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German and Old German names are from the West Germanic language, having many of their roots in Latin and Greek, and are used in Germany and by German-speaking peoples. Baby names of German origin, for german, teutonic.

Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 30.03%) and is now significantly lower (usage 5.79%, 80.7%), with names like Kiefer going out of style. The most trendy names for newborns among these are Liam (#2), Everett (#167), Leonardo (#114), Brooks (#245) and Finn (#234).

Here is the list of German names for girls.


Names may be associated with an origin, eg. Nelson is associated with "African" but is not of African origin.

Aage - Alaric

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Top 2000 baby names ranking of German names: Adair, Adler, Adolph, Alain, Alan, Alaric

"Ancestor." Unusual. Compare Aage and common last names Lage (top 9%), Hage (7%), which also end with -age. See also Gage. Danish.

"Noble strength." Usage of Abelard and variants as children's names in 2014 was up significantly compared to the previous decade. From Adalhard ..

"Noble." Acel is scantly used as a male name. See also Akil.

"Wealthy spear." Adaire, Adare and Adayre are more unconventional as variant forms of Adair. From "ead gar" ..

"Noble, precious." Cross-gender use. Adal is a unique masculine name.

"Noble oath." Adalfieri, Adelfieri and Edelfieri are not frequently adopted as children's names. Italian name.

"Noble, precious promise." Unique. Adalgiso, Adelgiso and Edelgiso are not listed in the US Census. Italian and Spanish name.

Adalhard [Adal2, .. more]
"Noble strength." Adellard and forms were popular with parents during 1890-1899.

"Noble, regal ruler." Rather unusual as a birth name.

"Awe-inspiring; noble." Addy, Ade, Adi and Ado are more novel as versions. Also a short form of Adam.

Adel [Adal3, .. more]
"God is eternal; noble." Audel is a slightly favored kid's name. More familiar as a part of ..

"Noble, famous." Adelmar was not a Top birth name in 2014.

"Eagle." Usage of Adler as a boys' name in 2014 was 2.7% more than the previous year. See also Adley. More common as a surname, especially ..

"Noble, majestic wolf." Adolf (upper 19%), Adolph (10%), Adolphe (34%), Adolphus (40%) and Dolph (10%) exist frequently as last names. .. having been a German and Swedish ..

"King of work." Aimery, Aymeric, etc. are unique as baby names. French name.

"Fatherland." Aimon, Aymon, etc. are rarely found as masculine names. French name ..

"Precious." Alain and Allain became less trendy in 2014, falling -102 positions as boys' names with Alain leading the fall. French variant of Alan.

AlanAlan [Alain2, .. more]
"Precious." Widely used, with usage of 0.193% for Alan and variants as baby names in 2014, but lower than 0.21% the year before. From Adal ..

"Noble strength." Al exists regularly (top 28%) as a surname.

"Noble, regal ruler." Uncommon, with usage of 0.008% for Alaric and variants as birth names in 2014, higher than 0.006% the year before. From Adalrich ..

Quick Reference

Index of all names [and variants] for German names for boys.

1. Aage - Alaric
Aage, Abelard, Acel, Adair, Adal, Adalfieri, Adalgiso, Adalhard [Adal], Adalric, Addy, Adel [Edel, ..], Adelmar, Adler, Adolph [Dolph], Aimery, Aimon, Alain, Alan [Allen, ..], Alard, Alaric

2. Albern - Archard
Albern, Aldo, Aldous [Aldo], Alfonso [Alphonse, ..], Algis, Allen, Almanzo, Almarine, Aloiki, Alonzo [Lonnie], Aloysius [Ludwig, ..], Alphonse [Alonzo, ..], Altman, Alvaro, Amalio, Amory, Anicho, Anselm, Anton, Archard

3. Archibald - Baron
Archibald [Archie], Archie, Arduino, Armand [Armin], Armin, Arno, Arnold [Arno], Arvin, Auberon [Oberon], Aubrey [Oberon, ..], Audric, Autha, Averett, Baldemar, Baldric, Baldwin, Ballard, Bardrick, Barend, Baron

4. Baylor - Burroughs
Baylor, Berg, Bergen, Berlin [Berlyn], Berlyn, Bern, Bernal, Bernard [Bern], Berthold, Bertram [Bertrand], Bertrand, Bing, Bogart, Brickell, Brooks, Bruno, Brunswick, Bubba, Buell, Burroughs

5. Carl - Dietrich
Carl [Karl], Carlos, Carroll, Charles [Karl, ..], Charlie, Chip, Chuck, Claiborne, Claus, Clovis, Colbert, Conrad [Kurt, ..], Cort [Kurt], Cramer, Dagobert, Dedrick [Dietrich, ..], Derek [Dirk], Dick, Dieter, Dietrich [Dirk, ..]

6. Dirk - Engelbert
Dirk, Dolph, Dustin, Eberhard [Everard], Eberlein, Eckhard, Edel [Adel], Edsel, Eginhard, Egmont, Egon, Eike, Eldridge, Ellard, Elmar, Elois [Aloysius], Emery [Amory], Emicho, Emmet, Engelbert

7. Enrique - Freed
Enrique, Enzo, Erhard, Ermenegildo, Ermin, Ernest, Everard [Everett, ..], Everett [Everard, ..], Ewald, Ferdinand [Hernando], Ferenc, Fester, Filbert, Finn, Fitzgerald, Fitzhugh, Folker [Volker], Frank, Frederick [Ricky, ..], Freed

8. Fremont - Grimaldo
Fremont, Friedhelm, Fritz, Fulbright, Fulk, Furman, Gannet, Gaston, Gauthier, Ged, Geoff, Geoffrey [Jeffrey, ..], Gerald [Jarrett, ..], Gerard [Ged], Gerritt, Gervase, Gilbert, Godfrey, Gottlieb, Grimaldo

9. Griswold - Heimrich
Griswold, Guillaume, Guy, Hackett, Hackman, Hal, Hamlet [Hammond], Hamlin, Hammer, Hammond, Hank, Hans, Hanson, Harbin, Hardy, Harman, Harry [Heimrich, ..], Hartman, Hartwig, Heimrich

10. Heinrich - Howe
Heinrich, Heinz, Heller, Hendrick, Henry [Hendrick, ..], Herbert [Heribert, ..], Heribert, Herman [Harman, ..], Hernando, Herrick, Hewie, Hildefuns, Hildebrand, Hillard [Hilliard], Hilliard, Hobart, Hobbes, Hoffman, Horst, Howe

11. Hubert - Kiefer
Hubert [Hugh, ..], Hugh [Hugo, ..], Hugo, Hulbert, Humbert, Humphrey [Onofrio], Jaeger, Jarman, Jarrell, Jarrett, Jeff, Jeffrey [Jeff, ..], Joss, Kahn, Kaiser, Karl [Carl], Kaufman, Keller, Kepler, Kiefer

12. Kirby - Loeb
Kirby, Kirk, Klein, Konrad, Kurt, Lachman, Lamar, Lance [Lanzo], Lanzo, Lehman, Leonard [Leonardo], Leonardo, Leopold, Lewis [Luis, ..], Lexer, Liam, Lindberg, Lindeman, Locke, Loeb

13. Lonnie - Meyer
Lonnie, Loring, Lothar, Louis [Luis, ..], Ludwig, Luis, Luther [Lothar], Mandel, Manfred, Mannheim, Mann, Markell, Marr, Matthias, Mayer [Meyer], Maynard [Meinhard], Medwin, Meinhard [Maynard], Meinrad, Meyer [Mayer]

14. Muller - Rainer
Muller, Nagel, Norbert, Norman, Norton, Oberon [Auberon], Obert, Odilo, Odolf, Onofrio, Orlando [Roland], Orman, Oswald [Waldo], Othman, Otis, Ottfried, Otto, Rafe, Rainart, Rainer

15. Ramiro - Rodman
Ramiro, Rand, Randall [Rand], Randi, Randolph [Randall], Ray, Raymond [Ray], Raynor [Ray, ..], Reynard, Rhinebeck, Rhinelander, Rhodes, Richard [Ricky, ..], Ricky, Rigoberto, Ritter, Robert, Rocco, Roderick, Rodman

16. Rodney - Stefan
Rodney, Roger, Roland [Orlando], Rolf, Roscoe, Roth, Rudiger, Rudolph [Rolf, ..], Sander, Schaeffer, Schubert, Schultz, Selig, Siegfried, Sigmund, Sigwald, Silverman, Snyder, Stark, Stefan

17. Stein - Volker
Stein, Sterne, Straus, Strom, Sturm, Tancred, Terry, Theobald, Theodoric [Dirk, ..], Thierry, Thurman, Till, Traugott, Ulf, Ulric, Valdemar [Waldemar], Varick, Verrill, Vischer, Volker

18. Volney - Wilder
Volney, Wagner, Wald, Waldemar [Valdemar], Waldo [Waldron], Waldorf, Waldron, Waldwick, Walfred, Waller, Walter [Gauthier], Wanamaker, Warner [Werner], Weissman, Welby, Wendell, Werner [Warner], Wilbert [Wilbur], Wilbur, Wilder

19. William - Wyckoff
William [Wilmer, ..], Wilmer, Wistar, Wolfe, Wolfert, Wolfgang, Wyckoff