German Names

German baby names on this list are those that have their roots in German and Germanic languages, which is not necessarily the same as names popular in modern Germany. On the other hand, popular baby names in Germany include many choices that may not necessarily be German, such as the Latinate Mia and Sofia or the Irish Finn.

German names in the US Top 1000 for girls include Adele, Amelia, Emma, Lorelei, and Matilda.

For boys, German names in the US Top 1000 include Charles, Conrad, Henry, Leo, and Max. In Germany, popular names include Lina, Neele, Louis, and Anton.

The German girls’ name Emma is near the head of the list in Germany as well as many other countries, and names of German origin such as Alice and Axel rank highly in many places in the Western World. If you’re looking for German names for your baby girl or baby boy, browse this full list of possibilities, or search our individual lists of German names for girls and German names for boys.