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German Names

For a classic German name, just think of the children in The Sound of Music. (Nevermind that they’re supposed to be Austrian!) German baby names tend to have strong consonants, like Friedrich, Kurt, Louisa, Brigitta, and wee Gretel

Emma

The name of many a great literary heroines, Jane Austen's among them, Emma means "universal." Its meaning is fitting these... Read More

William

Perhaps no other name invokes literary thoughts as this one does. William Shakespeare first jumps to mind, as do poet William... Read More

Thomas

Thomas is almost as ubiquitous a good ol' fashioned American name as John or James. One of the best parts of the name Thomas... Read More

Maria

If you can get past the definition of the name's origin (see above), Maria really is a lovely girls name... and anything... Read More

Henry

Considered powerful and traditional in Britain, and independent and folksy in the US, Henry is a timeless boys name that... Read More

Richard

This Old German name was introduced to England by the Normans and borne by three kings of England, which is approrpiate since... Read More

Alice

From the Shakespearean play Henry V Read More

Adele

Adele is a lovely blast from the past. It has a long history—there's Saint Adele and Adele was the name of William the... Read More

Emo

German: Serious

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Heidi

German: Sweet or noble; a short form of Adelaide and Adelheid

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Alison

German: Noble, of the nobility; diminutive of Alice

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Louise

French Origin

German: Renowned warrior; feminine form of Louis

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Willow

Willow trees are known for their grace, flexibility and resilience—wonderful qualities (and a lovely name) to bestow on... Read More

Otis

German: Wealthy; derivation of Otto

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Edgar

German: Prosperous spearman

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Emerson

German: Surname; son of Emery

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Adelaide

French Origin

German: Of the nobility; the wife of Emperor Otto the Great and the name of an Australian city

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Amara

German: Eternal

Greek: Eternal; a form of Amarantha

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Hugo

German: Variant of Hugh a thinker. See also Keegan.

Spanish Origin

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Petra

German: Rock

Greek: Rock; a feminine variant of Peter

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Axel

Danish Origin

German: Father of peace; variant of Absalom

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Frederick

Son of British royal George III Read More

Albert

English Origin

German: Noble, bright; Prince Albert was Queen Victoria''s consort noted for enthusiastic support of the application of science to...

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Bing

German: From the kettle-shaped hollow

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Matilda

German: Mighty battle maiden

Swedish: Brave in war

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Conrad

Joseph Conrad, author of several books including the classic Heart of Darkness, was said to spend hours searching for the... Read More

Leonard

French Origin

German: Bold as a lion; name of a medieval saint

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Mina

Dutch Origin

German: Resolute protector, a short form of Wilhelmina

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Carla

German: Strong; also a familiar form of Carolyn

Spanish Origin

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Gerald

English Origin

German: Rules by the spear

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