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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

  • Odila: variant spelling of german odilia, meaning "wealthy."
  • Seppel: pet form of german sepp, meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." 
  • Götz: pet form of german gottfried, meaning "god's peace."
  • Erdmut: altered form of german hartmut, meaning "strong-spirited."

  • Carla: feminine form of german carl, meaning "man." compare with another form of carla.
  • Aglaja: german form of greek aglaia, meaning "beauty, splendor."
  • Hildebert: german name composed of the elements hild "battle" and beraht "bright," hence "battle-bright."
  • Lanzo: pet form of old german names containing the element land, meaning "land."
  • Kayetan: german form of latin caietanus, meaning "from caieta (gaeta, italy)."
  • Adler: german name meaning "eagle." 
  • Lutgard: variant spelling of german luitgard, meaning "people protection."
  • Claus: short form of german niclaus, meaning "victor of the people." 
  • Christoph: german form of latin christophorus, meaning "christ-bearer." 
  • Annaleisa: variant spelling of german anneliese, meaning "favor; grace" and "god is my oath."
  • Sibylle: french and german form of greek sibylla, meaning "prophetess."

  • Winfried: german equivalent of anglo-saxon winfrið, meaning "friend of peace."
  • Emlin: medieval form of german emmeline, meaning "work."
  • Huncberct: old norman name of germanic origin, possibly meaning "bright support."
  • Maud: medieval german short form of teutonic mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle." compare with another form of maud.
  • Gertrud: variant spelling of german gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
  • Sommer: german equivalent of english summer, meaning "summer." compare with another form of sommer.
  • Mitzi: german pet form of latin maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  • Mareike: german pet form of latin maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  • Waldhar: variant spelling of german waldheri, meaning "ruler of the army."
  • Hrolf: contracted form of old germanic hrodwulf, meaning "famous wolf."
  • Walborg: variant spelling of old high german walburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle."
  • Lewenhart: old high german name composed of the elements lewo "lion" and hart "hardy, strong," hence "lion-strong."
  • Gernot: german name composed of the elements ger "spear" and hnod "crush" or not "need, want."
  • Philo: english and german name derived from greek philon, meaning "to love." also used as a short form of other names beginning with philo-.
  • Heike: frisian unisex pet form of german heinrike and heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  • Lene: short form of german helene, possibly meaning "torch." compare with another form of lene.
  • Harald: dutch and german form of anglo-saxon hereweald, meaning "army ruler." compare with another form of harald.

  • Erhard: german name composed of the elements era "honor" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "honor-strong."
  • Heino: pet form of old high german heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  • Waldobert: medieval german name composed of the elements wald "to rule, to wield power" and bert "bright," hence "bright ruler."
  • Adelric: variant spelling of old high german adalric, meaning "noble ruler."
  • Rike: short form of german friederike, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Abelard: old german name, meaning "noble strength." 
  • Evert: low german form of old high german eberhard, meaning "strong as a boar."
  • Rolf: compare with another form of rolf. Contracted form of old high german hrodwulf, meaning "famous wolf." this name came into middle english use via the normans.
  • Lieselotte: diminutive form of german liese, meaning "god is my oath."
  • Ebert: contracted form of german eberhart, meaning "strong as a boar."
  • Wiebke: feminine form of german wiebe, meaning "war."
  • Porsche: german form of roman latin porcius, meaning "pig." a moon of uranus was given this name.
  • Baldewin: variant spelling of old high german baldawin, meaning "brave friend."
  • Roswitha: german name composed of the elements hrod "fame" and swinþ "strength," hence "renowned strength."
  • Ägid: abbreviated form of german ägidius, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin."
  • Friede: pet form of german friederike, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Anselma: feminine form of german anselm, meaning "divine helmet." 
  • Heiden: middle high german byname meaning "heathen." the composer josef haydn's surname was a respelling of this name.
  • Hiltraud: german name composed of the elements hild "battle" and þruþ "strength," hence "battle strength."
  • Clothilda: variant spelling of german clotilda, meaning "famous battle maid."
  • Baldhild: old high german name composed of the elements bald "bold, brave" and hild "battle," hence "bold battle."

  • Kolman: german form of latin columbanus, meaning "dove." compare with another form of kolman.
  • Siegfried: old high german name composed of the elements sige "victory" and frid "peace," hence "victory-peace." in german legend, this is the name of the husband of kriemhild.
  • Sigismund: variant form of old high german sigmund, meaning "victory-protection."
  • Erdmuth: variant spelling of german erdmut, meaning "strong-spirited."
  • Susanne: german form of latin susanna, meaning "lily."
  • Lothar: later form of german clothar, meaning "loud warrior." 
  • Aleit: german and swiss short form of old high german adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
  • Bruns: variant form of german bruno, meaning "brown."
  • Rupert: low german form of german hrodebert, meaning "bright fame."
  • Menno: pet form of dutch and german names beginning with mein-, from germanic magin, meaning "might, strength."
  • Sieghild: german name composed of the elements sige "victory" and hild "battle," hence "victory-battle."
  • Cundry: variant spelling of german cundrie, of unknown meaning.
  • Ulbrecht: german name composed of the elements wulf "wolf" and beraht "bright," hence "bright wolf."
  • Hadwigis: variant spelling of german hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
  • Adalhard: old high german name composed of the elements adal "noble" and hart "hardy; strong," hence "noble strength."
  • Jochim: german form of hebrew yehowyaqiym, meaning "jehovah raises up."
  • Tielo: low german pet form of names beginning with diet-, meaning "people, race."
  • Griselda: germanic name composed of the elements gris "grey" and hild "battle," hence "grey battle maid."

  • Elsa: pet form of german elsabeth, meaning "god is my oath."
  • Bruna: feminine form of german bruno, meaning "brown." 
  • Hulderich: germanic name composed of the elements hultha "merciful" and ric "power, rule," hence "merciful ruler."
  • Burk: from the germanic word burg, meaning "castle, fort, protection." used as a short form of longer names containing the same element.
  • Fastred: germanic name composed of the elements fast "firm" and rad "counsel," hence "firm counsel."
  • Ernust: old german name derived from the vocabulary word eornost, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  • Otto: modern form of old german audo, meaning "wealthy."
  • Carlene: pet form of german carla, meaning "man."
  • Feirefiz: in the german arthurian epic poem, parzival, sir percival has a mulatto half-brother, feirefiz, meaning "black and white son," whom he meets near the end of the poem. During a fight with feirefiz, percival's sword breaks, but feirefiz does not slay him. As they are talking, they learn that they both have the same father.
  • Imke: pet form of low german imma, meaning "entire, whole."
  • Aurel: german and romanian form of roman latin aurelius, meaning "golden."
  • Sigmund: old high german name composed of the elements sige "victory" and mund "protection," hence "victory-protection." compare with another form of sigmund.
  • Alke: low german form of old high german adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
  • Claramond: german name meaning "bright protector." 
  • Almeric: variant spelling of german almerich, meaning "work-power."
  • Diederick: low german form of high german dietrich, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  • Annelie: contracted form of german anneliese, meaning "favor; grace" and "god is my oath."
  • Kathrin: german form of latin katherina, meaning "pure."

  • Philipp: german form of latin philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
  • Ulfric: norman germanic equivalent of anglo-saxon wulfric, meaning "wolf power."
  • Dierk: variant spelling of german dirk, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  • Hagan: german form of old norse hákon, meaning "high son."
  • Heinrich: variant form of old middle high german haimirich, meaning "home-ruler." 
  • Werner: old high german name composed of the tribal name warin "cover, shelter," from warnôn "to be careful, watchful" and the word hari/heri"army, warrior," hence "warin warrior," i.E. "covered warrior."
  • Lorelei: variant spelling of german loreley, meaning "murmuring rock."
  • Wendelin: diminutive form of old high german wendel, meaning "a wend; a wanderer," a term used to refer to migrant slavs in the sixth century. 
  • Ilsa: variant spelling of german ilse, meaning "god is my oath."
  • Wenzeslaus: german form of latin venceslaus, meaning "more glory." 
  • Adalheid: variant spelling of old high german adalhaid, meaning "noble sort." 
  • Ulrich: old high german name, derived from the word uodalrich, composed of the elements uodal "prosperity" and ric "power, rule," hence "prosperity and power."
  • Günter: variant spelling of german günther, meaning "soldier, warrior."
  • Gertrúd: hungarian form of german gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
  • Hinrich: variant spelling of german heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  • Liesa: pet form of german elisabeth, meaning "god is my oath." 
  • Adalwulf: old high german name, composed of the elements adal "noble" and wulf "wolf," hence "noble wolf."
  • Amelinda: old german name composed of the elements amal "work" and lint "serpent, snake," or lind "soft, weak," hence either "work serpent" or "weak worker."
  • Dietfried: german name composed of the elements þeud "people, race" and fred/frid "peace," hence "of the peaceful people."
  • Wendel: old high german name meaning "a wend; a wanderer," a term used to refer to migrant slavs in the sixth century. 
  • Achim (?????, ????): greek name believed to probably be a form of jehoiakim, meaning "jehovah raises up." in the new testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of jesus. The name is not mentioned in the old testament. In use in germany.

  • Baldawin: old high german name composed of the elements bald "bold" and wini "friend," hence "brave friend."
  • Sjoerd: frisian form of old high german siegward, meaning "victory guard."
  • Mirjam: dutch and german form of hebrew miryam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  • Ludwig: variant form of german hludwig, meaning "famous warrior."
  • Chlotichilda: german name composed of the elements hloda "famous, renowned" and hild "battle," hence "famous battle maid."
  • Karlotte: german form of french charlotte, meaning "man."
  • Maximilian: short form of latin maximilianus, meaning "the greatest rival." in use by the english and germans.
  • Anke: low german pet form of latin anna, meaning "grace" or "favor." 
  • Angelika: german and polish form of latin angelicus, meaning "angelic."
  • Yvo: old german name derived from the word iv ("yew"), meaning "yew tree."
  • Adolf: modern contracted form of old high german adalwolf, meaning "noble wolf."
  • Willi: pet form of german wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
  • Katrine: contracted form of german katarine, meaning "pure." compare with another form of katrine.
  • Anshelm: lombardic form of german anselm, meaning "divine helmet."
  • Haydn: german surname transferred to forename use, from a respelling of the german byname heiden, meaning "heathen."
  • Tederich: low german form of old high german dietrich, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  • Elise: pet form of german elisabeth, meaning "god is my oath." 
  • Gairovald: old high german name composed of the elements ger "spear" and wald "rule, power," hence "spear ruler."
  • Alldrich: variant spelling of old high german aldrich, meaning "old ruler; long time ruler."
  • Clarimond: variant spelling of german claramond, meaning "bright protector."
  • Agneth: variant spelling of german agnethe, meaning "chaste; holy."
  • Frideric: contracted form of old high german friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Hedda: pet form of german hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
  • Hardwin: variant spelling of german hartwin, meaning "hardy friend."
  • Alina: short form of german names ending with -alina. Compare with other forms of alina.
  • Gisil: old german name derived from the word gisel/gisil, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."

  • Hrodwulf: old high german name composed of the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf," hence "famous wolf."
  • Hludwig: contracted form of old high german hludowig, meaning "famous warrior." 
  • Kilian: german form of irish gaelic cillín, meaning "little warrior."
  • Alf: low german pet form of german adolf, meaning "noble wolf." compare with other forms of alf.
  • Ivonette: pet form of german ivonne, meaning "yew tree."
  • Leonore: short form of german eleonore, meaning "foreign; the other."
  • Bathildis: latinized form of old high german bathild, meaning "fight-battle." 
  • Manfried: variant spelling of german manfred, meaning "strong peace."
  • Gundula: elaborated form of german gunda, meaning "war."
  • Bartolomäus: german form of latin bartolomaeus, meaning "son of talmai."
  • Dirk: short form of german diederick, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  • Madde: variant spelling of low german maud, meaning "mighty in battle."
  • Kai: pet form of low german gerrit, meaning "spear strong." compare with other forms of kai.
  • Adelhard: variant spelling of old high german adalhard, meaning "noble strength."
  • Kriemhild: german myth name of the sister of günther and wife of siegfried in the nibelungenlied, composed of the germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle," hence "battle mask."
  • Ernst: contracted form of german ernust, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  • Stefan: german form of latin stephanus, meaning "crown." compare with other forms of stefan.
  • Gevehard: variant spelling of german gebhard, meaning "gift of strength."
  • Gereon: german name derived from the greek word geon, meaning "old man."
  • Frauke: german name composed of the element frau "lady" and a diminutive suffix, meaning "little lady."
  • Otthild: german name composed of the elements od "fortune, wealth" and hild "battle," hence "battle of fortune." this name was given to an asteroid discovered by karl wilhelm reinmuth in heidelberg, germany on march 18, 1923. 
  • Hrodric: old high german name composed of the elements hrod- "fame, glory" and -ric "power," hence "famous power."

  • Archimbald: variant form of german ercanbald, meaning "genuine courage."
  • Anina: german pet form of latin anna, meaning "favor; grace." compare with other forms of anina.
  • Marthe: french and german form of greek martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  • Gertie: pet form of german gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
  • Reginar: german name composed of the elements ragin "advice, decision" and hari "army, warrior," hence "wise warrior."
  • Klaus: variant spelling of german claus, meaning "victor of the people."
  • Uschi: pet form of german ursel, meaning "little she-bear."
  • Ivon: variant spelling of french yvon, meaning "yew tree." used in germany and infrequently by the english.
  • Krimhilde: variant spelling of german kriemhild, meaning "battle mask."
  • Poldi: pet form of german luitpold, meaning "people-bold." compare with another form of poldi.
  • Gozzo: old german short form of names beginning with g?D "good" or god/got "god."
  • Steffen: low german form of latin stephanus, meaning "crown."
  • Konrad: variant form of old high german kuonrat, meaning "bold counsel." 
  • Swanhild: old german name composed of the elements swan "swan" and hild "battle," hence "swan battle."
  • Tancred: old german name composed of the elements thank "thought" and rad "counsel," hence "thought-counsel."
  • Emeline: variant spelling of german emmeline, meaning "work." compare with another form of emeline.
  • Walthari: old high german name composed of the elements waltan "to rule, to wield power " and hari "army, host," hence "ruler of the army."
  • Barthold: variant spelling of german berthold, meaning "bright ruler."
  • Belakane: in the german arthurian epic poem, parzival, this is the name of percival's stepmother, an african queen and mother of feirefiz, percival's mulatto half-brother.
  • Katrin: pet form of german katarine, meaning "pure."
  • Walahfried: medieval german name composed of the elements walah "foreigner, stranger" and fried "peace," hence "foreign-peace."
  • Hilda: old german short form of longer names containing hild, meaning "battle." compare with another form of hilda.

  • Nickolaus: german form of french nicolas, meaning "victor of the people." 
  • Xaver: german form of basque xavier, meaning "a new house."
  • Hartmut: old german name composed of the elements hard/hart "brave, hardy, strong" and muot "courage, spirit," hence "strong-spirited."
  • Anniken: variant spelling of low german anneken, meaning "favor; grace."
  • Salida: old german name meaning "happiness, joy."
  • Katrina: variant spelling of german katrine, meaning "pure." compare with another form of katrina.
  • Katarina: swedish form of greek aikaterine, meaning "pure." this form is also used in germany, hungary, and many other slavic countries.
  • Ottoline: pet form of german ottilia, meaning "wealthy."
  • Fritzi: pet form of german friederike, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  • Irma: short form of longer german names beginning with irm-, meaning "entire, whole."
  • Eberhart: variant spelling of german eberhard, meaning "strong as a boar."
  • Adeltrudis: german equivalent of anglo-saxon æthelthryth (æðelþryð), meaning "noble strength."
  • Ruperta: feminine form of low german rupert, meaning "bright fame."
  • Koloman: german form of latin columbanus, meaning "dove." compare with another form of koloman.
  • Adelinda: variant spelling of old high german adalinda, meaning "noble serpent." 
  • Harm: short form of german harman, meaning "bold/hardy man." in use by the dutch.
  • Pharamond: variant spelling of german faramond, meaning "journey protection."
  • Hrotger: variant form of old high german hrodgar, meaning "famous spear."
  • Körbl: pet form of german korbinian, meaning "little crow" or "little raven."
  • Ägidius: german form of late latin ægidius, meaning "kid; young goat" or "shield of goatskin."

  • Alberich: variant spelling of old high german albirich, meaning "elf ruler." in germanic mythology, this was the name of a sorcerer king of elves.
  • Leudbold: variant spelling of old high german luitpold, meaning "people-bold."
  • Meino: short form of german names beginning with mein-, meaning "might, strength."
  • Parzival: german form of french percevel, meaning "pierced valley."
  • Dietricha: feminine form of german dietrich, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
  • Elli: pet form of german elisabeth, meaning "god is my oath." compare with another form of elli.
  • Gunda: short form of germanic names containing the element gund, meaning "war."
  • Adalbrecht: variant form of old high german adalbert, meaning "bright nobility." 
  • Kinge: pet form of german kunigunde, meaning "brave war."
  • Morency: germanic form of gallo-roman maurentius, meaning "of the moors."
  • Ediltrudis: variant spelling of german adeltrudis, meaning "noble strength."
  • Volker: german name composed of the elements folk "people" and heri "army," hence "people's army."
  • Helfried: contracted form of german helmfried, meaning "helmet-peace."
  • Dieter: old german name composed of the elements þeud "people, race" and hari/heri "army, warrior," hence "warrior of the people."
  • Ewald: german name composed of the elements eo "law" and wald "power, ruler" hence "law power."
  • Rikert: low german form of old high german ricohard, meaning "powerful ruler."
  • Christianne: german form of latin christina, meaning "believer" or "follower of christ." compare with another form of christianne.
  • Hedwig: variant form of old high german haduwig, meaning "contending battle."
  • G�nther: german equivalent of old norse gunnarr, composed of the elements gund "war" and heri "army, warrior," hence "soldier, warrior." in thenibelungenlied, this is the name of a burgundian king and husband of queen brunhild.
  • Godafrid: variant spelling of old high german gottfried, meaning "god's peace."
  • Kuno: german name derived from the word kuoni, meaning "brave."
  • Gerhold: a derivative of old high german gairovald, meaning "spear ruler."
  • Merten: low german form of french martin, meaning "of/like mars."
  • Gotthilf: old high german name composed of the elements got "god" and helf/hilf "help," hence "god-help."
  • Walburga: variant spelling of old high german walburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle." 
  • Wilfreda: feminine form of german wilfried, meaning "desires peace." compare with another form of wilfreda.
  • Eggert: low german form of german eckhard, meaning "strong edge."
  • Gautelen: old high german name derived from the name of a germanic tribe, gautzelin, meaning "gaut."
  • Cäcilie: german form of latin cæcilia, meaning "blind." 
  • Hludowig: old high german name composed of the proto-germanic elements *hluda- "famous" and *wiga "war," hence "famous warrior."
  • Brunnhilde: variant form of old high german brunhild, meaning "armored warrior woman."
  • Walburg: contracted form of old high german waldeburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle."
  • Aldric: variant spelling of old high german aldrich, meaning old ruler; long time ruler."
  • Amala: feminine form of german amal, meaning "labor, work." compare with another form of amala.
  • Reinhold: german form of old norse rögnvaldr, meaning "wise ruler."
  • Adalwolf: variant spelling of old high german adalwulf, meaning "noble wolf."
  • Agnethe: german form of greek hagne, meaning "chaste; holy."
  • Bernhardt: variant spelling of old high german bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."
  • Audo: older form of german otto, meaning "prosperous, wealthy." 
  • Warin: old high german name derived from the word wari(n), meaning "cover, shelter," from warnôn "to be careful, watchful." 
  • Romey: variant spelling of german romy, meaning "rose" and "obstinate, rebellious."
  • Aloïsia: feminine form of german aloïs, meaning "famous warrior."
  • Gebbert: low german form of old high german gebhard, meaning "gift of strength."
  • Eilert: frisian and scandinavian form of german eckhard, meaning "strong edge."
  • Wernher: variant spelling of old high german werner, meaning "warin warrior," i.E. "covered warrior."

 

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