German Baby Names!
A variety of popular German Baby Names for both boys and girls
have been detailed on this page. A selection of
nearly 200 German Baby Names
to choose from! Still
unsure? Then check out over 50,000
other names available via the
Index. Information about the origins of German first
and surnames have also been included - fascinating reading for
anyone interested in German Baby Names.
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In their search for German Baby Names people become interested in researching their own surname or
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Importance of First Names!
respond to our name throughout our lives. People associate us
with our first name, it forms part of our identity. They help to
distinguish us from one to another. Other people gain
immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views of people,
just from hearing a name they can therefore give us a distinct
advantage in life, or conversely, a disadvantage! The choice of
a German Baby name is, therefore, incredibly important. And
those of us who choose a baby's name are taking on a responsible
Origins of German Surnames
Until the 17th century, first names played a more important role.
The origins of German surnames include place names,
those related to
mythology and history, origins from colours, plants and
other types of nature, Fictional origins, historical origins, characteristic
and religious origins. We then move on to the
genre which can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally unique (or created
German Christian Names
The First name is often referred to as
a Christian name. German names share similar first , or
Christian names, with other Christian countries. These 'shared'
Christian name's differ from country to country according to the
language and the spellings. Pronunciations of these therefore also vary. The church encouraged the use of biblical
naming from the New Testament and the use of Saint's ones. Old Testament
name's were not commonly used by Christians until
the 18th century. The
language of origin for Christian names was therefore Latin,
Hebrew or Greek.
Much of Europe came under Germanic rule
during its colourful history and German first names were
imported to England, France, Spain and Italy. These were all derived from
early Germanic, Celtic or Slavic languages.