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.
The top girl name in the US today is Emma, a German name. Along with Emma, German names in the US Top 500 for girls include Angela, Ameiia, Alice, Adele, Amelia, Ella, Edith, Millie, and Matilda .
For boys, the top German name in the US is William. Along with William is German names in the US Top 500 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.