105 Frisian Baby Name List With Meanings

Frisians are the inhabitants of Frisia, an area located on the Northern coast of Germany and the Netherlands. There might not be a significant number of Frisian speakers, 500,000 to be precise, yet Frisian is a recognized language in Europe.

Being different from most of the European language, traditional Frisian names are distinctive. But since a majority of Frisians is now living in the Dutch portion of Frisia, we’re seeing an influx of Frisian baby names as well.

Until the 19th century, Patronymics were customary in Frisia, which means the child had to use his father’s name as his second or last name. This led to a change in the family name with every generation. It was in the first half of the 19th century that Napoleon passed a law for permanent Frisian surnames or family names. But after the cease of the French reign, the Frisians returned to their patronymic naming system, except a few. Again, in 1829, Hanover’s royal government decreed the usage of permanent family names. Present Frisians continue to follow this convention.

Below is MomJunction's thorough list of Frisian baby names, both contemporary and traditional, along with their meanings.

BramOne who is the father of many childrenBoy
DaanGod is a judgeBoy
Emmathe meaning of this name is universal whole.Girl
Evalife or living one.Girl
EviOne who breathes and livesGirl
FinnA 'fair' or 'white' personBoy
JuliaLatin - Jupiter's Child; Julia is Youthful, DownyGirl
LeviPerson who is attached or pleadgedBoy
LucasOne who gives lightBoy
LuukFrom Loukas, means a person from LucaniaBoy
MilaA Gracious or a beautiful dearGirl
MilanIn Hindi it means the unison. In Slavic it means Gracious, kind personBoy
NoahRelaxation, restful, harmony, calm.Unisex
SemA son of NoahBoy
SophieShe is wise and cleverGirl
AfkeAppears in FrieslandGirl
AletteFrisian form of Adelheid, meaning noble.Girl
AnnaName of a King; Food; Grain; Earth and Water; GodBoy
AntinaHe (God) was graciousGirl
AntineA form of Antina, meaning He (God) was gracious.Girl
BodeeHe who is God's messengerBoy
BothoA form of Botha, meaning messengerBoy
DiethardHe who is brave and courageousBoy
DukoDuko is derived from Doede, meaning a famous wolf.Boy
EdeA noble and kind hearted individualGirl
EibeShining swordBoy
EitelShining swordBoy
EltjeOf noble kindGirl
Enean eagle; in Frisian it is masculine but in Estonian it is feminine.Unisex
Esea Frisian word meaning god.Boy
Esegara word used for referring to God.Boy
FamkeLittle girlGirl
FenjaPeace, protection, safetyGirl
FenneA form of Fenja, meaning peace and protectionGirl
FennekePeace, protection, safetyGirl
FieteFrisian form of Frederick, meaning peace.Boy
FokkoFolk, war bandBoy
GeritFrisian variation of Gerhard, meaning strong spearBoy
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