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German Names and Meanings

Miscellaneous by: Mentis Cibum

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A list of German names and their meanings. Not necessarily in alphabetical order.

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Submitted: July 25, 2012

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Ada – Noble, Happy

Adela – Noble

Adelheid – Of Noble Kin

Adolph – Noble Wolf

Alary – Elf Ruler

Americus – Home Ruler

Annalise – From Anna and Elise

Annika – Gracious, Merciful

Arlo – Hill

Arno – Eagle

Arvin – Friend to All

Barny – Dimunitive Form of Barnaby / Barnard

Berg – Mountain

Bert – Bright

Billie – Dimunitive Form of Whilhemina

Adalia – Noble

Adelaide – Of a Noble Kin

Adelle – Noble, Kind

Alaric – Noble Ruler, Elf Ruler

Allison – Son of the Noble One

Analiese – From Anna and Elise

Anneliese – From Anna and Elise

Archie – Dimunitive Form of Archibald

Armon – Army Man

Arnold – Eagle Power

Auberon – Noble Bear

Beate – Happy

Berger – Mountain Dweller

Bertha – Bright

Bode – Messenger

Adel – Noble, Kind

Adele – Noble, Kind

Adolf – Noble Wolf

Alarice – Noble Ruler

America – Home Ruler

Analise – From Anna and Elise

Annelise – From Anna and Elise

Arlen – Person from Erlen, Germany

Arne – Eagle

Arnulf – Eagle Wolf

Baden – Bather

Berdine – Short For Bernardine

Bernt – Strong, Brave Bear

Betelgeuse – Hand of the Central One

Bodie – Messenger

Braun – Brown

Brynner – Dweller by the Spring

Carsten – Christian

Charles – Free Man

Clotilda – Loud Battle

Cord – Bold Counsel

Deiter – Army of the People

Didrika - People Ruler

Dieter – Army of the People

Dresden – People From the Forest by the River

Edana – Noble

Ehren – Honorable

Emeric – Work Rule, Leader

Ermen – Universal, Whole

Falk – Hawk

Bruno – Brown One

Carl – Manly

Caspar – Treasurer

Clarimonde – Illustrious Protector

Clove – A Nail, Spice

Crescentia – A Crescent-Shaped Moon

Delaware – Named for Baron De La Ware

Diedrick – People Ruler

Dirk – Famous Ruler

Duer – Dear

Edda – With Clear Goals

Elsie – Dimunitive Form of Elisabeth

Emil – to Strive; Excel; Rival

Ermengarde – Universal, Whole

Farica – Peace Ruler

Brunonia – Brown One

Carolina – Feminine Form of Charles

Casper – Treasurer

Claus – Victory of the People

Coen – Dimunitive Form of Conrad

Dale – Valley

Dewitt – Blonde

Diesel – Dimunitive Form of Mattias or Dietrich

Dolph – Short for Randolph or Adolph

Durin – Mythical Dwarf

Edsel – Noble One

Emera – Illustrious Leader

Erick – Always Ruler

Etzel – Noble One

Felda – From the Field

Ferdinand – To Be Courageous

Franz – Free

Frieda – Peace, Joy

Fritzi – Peace Ruler

Gerhard – Brave Spearman

Gertrude – Strong Spear

Greta – A Pearl

Griselda – Gray Battle

Gunther – War Army

Hannelore – Combination of Hannah and Lore

Hartmann – Hardy Man

Hedwig – Battle War

Heinz – Ruler of the Home

Henrike – Ruler of the Home

Herman – Army Man

Foreman – Cart Worker

Freida – Dimunitive Form of Names Containing "Fried"

Friso – Of the Frisians

Gable – God is Bright

Gerlinde – Wife of Spearman

Gesine – Strong Spear

Gretchen – A Spear

Grizelda – Form of Griselda

Gustav – Staff of the Goths

Hansel – God is Gracious

Haydn – Heathen

Heidi – Of Noble Kin

Heisman – Unknown

Henry – Ruler of the Home

Hertz – Brave, Bold

Franka – Free or Truthful

Frida – Peace

Fritz – Peace Ruler

Galiena – Exalted One

Gerry – Dimunitive Form of Gerald

Gisela – Pledge

Gretel – A Pearl

Gunter – Battle Warrior

Guy – Unknown

Harmon – Soldier

Hedda – Battle War

Heinrich – Ruler of the Home

Helmfried – Helmet and Peace

Herbst – Autumn

Horst – Man from the Woods

Huey – Bright in Mind and Spirit

Ida – Hardworking

Irma – Whole, Entire

Jaeger – Hunter

Johann – God is Gracious

Jung – Young

Karl – Man

Kaspar – Treasurer

Kern – Grain, Seed

Klaus – Victory of the People

Kyler – Church, Monk’s Cell

Lisbet – God is My Oath

Lorelei – Alluring Enchantress

Louis – Famed Warrior

Lynde – Gentle

Hugh – Bright in Mind and Spirit

Ilse – Consecrated to God

Isolde – She Who is Gazed Upon

Jessen – From the Town of Jessen

Johanna – God is Gracious

Kaethe – Pure

Karla – Feminine Form of Karl

Katrina – Pure

Kiefer – Pine Tree or Barrelmaker

Kristen – Christian

Liesel – God is my Oath

Lise – God is my Oath

Lotte – Free

Ludwig – Famous Warrior

Mandel – Almond

Hugo – Bright in Mind and Spirit

Ingeborg – Ing’s Protection

Jaegar – Hunter

Johan – God is Gracious

Josef – God Will Increase

Kaiser – Leader

Karsten – Christian

Keefer – Pine tree, Barrelmaker

Kirsten – Christian

Kristin – Christian

Lieselotte – God is my Oath / Free

Loman – From the Wood Land

Lou – Famed Warrior

Lukas – From Lucania

Mandell – Almond

Marla – Combination of Maria and Magdalena

Marlis – Combination of Maria and Elisabeth

Medwin – Powerful Friend

Meta – Pearl

Minna – Strong-Willed Warrior

Nixie – Water Sprite

Oberon – Noble Bear

Porsche – Offering

Romy – Rosemary / Person from Rome

Sanja – Wisdom

Schatzi – Dear, Treasure

Senta – Holy

Stefan – Crown

Strom – Stream, Flow

Trula – True

Marlena – Combination of Mary and Magdalene

Mathilda – Battle Might

Mendel – Little Man

Mikkel – Who is Like God?

Minze – Mint

Norbert – Bright North

Odele – Wealth

Rafer – Unknown

Rosine – Rose

Sanne – Lily

Sef – Short Form of Josef

Sigfried – Victory, Peace

Stefanie – Crown

Tanner – Leather Worker

Ulf – Wolf

Marlene – Combination of Mary and Magdalene

Mayer – Steward

Mendie – Little Man

Milla – Industrious

Nicklaus – Victory of the People

Novak – Newcomer

Otto – Wealth

Ranulf – Raven Wolf

Rune – A Secret

Saskia – Saxon Woman

Seifer – Victory Peace

Sigmund – Victorious Protector

Steffi – Dimunitive Form of Stefanie

Trude – Spear Strength

Ull – Wolf Power

Unna – Woman

Viveca – War

Walda – Ruler

Waldron – Mighty Raven

Werner – Army Guard

Wilhelmina – Strong-Willed Warrior

Zelda – Woman Warrior

Ziggy – Dimunitive Form of Sigmund

Vada – Famous Ruler

Vonda – Of Saxony

Waldemar – Famous Ruler

Wenda – Form of Wanda

Wilda – Untamed

Willie – Strong-Willed Warrior

Zelig – the Blessed One

Varick – Honorable Defender

Voss – Fox

Waldina – God’s Power

Wendell – Wanderer, Seeker

Wilhelm – Strong-Willed Warrior

Yaeger – Chase, Hunt

Zeppelin – Airship, Dirigible, Blimp


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