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We’ve compiled a list of baby names in each category to help you choose the perfect name. Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin, and other helpful information.

Addilyn

Addilyn Meaning and Origin Addliyn comes from Adeline, a diminutive of Adele, from the Germanic element adal, meaning “noble.” Current popularity: #184. Posts with the name Addilyn: 30 Adorable and Unique Girl Names Starting with the Letter A

Adela

Adela Meaning and Origin Adela is a girl’s name meaning “noble” and is of German origin. Posts with the name Adela: Adorable German Names You Should Consider 100 Pretty Unique Names for Girls Flying Under the Radar

Adelia

Adelia Meaning and Origin Adelia is a girl's name of German origin meaning "noble".  A form of Adelheid from the old German adal. Posts with the name Adelia: 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Adler

The boy’s name Adler is a German name meaning: “eagle”.

Alaric

Alaric Meaning and Origin Alaric is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “ruler of all.” Posts with the name Alaric: Adorable German Names You Should Consider 50 Unique Boy Names That Start with A, 30 Cool Unusual Undiscovered Boy Names  

Alda

Alda Meaning and Origin Adla is a girl’s name meaning “old” and is of German origin. Posts with the name Alda: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Alois

Alois Meaning and Origin Alois is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “all-wise.” From Latin Aloysius, probably from German Alwisi ‘all wise’.

Aloisia

Aloisia Meaning and Origin Aloisia is a girl's name of German origin meaning "famous warrior".  Posts with the name Aloisia: 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Alviria

Alviria Meaning and Origin Alviria is a girl’s name meaning “fair or white” and is of German origin.

Amalia

Amalia Meaning and Origin Amalia is a girl's name of Hebrew, German, Italian origin meaning "work". Current popularity: #570. Posts with the name Amalia: 20 Unique but Stunningly Beautiful Girl Names Popular Girl Names Starting with A 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names...

Amelia

Amelia is a girl’s name of German origin meaning: “industrious”.

Ames

Ames Meaning and Origin Ames is a boy's name of French, English, or German origin meaning "friend or a beloved." Posts with the name Ames: 100 Baby Names For Boys That Are Super Rare 50 Names for Boys That are Cool AF

Amori

Amori Meaning and Origin Amori is a girl’s name meaning “industrious” and is of German origin. 

Amorie

Amorie (AM-er-ee) is a German girl’s or boy’s name meaning: “industrious”.

Annalise

Annalise Meaning and Origin Annalise is a girl’s combination name of German origin. Current Popularity: #441. Posts with the name Annalise: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Anneliese

Anneliese is a German and Dutch name meaning: “grace of god”.

Anselm

Anselm Meaning and Origin Anselm is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “divinity helmet.” Of Germanic origin from the compound ans ‘divinity’ and helm ‘helmet’. The name Anselm was borne by St. Anselm, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury in the late 11th...

Armeena

Armeena Meaning and Origin Armeena is a girl’s name meaning “soldier” and is of Italian origin from German. Posts with the name Armeena: 30 Adorable and Unique Girl Names Starting with the Letter A  

Armin

Armin Meaning and Origin Armin is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “warrior.” From Latin Arminius name of a Germanic military leader who defeated the Romans in AD 9. Posts with the name Armin: 50 Unique Boy Names That Start with A

Arno

(German) eagle.

Atreyu

Atreyu Meaning and Origin The name Atreyu is a literary name of German origin.  Posts with the name Atreyu: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Aurel

Aurel Meaning and Origin Aurel is a German unisex name meaning: “golden.” The name Aurelio comes from Latin Aurelius. Posts with the name Aurel: 50 Unique Boy Names That Start with A

Axel

The boy’s name Axel is a German and Scandinavian name meaning: “father of peace”.

Belinda

Belinda is a girl’s name that may be an Italian coinage from bella meaning: “beautiful”

Benno

Benno Meaning and Origin Benno is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “bear strong.” Pet form of Bernhard ber ‘bear’ and hard ‘strong, hardy’. Posts with the name Benno: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Bergen

Bergen Meaning and Origin Bergen is a boy's name of Dutch, Scandinavian, and Old German origin meaning "lives on the hill." Posts with the name Bergen: 100 Baby Names For Boys That Are Super Rare

Berlin

Berlin (BUR-LIN) is a German place name for a boy or girl meaning: “river rake”.

Bernadine

Bernadine Meaning and Origin Bernadine is a girl’s name meaning “brave as a bear” and is of German origin.  Posts with the name Bernadine: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Bernard

Bernard Meaning and Origin Bernard is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “bear brave.” Of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from ber ‘bear’ and hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’. Pet form: Bernie. Posts with the name Bernard: Adorable German Names You Should...

Bertram

Bertram Meaning and Origin The name Bertram is a boy's name meaning "bright raven" and is of German origin. From an Old French name of Germanic origin from berht ‘bright, famous’ and hramn ‘raven’. Posts with the name Bertram: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and...

Bettina

Bettina Meaning and Origin Bettina is a girl’s name meaning “God is my oath” and is of German origin.  Posts with the name Bettina: Adorable German Names You Should Consider 100 Pretty Unique Names for Girls Flying Under the Radar 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names...

Breyer

Breyer Meaning and Origin Breyer is a boy's name meaning "a person who made and sold ale or beer" and is of English and German origin.  Posts with the name Breyer: Cute and Unique Middle Names for Boys You Haven't Thought Of Yet

Bruno

Bruno Meaning and Origin Bruno is a boy's name of German origin, meaning "brown". Current popularity #709. Posts with the name Bruno:  

Clarissa

Clarissa Meaning and Origin Clarissa is a girl’s name meaning “bright, clear” and is of German origin. Current Popularity: #909. Posts with the name Clarissa: Adorable German Names You Should Consider 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever...

Conrad

Conrad is a German name meaning: “bold counsel”.

Dasher

Dasher Meaning and Origin Dasher is a boy’s name of Scottish via German origin, meaning: “purse maker.”  Posts with the name Dasher: 30 Non-Traditional Christmas Baby Names for Your Little Bundle of Joy

Decker

Decker Meaning and Origin Decker is a boy's name of German origin, meaning "roofer".  Posts with the name Decker:  

Della

Della is a girl’s name of German origin, meaning: “noble”.

Delmi

Delmi (DEHL-mee) is a German girl’s name meaning: “protector”.

Dietrich

Dietrich Meaning and Origin The name Dietrich means “ruler” and is of German origin. Posts with the name Dietrich: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and Boys

Drexel

Drexel Meaning and Origin Drexel is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “turner.”  Posts with the name Drexel: 100 Unique Names for Boys You Won’t Hear On The Playground

Druella

Druella Meaning and Origin Druella is a girl’s name meaning “elf vision” and is of German origin.  Posts with the name Druella: Adorable German Names You Should Consider 100 Pretty Unique Names for Girls Flying Under the Radar

Ebbo

Ebbo Meaning and Origin Ebbo is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “boar.” Short form of various names formed with eber ‘boar’.

Eckhard

Eckhard Meaning and Origin The name Eckhard is a boy's name meaning "strong edge of a sword" and is of German origin. Posts with the name Eckhard: Adorable German Names You Should Consider  

Eisley

Eisley Meaning and Origin The name Eisley is a unisex name meaning "cheerful" and is of German origin. Eisley is a cheery baby name with cute feels and an elegant vibe. Posts with the name Eisley: 60 Boho Names for Girls That Are As Unique As They Are Gorgeous 25...

Ella

The name Ella has two different origins and meanings, in German the name Ella means “completely”, while in English Ella means “fairy maiden”.

Elma

Elma Meaning and Origin Elma is a girl's name of German origin meaning "will-helmet or protection." Posts with the name Elma: 100 Baby Names For Girls That Are Super Rare

Emera

Emera Meaning and Origin Emera is a girl's name of German origin meaning "industrious leader." Posts with the name Emera: 100 Baby Names For Girls That Are Super Rare

Emeric

Emeric is a German boy’s name meaning: “ruler, leader, power”. 

Emerson

Emerson is a German boy’s or girl’s name meaning: “son of Emery”. 

Emersyn

Emersyn Meaning and Origin The name Emersyn is a girl's name meaning "son of Emery" and is of German origin. Feminized spelling variation of Emerson. Current Popularity: #164. Posts with the name Emersyn: 40 Breathtaking Boho Chic Earthy Names for Girls 20 of Our...

Emery

Emery Meaning and Origin The name Emery is a unisex name meaning "industrious" and is of German origin. Current Popularity: #89 for a girl and #738 for a boy. Posts with the name Emery: 100 Gender Neutral Baby Names

Emma

Emma is a German name meaning: “universal”.

Emmeline

Emmeline Meaning and Origin Emmeline is a girl’s name of German, French, English origin, meaning “work.”  Posts with the name Emmeline: 60 Victorian Girls Names with Cute Nicknames 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Emmerich

Emmerich Meaning and Origin Emmerich is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “home power.” From earlier Heimerich, compounded of heim ‘home’ and rīc ‘power’. Posts with the name Emmerich: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Emmett

Emmett is a German name meaning: “universal”.

Estrild

Estrild Meaning and Origin Estrild is a girl’s name meaning “spring goddess and battle” and is of English and German origin. An Old English or Germanic name composed of Eastre ‘the goddess of spring’ and hild ‘battle’. Posts with the name Estrild: Adorable German...

Evi

Evi Meaning and Origin Evi is a girl’s name meaning “life” and is of German origin. The name Evi is a German variation of Eve.  Posts with the name Evi: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Ferdinand

Ferdinand Meaning and Origin The name Ferdinand is a boy's name meaning "brave journey" and is of German origin. Formed of the Germanic elements farði ‘journey’ and nanð‘daring, brave’. Posts with the name Ferdinand: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and...

Florian

Florian Meaning and Origin The name Florian is a boy's name meaning "flowery" and is of German origin. From Latin Florianus ‘flowery’. Posts with the name Florian: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for Boys Straight Out of a Fairytale

Gatsby

Gatsby Meaning and Origin The name Gatsby is a boy's literary name of German origin. A literary name and a German surname. Posts with the name Gatsby: 25 Unique Middle Names for Boys

Gellert

Gellert Meaning and Origin The name Gellert is a boy's name meaning "ruler with the spear" and is of English and Irish from German origin. This boy's name conjures visions of adventure and Arthurian legends. Posts with the name Gellert: Rare Magical and Enchanting...

Gerek

Gerek Meaning and Origin Gerek is a boy's name of German origin meaning "spear ruler." Posts with the name Gerek: 100 Baby Names For Boys That Are Super Rare

Gereon

Gereon Meaning and Origin The name Gereon is a boy's name meaning "old man" and is of German origin. From Greek gerōn ‘old man’; the name of a saint martyred in Cologne in the 4th century. Posts with the name Gereon: Adorable German Names You Should...

Gerhard

Gerhard Meaning and Origin The name Gerhard is a boy's name meaning "spear strong" and is of German origin. From gēr, gār ‘spear’ and hard ‘strong, hardy’.

Gerlach

Gerlach Meaning and Origin Gerlach is a boy’s name meaning “spear sport” and is of German origin. From Germanic gēr, gār ‘spear’ and lach ‘sport’.

Gertrude

Gertrude Meaning and Origin Gertrude is a girl’s name meaning “strong spear” and is of German origin. Derived from a Germanic female name, composed of gar, ger ‘spear’ and prup ‘strength’. Posts with the name Gertrude: Adorable German Names You Should Consider 60 Old...

Gisela

Gisela Meaning and Origin Gisela is a girl's name of German origin meaning "pledge, hostage". From the Old German word 'gisil'. Posts with the name Gisela: 500 of the Prettiest Girl Names You’ve Ever Heard

Giselle

Giselle is a German name meaning: “pledge”.

Greger

Greger Meaning and Origin Greger is a boy's name of Polish and eastern German origin meaning "vigilant, watchful." From a form of the Latin personal name Gregorius. Posts with the name Greger: 100 Baby Names For Boys That Are Super Rare

Greta

Greta Meaning and Origin Greta is a girl’s name meaning “pearl” and is of German origin. Current Popularity: #743. Posts with the name Greta: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Gries

Gries Meaning and Origin Gries is a boy's name of South German origin meaning "someone who lived in a sandy place." Posts with the name Gries: 100 Baby Names For Boys That Are Super Rare

Gunther

Gunther Meaning and Origin The name Gunther is a boy's name meaning "army strife" and is of German origin. From Germanic gund ‘strife’ and heri ‘army’. Posts with the name Gunther: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Hagen

Hagen Meaning and Origin Hagen is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “enclosure.” Germanic short form of various names formed with hag ‘stockade, enclosure’. Also an altered form of Nordic Håkon. Posts with the name Hagen: Adorable German Names You Should...

Haines

Haines Meaning and Origin Haines is a boy's name meaning "hawthorn" and is of German origin. While it’s not on the most popular baby name lists right now, it won’t turn any heads. Other than the fact that it’s super cute and quirky in a southern kind of way. You may...

Hank

Hank Meaning and Origin Hank is a boy's name meaning "estate ruler" and is of German origin. Current Popularity: #482. Posts with the name Hank: Rockabilly Baby Names for Girls and Boys

Hannelore

Hannelore is a German and Dutch name meaning: “god is my light”.

Hansel

Hansel Meaning and Origin The name Hansel is a boy's name meaning "God is gracious" and is of German origin. A diminutive of Hans a short form of Johannes. Posts with the name Hansel: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for Boys Straight Out of a Fairytale

Hartwin

Hartwin Meaning and Origin Hartwin is a boy’s name meaning “strong friend” and is of German origin. Germanic from hard ‘strong, hardy’ and wini ‘friend’. Posts with the name Hartwin: Adorable German Names You Should Consider 30 Cool Unusual Undiscovered Boy...

Hedvig

Hedvig Meaning and Origin Hedvig is a girl's name of German origin, meaning "war." The German name was adopted into Swedish in the 15th century and is still in use in Sweden. Posts with the name Hedvig: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Heidi

Heidi Meaning and Origin Heidi is a girl’s name meaning “of noble birth” and is of German origin.  Current Popularity: #381. Posts with the name Heidi: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Helmer

Helmer Meaning and Origin Helmer is a boy's name of German and Dutch origin, meaning "the wrath of a warrior."  Posts with the name Helmer: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Hendrix

Hendrix is an English, Danish and Old German name meaning: “home ruler”. 

Hilda

Hilda Meaning and Origin Hilda is a girl's name of German origin, meaning "battle woman."  Posts with the name Hilda: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Hilma

Hilma Meaning and Origin Hilma is a girl's name of German origin, meaning "protective helmet." Used in Germany and Scandinavian countries. Posts with the name Hilma: Adorably Stylish Swedish Girl Names

Hugo

Hugo Meaning and Origin The name Hugo is a boy's name meaning "bright in mind" and is of German origin. Current Popularity: #424. Posts with the name Hugo: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys 25 Short Boy Names to Add to Your List

Ida

Ida is a German name meaning: “industrious”.

Ilse

The girl’s name Ilse is a German and Dutch name meaning: “god is my oath”.

Ingram

The boy’s name Ingram is a Norse name meaning: “angle raven”.

Ivo

Ivo Meaning and Origin Ivo is a boy’s name of German origin, meaning: “yew wood, archer.” The name may have been spread by the cult of Saint Ivo, patron saint of Brittany. Posts with the name Ivo: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Jarvis

Jarvis Meaning and Origin A surname from the name Gervais or Gervasius is derived from the Germanic word ger ‘spear’. Posts with the name Jarvis: Rockabilly Baby Names for Girls and Boys 25 Vintage Boy Names for a Modern Little Gentleman

Jutta

Jutta Meaning and Origin Jutta is a girl’s name meaning “woman from Judea” and is of German origin.  Posts with the name Jutta: Adorable German Names You Should Consider

Katharina

Katharina is a Slavic, German, and Scandinavian name meaning: “pure”. 

Kellan

Kellan is a boy’s German name meaning: “swap, or slender”.

Kelner

Kelner Meaning and Origin Kelner is a boy's name of German, Dutch, and Jewish origin meaning "cellarman, steward, overseer, or waiter." Also found as a Czech name.  Posts with the name Kelner: 100 Baby Names For Boys That Are Super Rare

Kepler

Kepler Meaning and Origin Kepler is a boy's name of German origin, which is an occupational name for a maker of cloaks and hoods. Posts with the name Kepler: 105 Space Baby Names for Boys

Lambert

Lambert Meaning and Origin The name Lambert is a boy's name meaning "land famous" and is of German origin. Originally a surname of Germanic origins, derived from land‘land, territory’ and beorht ‘famous’.  Posts with the name Lambert: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for...

Lander

Lander Meaning and Origin Lander is a boy's name of German and Jewish origin meaning "land, territory." Topographic name from Middle High German lant. Posts with the name Lander: 100 Baby Names For Boys That Are Super Rare

Legion

Legion Meaning and Origin Legion is a boy's name of German origin, meaning "peoples ruler."  Posts with the name Legion: 100 Hauntingly Gorgeous Dark and Romantic Goth Baby Names

Leopold

Leopold Meaning and Origin The name Leopold is a boy's name meaning "bold people" and is of German origin. Derived from the Germanic elements leud ‘people’ and bald ‘bold’. Posts with the name Leopold: Whimsical and Enchanting Names for Boys Straight Out of a...

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