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Here are some German Names that we went over when we were naming our baby girls. We had a hard time but were happy when we found the perfect French name. Boys and girls German Names are below

  • Eduard: german form of latin eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
  • Adelheid: variant spelling of old high german adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
  • Yngvi: proto-germanic name meaning "friend of ing" or "worshiper of ing." 

  • Inglebert: variant form of german engelbert, possibly meaning "bright angel." 
  • Gerlach: german name composed of the elements geri/gari "spear" and laic "play, sport," hence "spear-play." in use by the dutch.
  • Egon: old german name derived from the word eg, meaning "edge."
  • Heine: pet form of old high german heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  • Hildebrand: old german name composed of the elements hild "battle" and brand "sword," hence "battle sword."
  • Bernt: variant spelling of low german bernd, meaning "bold as a bear."
  • Emmaline: variant spelling of german emmeline, meaning "work."
  • Teresia: german and swedish form of spanish teresa, meaning "harvester."
  • Marlis: contracted form of german maria liese, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "god is my oath." 
  • Sara: anglicized form of greek sarra, meaning "noble lady, princess." in the bible, this is the name that god gave to sarai, wife of abraham. This form of the name is in wide use throughout europe: dutch, german, greek, italian, polish, portuguese, spanish, scandinavian, and slovene.
  • Georg: czech and german form of latin georgius, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  • Gerde: german form of old norse gerðr, meaning "enclosure, stronghold."
  • Mathis: french and german form of greek mattathias, meaning "gift of god."
  • Liesel: pet form of german elisabeth, meaning "god is my oath." 
  • Hupprecht: variant form of german hugubert, meaning "bright heart/mind/spirit."
  • Cundrie: arthurian legend name. It appears in the german epic poem parzival (an adaptation of chrétien de troyes' perceval, the story of the grail) as the name of a messenger of the grail who condemns parzival.
  • Guntram: german name composed of the elements gund "war" and hramn "raven," hence "war raven."
  • Hrodgar: old high german equivalent of old norse hróðgeirr, composed of the elements hrod "fame, glory, renown" and ger "spear," hence "famous spear."
  • Wendell: variant spelling of old high german wendel, meaning "a wend; a wanderer," a term used to refer to migrant slavs in the sixth century. 
  • Agna: german form of greek hagne, meaning "chaste; holy."
  • Amalrich: variant spelling of german amalric, meaning "work-power."
  • Bertha: old german name derived from the word berht, meaning "bright." 
  • Ranulf: variant spelling of frankish german rannulf, meaning "plundering wolf." compare with another form of ranulf.

  • Diethelm: german name composed of the elements þeud "people, race" and helm "helmet, protection," hence "protector of the people."
  • Hermine: feminine form of german hermann, meaning "army man."
  • Gottfried: old high german equivalent of old norse guðfriðr, composed of the elements got "god" and fridu "peace," hence "god's peace."
  • Rannulf: frankish german form of old norse ránulfr, meaning "plundering wolf."
  • Anelie: short form of german anneliese, meaning "favor; grace" and "god is my oath."
  • Aldrick: variant spelling of german aldric, meaning "old ruler; long time ruler."
  • Berthold: german name composed of the elements berht "bright" and wald "ruler," hence "bright ruler."
  • Beringar: old german name composed of the elements berin "bear" and ger "spear," hence "bear-spear."
  • Heinrike: feminine form of german heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  • Kätharina: german form of latin katherina, meaning "pure."
  • Bardawulf: old german equivalent of anglo-saxon bertulf, meaning "bright wolf." 
  • Malwine: german form of scottish malvina, meaning "smooth-brow."
  • Gamhard: old german name composed of the elements gaman "joy" and hard "hardy, strong," hence "happy and healthy."
  • Siemen: dutch and german form of greek symeon, meaning "hearkening."
  • Anicho: old german name meaning "ancestor."
  • Vreni: pet form of swiss/german verena, possibly meaning "to fear, to respect."
  • Carloman: german name composed of the personal name carl, "man," and the word mann "man," hence "carl the man" or "man of man." this name was borne by many royal historical figures, including a son of charlemagne and a king of the west franks.

  • Han: short form of german johann, meaning "god is gracious."
  • Gerd: contracted form of old high german gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  • Wanda: probably a feminine form of german wendel, meaning "a wend; a wanderer," a term used to refer to migrant slavs in the sixth century. 
  • Luise: german form of french louise, meaning "famous warrior."
  • Gottschalk: old high german name composed of the elements got "god" and scalc "servant," hence "god-servant."
  • Odo: variant form of german otto, meaning "wealthy."
  • Nadja: german form of russian nadya, meaning "hope."
  • Juliane: french and german feminine form of roman latin julianus, meaning "descended from jupiter (jove)."
  • Manni: variant form of german mann, meaning "man." compare with other forms of manni.
  • Fridric: contracted form of german frideric, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Beate: german name derived from latin beatus, meaning "blessed." 
  • Margarete: german form of latin margarita, meaning "pearl." compare with another form of margarete.
  • Udo: german form of old norman french eudo, meaning "child." compare with another form of udo.
  • Leni: pet form of german helene, possibly meaning "torch."
  • Magdalena: latin form of greek magdal?N?, meaning "of magdala." in use by the germans, scandinavians and spanish.
  • Hampe: pet form of old high german hamprecht, meaning "bright home."
  • Wigburg: german name composed of the elements wig "battle, war" and burg "help, protection, salvation," hence "war protection."
  • Odilia: feminine form of german odo, meaning "wealthy."
  • Karlmann: variant spelling of german carloman, meaning "man."
  • Fedde: pet form of frisian freddercke, meaning "peaceful ruler." also used as a pet form of other frisian names beginning with frid, meaning "peace."
  • Dietmar: german name composed of the elements þeud "people, race" and mari/meri "famous," hence "of the famous people."
  • Achima: feminine form of greek achim, probably meaning "jehovah raises up." in use in germany.
  • Haduwig: old high german name composed of the elements hadu "contention" and wig "battle, war," hence "contending battle."
  • Hartmann: old german name composed of the elements hard/hart "brave, hardy, strong" and man "man," hence "strong-man."
  • Korbinian: frankish german form of middle english and old french corbin, meaning "little crow" or "little raven."
  • Annemarie: german compound name composed of french anne "favor; grace," and marie "obstinate, rebellious."
  • Lore: variant spelling of german lora, meaning "laurel." compare with another form of lore.
  • Tiwaz: old german name connected to latin deus, a form of greek zeus, all meaning "god."
  • Almerich: german name derived from latin almericus, a form of old german amaliric, meaning "work-power."
  • Conrad: variant spelling of german konrad, meaning "bold counsel." in use by the english.
  • Friedhelm: german name composed of the elements frid "peace" and helm "helmet, protection," hence "peace protector."

  • Wim: pet form of german wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
  • Hugubert: old german name composed of the elements hug "heart, mind, spirit" and behrt "bright," hence "bright heart/mind/spirit."
  • Carsten: german form of latin christianus, meaning "believer" or "follower of christ."
  • Mariele: german pet form of latin maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  • Astor: french and german name derived from occitan astor, meaning "goshawk," itself from latin acceptor, a variant of accipiter, meaning "hawk." it was originally a derogatory term for men with hawk-like, predatory characteristics.
  • Rosamond: variant spelling of german rosamund, meaning "horse-protection."
  • Svenja: low german short form of names beginning with svan, meaning "swan."
  • Ilma: pet form of german wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
  • Willahelm: old high german name composed of the elements willo "desire, will" and helm "helmet, protection," hence "will-helmet."
  • Reginmund: variant spelling of german raginmund, meaning "wise protector."
  • Izaak: german and polish form of greek isaák, meaning "he will laugh." 
  • Kunigunde: german name composed of the elements kuoni "brave" and gund "strife," hence "brave war."
  • Edzard: frisian form of german eckhard, meaning "strong edge."
  • Antje: low german pet form of latin anna, meaning "favor; grace."
  • Liutbald: old high german name composed of the elements liut "people" and bald "bold," hence "people-bold."
  • Ortwin: middle high german name composed of the elements ort "point" and win "friend," hence "point-friend."
  • Emmerich: altered form of german amalrich, meaning "work-power."
  • Eldrich: variant spelling of german aldrick, meaning "old ruler; long time ruler."
  • Sepp: german form of latin josephus, meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." 
  • Elissa: pet form of german elisabeth, meaning "god is my oath." compare with another form of elissa.

  • Bartholomaus: german form of latin bartholomaeus, meaning "son of talmai." 
  • Lenz: contracted form of german lorenz, meaning "of laurentum."
  • Elfi: pet form of german elfriede, meaning "elf strength."
  • Fester: low german pet form of latin silvester, meaning "from the forest."
  • Franz: german form of latin franciscus, meaning "french."
  • Theodoric: old high german form of teutonic thiudereiks, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  • Eberhard: old high german name composed of the elements eber "wild boar" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "strong as a boar."
  • Hilbert: contracted form of german hildebert, meaning "battle-bright."
  • Adalheidis: latinized form of old high german adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
  • Christiane: german form of latin christina, meaning "believer" or "follower of christ." compare with another form of christiane.
  • Sieglinde: german name composed of the elements sige "victory" and linde "gentle, soft," hence "victory-gentle."
  • Kuonrat: old high german name composed of the elements kuon "bold" and rad "counsel," hence "bold counsel."
  • Elsie: pet form of german elsabeth, meaning "god is my oath." 
  • Bruno: german name derived from the word braun, meaning "brown." in use by the english.
  • Elsabeth: contracted form of german elisabeth, meaning "god is my oath." 
  • Horst: low german name, possibly derived from the word horst, meaning "wooded hill."
  • Sikke: frisian pet form of germanic names beginning with sige, meaning "victory."
  • Harmand: variant spelling of german harman, meaning "bold/hardy man."
  • Adelbert: variant spelling of old high german adalbert, meaning "bright nobility."
  • Luitpold: old high german name composed of the elements liut "people" and bold "bold, brave," hence "people-bold."
  • Erwin: german name composed of the elements era "honor, respect" and win "friend," hence "honor friend." compare with another form of erwin.
  • Amal: old german name derived from the word amal, meaning "labor, work." compare with other forms of amal.
  • Meinard: variant spelling of german meinhard, meaning "strong and hardy."
  • Ekkehardt: variant spelling of german eckhard, meaning "strong edge."
  • Melusine: german legend name of a fresh-water spirit believed to reside in sacred springs and rivers, meaning either "wonder" or "sea-fog." melusineis depicted as being like a fish or serpent from the waist down. 
  • Alfons: german name derived from latin alfonsus, meaning "noble and ready." compare with another form of alfons.

  • Siegward: old high german name composed of the elements sige "victory" and wart "guard," hence "victory guard."
  • Luitger: old high german name composed of the elements liut "people" and gari/geri "spear," hence "people-spear."
  • Apsel: german form of hebrew abiyshalowm, meaning "father of peace." 
  • Malger: short form of german amalger, meaning "work-spear." 
  • Lukas: german form of latin lucas, meaning "from lucania."
  • Achmad: german form of arabic ahmad, meaning "praiseworthy."
  • Aldrik: variant spelling of german aldric, meaning "old ruler; long time ruler."
  • Wilmar: old high german name composed of the elements willo "desire, will" and mari "famous," hence "desires fame."
  • Traugott: german name composed of the elements trau "trust" and gott "god," hence "trust god."
  • Kasimira: feminine form of german kasimir, meaning "commands peace."
  • Lulu: pet form of german luise and french louise, both meaning "famous warrior."
  • Süssmann: german name meaning "sweet man."
  • Wolfgang: german name, composed of the elements wulf "wolf" and gang "a going (i.E. Path)," hence "wolf path."
  • Berhtram: contracted form of old high german berahthraben, meaning "bright raven."
  • Amalger: old german name composed of the elements amal "labor, work" and ger "spear," hence "work-spear."
  • Zenzi: pet form of german kreszenz, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  • Humbryct: variant form of norman german huncberct, possibly meaning "bright support."
  • Wilhelmus: latin form of old high german wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
  • Theudobald: old high german name composed of the elements theuda "people" and bald "bold," hence "people-bold."
  • Eburhard: variant spelling of german eberhard, meaning "strong as a boar."
  • Kreszentia: german form of latin crescentia, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  • Adelind: abbreviated form of old high german adelinda, meaning "noble serpent."
  • Raginmund: old frankish german name composed of the elements ragin "advice, counsel," and mund "protection," hence "wise protector."
  • Witold: germanic name composed of the elements witu "wood" and wald "ruler," hence "ruler of the woods."
  • Chlothar: germanic name composed of the elements hlut "loud" and hari/heri "army, warrior" hence "loud warrior."
  • Engel: short form of longer germanic names containing the word engel, meaning "angel." though the word engel is the german word for the heavenly being, there are two other words which have often been confused with it so that names containing such words are difficult to translate. The first, ingal is an extended form of ing, the name of the old norse fertility god. The second, angel is the old english spelling for "angle," the name of the germanic tribe of the jutland peninsula who invaded eastern and northern britain in the 5th-6th centuries and gave their name to england. To further complicate matters, angel is also the old english word for "angle," which has fishing connotations in both english and german.

  • Katinka: german form of russian katenka, meaning "pure."
  • Theodor: german form of latin theodorus, meaning "gift of god."
  • Siegmund: variant spelling of old high german sigmund, meaning "victory-protection."
  • Ricohard: old high german name composed of the elements ric "power, rule" and hard "bold, hardy, strong," hence "powerful ruler."
  • Lotte: short form of german liselotte, meaning "god is my oath." compare with another form of lotte.
  • Burkhard: german name composed of the elements burg "castle, fort, protection" and hard "brave, strong," hence "strong protection."
  • Ursel: german form of latin ursula, meaning "little she-bear."
  • Waldo: pet form of german waldobert "bright ruler," and other names containing the element wald, meaning "to rule, to wield power."
  • Hamprecht: variant form of old high german heimbrecht, meaning "bright home."
  • Lammert: low german form of germanic landebert, meaning "land-bright." in use by the dutch and french.
  • Annaliese: variant spelling of german anneliese, meaning "favor; grace" and "god is my oath."
  • Hrodebert: old high german name composed of the elements hrod "fame" and berht "bright, famous," hence "bright fame."
  • Fulco: old german equivalent of old norse folki, meaning "people, tribe."
  • Helmine: short form of german wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
  • Mina: short form of german wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet." compare with another form of mina.
  • Gretel: pet form of german grete, meaning "pearl."
  • Aldo: short form of longer german names containing the element ald, meaning "old." compare with another form of aldo.
  • Imma: low german form of german irma, meaning "entire, whole." compare with another form of imma.
  • Wieland: german myth name of a craftsman, composed of the elements wig "battle, fight, war" and land "land, territory," hence "war territory" or "battlefield."
  • Karl: german name derived from the word karl, meaning "man," from old norse karl, which originally meant "free man." 
  • Landebert: german name composed of the elements land "land" and berht "bright," hence "land-bright."
  • Hans: german short form of latin johannes, meaning "god is gracious."
  • Berahthraben: old high german name composed of the elements beraht "bright" and hraban "raven," hence "bright raven."
  • Bathilda: variant spelling of old high german bathild, meaning "fight-battle." 
  • Kyler: german surname transferred to english forename use, from a derivative of the personal name kilian, meaning "little warrior."
  • Alfihar: middle low german name composed of the elements alf "elf" and hari "army, host," hence "elf army."
  • Irmgard: german name composed of the elements irmen "entire, whole" and gard "enclosure," hence "entirely protected."

  • Ambros: german form of latin ambrosius, meaning "immortal."
  • Waltraud: german name composed of the elements walah "celtic, foreigner" and thrud "strength," hence "foreign strength."
  • Jakob: german and scandinavian form of greek iakob, meaning "supplanter."
  • Gaufrid: medieval german name composed of the elements gawia "territory" and fried "peace," hence "territory-peace."
  • Betlinde: old high german name composed of the elements beraht "bright, shining" and lint "serpent" or linta "linden tree," hence "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
  • Eldric: variant spelling of german aldrick, meaning "old ruler; long time ruler."
  • Conradine: feminine form of german conrad, meaning "bold counsel."
  • Wilfried: modern german form of old german willafried, meaning "desires peace." 
  • Karoline: danish, german and norwegian form of latin carolina, meaning "man."
  • Belinda: possibly a contracted form of old high german betlinde, meaning "bright serpent" or "bright linden tree."
  • Hanne: feminine form of german han, meaning "god is gracious." compare with another form of hanne.
  • Ima: variant spelling of german imma, meaning "entire, whole." compare with another form of ima.
  • Heilgar: old german name composed of the elements heil "happy, hearty" and gar "spear," hence "hearty spearman."
  • Romy: pet form of german rosemarie, meaning "rose" and "obstinate, rebellious."
  • Gerrit: low german form of old high german gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  • Rafael: german, portuguese and spanish form of hebrew rephael, meaning "healed of god" or "whom god has healed."
  • Urs: german form of roman latin ursus, meaning "bear."
  • Tönjes: frisian pet form of german anton, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
  • Mann: german byname meaning "a fierce strong man" or simply "man."
  • Armin: german name derived from latin arminius, meaning "army man."
  • Friedrich: old high german name composed of the elements fridu "peace" and rihhi "mighty, powerful," hence "peaceful ruler."
  • Sonje: german form of russian sonya, meaning "wisdom."
  • Gert: contracted form of old high german gerhardt, meaning "spear strong."
  • Balthild: variant spelling of old high german baldhild, meaning "bold battle." 
  • Hanke: low german pet form of german johann, meaning "god is gracious."

  • Hroda: german short form of longer names beginning with hrod-, meaning "famous."
  • Jannike: low german diminutive form of latin johanna, meaning "god is gracious." compare with another form of jannike.
  • Rosemarie: german compound name composed of rose "rose" and marie "obstinate, rebellious."
  • Kaspar: german form of spanish gaspar, meaning "treasure bearer." 
  • Altman: old german name composed of the elements alt "old" and diener "servant," hence "old servant." related to the name aldman "old man." 
  • Godehard: old high german name composed of the elements guda "god" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "god-strong."
  • Helmut: german name composed of the elements helm "helmet, protection" and muot "courage, spirit," hence "helmet-courage."
  • Hunbeorht: variant form of norman german huncberct, possibly meaning "bright support."
  • Meinrad: german name composed of the elements magin "might, strength" and rad "counsel," hence "strong counsel."
  • Ingwaz: proto-germanic name, meaning "lord of the inguins." in legend, this is the name of one of three sons of mannus, the ancestor of the ingaevones.
  • Jan: low german short form of latin johan, meaning "god is gracious." compare with another form of jan.
  • Hiltrude: variant spelling of german hiltraud, meaning "battle strength."
  • Dietlinde: german name composed of the elements þeud "people, race" and linde "soft, tender, weak," hence "of the gentle people."
  • Oda: feminine form of german odo, meaning "wealthy." compare with another form of oda.
  • Amalia: old german name derived from the word amal, meaning "work."
  • Adelheit: variant spelling of old high german adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
  • Rebekka: danish, german and norwegian form of greek rhebekka, meaning "ensnarer."
  • Hartwin: old german name composed of the elements hard/hart "brave; hardy, strong" and win "friend," hence "hardy friend."
  • Hartwig: old german name composed of the elements hard/hart "brave, hardy, strong" and wig "battle," hence "strong battle."
  • Aksel: german form of scandinavian axel, meaning "father of peace." 
  • Diedrich: variant spelling of old high german dietrich, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  • Azzo: old german name meaning "noble at birth." compare with another form of azzo.
  • Gerhard: old high german name composed of the elements gar/ger "spear" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "spear strong."
  • Leon (????): greek name derived from the word leon, meaning "lion." in use by the english and germans. 
  • Liutbert: old high german name composed of the elements liut "people" and berht "bright," hence "people-bright."
  • Meinhard: old german name composed of the elements magin "might, strength" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "strong and hardy." 
  • J�rgen: low german form of latin georgius, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  • Heiner: pet form of old high german heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  • Eckhardt: variant spelling of german eckhard, meaning "strong edge."
  • Liesl: variant spelling of german liesel, meaning "god is my oath." 
  • Adalwolfa: feminine form of german adalwolf, meaning "noble wolf."
  • Friederike: feminine form of german friederic, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Ute: feminine form of german udo, meaning "child." 
  • Lothur: variant spelling of german lothar, meaning "loud warrior."
  • Reiner: variant spelling of german rainer, meaning "wise warrior."
  • Nikolaus: german form of latin nicolaus, meaning "victor of the people." compare with another form of nikolaus.
  • Fritz: pet form of german friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Suse: pet form of german susanne, meaning "lily." compare with another form of suse.
  • Bathilde: variant spelling of old high german bathild, meaning "fight- battle." 
  • Tabea: german pet form of greek tabitha, meaning "female gazelle."
  • Warinot: pet form of old high german warin, from the word wari(n), meaning "cover, shelter," from warnôn "to be careful, watchful." 
  • Niclaus: variant spelling of german niklaus, meaning "victor of the people."
  • Luitgard: german name composed of the elements liut "people" and gard "enclosure, protection," hence "people protection."
  • August: short form of latin augustus, meaning "venerable." in use by the english and germans.
  • Jutte: variant spelling of german jutta, meaning "jewess" or "praised."
  • Magda: short form of various germanic forms of greek magdal?N?, meaning "of magdala." compare with another form of magda.
  • Dachs: german byname for "a hunter of badgers" or someone who "has badger-like qualities," derived from the vocabulary word dahs, meaning "badger." 
  • Jochen: german form hebrew yehowyakiyn, meaning "god establishes."
  • Rosalind: often translated "lovely rose" using latin elements, this name was introduced to britain by the normans and is therefore more likely to be of germanic origin, probably composed of the elements hros "horse" and lind "weak, tender," hence "weak horse."
  • Marlene: german form of latin marlena, meaning "rebel of magdala." 
  • Manfred: old german name composed of the elements magin "strength" and fred/frid "peace," hence "strong peace."
  • Burke: variant spelling of german burk, meaning "castle, fort, protection."
  • Klothilda: variant spelling of german clothilda, meaning "famous battle maid." 
  • Sofia: variant spelling of greek sophia, meaning "wisdom." this form of the name is in wide use throughout europe by the finnish, italians, germans, norwegians, portuguese and swedish.
  • Margareta: german form of latin margarita, meaning "pearl." compare with another form of margareta.
  • Genoveva: german and spanish form of celtic genovefa, probably meaning "race of women."
  • Engelram: old norman germanic name composed of the elements engel (a variant form of ingal, an extended form of ing) and hramn, "raven," hence "ing's raven."
  • Waldeburg: old high german name composed of the elements wala "dead, slain in battle" and burg "help, protection, salvation," hence "salvation of the slain in battle."
  • Gottlieb: old high german name composed of the elements got "god" and lieb "love," hence "god-love."
  • Gisilbert: old high german name composed of the elements gisel "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright, famous," hence "pledge-bright."
  • Gerhardt: variant spelling of old high german gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  • Reginhard: old german name composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "wise and strong."
  • Berlin: from the german city name of uncertain etymology, possibly related to the old polabian stem berl-, meaning "swamp."
  • Radulf: german name composed of the elements rad "advice, counsel" and wulf "wolf," hence "wise wolf." compare with another form of radulf.
  • Benedikt: german form of latin benedictus, meaning "blessed." compare with another form of benedikt.
  • Wotan: old german equivalent of old norse óðinn, derived from proto-germanic *wod-enaz-, meaning "eager, frenzied, raging." 
  • Jutta: german form of hebrew yehuwdiyth, meaning "jewess" or "praised."
  • Garrit: frisian form of old high german gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  • Emerick: variant spelling of german emeric, meaning "work-power."
  • Lutz: pet form of german ludwig, meaning "famous warrior."
  • Anne: frisian pet form of germanic names beginning with arn-, meaning "eagle." compare with feminine anne.
  • Theresia: dutch and german form of spanish therasia, meaning "harvester."
  • Heimerich: variant spelling of old middle high german haimirich, meaning "home-ruler." 
  • Haimirich: middle high german name composed of the elements haim "home" and ric "rule," hence "home-ruler." 
  • Gottlob: old high german name composed of the elements got "god" and lob "praise," hence "god-praise."
  • Clothilde: modern variant spelling of german chlotichilda, meaning "famous battle maid."
  • Alwin: old high german name composed of the elements alb "elf" and wini "friend," hence "elf friend." compare with other forms of alwin.
  • Etzel: medieval german name, probably derived from teutonic atta, meaning "father." in germanic legend (the nibelungenlied), this was the german name for attila the hun. 
  • Meike: german pet form of latin maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  • Selma: short form of german anselma, meaning "divine helmet." compare with other forms of selma.
  • Hiltrud: variant spelling of german hiltraud, meaning "battle strength."
  • Adaleiz: older form of old high german adalhaid, meaning "noble sort."
  • Tadday: german name, perhaps derived from aramaic thaddai, meaning "courageous, large-hearted."
  • Gertraud: variant spelling of german gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
  • Ishild: old german name composed of the elements is "ice" and hild "battle, strife," hence "ice battle." this is the name from which the english arthurian legend name isolde (french iseult) was derived.
  • Lutgardis: latin form of german luitgard, meaning "people protection."
  • Gerhart: variant spelling of old high german gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  • Rudi: pet form of german rudolf, meaning "famous wolf."
  • Liselotte: variant spelling of german lieselotte, meaning "god is my oath."
  • Hariric: old german name composed of the elements hari "army" and ric "power, ruler," hence "army ruler."
  • Wiebe: pet form of german names containing the element -wig, meaning "battle, fight, war."
  • Ilse: pet form of german elisabeth, meaning "god is my oath." 
  • Adalstan: old high german name composed of the elements adal "noble" and stan "stone," hence "noble stone."
  • Wilhelmine: feminine form of german wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
  • Friederic: variant spelling of old high german friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Albrecht: contracted form of old high german adalbrecht, meaning "bright nobility."
  • Severin: german and scandinavian form of roman latin severinus, meaning "stern."
  • Leonhard: variant spelling of german leonhardt, meaning "lion-strong."
  • Gerfried: german name composed of the elements ger "spear" and frid "peace," hence "spear-peace."

 

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