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500 Popular Dutch names

#     Name Meaning
1LauraThe laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory. Old name with many variants.
3KimYahweh focuses on
4Emmagreat great
5AnoukFavor, Grace
6LisaGod has sworn
7Esthera star
8Annecharming, gracious
9IrisColorful, Rainbow
12EvaLife. Living one. Variant of Eve. In the bible Eve was Adam's wife and the first woman.
13SandraUnheeded prophetess. A diminutive of Casirnir, Cassandra, or Catherine. In Homer's 'The Iliad' Cassandra's prediction of the fall of Troy was unheeded. Also used as an independent name. Also a feminine of Alexander (defender of man).
14Ninathe ever pure, pure
15Naomipleasantness, sweetness
16AmberA jewel name that became popular in the 19th century, from the name of the yellowish resin used in jewellery-making. Used regularly since the publication of 2Oth century writer Kathleen Winsor's novel 'Forever Amber. '.
17JuliaPeople of Julus
18Lindashield of linden wood
19MoniqueVariant of Mona: madonna. Wise.
20SarahPrincess. In the Bible, Sarah was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. Her name was originally Sarai (quarrelsome), but God commanded that her name be changed to Sarah before the birth of her son.
21MichelleHebrew for "Who is like God"
22RomyRosemary Or Person From Rome
23CharlotteDiminutive of Charlotte: A feminine form of Charles, meaning man or manly. Alternate meaning, tiny and feminine.
24Tessawoman working at harvest
25Robinbeautifully by fame
26ElineTorch, the shining, brilliant
27JanGod is merciful
28Maaikeshapely clean
29JoyceCheerful. Merry. From the name of 7th-century hermit St Judoc (St Judocus or St Josse), who was the son of a Breton king. In medieval England, this name was given to children of either gender, although it is now used solely as a feminine name.
30DanielleGod is my judge
31IlseGod has sworn
32Yvonne(Bow) Yew
33Manonshapely clean
36Mariekeshapely clean
38JessicaRich. God beholds. The daughter of Shylock in Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice'.
39SophieName (s) of
41EllenA variant of the Greek Helen, meaning shining light, or most beautiful woman. Famous bearer: British actress Dame Ellen Terry.
42Ingealternative name for the Nordic god Freyr
43Rianneshapely clean
44KevinKevin is a male name of Gealic/Irish origin. On of the earliest people who carried the name was Saint Kevin, although it is not a biblical name.Kevin in Irish is: Caoimhghín. Caoimhghín comes from the Irish caomh which means: "kind, honest, handsome".
45AnitaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
46Marleenshapely clean
48WendyLiterary; a created name that first appeared in James Banie's Peter Pan. The name is believed to come from the Welsh name Gwendydd (Gwendith).
49TomDerives from Thomas 'Twin.'.
50SamDiminutive of Samson: Sun child; bright sun.
51BrittBrit. A native of Brittany: (France) or Britain: (England).
52KellyWar. Lively. Aggressive. An Irish surname that has only been used as a first name (either gender) in the latter half of the 20th century.
53Jeroenwith a holy name
54NienkeClean / pure, Merciful / or other lovely names that end with ina
55AnnaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
56SaskiaProtector Of Mankind
57KirstenThe anointed
58JudithJewess. Praised.
59DemiAbbreviation of Demetria - the mythological goddess of corn and harvest.
60Astriddivine beauty
61Bartbright or shiny
62LiekeThe unconcerned
64NielsThe horned
66SharonFrom the Plain of Sharon (in the Holy Land); from the land of Sharon.
68SimoneGod has heard
69SabineOf the tribe of the Sabines, from Sabine, Italy
71MariskaSea Of Bitterness
72DaniqueGod is my judge
74MaartenThe little warrior
75ThomasThomas is a male given name. It was formed from a Greek word of the Aramaic name "Ta'oma'" meaning "twin". After Saint Thomas Becket, it became popular in England. This name also has some female versions such as Thomasina, Tamsyn, Tamsin, Tasmina, Tasmino, Thomaida/Thomais, or Tammy.
76Ingridalternative name for the Nordic god Freyr
78Nickvictor by the people, loved by all
79BiancaWhite; shining. A variant of the French Blanche.
80CindyDimunitive of Cynthia, Lucinda, and Cinderella.
81DaanComes from the name Daniel. Hebrew: `my judge is G-d'. Name of one of the four prophets from the first testament. Because of his ability to explain dreams, Daniel was given an influential position at the court. Holy name: Daniel the Stylite, a Greek sain
82Lisannecharming, gracious
84MandyAbbreviation of Amanda, meaning worthy of being loved.
85TamaraPalm tree. Used as a symbolic oriental name due to the beauty and fruitfulness of the tree.
86SanderProtector of men
87MaartjeThe little warrior
88MartijnDedicated to Mars
90Melanieblack, dark in color
91RoyKing; regal.
92Stephaniecrown or wreath
93Marijeshapely clean
94NicoleConqueror of the people
95SilkeWin / win
96IsaGod has sworn, or ice / iron
97Maudmighty in battle
98Marijkeshapely clean
100TimShort version of Timotheus or a variation of Dimme.
104EliseGod has sworn
105JolandaViolet Flower
106Rickruler King
110Jellevalue, payment, retribution, sacrifice
111SamanthaListen; name of God.
112NikkiConqueror of the people
113JolienGod is gracious
114LaraProtection. Popular surname and place name.
115Jacquelinehe heel grip
116MaxThe largest
117MarloesFull fame warrior
118Henkruler King
119JillDiminutive of Jillian : Child of the gods. A modern variant of Gillian, which is a feminine form of Julian, meaning Jove's child.
120AmyDearly loved; Beloved. From the Old French Amee, which derives from the Latin amatus meaning loved. In common use after publication of American Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women'.
121MarkMark is popularly used as a male given name in English language or many European countries. Originally, it was from old Latin "Mart-kos" meaning "consecrated to the god Mars", "God of war" or "to be warlike". This name Mark is formed from Marcus. The author of the second Gospel in the New Testament was Saint Mark, He is the patron saint of Venice.
122EvelienThe life giving
124PatrickPatrick is a given name for boys. It comes from a Latin name "Patricius" meaning "nobleman". It is popular because of Saint Patrick in Irish history, so there are more people who use the name in Ireland. There are variations of this name like Padraic, Pádraig, Pat, Rick, Ricky and Patricia.
125EsméeFeminine form of Esme: An Old French variant of the Latin 'aestimatus' meaning esteemed, or 'amatus' meaning loved.
128Joostnickname for the Devil
129MirjamBitter / sad, Sea
130AnjaFinnish and Slovene version of the given name Anna.
132Bramfather of many nations
133JannekeGod is merciful
134DominiqueOf the Lord. From the Latin Dominic. This French spelling is used primarily for girls.
137Marianneshapely clean
138VeerleBattle Traveller
139AnkeDutch form of Anne.
140RonaldGuides, ruler
141JokeYahweh is gracious
142AngelaFeminine form of Angelo: Messenger of God; angel.
143Larsthe award-winning
144MartineThe little warrior
146AshleyLives in the ash tree grove. Derived from a surname and place name based on the Old English word for ash wood. Famous bearer: Ashley, the male character in Margaret Mitchell's popular 'Gone with the Wind'. Both a male and female name.
148Paulsmall or modest
150HansYahweh is gracious
151StijnA German name related to stone, meaning `stone weapon'. An abbreviation of Augustinus, Constantinus and others.
152Wouterruler of the army
153IndyIndependent Or Indian
154Meikeshapely clean
155FrankA diminutive of the Latin Francis, meaning Frenchman or free one. Famous bearer: American singer Frank Sinatra.
156Carolinemeans the same as guy
157NancyGrace of God
159Lunagoddess of the moon
160Luukfrom Lucania, light
161Inekeclean or pure
162CarmenGarden. The Spanish form of the Hebrew Carmel. Famous bearer: Bizet's opera 'Carmen', first performed in 1875.
163MiriamRebellious. In the Old Testament, Miriam was the sister of Moses and Aaron.
164KoenA surname meaning "Priest," commonly spelled as Cohen.
165ThijsComes form Matthias. A name from the New Testament. Matthias was the name of the apostle which was chosen as Judas? replacement after he died (Hand. 1,23v.). It?s said that he preached in Ethiopia (vgl. Mattheus).
166LisetteGod has sworn
167Juliethe youthful
168Anneliescharming, gracious
169DeborahBee. Deborah was the Biblical prophetess who summoned Barak to battle against an army of invaders. After the battle she wrote a victory song which is part of the Book of Judges.
170EvelineVariant of Evelyn: From a surname derived from the Old French 'aveline' meaning hazelnut.
171AnnemarieGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
172Nikitavictor by the people, loved by all
173DavidDavid is a both used as a male given name and a surname, and is mostly a given name in English and French Hebrew origin. The name was derived from the Hebrew name "Dawid", which means "Darling" or "Beloved". David is often shortened to "Dave/Davey/Davie/Davy". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel in the 10th century BC.
177EmilyEmily is a female name coming from the Roman name Aemilia. This Latin name "Aemilia" comes from the latin word "aemulus" which means "rival".
178Erikruler of the Law
179KimberlyForest meadow Cyneburg
180RubenBehold a son.
181SvenBoy, Young Man
182Jordyeditor of the Earth
183HannahGrace of God
184Marionmarjoram (herb). Also known as Marjoram Herb Sausage or
185JohannaYahweh is gracious
186ElkeOf noble birth
187SabrinaLegendary princess.
188MikeHebrew for "Who is like God"
189Barbara"Savage" or "wild"
190PriscillaOld / venerable
191MeganOne who is strong and mighty.
192Pimwith the will as strong as a helmet
193Renskethe award-winning
194Willemwith the will as strong as a helmet
195NynkeClean / pure, Merciful / or other lovely names that end with ina
196SamiraEntertaining Companion
197KimberleyForest meadow Cyneburg
198DianaFrom the Greek goddess of the moon.
199MiekeGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
201JohanYahweh is gracious
202KayleighVariant of Kay and Kayla. Keeper of the keys; pure.
203BoDiminutive of Beauregard: Respected; regarded highly (literal translation is Beautiful/handsome gaze). Also a variant of Beau: Handsome.
204AnnekeLittle Ann
205TessAbbreviation of Teresa, meaning harvester.
206RobertRobert is a masculine given name and surname. It is a Germanic name, from Old High German Hrodebert which means "bright with glory". Hruod means "fame, glory". Berht means "bright".
207CynthiaFrom Kinthos
208Louiseglorious war hero
209IsabelleDedicated to god
211MyrtheName of an evergreen shrub. Myrtle was in antiquity and symbol of love, happiness and fertility
212NatasjaBirthday (of Christ)
213RachelEwe. Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.
214HanneGod is gracious
215LoesGlorious warrior, a warrior loot or wise in all respects
216Marcoson of Mars
217Rebeccawife of Isaac and mother of Jacob
218DannyGod is my judge
219FennaCourageous protector
220HannekeYahweh is gracious
224Robbeautifully by fame
225SimonGod has heard
226StefanCrown; wreath. Variant of Stephen.
227ShirleyBright wood; bright meadow; from the white meadow. Famous Bearers: child star Shirley Temple.
229ElsGod has sworn
231MichielHebrew for "Who is like God"
232MarliesFrom the sea
233PaulaFrom the Latin Paulus, meaning "humble."
234Bertbeautifully by noble behavior
235MarcelDedicated to Mars, Roman god of war, warrior
237Dirkpowerful among the people
238Liannejuvenile or dedicated to Jupiter
239FabienneFeminine variant of Fabian from the Roman family name Fabius. Bean grower.
240MaureenVariant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
242Marcson of Mars
243KeesThe horned
245DanielGod is my judge
246Janaderived from the Sabijnenkoning Titus Tatius
248Mariashapely clean
249Joriseditor of the Earth
251WesleyFrom the west meadow. John and Charles Wesley were the founders of Methodism.
252Lynnshield of linden wood or hose
253MaximeThe largest
255DaisyDay's eye, from the old English. Also a flower name. Also a translation of the French Marguerite, and used as a pet form of Margaret. The use of Daisy in the chorus of the song A bicycle built for two made the name Daisy famous.
258MichelHebrew for "Who is like God"
259MilaPeople's Favor
262MichaelThe name Michael is usually used for males and can be changed to Michèle, Michelle, Michaela, Mechelle, Micheline, and Michaelle for female or even Mychal for either male or female. Michael is a Hebrew name meaning "Who is like God?". In English, it is shortened as Mike, Mikey, Mickey or Mick.
263StevenVariant of Stephen 'Crown; wreath.'.
264Marielleshapely clean
265Cheyennecapital of Wyoming
266JeffreyDerived from one of three Old German names, meaning district, traveler, or peaceful pledge. Famous bearer: Geoffrey Plantagenet was father to King Henry II; Geoffrey Cbaucer wrote 'The Canterbury Tales'.
269WimDetermined protector
270Agneschaste, pure, holy
271BrigitteVariant of Bridget: Derived from the Irish name Brighid, meaning 'the high one' or 'strength.' Brighid was a mythological Celtic goddess of fire and poetry. This name has been used regularly in the British Isles since the 17th century.'Strength.
272PienMay the Lord add
273Karenthe ever pure, pure
274Niekvictor by the people, loved by all
275JoeyYahweh grant increase
276NoraGod is my light
277Hugothinking mind, wise
278Milanlove fame
279LiesbethGod has sworn
280JosMay the Lord add
281TinekeGod has sworn
282Marieshapely clean
283DanaMy judge is God
284ValerieStrong; valiant. Feminine of the Roman family clan name Valerius.
285MatthijsGod's gift
286MartinServant Of Mars, God Of War
287PaulienSmall / low
288JanineYahweh is gracious
289Wilmawith the will as strong as a helmet
290DorienDescendant of Dorus. Dorian was a character in Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray who was given his wish that his portrait would age while he remained young and handsome.
291PuckGnome, Scams
293ChayenneThis name goes back to the band Chayenne. The origin of the name is unknown, it is possible to link Cheyenne.
294NoahRust / comfort
295Willemijnwith the will as strong as a helmet
296ImkeShort form of names with the Germanic tribe "Irmin" (large, great), whole, comprehensive
297AnnemiekeGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
298TaraWhere the kings met. Also Tara's Halls, where ancient Bards sang deeds of Irish heroes. The ruins of the Halls are on the hill of Tara, meaning crag or tower.
300Ericruler of the Law
301JanneGod is gracious
302GerdaStrong with the spear
304Ingeborgalternative name for the Nordic god Freyr
306Desireethe required
307Lucafrom Lucania, light
308Edwinrich friend
309HeleenTorch, the shining, brilliant
310KikiShort For Names Beginning With K
311PaulineA French name that originates from the Latin word paulus, meaning "humble."
312Carlameans the same as guy
313ErwinVariant of Irwin: Boar friend. Sea friend.
315AmandaFrom the Latin word amanda, meaning "lovable." Literary; poets and playwrights brought this name into popular usage in the seventeenth century.
316BrentDerived from a surname and place name; based on the Old English words for high place, steep hill, or burnt. Used occasionally as a first name in North America since the 1930s.
318NeleThe horned
320Richardpowerful, strong army
321SennaThe Senna Plant
322Lucfrom Lucania, light
323PepijnHorse Friend
324JohnJohn is a given name used for boys in the English language but it originated from a latin form of The Greek name "Ioannes and Iohannes". At first, it was known as Hellenized Jews then transfered to Hebrew name Yohanan meaning "Graced by God" or Yehohanan meaning "God is Gracious".
325Tanjaderived from the Sabijnenkoning Titus Tatius
326Karlijnmeans the same as guy
327Lucasfrom Lucania, light
329AlexAbbreviation of the Greek name Alexander, meaning defender of mankind. The name is common among English, German and Dutch speakers.
330EdithHappy warfare. Spoils of war. From the Old English name Eadgyth, meaning rich or happy, and war. Famous bearer: 10th-century nun St Edith (Eadgyth); the poet Dame Edith Sitwell. Happy warfare. Spoils of war.
331IsabelGod has sworn
332Andreamanlike, manly, brave
334HildeBattle maid.
336Yvette(Bow) Yew
337Rikruler King
338NataschaBirthday (of Christ)
339AnnikaVariant of Ann: A variant of Hannah introduced to Britain in the 13th century, made popular in the 14th century by the cult of St Anne. The form of the name varies with fashion:.
341BenteDanish feminine form of BENEDICT.
342ArjanFrom Adria
343RosanneRose / bush
345DylanSon of the wave, born near the sea, influence. Famous bearers: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, American folk singer Bob Dylan.
346IrmaUniversal, from the Old German 'irmin'. War goddess.
347Stansteadfast and persevering
348Susanwater lily
349AlexandraFeminine of Alexander. Defender of mankind.
350JobPersecuted. In the Old Testament, Job was remembered for his great patience ('the patience of Job').
351JessieYahweh is
352HeidiOf noble birth
353AliciaOf noble birth
355Guidowood, forest, forest
356Lindeshield of linden wood
357BabetteBorn abroad, foreign
358VeroniqueBringing Victory
359JoepThe Lord's addition (to the family)
361JulianThe young man, dedicated to Jupiter
362Lonnekebelonging to Apollo
364IkramHonour, Respect
365ElisaGod has sworn
366LoreCrowned With Laurel
367NellekeThe horned
368RosaRose / bush
369JensGod is gracious
370Helenatorch, the radiant
371Ritashapely clean
372Marashapely clean
373RoelFamous in the country
376Jaimyhe heel grip
379MarjaSea Of Bitterness
380JadeThe name of a semi-precious stone.
381JulietteThe young man, dedicated to Jupiter
383AliceOf the nobility. From the German Adalheidis meaning nobility, and the French Adeliz which is a form of Adelaide. Used in Britian since the 12th century; Alice became very popular in 1865 when Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland was published.
384Riashapely clean
385EvyThe life giving
387BirgitA variation of the name Bridget.
388AukjeThe origin of this name is uncertain, a nurse name (name of the child's mouth is created and later was an official name),
389LydiaA maiden from Lydia, Greece.
390MarissaVariant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
393Kwintenthe fifth
394Driesmanlike, manly, brave
395GeertStrong with the spear
396Mennopower, strength
397HannaGrace of God
398ManuelaGod is with us
399Jamiehe heel grip
400Marianshapely clean
401KayleeVariant of Katherine. 'Pure. ' Variant of Kay and Kayla 'keeper of the keys; pure. '.
402Ricardostrong, brave
404RamonaFeminine form of Raymond: Counsel; mighty protection; guards wisely.
406Marinashapely clean
408EllaGod has sworn
409RuthCompanion; friend; vision of beauty. In the Bible, Ruth the Moabitess was the great grandmother of King David.
410ElenaShining light, or bright one. A variant of the Greek Helen.
411ShannonLittle old wise one. Surname and river name.
412IsabellaGod has sworn
413JipGiving, hospitable
414Fennesecurity, courageous protector
417GerardStrong with the spear
419Gwenwhite, white
420MonicaVariant of Mona.
422EllyGod has sworn
423FransVariant of Franz: Frenchman.
424JonathanGift from God
425AnnieDiminutive of Ann frequently used as an independent name. Famous bearers: Markswoman Annie Oakley, famous in the musical 'Annie Get Your Gun'; cartoonist Harold Gray's 'Little Orphan Annie'; the traditional folk song 'Annie Laurie'.
426Aniekpardon or comely
428CaitlinClean and pure
429EviThe life giving
430GlennDerived from the Gaelic 'gleana', meaning valley. Used both as a surname and given name. Famous bearer: Canadian actor Glenn Ford.
431ErnaErnst / determination
432ThirzaPleasantness; acceptance; delightful.
433Robbebeautifully by fame
434Clairebright, shiny, glossy
435ConnyStrong willed or wise. Also a diminutive of Conlan: Hero.
436QuintyThe fifth
437Benson of happiness
438PascalEaster, Born on Easter Sunday
439Jaaphe heel grip
440JannieYahweh is gracious
441Emmygreat, great
442KatoGood Judgment
443MirtheName of an evergreen shrub. Myrtle was in antiquity and symbol of love, happiness and fertility
444AnnetteVariant of Ann: A variant of Hannah introduced to Britain in the 13th century, made popular in the 14th century by the cult of St Anne. The form of the name varies with fashion:.
445Susannelily flower
446LoisVariant of Heloise: Derived from the Old German name Helewidis, meaning hale and wide. Also a French form of Louise.
448RuudFamed wolf
449WesselArmy defender
452AlineFair, good-looking. Feminine of Allen or variant of Helen.
453Louisglorious war hero
455ElisabethGod has sworn
456Casfrom Lucania, light
457Raymondprotection, guardian
458EmilieGentle, friendly, contestant
459MadelonWoman from Magdala. Variant of Madeleine.
460NandaFull Of Joy, Achiever
461ColinA variant of Nicholas, which means 'people's victory', from a French diminutive.
462Carlijnmeans the same as guy
465JannaYahweh is gracious
466Caroliena non-noble freeman
467LinaDerived from ending of Carolina.
468Ineclean or pure
470Laurensthe award-winning
471JoseVariant of Josepha. Feminine form of Joseph. May Jehovah give increase.
472HesterVariant of Esther.
474NicoConqueror of the people
476FinnFair. Mythology; Finn Mac Cumhail was legendary Irish 3rd century hero similar to the English Robin Hood. His warrior-followers were named Finians.
477LilianVariant of Lillian derived from the flower name Lily. Symbol of innocence; purity; beauty.
478AudreyVariant of Etheldreda: From the Old English name Aethelthryth, meaning noble and strength. Famous bearer: St Etheldreda, later known as St Audrey, founded a monastery at Ely.
480KatjaPure, pure, blessed, pure, holy
481JoanneYahweh is gracious
482DebbieDiminutive of Deborah: Bee. Deborah was the Biblical prophetess who summoned Barak to battle against an army of invaders. After the battle she wrote a victory song which is part of the Book of Judges.
484Liamwith the will as strong as a helmet
485ArnoHe who reigns as an Eagle
486GerritStrong with the spear
488ArneHe who reigns as an Eagle
489JenteGod is gracious
491FatimaDaughter Of The Prophet
494TeunThe invaluable
495MauriceMoor, inhabitant of Mauritania
496JelmerRenowned for nobility
497SelinaVariant of Celine: French form of the Latin 'caelum' meaning sky or heaven. Also a variant of Celia or Selena.
498JeanineGod is gracious
500JochemYahweh focuses on


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