Gender: Male Meaning of German: "warrior" Origin of German: Spanish

German Origin and Meaning

The name German is a boy's name meaning "warrior".

German might seem like an unlikely occupant of the Top 1000 list, unless you realize that it's a Spanish name, with the accent on the second syllable. It's been on the U.S. list since 1973.

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Neni1313 Says:


This was my dad’s name and I think it is beautiful. We are Hispanic and it is pronounced “hair-mahn.” It is a cognate to French Germain, and is a variant of Latin Germanus, which I think are also cool.

UnderTheRainbow Says:


bc "german" in spanish is "alemán". Germán is not related, in spanish, to the ethnicity. It just a coincidence that in english the ethnicity is the same word.

RayaRacer23 Says:


My friend's father is named this, their from another country. ladykarla714 is right about the pronunciation. The closet name to it in English is Herman.

beachbear Says:


ITA. I've never understood naming your child after an ethnicity you're not. Or an ethnicity you ARE, for that matter...
Here's a thought: just don't name your kids after ethnicities.

-EagleEyes- Says:


Since it has Spanish origins, this name is pronounced similarly to Herman. I like the name, but the spelling is an issue.

ladykarla714 Says:


It is not pronounced German in the way you are thinking, it's pronounced hair-MAHN and it is usually given in spanish speaking countries hence the origin

nipnerb Says:


You make a good point. I actually think that India is a fairly nice name. But "German" doesn't really have the appeal that Roman or Olympia have. No offence to Germans whatsoever, but for some the lasting impact of WW2 still makes the word/name German unlikable.

maibritt Says:


I do agree with you, but there are exeptions: like India for example. A name is weird as long as people are not used to it. One could see German in line with names like Roman ect. but to be honest, I will still think that it is a weird name and only hope that it will be more used.
A funny thing is, that I feel a little different with the girls names. I would not use them, but I can see the appeal in names like Germania, Europa(pronounced the German, Italian or Spanisch way) or Olympia.

nipnerb Says:


I don't understand... If you're German, you don't name your kid after your ethnicity (imagine being named "American"). If you're not German, you don't name your kid after an ethnicity you're not. "My name is Italian, but I have no relation to Italy whatsoever" What?

Noetje Says:


Why would this be a name...

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