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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  • Pim

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    The short, cute Pim is a Top 100 boys' name in The Netherlands though little-known outside that country. But in a family overrun with Williams, Pim could make an original nickname setting a... Read More 

  • Puck

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    Puck was Shakespeare's mischievous pixie whose only known real-life incarnation was the insufferable neohippie on an early season of MTV's "Real World." Now, though, the attractive bad boy... Read More 

  • Ruben

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    Variation of Reuben that is actually much more popular than the original.Read More 

  • Saar

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    With its appealing double-a configuration, this is the name of an Israeli kibbutz on the Galilee beach. For girls, Saar is a popular modern name in the Netherlands, a shortened form of Sarah.Read More 

  • Sander

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    Sander is a more conventional form of Zander or Xander, heard frequently on its own in Europe. It is now a Top 20 name in Norway, and is also popular in Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Read More 

  • Sem

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    Popular name in the Netherlands that's arguably more attractive than the original Shem, who was one of the biblical sons of Noah. A Sam alternative, though you'll forever be explaining it.Read More 

  • Stijn

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    As you may surmise from its origins as a short form for Constantijn and Augustijn, Stijn rhymes with rain and plain, though most English-speakers wouldn't guess that. A popular name in the... Read More 

  • Storm

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    Windswept and dramatic, but perhaps asking for trouble. Quite popular in Denmark and Sweden, where it derives from Stromr, which is a fairly common surname. Storm Thorgerson is a famous bearer of... Read More 

  • Sven

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    Especially for parents of Scandinavian descent, Sven is an accessible and attractive name with an appealing mix of strength and swagger. It comes from the ancient Swedish tribe, the Sviars, who... Read More 

  • Thijs

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    Pronounced to rhyme with nice, Thijs is a popular Dutch name short for that country's form of Matthew. Matt Lauer's half-Dutch son is called Thijs.Read More 

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