List of Germanic given names

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Nomen est omen: a child's name can have a significant role in determining key aspects of job, profession or even character (nominative determinism).
Francian Heinrich I (Henry the Fowler) was the Duke of Saxony from 912 and the King of East Francia from 919 until his death in 936, he is generally considered to be the founder of the medieval German state. Heinrich, Karl (Karlmann), Otto, Friedrich and Wilhelm are the most common names of german rulers since the early Middle Ages. Still today they are very popular, also in their Anglo-Saxon form Henry,[1] Charles,[2] Frederick[3] or William.[4]

Germanic given names are traditionally dithematic; that is, they are formed from two elements, by joining a prefix and a suffix. For example, King Æþelred's name was derived from æþel, for "noble", and ræd, for "counsel". However, there are also from an early time names which seem to be monothematic, consisting only of a single element. These are sometimes explained hypocorisms, short forms of originally dithematic names, but in many cases the etymology of the supposed original name cannot be recovered. Easier are well-known names like Adalwulf (Adelwolf or Edelwolf; short: Adolf or Alf) meaning "kingly (or noble) wolf", Adelheid (short: Heidi) meaning "noble (or precious) entity", Otto meaning "he who is famous for his genetic constitution" or Wilhelmine (Wilhelmina; short: Mine, Mina, Minna or Wilma) meaning "strong-willed protectress".

History

The oldest known Germanic names date to the Teutons and Cimbri during the Roman Empire period, Arminius (probably a Latinized form of Armin or Hermann) and his wife Thusnelda in the 1st century, and in greater frequency in the late Roman Empire, in the 4th to 5th centuries (the Germanic Heroic Age) and in the first half of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.

A great variety of names are attested from the medieval period, falling into the rough categories of Scandinavian (northern Germanic; Old Norse), Anglo-Saxon (Old English), continental (Frankish, Old High German and Low German), and East Germanic (corresponding to the names of Goths, Vandals and Sueves, among other Germanic tribes) forms. By the High Middle Ages, many of these names were abbreviated or corrupted, so that their etymology is not always clear.

Of the large number of medieval Germanic names, a comparatively small set remains in common use today, including those related to Germanic deities. The most frequent name of Germanic origin in English has traditionally been William (Bill; from an Old High German Willahelm or Wilhelm), followed by Robert and Charles (Carl/Karl after Charlemagne). Very few names of native English (Anglo-Saxon) origin survive into current use, the most common of these being Edward, Edmund, Alfred and Harold. In Germany and german speaking Europe, Germanic given names are common and widespread.

Germanic female given names (incomplete)

A to B

  • Adalberta, Adelberte, Adelberta, Abelina, Abelina
  • Adalgard, Adelgard
  • Adelberga, Adelburg, Adelburga, Alburg, Alburge
  • Adelfrieda, Adelfriede, Adelgard
  • Adelgund, Adelgunde, Adelgundis
  • Adelheid, Adelheit, Adela, Adele, Adeline, Alheid, Alheide, Aleit, Alheit
  • Adelhild, Adelhilde
  • Adelinde, Adelinda
  • Adelmut, Almut, Almuth, Almonda, Almod, Almudis
  • Adelrun, Alraun, Alrun, Alrune, Alfrun, Alfruna, Albrada, Alfrada, Alveradis
  • Adeltraud, Adeltraut, Altraud, Altrud
  • Adolfa, Adolfina, Adolfine, Adolphina, Adolphine
  • Albrun, Albrune
  • Aldegund, Aldegunde, Algonde, Algunde, Adelgund
  • Alfhild, Alfhilde, Adalfuns
  • Alfonsa, Alphonsa
  • Alfrada, Alfreda
  • Alsuna
  • Alwara
  • Alwina, Alwine
  • Amalberga, Amalburg, Amalburga
  • Amalberta
  • Amalfrieda, Amalfriede
  • Amalia
  • Amalinde, Amalindis, Amalia, Amalie, Amelie, Amalina
  • Anselma, Anselmina
  • Arndis
  • Arngard
  • Arnhild, Arnhilde
  • Arnolde, Arnalde, Arnoldine, Arna
  • Arntraud
  • Astrid
  • Aswine, Aswina
  • Ava
  • Avelina


  • Baldegund, Baldegund (courageous in battle)
  • Balthilde (the brave warrioress)
  • Baltrun (the bold carrier of secrets)
  • Bathilde, Bathildis (the attacking warrioress)
  • Berlinde
  • Bernalde, Bernolde
  • Bernfriede, Berngard
  • Bernharde, Bernharda, Bernhardine
  • Bernhild, Bernhilde (the bear-like warrioress)
  • Berta, Bertha, Berthe, Berte, Bertine, Bertina
  • Bertfriede (radiant and peaceful)
  • Bertholde, Bertolda, Bertolde
  • Bertlinde, Berthild, Berthilde
  • Bertraude, Bertrude, Bertraut
  • Bertrun (the famous knower of runes)
  • Bilhildis
  • Blidhilde, Blide
  • Bothilde
  • Branda, Brenda
  • Brigitte, Birgit, Britta (the exalted one)
  • Bruna
  • Brunhilde, Brunhild, Brünhilde
  • Burghild, Burghilde, Borghild
  • Burglinde
  • Burgunde

D

  • Dagmar, Dagmara (the daylight)
  • Dagny (the new day)
  • Dankrade (the wise adviser)
  • Dankrun
  • Demut (godly attitude)
  • Diederike
  • Dietgard (protectress of her people)
  • Dietgund, Dietgunde
  • Diethild, Diethilde
  • Dietlind, Dietlinde
  • Dietmunde (folk and security)
  • Dietmute
  • Dietrade
  • Dietrun, Dietrune (she who knows the secret of her folk)
  • Disrun (fighting Valkyrie)

E to F

  • Edburga, Edda
  • Edelgard (guardian of the precious)
  • Edeltraud (she with noble, protective disposition)
  • Edigna (from a noble tribe)
  • Eila
  • Elfgard (surronded by elves)
  • Elfriede
  • Elfrun (she, who knows the secret of the elves)
  • Elke (of aristocratic art)
  • Elvira (die noble one)
  • Emma, Ermana, Irmin
  • Erika (powerful, rich and honorable)
  • Erlgard (defending lady)


  • Fara
  • Fehild
  • Ferun
  • Finja
  • Folke, Volkhilde
  • Frauke
  • Freyja, Freya, Freija, Freia
  • Freydis
  • Frieda, Frida, Freda, Friedel, Friedl, Vreda, Fríða
  • Friederike, Frigga
  • Friederun, Vrederun
  • Frija, Frigg, Frea, Friia

G

  • Gala
  • Garbine
  • Gefion
  • Gelsa
  • Gepa, Gerpirga
  • Gerda, Geltrudis, Gerde, Gerdi, Gerdie, Gerdis
  • Gerharde, Gerharda, Garde, Gepke, Gerdina, Gerdken
  • Gerlinde, Gerlind, Gerlindis
  • Gerlis
  • Germania
  • Gerolda, Gerolde
  • Gertrud, Gertrude, Gertraud, Gertraut, Gertraude, Gertrudis, Gerta, Gerti, Geerdina
  • Gerwine
  • Giesela, Gisela
  • Gisberga, Gisburga, Giselberga, Giselburga
  • Gisberta, Giselberta
  • Gisela
  • Giselheid
  • Giseltraud, Giseltrud, Gistraud, Gistraude, Gistrud
  • Gislind, Gislinde
  • Gismunda, Gismunde
  • Godeberta, Goberta
  • Godelewa, Godolewa
  • Godelief
  • Godelinde, Gotelind, Gotelinde, Gotlinde, Gotje
  • Griselda, Griseldis
  • Guda, Gudula, Gutta
  • Gudrun
  • Gunborg
  • Gunbritt
  • Gunda, Gundel, Gundi
  • Gundalena
  • Gundelinde, Guntlinde, Gunlinde
  • Gundula, Gundela
  • Gunhild
  • Guntberga
  • Guntberta
  • Gunthild, Gunthilde, Gundhilde
  • Guntlinde
  • Guntrade, Guntrada
  • Guntrun, Gutrune
  • Gustava, Gustave, Guste, Gusti, Gustel
  • Güde, Gyde
  • Gwendolin

H

  • Hadburga
  • Hadelinde
  • Hadmut, Hadmute
  • Hadwine
  • Hadwinga, Hedda, Heidi
  • Hagarun
  • Hallgard
  • Hartmute
  • Hedwig, Hadwig
  • Heidi
  • Heidegard
  • Heidewig
  • Heidrun
  • Heilgard, Helgard
  • Heike, Henrike
  • Heimberga, Heimburg, Heimburga
  • Heimtraud, Heimtrud, Heimtrude
  • Helga, Hella
  • Helgard, Heilgard
  • Helma, Hilma, Hemma
  • Helmburg
  • Helmgard
  • Helmine, Helmina (short form of Wilhelmine, Wilhelmina)
  • Helmtraud, Helmtrud
  • Herberta, Harbertje
  • Herdis (Goddess of warriors)
  • Hergard
  • Herline, Herlinde, Herlindis
  • Hermalinde, Hermelinde, Hermelinda (die Beschützerin des Heeres)
  • Hermanna, Harmanna, Harmke, Hermine
  • Hermengilde, Hermgild
  • Hermine (Women of the armed forces)
  • Herrade
  • Herta, Hertha (Germanic Goddess)
  • Hertrud, Hertrude (strong warrioress)
  • Herwiga, Hertwiga
  • Herzeleide, Herzeloide
  • Hidda
  • Hildburg
  • Hilde, Hilda
  • Hildeberta
  • Hildegard, Hildegart
  • Hildegund, Hildegunde, Hillegonde
  • Hildemut
  • Hildrun, Hiltrun
  • Hilke, Hilde
  • Hiltraud, Hildtrud, Hiltrude, Hildtrud
  • Hinderika, Hindrika, Hinka, Hinrika
  • Hjördis (Goddess of the sword)
  • Holda, Holle
  • Holdine
  • Holma
  • Huberta, Hubertina, Hubertine (female form of Hubert)
  • Hulda (female spirit)
  • Humberta

I to O

  • Iduna, Idunna, Idun, Ida
  • Inga, Inge
  • Ingrid
  • Ingrun
  • Inka
  • Irmela, Irma
  • Irmgard
  • Irmina
  • Isolde


  • Kriemhield
  • Kunheide
  • Kunna
  • Kunrada


  • Laila, Leila
  • Landerun
  • Liebgard, Linda
  • Lioba
  • Luitberga
  • Luithilde
  • Lykke


  • Marada
  • Margund
  • Mathilde
  • Merlinde
  • Minna
  • Minnegard


  • Nanna
  • Northild, Nordgard
  • Nortrud
  • Nortrun
  • Norwiga


  • Oda, Odila, Odalinde
  • Ortlind, Orthilde
  • Ortrun
  • Osgard
  • Osrun
  • Ostara
  • Othilde
  • Ottilie (short form: Otti and Tilli)

R

  • Radegund, Radegunde
  • Raginhild, Ragna, Reinhilde
  • Ratberta
  • Ratburg, Ratburga
  • Ratgard
  • Rathild, Rathilde
  • Rautgunde
  • Regelinde, Reglinde, Reglindis, Reilinde
  • Regiswinde, Regiswinda
  • Reimute
  • Reinberta
  • Reinburga, Reinburg
  • Reinfriede
  • Reingard (protected by the gods)
  • Reinharda, Reinharde, Reinhardine, Reinka
  • Reinhild, Reinhilde, Ragnhild, Raginhild, Ragna
  • Reinholde, Reinolde, Reinolda, Reinalde
  • Richardis, Richardine, Richarda, Rikarda
  • Richlind, Richlinde
  • Richmute, Richmodis
  • Rigmor
  • Rinelda
  • Roberta, Roberte, Robertine
  • Rodegard
  • Rodehild, Rodehilde, Ruthild, Ruthilde
  • Rodelind
  • Rolanda, Rolande
  • Romilda, Romilde, Rumilde (famous warrioress)
  • Rosalinde, Rosalind, Roselinde. Rodelind, Rosalyn
  • Rosamunde
  • Roswitha, Roswita
  • Rotraud, Rotraut
  • Runhild, Runhilde, Raunhild, Rune, Runa (secret and battle)
  • Ruperta
  • Rutgard

S

  • Salgard
  • Sarhild
  • Saskia (She-Saxon)
  • Schöntraud
  • Schwabhild (Sueben warrioress)
  • Schwanhild, Schwanhilde, Swanhild, Swantje, Swana, Swanja, Swenja (warrioress with the beauty of a swan)
  • Sebalde (female form of Sebald or Siegbald)
  • Sif, Siv
  • Siegberta
  • Siegburg, Siegburga
  • Siegfriede (female form of Siegfried)
  • Sieghild, Sieghilde, Sighild (victory through battle)
  • Siegmunda, Siegmona, Siegmunde, Sigismunde (victory and protection)
  • Siegtraud, Siegtrud (
  • Siegward
  • Sievertje
  • Sigga, Siggan
  • Signild, Signe
  • Siglinde, Siglind, Sieglinde, Sieglind
  • Sigrid, Siegrid, Sirid, Siri (rider for victory)
  • Sigrun, Siegrun, Sigrune (victory through runes; short: Sirun)
  • Sigune, Sigun, Sigunn (waves of victory)
  • Silke (short for Gisela)
  • Sisgards
  • Siw, Siv (relative; Sif, wife of Thor)
  • Skadi, Skade (goddess of the hunt and the winter)
  • Solveig
  • Sonnele (short for names with "Sonn-")
  • Sonngard
  • Sonnhild, Sonnhilde, Sonhild, Sonhilde; Kurzform: Sonnele
  • Sonnlind
  • Sonntraud (strng as the sun)
  • Stillfrieda, Stillfriede, Stilla
  • Sunhild(t), Sunhilde, Sunnhild, Sunna, Sunje, Sunja, Sunya
  • Svantopolk (short: Swante)
  • Svea, Swea (th sun; short for Svenja and Svea-rike, today Sverige)
  • Svenja, Svenya, Swenja, Swenya, Swenia (young warrioress)
  • Swana (short for names with "Swan-")
  • Swanburga, Swanburg
  • Swanhild, Swanhilde, Svanhild; siehe auch Schwanhilde (warrioress of beauty)
  • Swantje, Swaantje, Svantje; short: Svanja
  • Swidgard, Swinde

T to V

  • Tanka (woman of wise thoughts)
  • Tatjana, Tanja
  • Teudelinde, Theudelinde, Theodelinde
  • Teuderun
  • Teutonia
  • Thora, Tora (affiliated to Donar)
  • Thordis, Tordis
  • Thorgard, Torgard (protected by the gods)
  • Thusnelda, Thusnelde, Tusnelda (giant warrioress)
  • Tilrun (knower of secrets)
  • Torgund, Thorgund, Torgun, Torgunn, Torhild, Torhilda,
  • Törilla (warrioress with the gods)
  • Torid, Thorid, Turid (peaceful and goddess-like)
  • Traudhild, Traudhilde, Trudhild, Trudhilde
  • Traudlinde, Trudlinde
  • Treumunde
  • Trudberta
  • Trudgard
  • Trudildis, Trude
  • Tyra, Thyra (Thor and battle)


  • Ulfhild, Ulfhilde (another form of Wolfhild/Wolfhilde)
  • Ulrike, Ulricke, Ulrieke
  • Urda, Urd (keeper of the past)
  • Ursula
  • Uta, Utta, Ute, Uota
  • Utlinde


  • Valborga, Walburga, Valborg
  • Valfreyja, Valfreia, Valfreya (goddess of love and beauty)
  • Valkiria, Valkyria (see also Walkiria)
  • Vanadis (poetic for Freia/Freyja/Freya)
  • Vibbeke, Vibeke (siehe Wibke/Wiebke)
  • Viktoria, Victoria, Viktorina, Viktorine (goddess of victory/Sieg; from the Latein, but accepted as a goddess by the Germanic people)
  • Volkberta
  • Volkhild, Volkhilde, Folke (warrioress for her folk)
  • Vrederun, Friederun

W

  • Walburg, Walburga, Walburge, Walborg, Walpurga, Walburgis, Walpurgis, Waldburga
  • Walda, Welda
  • Waldegund, Waldegunde
  • Walkiria (Walküre/Valkiria/Valkyria)
  • Waltraud, Waltraut, Waltraude, Waldtraud
  • Walfriede
  • Waltheide (keeper of her art/race)
  • Walthild, Walthilde
  • Waltrun
  • Weda, Wedeke, Weede
  • Wendelburg
  • Wendelgard
  • Wendeline
  • Wenke, Wencke (short for name s beginning with "Win-")
  • Wernburg, Werna
  • Werngard
  • Wernhild, Wernhilde
  • Wibke, Wiebke, Wibbke, Wubbke, Wübbke, Wübbecke, Wybke
  • Widogard (keeper of the forest)
  • Wigberta, Wiberta
  • Wigburg, Wigburga, Wiburg (Kampf und Zuflucht)
  • Wilberta (warrioress of light)
  • Wilfriede,Wilfride, Willfriede, Willefriede
  • Wilgard, Willgard (protectress of peace)
  • Wilgund, Wilgunde
  • Wilhelmine, Wilhelmina, Wilhelma, Wellemina (protective and willed; short: Mine, Mina, Minna, Wilma)
  • Wilmut, Wilmuth, Welmot, Welmuth (willed and brave)
  • Wilrun
  • Wiltraud, Wiltraut, Wiltrud, Wiltrudt (strongly willed)
  • Winfrieda, Winfriede, Winifred (friendship and peace)
  • Wintrud (strong friend)
  • Wisgard
  • Wisgund (experienced warrioress)
  • Wolfgund, Wolfgunde, Wolfhild, Wolfhilde, Wolfhilda, Wolfhilte, Wolfhilta (warrioress like a wolf)
  • Wolfrun, Wolfrune, Wolfruna (knower of the secret of the wolves)
  • Wolftraud, Wolftrud, Wolftrude (strong like a wolf)
  • Wunna

Y to Z

  • Yelva
  • Ylva, Ylvi, Ylvie (little wolf)


  • Zwaantje, Zwanetta, Zwanette, Zwantien, Zwantina, Zwantine, Zwantje, Zwenna

Germanic male given names (incomplete)

A to B

  • Adalbald, Adelbal
  • Adalbert, Adelbert, Adalbero, Adelbrecht, Adalbrecht
  • Adalbrand, Adelbrandt, Aldebrand, Albrand
  • Adalfried, Aldefried, Altfried
  • Adalger, Adelger, Elger
  • Adalgott
  • Adalhard, Adalhart, Adelhard
  • Adalhelm, Adelhelm, Aldhelm, Adhelm
  • Adalmar, Aldemar, Adelmer
  • Adalmund, Adelmund
  • Adalrad
  • Adalrich, Adelrich, Alderich
  • Adalward, Adalwart
  • Adalwin, Adelwin, Alwin
  • Adalwulf, Adalwolf, Adelwolf, Adolf, Adolph
  • Adelbero, Adalbero, Albero
  • Adolar, Adelar
  • Agilbert
  • Agilhard
  • Agilolf, Agilulf, Aigolf, Aginolf, Aginulf
  • Agimar
  • Agimund, Agemund
  • Aginald, Ayold, Eginald, Agenald, Agiwald
  • Alarich
  • Alberad, Alfrad
  • Alberich, Elberich
  • Albin, Albwin, Albuin, Alboin
  • Alfred
  • Alger, Alker
  • Altman, Altmann
  • Amalrich, Emelrich, Almerich
  • Anselm, Anshelm
  • Ansgar
  • Answald
  • Archibald
  • Armin, Arnim
  • Arnfried
  • Arnhelm
  • Arnold
  • Arnulf
  • Arnwald
  • Artur, Arthur
  • Arwed, Arvid, Arved, Arvit, Arwit, Arwid
  • Aswin, Aschwin, Ascwin, Askwin
  • Attila
  • Awa, Awe, Awo


  • Bado
  • Baldebert
  • Baldemar
  • Baldfried, Baltfried
  • Baldomar
  • Baldram, Baltram
  • Balduin
  • Baldur
  • Baldus
  • Baldwin, Balko
  • Bardolf
  • Bernald, Bernwald
  • Bernfried
  • Bernhard, Bernhardt
  • Bernhelm
  • Bernold, Bernald, Bernhold, Berold
  • Bernulf
  • Bernward
  • Bert
  • Berthold, Barthold, Berchtold, Berchthold
  • Bertolf, Bertulf
  • Bertram
  • Bertrand, Bertran
  • Bertwin
  • Billfried
  • Billhard
  • Birger, Birghir, Byrghir
  • Björn
  • Bodewald
  • Bodmar, Bodmer, Bodomar, Botmar, Bodo
  • Bodobert, Bodebert
  • Brandolf, Brandulf
  • Broder
  • Brun, Bruno
  • Brunhard
  • Brunold
  • Burkhard, Burghard, Burkart, Burkard, Burchard

D

  • Dagobert (light as a brilliant day)
  • Dankward
  • Degenar
  • Degenhart (brave warrior)
  • Detlef, Detlev (son of the people)
  • Dietger
  • Dietmar, Detmar (famous within the folk)
  • Dietolf
  • Dietram (folk and raven)
  • Dietrich, Dieter, Dieterich, Diedrich, Diederich, Diederichs, Diedrichsen, Diterichs, Dieterik, Dörk, Dederich, Didrik, Dirk (powerful warrior of the (for the) people)
  • Dankmar (famous thinker)

E to G

  • Eberhard
  • Eckart (sword-strong)
  • Eduard, Edward
  • Edwin
  • Eginhard, Einhard, Enno
  • Egmont
  • Einar (he who fights alone in front of others)
  • Elmar
  • Engelbert (the glowing, noble warrior of the angles)
  • Erich, Erik (mighty, rich and honorable)
  • Ernst
  • Erwin (friend of the armed warriors)


  • Falko (the falcon)
  • Farold (the master)
  • Fenrir, Fenris, Fenriz (son of Loki)
  • Ferdinand
  • Folkward (keeper of the people)
  • Frank (free man)
  • Friedemann (man of peace)
  • Friedrich, short: Fritz, Friedel (merciful/peaceful, powerful ruler/protector)


  • Gaidemar
  • Gandolf, Gandulf (the warrior wizard)
  • Garnier
  • Gerald
  • Gerhard, Gerd
  • Gerwin
  • Gilbert
  • Gisbert
  • Godwin (friend of the gods)
  • Goswin (friend of the Goths)
  • Gotmar (famous with the gods)
  • Gottfried (protected by the gods)
  • Gottlieb (son of the gods)
  • Gunnar
  • Günther, Gunther, Günter (leader of warriors)
  • Gustav

H

  • Hardy, Hardi, Harto, Hartke
  • Hadubrand, Hadebrand, Herbrand, Hildebrand
  • Hadewin, Hadwin
  • Hagen, Hagan
  • Haldo, Haldor, Hallor
  • Halfred
  • Hanfried
  • Harald, Hariwald, Harold, Herwald
  • Hartbert
  • Hartfried
  • Hartger
  • Hartlef, Hartlieb
  • Hartmann
  • Hartmut, Hartmuth, Hartmann
  • Hartrat
  • Hartwig, Hertwig, Herwig, Herweig
  • Hartwin
  • Hedwig
  • Heidbald
  • Heidbert, Heidbrecht, Heibert
  • Heiderich, Heidrich, Heider
  • Heilmar
  • Heilmut, Heilmuth
  • Heilwig, Helwig, Hellwig
  • Heimbrecht, Heimbert, Heimfried, Heimo, Heino
  • Heimdal, Heimdall
  • Heimeran, Heimeram
  • Heimerich, Heimrich
  • Heimfried
  • Heimrad
  • Heinrich, Hainreich, Heimerich, Haganrich, Heinz, Hendrik, Heiko
  • Helfrich, Helferich
  • Helmar, Helmer, Heilmar
  • Helmbald, Helmbold
  • Helmbert, Helmbrecht
  • Helmer, Helmar
  • Helmfried
  • Helmgerd
  • Helmold
  • Helmut, Hellmut, Helmuth, Hellmuth
  • Helmward
  • Henrich, Henrik, Henrick
  • Herbald
  • Herbert
  • Herdegen, Hergen
  • Herfried
  • Herlof, Herluf
  • Hermann, Herman, German, Harman, Herrmann, Harmen
  • Herwald, Herald
  • Herwin
  • Hildebald
  • Hildebert, Hildbrecht
  • Hildeger, Hildger, Hilger
  • Hildemar, Hilmar
  • Hilderich
  • Hildeward
  • Hildewin, Hiltwin
  • Hildolf
  • Holger
  • Horant
  • Horst, Horstmar, Horstwin
  • Hubert, Hugbert
  • Hugbald, Hubald, Hugwald
  • Hugo
  • Huldreich, Huldrich
  • Humbert, Humbrecht
  • Humfried, Hunfried
  • Hunold

I to K

  • Igor, Ingmar, Ingo, Ingomar
  • Ingbert, Ingobert
  • Ingobald, Ingo
  • Ingolf, Ingulf
  • Ingraban, Ingram
  • Ingvar, Ingwar, Ingwer
  • Ingwald, Ingold
  • Ingward
  • Ingwin
  • Irmbert, Irmin, Irmo, Irmio
  • Irmfried
  • Irminar
  • Irvin
  • Isbert, Isenbert
  • Isfried, Isenfried
  • Isger, Isenger
  • Ismar
  • Iwo, Ivo, Ive, Iwe, Yvo


  • Karl, Karlmann
  • Karlheinz
  • Kell
  • Klodwig, Klodewig
  • Klothar
  • Knut, Knuth, Knud
  • Konrad, Conrad, Chunrat, Kuonrat, Konz, Kunz
  • Kunibald
  • Kunibert
  • Kunimund, Kühnemund
  • Kunolf, Kuno
  • Kurt

L

  • Lambert, Lampert, Lambrecht, Lamprecht
  • Landewin, Landwin, Lantwin, Landuin, Landelin
  • Landfried, Landefried
  • Lando, Landogar
  • Landolf, Landulf
  • Landolt
  • Leif
  • Leonhard, Leonard
  • Leopold, Leupolt, Leupold, Lippold, Lebold, Luitpold, Lienhard, Lienhart
  • Leupman, Luipman
  • Liebfried
  • Liebhard, Liebhart
  • Liebrecht, Liebert
  • Liebwald
  • Liebward
  • Liebwin, Lewin, Levin
  • Litthard, Luithard
  • Lothar, Lüdeke
  • Ludwig; Lutz
  • Luitbald, Luitpold
  • Luitbrand, Luitprand
  • Luitfried
  • Luitger, Ludger, Lutger
  • Luithard
  • Luither
  • Luithold
  • Luitolf, Ludolf
  • Luitwin, Lutwin
  • Lutmar, Lutmer, Lütmer, Lüttmer, Luitmar

M to N

  • Malte
  • Malvin, Malwin, Melvin
  • Manfred; Manfried
  • Mangold, Manegolt
  • Manhard, Manhart
  • Marbod, Marhold
  • Markhart, Marchart, Markert
  • Markolf
  • Markward, Markwart, Mack, Merkel
  • Mathhard, Meinard, Meinhard
  • Meinald, Meinold, Meinhold
  • Meinbod
  • Meinfried, Meino
  • Meinolf, Meinulf
  • Meinrad
  • Meinwald
  • Meinward
  • Modorok
  • Mombert, Mombrecht, Munibert
  • Mutbrecht


  • Nandolf
  • Nantwig
  • Nantwin
  • Neidhard, Neidhart, Neithard, Nithard
  • Nonfried
  • Norbert
  • Nordger
  • Nordwin, Norwin
  • Norfried
  • Normann, Norman
  • Norwig
  • Notger
  • Nothard
  • Notker

O

  • Odin (also: Wodan, Wotan, Wuotan, head god of the Germanic peoples)
  • Olaf, Olav
  • Olberich
  • Oldwig
  • Oltman
  • Ortfried
  • Ortger
  • Ortlieb
  • Ortnit
  • Ortolf, Ortulf
  • Ortwald, Ortolt
  • Ortwein, Ortwin
  • Osbert
  • Oskar, Oscar, Ansgar, Osgar
  • Osmar
  • Osmund
  • Oswald
  • Oswin
  • Otbert
  • Otfrid, Ottfried, Otfried
  • Otger, Otker
  • Otmund
  • Ottheinrich, Ottheinz
  • Otthermann
  • Otto, Otmar, Ottmar, Ottomar, Odomar, Odemar, Okko, Onno
  • Ottokar
  • Otwald
  • Otward
  • Otwin

R to W

  • Ragin
  • Raimund
  • Rainer
  • Rambald, Rambold, Rambod, Rambert; Short: Rambo
  • Rambod, Ramgar
  • Rango
  • Ratmar
  • Reinhard, Ragnar, Reinhart, Reinhardt, Rainhard
  • Reinhold
  • Reinwalt, Reinwald
  • Richard
  • Richwin
  • Robert (shining glory)
  • Roland (glory of the nation)
  • Ronald (ruler in the sense of the gods)
  • Rüdiger (glorious spear)
  • Rudolf, Rolf, Ralf, Ralph (glorious wolf)
  • Rutger, Rutgar (glorious spearman)


  • Sarolf
  • Siegbald, Sebald, Siebelt
  • Siegbert, Sigbert, Siebert, Sigisbert; Frisian short form: Sibo, Siebo
  • Siegbrand, Sibrand (wielding a victorious sword)
  • Sieger
  • Sieghard, Sieghart, Siegert, Sieghard, Sieghart
  • Siegmund, Siegesmund, Sigmund, Sigismund
  • Siegfried, Sigfried, Siggi (the peacekeeper; who keeps the peace won in victory)
  • Sigmar, Siegmar
  • Sigwalt, Sigwald, Sygwald, Siegwalt, Siegwald, Sigenwalt, Sigewall, Seigwald, Seigwalt, Siewald
  • Sigwart, Sigwarth, Siegwart, Siegwarth, Sigwardt, Sigwarth
  • Sindolf
  • Sonnfried
  • Sonnwinn (the friend of the sun)
  • Sturmhart, Sturmhard, Sturmhardt; Short: Sturm or Sturmi
  • Suitbert, Switbert
  • Sven (the young warrior)
  • Swidger


  • Tankred (the thinking counselor)
  • Tassilo
  • Thade
  • Theoderich, Theoderid, Theodorich, Theuderich (ruler or prince of the people; see also Dietrich)
  • Thilo
  • Thor (the god of the peasants/farmers)
  • Thoralf, Toralf (Thor/Donar and nature spirit)
  • Thorbrand, Torbrandt (Thor's sword)
  • Thore
  • Thorfinn
  • Thorhall
  • Thorleif (son of Thor)
  • Thorsten, Torsten (dedicated to the god Donar/Thor; stone or hammer of Thor)
  • Thorwald
  • Throals
  • Tjalf
  • Trautwin


  • Ubald, Hugbald, Hugibald
  • Ucromer
  • Udalbert
  • Udalric
  • Uddo
  • Udo, Ude, Odo
  • Udolf
  • Uffing
  • Uland, Uhland
  • Ulbert; Kurzformen: Ulbe, Ulbet
  • Ulf, Ulv, Ulw (tough as a wolf)
  • Ulfart, Ulferd, Ulfert, Ulffart (strong as a wolf)
  • Ulfkel
  • Ulfried, Ulfrid
  • Ulrich, Ullrich, Ulrik, Udalrich, Uodalrich, Udalrichinger; Kurzform: Ulli, Uli, Utz
  • Ullmann, Uodalman (the man of his homeland)
  • Ulphstan
  • Uno
  • Usmar
  • Uthelm, Othelm
  • Uwe, Uwo, Uve, Uvo


  • Veit, Veith
  • Verner (North Germanic form of Werner)
  • Vidar, Widar (Ase, son of Wodan/Odin; the mighty warrior)
  • Vigoleis, Wigoleis, Wigalois, Wigeles, Wiguleus, Wigeleis
  • Vilmar
  • Volkbert, Volbert, Volkbrecht, Volbrecht, Volprecht
  • Volkbrand
  • Volkhard, Volkard, Volkart, Volhard, Volkhart, Volkert
  • Volker, Volkher
  • Volkmann
  • Volkmar, Volmar
  • Volkrad, Vollrad, Volrad, Volrat
  • Volkwald, Volkhold
  • Volkram
  • Volkward, Volkwart
  • Volkwin


  • Waldemar, Waldermar, Waldomar (famous, glorious ruler; Short: Waldo, Waldi, Walden, Wilmar, Wilmer)
  • Waldebert, Walbert
  • Waldino
  • Walfried, Wallfried, Walfred, Wallfred
  • Walter, Walther, Waldhar (the ruler of the army)
  • Wedigo, Wetigo, Witigo, Withego, Witiko, Wittiko, Widuco, Witege
  • Werenfrid, Werenfried, Wernfred, Wernfrid, Wernfried
  • Wernhard, Wernhart
  • Werner, Wernher
  • Wiborg
  • Widar, Vidar
  • Wido, Widu (original form of Veit)
  • Widukind, Wedekind, Wittekin (Short: Wido, Wide)
  • Wies
  • Wigberg
  • Wiegolf
  • Wielhelm
  • Wieland, Wiolant
  • Wigbert, Wiegbert
  • Wigbrand, Wiegand, Wigbrecht
  • Wighard, Wighart
  • Wigoleis, Wigalois, Wigeles, Wiguleus, Wigeleis, Vigoleis
  • Wilbrand
  • Wilfrid, Wilfried, Wilfriedt, Wilfriet, Wilfrith
  • Wilferd, Wilfred, Wielfried, Wulfried
  • Wilhelm (will and protection; the strong-willed protector)
  • Willibald
  • Winimar
  • Witold, Withold
  • Wittich, Wittig (Short: Wito; Originally: Widuco, Witigo, Witege, old west norse Widga; See also: Wetigo)
  • Wodan, Wotan, Wuotan, Odin (the madma,n the inspired; main god of the Germans)
  • Wolfbert, Wulfbert
  • Wolfdieter, Wolfdietrich, Wulfdietrich
  • Wolfgang
  • Wolfger, Wolfgar, Wulfgar, Wolfgerd, Wolfgünter
  • Wolfhagen, Wolfhard, Wolfhardt, Wolfhart
  • Wolfhard, Wolffhardt, Wulfhard
  • Wolfheinrich
  • Wolfhelm, Wolfhold
  • Wolfmar
  • Wolfrad
  • Wolfram, Wolffram, Wulfram
  • Wolfrad, Wolfrat
  • Wolfried
  • Wulfhard, Wulfhardt, Wulfhart
  • Wunibald, Wunnibald, Wunold
  • Wunibert, Winibert (bliss and shine)

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References

  1. Henry is a masculine given name derived from Old French Henri / Henry, itself derived from the Old Frankish name Heimeric, from Common Germanic *Haimarīks (from *haima- "home" and *rīk- "ruler"). In Old High German, the name was conflated with the name Haginrich (from hagin "enclosure" and rich "ruler") to form Heinrich.
  2. Charles is a masculine given name predominantly found in English and French speaking countries. It is from the French form Charles of the Proto-Germanic (urgermanisch) name Karl.
  3. Frederick is a masculine given name meaning "peaceful ruler". It is the English form of the German name Friedrich. Its meaning is derived from the Germanic word elements frid, or peace, and ric, meaning "ruler" or "power".
  4. The name comes from Germanic root Wilhelm which is composed of the elements wil (will or desire) and helm (helmet or protection). Gender: William is historically the masculine form of the name. Feminine variations include Wilhelmina, Wilma, and Billie. Source: Baby Names