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Dutch Names for Boys

Dutch baby names on Nameberry are mostly variations long used in The Netherlands of names rooted in other languages.
Many of the most popular Dutch names for boys are short forms of other names, including Bas for Sebastian, Bram for Abraham, and Mees for Bartholomeus.Contemporary Dutch parents prefer shot names, especially for boys, with such brisk one-syllable choices as Teun, Mats, and Sem topping the list.

Here is our full complement of Dutch names for boys.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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Top Dutch Names for Boys

  • Rhett

    Rhett has been more tied to Gone with the Wind than even Scarlett, but now we're hearing rumblings of its finding new and independent favor among parents, perhaps emboldened by the... Read More 

  • Kyler

    A favorite among younger parents, this is one of the names that rose to the surface when Tyler and Kyle started to sink. Read More 

  • Coen

    Like many short forms now popular as full names in the Netherlands, Coen—also spelled Koen—originated as the diminutive of the more old-fashioned Coenraad, the Dutch Conrad. May be confused in the... Read More 

  • Van

    Whether it's used as a short form or on its own, this jazzy midcentury name is poised for a comeback along with brothers Ray and Walt.

    More often heard as a surname prefix (e.g. Vincent... Read More 

  • Skylar

    This Americanized spelling of the Dutch name Schuyler is now almost all-girl. For parents looking to be different, the thing to do would be to use the original colonial Dutch spelling, which is... Read More 

  • Justus

    More unusual than Justin, less word-like than Justice, this New Testament name could make an intriguing choice. After being off the popularity lists from 1904 to 1993, it is now being used in... Read More 

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