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Thread: German names/lists
December 9th, 2012 09:13 PM #1
I've been particularly interested in my German ancestry lately, and I've been thinking about incorporating that into my list somehow. I'm looking for something a bit more German in feeling than the more mainstream options like Emilia, Charlotte, Sofie, Josefine, etc., but nothing that has ever been too dated/trendy here in the US (I'm looking at you, Bertha).
So far, I'm contemplating Johanna, Clara/Klara, Adelaide/Adelheid, and Annegret, but I feel like there's got to be a lot of really great options out there! Do you have any favorite German names? Or have you come across a really great German list?
December 9th, 2012 09:22 PM #3
I find a lot of German names intersting- my own German heritage playing a small role- but I've yet to find a really exciting name list. When I was searching for names for some of my German characters, some of these were suggested or stumbled upon:
Dorothea (actually popular between 1890-1910)
This website actually has an overview of popular names in Germany, and it's pretty interesting: http://www.beliebte-vornamen.de/jahrgang
Hope that helps!
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December 9th, 2012 09:39 PM #5Senior Member
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As far as German names Klara is my absolute favourite, and I love love love Johanna & Adelheid.
Some of my other loves (some are Dutch as well as German):
Elke, Marlies(e), Lotte, Elisabet, Katja, Margarethe, Aurelia, Freja, Lorelei (I'm not sure if Lorelei is used around Germany too much, but it definitely has its German roots)
This is a fantastic site to look for inspiration:
Last edited by minisia; December 9th, 2012 at 09:56 PM.
December 9th, 2012 10:09 PM #7
Thanks, ladies! So far I'm really loving Johanna and Clara/Klara, but I've discovered Adalind/Adelind/Adelinde on several sites I've been looking at, and I'm really loving that. Unfortunately, I'm trying to steer clear of "A" names because I don't really like their flow with the FN I'm trying to pair up with--Eva. I suppose Eva Adalind could work (as well as Eva Adelaide, Eva Anneliese, Eva Annika, etc.)--and while the -a A- thing doesn't usually bother me, it does with Eva, unfortunately. :/
I really like the idea of Eva Clara as a double name, though, Eva Clara something or other. Plus, Clara is a family name, so that makes it even more appealing... Hmm.
December 10th, 2012 08:09 PM #9