German

 

German Names

 

GIRLS

 Amelie

(am – ell – ee); (AHM – uh – lee)
Meaning: industrious, emulating
Origin: German
Amile, Amelia, Amaley, Amely, Amelee, Ameleigh

Bathlida

(bah – TIL – dah)
Meaning: warrior woman
Bathild, Bathilde, Bertild, Bertilda, Bertilde

Berdina

(ber – TEE – nah)
Meaning: glorious

Bettina

(be – TEE – nah)
Meaning: unknown

Brinbna

(BRIN – ah)
Meaning: warrior
Briyna, Brina

Bruna

(BROO – nah)
Meaning: dark haired
Brune, Brunetta

Carola

(Ker – OL –ah)
Meaning: unknown
Karola, Carol

Clotilda

(Klo – TIL – də)
Meaning: renowned battle
Clotilde

Dagmar

(DAHG – mahr)
Meaning: unknown
Dagna, Dagomar

Edda

(ED – dah)
Meaning: pleasant
Eda, Hedda

Elke

(EL – kə)
Meaning: noble

Else

(EL – sə)
Meaning: noble maid
Elsa, Ilse, Elsje, Elise

Emerson

(E – Mər – sən)
Meaning: German surname
Emery, Emersyn

Franziska

(frahn – TSIS – kah)
Meaning: variation of Frances

Freda

(FREE – Də)
Meaning: form of Frederica

Frieda

(FREE – dah)
Meaning: peaceful ruler
Frida

Geraldine

(JER – əl – deen)
Meaning: rules by spear
Geralda, Geraldina, Geralyn, Geralynn, Geriann

Gerarda

(jə – RAHRD – ə)
Meaning:  mighty with spear
Gerhardina, Gerhardine, Gerwalt

Griselda

(gri – ZEL – də)
Meaning: gray battle maiden
Griselle, Giorsal, Grizel, Grizela, Griselde, Grisella

Heidi

(HIE – dee)
Meaning: sweet
Heida, Heide

Huette

(Hyoo – et)
Meaning: intelligent
Hugette, Hughetta, Hugiet, Huguetta

Ida

(IE – da)
Meaning: diligent
Idelle, Iida, Idaia

Ilse

(IL – sə)
Meaning: variation of Elise

Irma

(UR – mə)
Meaning: strength
Ermina, Erma, Ermelinda, Irmgard, Irmine

Isa

(EE – sah)
Meaning: form of Isabel

Johanna

(yo – HAH – nah)
Meaning: Joanna + Hanna

Karlina

(kahr – LEE – nah)
Meaning: variation of Caroline

Karly

(KAHR – lee)
Meaning: variation of Carla

Karolina

(kah – ro – LEE – nah)
Meaning: variation of Caroline

Leopolda

(lee -ə – POL – deə)
Meaning: of the people
Leopoldina, Leopoldine

Liesi

(LEES – uh); (LEEZ – ul)
Meaning: form of Elizabeth

Lorelei

(LAWR – e – lie)
Meaning: temptress
Lauralie, Loralei

Lotte

(LAW – tə)
Meaning: form of Charlotte

Luana

(loo – AN -ə)
Meaning: Louise + Ann
Luane, Louann, Louanna, Louanne, Luann

Marelda

(mah – REL -də)
Meaning: famous battle
Maiden, Maganhildi

Maren

(MAH – ren)
Meaning: from the sea
Mary, Marea

Marlene

(mahr – LE – nə); (MAHR – leen)
Meaning: Maria + Magdalene
Marlenne, Marlena, Marlin, Marla, Marlaina, Marleina

Matilda

(mə – TIL – də)
Meaning: battle madien
Mathilda, Mathilde, Matylda, Mathild, Matilde

Millicent

(MIL – ə – sənt)
Meaning: strong
Milicent, Melicent, Millie

Mina

(MEE – nə)
Meaning: form of Wilhelmina
Minna

Mitzi

(MIT – see)
Meaning: form of Miriam

Rilla

(RIL – ə)
Meaning: brook
Rille, Rilla, Rille

Romy

(RO – mee)
Meaning: bitter rose

Rosamund

(ROZ – ə – mund)
Meaning: protector
Rosamonde, Rosamunde, Rosemond, Rosemonde, Rosemunda

Ulrike

(uwl – REE – kə)
Meaning: powerful
Ulla, Ulrica, Ulrika, Uli

Ute

(oo – tə)
Meaning: wealthy
Uta

Verena

(ve – RE – nahh)
Meaning: sacred
Verene, Verina

Wiebke

(VEEP – kə); (WEEB – kə)
Meaning: war

Zella

(ZEL – ə)
Meaning: form of Marcella

 

BOYS

Adalard

(AH – dahl – ahr)
Meaning: courageous
Allard, Adalhard, Adelard, Adelhard

Carsten

(KAHR – sten)
Meaning: variation of Christian
Carston, Karsten

Emery

(EM – ə – ree)
Meaning: industrious
Amory, Imrich, Imre

Handel

(HAND – əl)
Meaning: variation of John

Hugh

(HYOO)
Meaning: thoughtful
Hugo, Hugues, Ugo, Hew, Hugin, Hughes

Ibsen

(IB – sən); (IPS -ən)
Meaning: surname
Ibsan, Ibsin, Ibson

Ingelbert

(ING – gəl – bert)
Meaning: bright angel
Englebert

Jager

(YAY – gur)
Meaning: hunter
Jaegar, Jaeger

Johann

(YO – hahn)
Meaning: god has been gracious

Kaiser

(KIE – zer)
Meaning: emperor

Karlheinz

(KAHRL – hients)
Meaning: strong

Kiefer

(KEE – fər)
Meaning: barrel master
Keefer, Keifer, Kieffer

Klaus

(KLOWS)
Meaning: form of Nicholas

Konrad

(KAHN – rad)
Meaning: bold
Kord, Kort, Kunz

Lambert

(LAHM – bert)
Meaning: light of land
Lambart, Lambrecht

Leonard

(LEN – ərd)
Meaning: bold as a lion
Leonhard, Leonardo, Lennart

Leopold

(LEE – ə – pold)
Meaning: prince of the people
Leopoldo, Luitpold

Lothar

(LO – tahr)
Meaning: famous in battle
Luther, Geomar, Giomar, Lothair

Louis

(LOO – is); (loo – EE)
Meaning: warrior
Loic, Ludovico, Luigi, Luis, Louie

Lutz

(LUWTS)
Meaning: famous fighter

Mallory

(MAL – ə – ree)
Meaning: war

Manfred

(MAHN – fred)
Meaning: man of peace
Manfrid, Manfried, Mani, Mann

Meinhard

(MIEN – hahrd)
Meaning: firm
Maynard, Meinke, Meinrad, Meinyard

Oberon

(O – bə – ahn)
Meaning: highborn
Auberon, Oberron, Oeberon

Roderick

(RAHD – ə – rik)
Meaning: famous ruler
Radek, Roddric, Roderic

Rolfe

(RAWLF)
Meaning: form of Rudolph
Rolph

Stefan

(SHTE – fahn); ( STEF – ən)
Meaning: variation of Stephen
Steffan, Steffon, Stephon

Ulrich

(UWL – rikh)
Meaning: noble leader

Volker

(FAWL – ker)
Meaning: defender