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Dutch Baby Names for Boys

Popular baby names for boys in The Netherlands range from familiar English nicknames such as Tom and Nick to Latinate choices like Guido and Adrianus to fashionably short European baby names like these.
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  • Floris

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  • Gerrit

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    The name of several Old Master painters makes an interesting possibility, except for the possible confusion with Garrett.  Read More 

  • Hugo

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    Hugo, the Latin form of Hugh, has more heft and energy than the original-- and of course we love names that end (or begin, for that matter) with an o. This one is especially appealing because it's ... Read More 

  • Joost

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    Like many Dutch names, this one, pronounced 'yoost' has an upbeat sound. Also spelled Joos, as in sixteenth century Netherlandish master Joos van Cleve, one of the first to introduce background la... Read More 

  • Jorn

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  • Lars

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    Lars is a perfect candidate for a cross-cultural passport: it has been heard often enough here to sound familiar and friendly, yet retains the charisma of a charming foreigner. In this country Lar... Read More 

  • Luca

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    If there was once a bias against this charming and venerable Italian name for possibly sounding too feminine, consider it gone. Since Luca entered the boys' U.S. popularity list in 2000, it has sco... Read More 

  • Mees

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    Popular Dutch name that reflects the short, clipped style in vogue in that country. Another Bartholomeus or Bartholomew short form also popular there is Bart. Read More 

  • Milan

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    As Mila rises for girls, so Milan is becoming a more popular option for boys, especially now that singer Shakira has chosen it for her son. Milan is in the Top 10 for boys in The Netherlands and H... Read More 

  • Niels

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    Gives middle-aged Neil a new lease on life.  Read More 

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