German Names for Boys and Girls, Most Popular German names for Your Baby


German Names for baby boy or baby girl which are of German origin are the first choice of German parents. German Names have its unique features like any other baby names which you never want to miss. Find a suitable name for your little one from our classic collection of German Baby Names for Boys and Girls.


German Baby Names

Are you a German parent looking for a perfect German Name for your little bundle of joy or a parent inspired to find a German origin name for your baby? Germans usually stick to find a German origin name and these names are in the usage of more than decades. Germans names stand out from names of other origin and still few names are used internationally. You are free to give a German based name outside Germany but when naming your kid born in Germany then sure you will have restrictions to choose a name and in case you are a foreign parent then few relaxations are approved.

Germany is very particular and strict when it comes to naming a newborn and these restrictions are imposed to make sure that identity of an individual should be the one that builds up an individual and not that turns to be offensive. So before getting a German Birth Certificate, the name should be approved and any inappropriate names against the rules can be rejected. Few of the restrictions on German baby names are listed below:

  • It should be a proper name (not to be offensive in any way)
  • The first name should determine the gender, in case you go with gender neutral first name then the second name should be a gender-specific name.
  • Brand names or product names are not to be used.
  • Names with evil meaning or more religious names are not to be used.
  • Brand names, product names and surnames cannot be used as first names.
  • If you are planning to name your baby with any unusual name then make sure it is approved by local office of the population register.

German names are widely used within Germany, other German speaking countries and also used by US population in the recent days. Traditionally, Germans follow the pattern of naming their kids with first name and surname, and most preferably more than one first name used. German names are gaining popularity even among the western countries and there are no restrictions in choosing a German name for your kid.

You will have a few names suggested at the back of the birth registration form, but apart from that here is our collection of the most popular and classic German names for both baby boy and baby girl. From the modern to traditional German names, all are listed out right here because we just want to make your job lighter. Now all you have to do is write down the wish list and pick a perfect name. Happy Naming..!!

Popular German Boy Names

Adalard 

- meaning “brave”

Adalbert

- meaning “intelligent”

Dale

- meaning “valley”

Derek

- meaning “ruler”

Derych

- meaning “ruler”

Diedrick

- meaning “gifted ruler”

Adalric

- meaning “noble friend”

Adelino

- meaning “noble”

Dietz

- meaning “people’s ruler”

Ahren

- meaning “eagle”

Alberto

- meaning “noble”

Eckerd

- meaning “sacred”

Egon

- meaning “strong with a sword

Aldo

- meaning “wise”

Alois

- meaning “famous warrior”

Emmett

- meaning “strong worker”

Amald

- meaning “power of an eagle”

Ernesto

- meaning “earnest”

Ewart

- meaning “brave”

Aric

- meaning “noble leader”

Ferde

- meaning “courageous traveler”

Fritzi

- meaning “peaceful ruler”

Audrick

- meaning “noble friend”

Garin

- meaning “warrior”

Geomar

- meaning “famous in battle”

Ghislain

- meaning “Oath”

Gottfried

- meaning “Peaceful God”

Griswald

- meaning “from the gray forest”

Baldemar

- meaning “princely”

Hamlett

- meaning “from the little home”

Bergin

- meaning “mountain dweller”

Hanz

- meaning “Gift from God”

Harvey

- meaning “soldier”

Henrik

- meaning “rules the home”

Bertel

- meaning “bright”

Blaze

- meaning “resolute protector”

Howe

- meaning “high”

Bourke

- meaning “birch tree”

Humberto

- meaning “big, bright”

Burkhart

- meaning “strong as a castle”

Hunfried

- meaning “peaceful Hun”

Caspar

- meaning “royal”

Clovis

- meaning “famous warrior”

Corrado

- meaning “bold”

Ingalis

- meaning “Angel”

Paulos

- meaning “form of Paul”

Raimundo

- meaning “guards wisely”

Rambert

- meaning “mighty”

Jaecar

- meaning “hunter”

Jarvis

- meaning “a conqueror”

Jurgen

- meaning “farmer”

Renke

- meaning “strong judgment”

Rey

- meaning “brave one”

Kaiser

- meaning “Emperor”

Klaus

- meaning “Leader in victory”

Kulbert

- meaning “calm, bright”

Ritchie

- meaning “powerful ruler”

Roderick

- meaning “famous one”

Lambart

- meaning “light of land”

Rodrigue

- meaning “famous ruler”

Leopold

- meaning “bold leader”

Roswald

- meaning “mighty horseman”

Royce

- meaning “famous”

Lodovico

- meaning “famous warrior”

Rupert

- meaning “gright fame”

Lothair

- meaning “famous in battle”

Ludwig

- meaning “famous warrior”

Salomo

- meaning “wise and peaceful”

Luthias

- meaning “famous warrior”

Sprague

- meaning “lively”

Steyn

- meaning “stone”

Meinrad

- meaning “strong advisor”

Taburer

- meaning “brilliant”

Terrelle

- meaning “powerful”

Merrick

- meaning “famous; of the sea”

Tihalt

- meaning “prince of the people”

Meyer

- meaning “farmer”

Ulz

- meaning “noble leader”

Norbert

- meaning “blond hero”

Odhert

- meaning “wealthy”

Varick

- meaning “protecting ruler”

Odie

- meaning “little wealthy one”

Waldronn

- meaning “divinely powerful”

Otis

- meaning “wealthy”

Waren

- meaning “loyal”

Werner

- meaning “defending warrior”

Willard

- meaning “bold”

Zelig

- meaning “blessed one”

Popular German Girl Names

Adali

- meaning “noble”

Delmira

- meaning “noble protector”

Didrika

- meaning “folk rule”

Edelina

- meaning “gracious”

Adele

- meaning “pleasant”

Elica

- meaning “noble”

Adelinda

- meaning “sweet, noble”

Adolfina

- meaning “noble wolf”

Elpeth

- meaning “God’s oath”

Alberta

- meaning “noble and bright

Alicia

- meaning “sweet”

Enrica

- meaning “ever-powerful”

Alise

- meaning “noble truth”

Evonna

- meaning “archer”

Fredda

- meaning “peaceful ruler”

Frieda

- meaning “joy, peace”

Genivee

- meaning “of the race of women”

Armina

- meaning “warrior maiden”

Gerdie

- meaning “protected”

Gretchen

- meaning “little pearl”

Gustel

- meaning “noble”

Bertina

- meaning “intelligent”

Berta

- meaning “glorious”

Hannelore

- meaning “gracious”

Heide

- meaning “sweet, noble”

Hildreth

- meaning “battle counselor”

Huberta

- meaning “intelligent”

Cara

- meaning “strong”

Cloris

- meaning “pale”

Idna

- meaning “active”

Rille

- meaning “brook”

Irmina

- meaning “war Goddess”

Isolda

- meaning “rule of ice”

Rosa

- meaning “noted protector”

Rosamund

- meaning “garden of flowers”

Jenell

- meaning “knowledge”

Selda

- meaning “famous warrior”

Solvig

- meaning “champion”

Tibelda

- meaning “boldest”

Ula

- meaning “inherited estate”

Karola

- meaning “strong”

Verena

- meaning “protector”

Kerrie

- meaning “strong”

Wandis

- meaning “wanderer”

Leonie

- meaning “lioness”

Leyna

- meaning “little angel”

Winola

- meaning “gracious friend”

Zelinda

- meaning “shield of victory”

Lorita

- meaning “laurel tree”

Lyssa

- meaning “Truth”

Malene

- meaning “magnificent”

Minda

- meaning “love”

Nordika

- meaning “from the north”


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