2634 German Baby Names With Meanings

Parents have become very experimental these days. They are more open to baby names from other regions and countries now than they were a decade ago. If you also want an exotic and distinctive baby name for your kiddo, why don’t you give some thought to German baby names?

The German language is known for being hard on the ears and twisting on the tongue. But German names are truly beautiful.

Personal names in Germany consist of one or more given names and a surname. A given name or Vorname as it is called in German should be gender specific. The chosen name has to be approved by the civil registry office. And just like the naming conventions in most Europe, even the Germans follow the order – given name, followed by the surname.

Women often adopt their husband’s name after marriage. They can even retain their maiden name by using a hyphen. The German surnames are either derived from geography or occupations. Last names or surnames of products or objects are not acceptable.

Below is MomJunction's compilation of German names with meanings. And these aren’t modern German names, but names having their roots in German and Germanic language.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
Aadaaada has a meaning of noble or a noble one, In Germany word aada means adornment or a first bornGirl
AadelheideEstonian form of Alice, meaning noble.Girl
Aadnein German language aadne means Eagle, in Norway it is the varient spelling of AdneBoy
AalisA form of Alice, meaning noble.Girl
AaronMessenger (Hebrew); Enlighted; Mountain of Strength; From the Old Testament, AaronBoy
AartCeltic - Stone; bear; German - Thor; The Eagle ; A variant form of ArthurBoy
AbbeMy Father is Joyful ; A Variant of AbbyBoy
AbbeyFather; My Father is lightBoy
AbbotFather; A Variant of AbbaBoy
AbbottFather,Preist; Father of AbbeyBoy
AbelardOriginated from German language which means resolute and stubbornBoy
AbelinoMeans unsure pet form of AvilaBoy
AbellExhalation of Breath; A Variant of AbelBoy
AbidinHebrew - Father of Knowledge; My Father KnowsBoy
AbieFather of Many; Diminutive of Abraham;Boy
AbijahThe Lord is My Father; Gift of God, Hebrew - Yahweh is my fatherBoy
Abramohigh father; father of a multitudeBoy
AbsalomHebrew meaning God the Father is peaceBoy
AbsalonGod the Father is peaceBoy
AbyFather of multitude or massesBoy
AchazHebrew - God is Holding; One that Takes or PossessesBoy
AchimHebrew - Yahewh will establish; A name variant of Joachim.Boy
AcwulfA wolf from the oak meadowsBoy
AdArabic - Settler; German - Noble Wolf; Son of the Red Earth; Son of AdamBoy
AdaProsperous, happyGirl
AdabelleIn Hebrew it means adornment. In German it means noble. In African it means oldest daughter.Girl
AdahliaA noble person or a flowerGirl
AdaireWealthy spear or oak groveBoy
AdalIn German it means noble, In Arabic it means justiceBoy
AdalaideThe nobility or the sort of noble personGirl
AdalbeorhtThe bright shining noble personBoy
AdalbertGermanic (Nobly famous); Noble; Honorable; FamousBoy
AdalbrechtThe bright or posibbily shining noble personBoy
AdalbrechtaA bright noble personBoy
AdaleeA noble wood or the nobility of woodGirl
AdaleighOne who is honourable and full of moralsGirl
AdalenaIn German it means noble. In Hebrew it means God is justGirl
AdalfieriAn oath of a noble personBoy
AdalgarA noble or wealthy spearmanBoy
AdalgisaNoble hostageGirl
AdalhardA brave and tough noble personBoy
AdalheidGoldenBoy
AdalheidaA sweet and noble ladyGirl
AdaliA noble girl, full of moral valuesGirl
AdaliaJust, noble oneGirl
AdaliciaOne who is of noble nature, nobilityGirl
AdalieA kind or a kind-hearted personGirl
AdalinaGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Ornament; Its form of name Adela; A variant spelling is AdelineGirl
AdalizA sort of kind or noble personBoy
AdallinaA person who is nobleGirl
AdalricA wealthy or rich noble personBoy
AdalrikA noble or kind rulerBoy
AdalwenThe noble companion or friendBoy
AdalwinThe victory of a noble personBoy
AdalwineA friend who is kind and nobleBoy
AdalwolfA noble wolfBoy
AdalwolfaA wolf who is nobleBoy
AdalyIn German it means honourable. In Hebrew it means ornamental shineGirl
AdalynGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Ornament; Its form of name Adela; A variant spelling is AdelaideGirl
AdalynnGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Ornament; Its form of name Adela; A variant spelling is AdelaideGirl
AdarSyrian - Ruler, Prince; Hebrew - FireBoy
AddaleyAn honourable noble personBoy
AddallaA kind and noble honourable personGirl
AddelyneThe noble or sort of nobilityGirl
AddieVariation, adelaUnisex
AddilynThe pleasant noble ladyGirl
AddlerA eagle or a person with the quality of an eagleUnisex
AdeAfrican - Crown, Royal, Peak ; Hebrew - ManBoy
AdelaA short form of adelaideGirl
AdeladeNoble kind, of the noble sortGirl
AdelaidGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Ornament; Its form of name Adela; A variant spelling is AdelaideGirl
AdelaideA noble hood, or a noble personGirl
AdelaineIn German it means a noble person. In Hebrew it means God is justGirl
AdelajdaAn honourable and noble personGirl
AdelarA fearless noble warriorBoy
Adelardnoble strength in German; A variant of AbelardBoy
AdelbertA shining noble personBoy
AdelbrechtA bright shining noble manBoy
AdeldredaA kind of noble and honourableGirl
AdeleA short form of adelaideGirl
AdeleineGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Ornament; Its form of name Adela; A variant spelling is AdelineGirl
AdelenaGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Ornament; Its form of name Adela; A variant spelling is AdelineGirl
AdelgundAn honourable warriorBoy
AdelgundaGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Fight; Noble Warrior; Its form of German name AdelgundeGirl
AdelgundeA noble and kind warriorBoy
AdelhardA firm and determined personBoy
AdelheidGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Ornament; Its form of name Adela; A variant spelling is AdelaideGirl
AdelheideGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Brightness; Ornament; Its form of name Adela; A variant spelling is AdelaideGirl
AdelhildA noble battle or fightBoy
AdeliaGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Ornament; Its form of name Adela; A variant spelling is AdelaideGirl
AdeliceOne who is of a noble sortGirl
AdeliciaAn honourable one, a noble oneGirl
AdelidOne who is from the nobilityGirl
AdelieGermanic - Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Hebrew - Brightness; Ornament; Its form of name Adela;Girl
AdelienA pleasant person of the nobilityGirl
AdelinAn honourable of a noble kindGirl
AdelinaA form of AdelineGirl
AdelindNoble SerpentGirl
AdelindaThe sweetness of nobilityGirl
AdelineNoble or nobilityGirl
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