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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
8IrisColorful, Rainbow
10Annecharming, gracious
11EvaLife. Living one. Variant of Eve. In the bible Eve was Adam's wife and the first woman.
12SandraUnheeded 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.
20MichelleHebrew for "Who is like God"
21SarahPrincess. 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.
22RomyRosemary Or Person From Rome
23Tessawoman working at harvest
24Robinbeautifully by fame
25CharlotteDiminutive of Charlotte: A feminine form of Charles, meaning man or manly. Alternate meaning, tiny and feminine.
26JanGod is merciful
27ElineTorch, the shining, brilliant
28JoyceCheerful. 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.
29Maaikeshapely clean
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'.
40SophieName (s) of
41Ingealternative name for the Nordic god Freyr
42Rianneshapely clean
43EllenA variant of the Greek Helen, meaning shining light, or most beautiful woman. Famous bearer: British actress Dame Ellen Terry.
44AnitaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
45KevinKevin 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".
46WendyLiterary; a created name that first appeared in James Banie's Peter Pan. The name is believed to come from the Welsh name Gwendydd (Gwendith).
48Marleenshapely clean
49TomDerives from Thomas 'Twin.'.
50KellyWar. Lively. Aggressive. An Irish surname that has only been used as a first name (either gender) in the latter half of the 20th century.
51SamDiminutive of Samson: Sun child; bright sun.
52Jeroenwith a holy name
53BrittBrit. A native of Brittany: (France) or Britain: (England).
54NienkeClean / pure, Merciful / or other lovely names that end with ina
55SaskiaProtector Of Mankind
56JudithJewess. Praised.
57DemiAbbreviation of Demetria - the mythological goddess of corn and harvest.
58KirstenThe anointed
59AnnaGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
60Astriddivine beauty
61Bartbright or shiny
62LiekeThe unconcerned
64NielsThe horned
65SharonFrom the Plain of Sharon (in the Holy Land); from the land of Sharon.
67SimoneGod has heard
68SabineOf the tribe of the Sabines, from Sabine, Italy
69MariskaSea Of Bitterness
71DaniqueGod is my judge
73MaartenThe little warrior
75Ingridalternative name for the Nordic god Freyr
76ThomasThomas 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.
77BiancaWhite; shining. A variant of the French Blanche.
80Nickvictor by the people, loved by all
81Lisannecharming, gracious
82MandyAbbreviation of Amanda, meaning worthy of being loved.
83TamaraPalm tree. Used as a symbolic oriental name due to the beauty and fruitfulness of the tree.
84DaanComes 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
85CindyDimunitive of Cynthia, Lucinda, and Cinderella.
87MaartjeThe little warrior
88SanderProtector of men
89MartijnDedicated to Mars
90Stephaniecrown or wreath
91Marijeshapely clean
92NicoleConqueror of the people
93Melanieblack, dark in color
94RoyKing; regal.
95Maudmighty in battle
96IsaGod has sworn, or ice / iron
97SilkeWin / win
98Marijkeshapely clean
100TimShort version of Timotheus or a variation of Dimme.
104EliseGod has sworn
105JolandaViolet Flower
107Rickruler King
109Jellevalue, payment, retribution, sacrifice
110MarloesFull fame warrior
111Jacquelinehe heel grip
112NikkiConqueror of the people
113SamanthaListen; name of God.
114MaxThe largest
115Henkruler King
117AmyDearly 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'.
118JolienGod is gracious
119LaraProtection. Popular surname and place name.
120PatrickPatrick 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.
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
123JillDiminutive of Jillian : Child of the gods. A modern variant of Gillian, which is a feminine form of Julian, meaning Jove's child.
125EsméeFeminine form of Esme: An Old French variant of the Latin 'aestimatus' meaning esteemed, or 'amatus' meaning loved.
128Joostnickname for the Devil
129JannekeGod is merciful
130MirjamBitter / sad, Sea
131AnjaFinnish and Slovene version of the given name Anna.
132DominiqueOf the Lord. From the Latin Dominic. This French spelling is used primarily for girls.
134Bramfather of many nations
137AnkeDutch form of Anne.
138VeerleBattle Traveller
139AngelaFeminine form of Angelo: Messenger of God; angel.
140RonaldGuides, ruler
141JokeYahweh is gracious
142Larsthe award-winning
143MartineThe little warrior
146Marianneshapely clean
147AshleyLives 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.
149Wouterruler of the army
150Paulsmall or modest
151StijnA German name related to stone, meaning `stone weapon'. An abbreviation of Augustinus, Constantinus and others.
152IndyIndependent Or Indian
153HansYahweh is gracious
154NancyGrace of God
155Carolinemeans the same as guy
156FrankA diminutive of the Latin Francis, meaning Frenchman or free one. Famous bearer: American singer Frank Sinatra.
157Meikeshapely clean
159Luukfrom Lucania, light
160ThijsComes 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).
161MiriamRebellious. In the Old Testament, Miriam was the sister of Moses and Aaron.
162KoenA surname meaning "Priest," commonly spelled as Cohen.
163LisetteGod has sworn
164CarmenGarden. The Spanish form of the Hebrew Carmel. Famous bearer: Bizet's opera 'Carmen', first performed in 1875.
165DeborahBee. 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.
166Inekeclean or pure
167AnnemarieGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
168Lunagoddess of the moon
169Anneliescharming, gracious
170Juliethe youthful
171DavidDavid 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.
172EvelineVariant of Evelyn: From a surname derived from the Old French 'aveline' meaning hazelnut.
173EmilyEmily is a female name coming from the Roman name Aemilia. This Latin name "Aemilia" comes from the latin word "aemulus" which means "rival".
174Nikitavictor by the people, loved by all
175Erikruler of the Law
177KimberlyForest meadow Cyneburg
179SvenBoy, Young Man
181JohannaYahweh is gracious
182SabrinaLegendary princess.
183Jordyeditor of the Earth
184RubenBehold a son.
185HannahGrace of God
186PriscillaOld / venerable
187Renskethe award-winning
188Marionmarjoram (herb). Also known as Marjoram Herb Sausage or
189Barbara"Savage" or "wild"
190Pimwith the will as strong as a helmet
191MikeHebrew for "Who is like God"
192MeganOne who is strong and mighty.
193Willemwith the will as strong as a helmet
194SamiraEntertaining Companion
195DianaFrom the Greek goddess of the moon.
196KimberleyForest meadow Cyneburg
197ElkeOf noble birth
199NynkeClean / pure, Merciful / or other lovely names that end with ina
200JohanYahweh is gracious
201KayleighVariant of Kay and Kayla. Keeper of the keys; pure.
202MiekeGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
203TessAbbreviation of Teresa, meaning harvester.
204CynthiaFrom Kinthos
205RobertRobert 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".
206IsabelleDedicated to god
207AnnekeLittle Ann
209MyrtheName of an evergreen shrub. Myrtle was in antiquity and symbol of love, happiness and fertility
210Marcoson of Mars
211DannyGod is my judge
212FennaCourageous protector
213Louiseglorious war hero
214LoesGlorious warrior, a warrior loot or wise in all respects
216Rebeccawife of Isaac and mother of Jacob
217RachelEwe. Rachel was the second and favoured wife of Jacob in the Old Testament.
218NatasjaBirthday (of Christ)
219HannekeYahweh is gracious
221StefanCrown; wreath. Variant of Stephen.
222Robbeautifully by fame
223SimonGod has heard
224ShirleyBright wood; bright meadow; from the white meadow. Famous Bearers: child star Shirley Temple.
225ElsGod has sworn
226HanneGod is gracious
228BoDiminutive of Beauregard: Respected; regarded highly (literal translation is Beautiful/handsome gaze). Also a variant of Beau: Handsome.
230MichielHebrew for "Who is like God"
231MarliesFrom the sea
232PaulaFrom the Latin Paulus, meaning "humble."
233Dirkpowerful among the people
236Liannejuvenile or dedicated to Jupiter
237FabienneFeminine variant of Fabian from the Roman family name Fabius. Bean grower.
238MarcelDedicated to Mars, Roman god of war, warrior
239Marcson of Mars
240MaureenVariant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
242Bertbeautifully by noble behavior
245KeesThe horned
246DanielGod is my judge
247Janaderived from the Sabijnenkoning Titus Tatius
248Joriseditor of the Earth
252Mariashapely clean
254MichelHebrew for "Who is like God"
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.
256Lynnshield of linden wood or hose
257MaximeThe largest
258WesleyFrom the west meadow. John and Charles Wesley were the founders of Methodism.
260MilaPeople's Favor
261MichaelThe 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.
262Marielleshapely clean
263JeffreyDerived 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'.
265StevenVariant of Stephen 'Crown; wreath.'.
266Agneschaste, pure, holy
267PienMay the Lord add
268WimDetermined protector
269BrigitteVariant 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.
270Cheyennecapital of Wyoming
271Karenthe ever pure, pure
273LiesbethGod has sworn
275Niekvictor by the people, loved by all
276JosMay the Lord add
277JoeyYahweh grant increase
278NoraGod is my light
279TinekeGod has sworn
280Hugothinking mind, wise
281Milanlove fame
282ValerieStrong; valiant. Feminine of the Roman family clan name Valerius.
283MatthijsGod's gift
284MartinServant Of Mars, God Of War
285JanineYahweh is gracious
286Marieshapely clean
287PaulienSmall / low
288ChayenneThis name goes back to the band Chayenne. The origin of the name is unknown, it is possible to link Cheyenne.
290Wilmawith the will as strong as a helmet
291DanaMy judge is God
293Willemijnwith the will as strong as a helmet
294AnnemiekeGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
295DorienDescendant 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.
296Desireethe required
297Ericruler of the Law
298PuckGnome, Scams
299ImkeShort form of names with the Germanic tribe "Irmin" (large, great), whole, comprehensive
300JanneGod is gracious
301TaraWhere 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.
302HeleenTorch, the shining, brilliant
303Carlameans the same as guy
304NoahRust / comfort
305ErwinVariant of Irwin: Boar friend. Sea friend.
306Edwinrich friend
307GerdaStrong with the spear
309AmandaFrom the Latin word amanda, meaning "lovable." Literary; poets and playwrights brought this name into popular usage in the seventeenth century.
310Ingeborgalternative name for the Nordic god Freyr
312Richardpowerful, strong army
313Lucafrom Lucania, light
314BrentDerived 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.
317NeleThe horned
318PaulineA French name that originates from the Latin word paulus, meaning "humble."
319Lucfrom Lucania, light
320PepijnHorse Friend
321JohnJohn 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".
322Karlijnmeans the same as guy
324SennaThe Senna Plant
325Tanjaderived from the Sabijnenkoning Titus Tatius
327Lucasfrom Lucania, light
328Andreamanlike, manly, brave
329KikiShort For Names Beginning With K
330IsabelGod has sworn
332AlexAbbreviation of the Greek name Alexander, meaning defender of mankind. The name is common among English, German and Dutch speakers.
333EdithHappy 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.
334HildeBattle maid.
335Yvette(Bow) Yew
336Rikruler King
337NataschaBirthday (of Christ)
338AnnikaVariant 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:.
340BenteDanish feminine form of BENEDICT.
341IrmaUniversal, from the Old German 'irmin'. War goddess.
342Susanwater lily
344AlexandraFeminine of Alexander. Defender of mankind.
345AliciaOf noble birth
347Guidowood, forest, forest
348ArjanFrom Adria
350JobPersecuted. In the Old Testament, Job was remembered for his great patience ('the patience of Job').
351JessieYahweh is
352DylanSon of the wave, born near the sea, influence. Famous bearers: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, American folk singer Bob Dylan.
353VeroniqueBringing Victory
354Stansteadfast and persevering
356JulianThe young man, dedicated to Jupiter
358RosanneRose / bush
359ElisaGod has sworn
360JoepThe Lord's addition (to the family)
361NellekeThe horned
362RosaRose / bush
363Lonnekebelonging to Apollo
364Lindeshield of linden wood
365BabetteBorn abroad, foreign
366JensGod is gracious
367HeidiOf noble birth
368Marashapely clean
369RoelFamous in the country
373MarjaSea Of Bitterness
374Ritashapely clean
375JulietteThe young man, dedicated to Jupiter
376IkramHonour, Respect
377AliceOf 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.
378LoreCrowned With Laurel
380EvyThe life giving
381LydiaA maiden from Lydia, Greece.
382JadeThe name of a semi-precious stone.
384Riashapely clean
386Kwintenthe fifth
387Driesmanlike, manly, brave
388GeertStrong with the spear
389Mennopower, strength
390HannaGrace of God
391ManuelaGod is with us
392Jaimyhe heel grip
394Ricardostrong, brave
395BirgitA variation of the name Bridget.
396MarissaVariant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
397Helenatorch, the radiant
400KayleeVariant of Katherine. 'Pure. ' Variant of Kay and Kayla 'keeper of the keys; pure. '.
403EllaGod has sworn
404ShannonLittle old wise one. Surname and river name.
405AukjeThe origin of this name is uncertain, a nurse name (name of the child's mouth is created and later was an official name),
406RuthCompanion; friend; vision of beauty. In the Bible, Ruth the Moabitess was the great grandmother of King David.
407Marianshapely clean
408ElenaShining light, or bright one. A variant of the Greek Helen.
409RamonaFeminine form of Raymond: Counsel; mighty protection; guards wisely.
410GerardStrong with the spear
412Gwenwhite, white
413MonicaVariant of Mona.
415JipGiving, hospitable
416Fennesecurity, courageous protector
418EllyGod has sworn
419IsabellaGod has sworn
420JonathanGift from God
421AnnieDiminutive 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'.
423Jamiehe heel grip
424GlennDerived from the Gaelic 'gleana', meaning valley. Used both as a surname and given name. Famous bearer: Canadian actor Glenn Ford.
425FransVariant of Franz: Frenchman.
426ErnaErnst / determination
427ThirzaPleasantness; acceptance; delightful.
428Aniekpardon or comely
430CaitlinClean and pure
431Robbebeautifully by fame
432Marinashapely clean
433Benson of happiness
434PascalEaster, Born on Easter Sunday
435JannieYahweh is gracious
436Susannelily flower
437RuudFamed wolf
438WesselArmy defender
439Clairebright, shiny, glossy
440ConnyStrong willed or wise. Also a diminutive of Conlan: Hero.
441EviThe life giving
442QuintyThe fifth
445AlineFair, good-looking. Feminine of Allen or variant of Helen.
446Louisglorious war hero
447Jaaphe heel grip
448KatoGood Judgment
449MirtheName of an evergreen shrub. Myrtle was in antiquity and symbol of love, happiness and fertility
450Raymondprotection, guardian
451LoisVariant of Heloise: Derived from the Old German name Helewidis, meaning hale and wide. Also a French form of Louise.
453MadelonWoman from Magdala. Variant of Madeleine.
454Emmygreat, great
455ElisabethGod has sworn
456ColinA variant of Nicholas, which means 'people's victory', from a French diminutive.
457Carlijnmeans the same as guy
460EmilieGentle, friendly, contestant
461JannaYahweh is gracious
462NandaFull Of Joy, Achiever
463Ineclean or pure
464JoseVariant of Josepha. Feminine form of Joseph. May Jehovah give increase.
467FinnFair. Mythology; Finn Mac Cumhail was legendary Irish 3rd century hero similar to the English Robin Hood. His warrior-followers were named Finians.
468AnnetteVariant 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:.
469DebbieDiminutive 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.
471Laurensthe award-winning
472Liamwith the will as strong as a helmet
473HesterVariant of Esther.
475NicoConqueror of the people
476LilianVariant 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
482Caroliena non-noble freeman
483LinaDerived from ending of Carolina.
485GerritStrong with the spear
486SelinaVariant of Celine: French form of the Latin 'caelum' meaning sky or heaven. Also a variant of Celia or Selena.
487ArneHe who reigns as an Eagle
488AnnemiekGracious, sweet and bitter, sad
491Vivianlively, full of life
492DaveDiminutive of David: Beloved or friend, adopted from the Hebrew. David was a common name of Scottish kings in the Middle Ages.
494FatimaDaughter Of The Prophet
495LiaIs an abbreviation of names like Amalia: (hard working;industrious) and Rosalia: (Rose).
497ArnoHe who reigns as an Eagle
498MauriceMoor, inhabitant of Mauritania
499JelmerRenowned for nobility


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