARTJEfWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian, Dutch
Dutch short form of Martha and Martina, as well as the Frisian form for those names.
MATTHYSmMedieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans, West Frisian
Medieval Dutch form of Matthijs as well as the modern Afrikaans and West Frisian form of Matthijs. In the Netherlands, the name has survived to modern times, but it is highly rare there currently, especially when compared to its modern counterpart.... [more]
MELKERTmWest Frisian
Frisian form of Melchior.
MENDERTmWest Frisian
West Frisian form of Meindert.
MENSJEfWest Frisian, Dutch (Rare)
Feminine form of Mense, perhaps via its variant form Mens. This name is often mistakenly believed to be derived from Dutch mensje meaning "little human being", usually by non-Frisians in the Netherlands.... [more]
MENTEmDutch, West Frisian
Short form of Clement (Dutch) or a variant of Meine (West Frisian).
MINDERTmWest Frisian
Variant form of Mendert.
MINNERTmWest Frisian
Variant form of Mennert.
NANm & fDutch, West Frisian
Short form of Johannes or Johanna. This name can also be a short form of names that contain the Germanic element nand, such as Ferdinand and Nanthild.
NANEm & fWest Frisian, East Frisian, North Frisian
Frisian masculine form of Nan.