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Dutch names. Dutch male and female names

Aalt - Short form of Dutch Aaltje, meaning "noble sort."
Aaltje - Dutch form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
Abagael - Variant spelling of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
Abigael - Danish and Norwegian form of English Abigail, meaning "father rejoices."
Abraham - Hebrew name meaning "father of a multitude." In the bible, this is the name of the founding patriarch of the Israelites. Also spelled Avraham.
Adelheid - Variant spelling of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
Adelheyd - Dutch form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
Adlar - Dutch form of German Adler, meaning "eagle."
Adriaan - Dutch form of Latin Adrianus, meaning "from Hadria."
Alard - Norman French name derived from Old High German Adalhard, meaning "noble strength."
Aleid - Short form of Dutch Aleida, meaning "noble sort."
Aleida - Contracted form of Dutch Adelheyd, meaning "noble sort."
Alida - Dutch and Hungarian form of Old High German Adelheid, meaning "noble sort."
Alyd - Contracted form of Dutch Adelheyd, meaning "noble sort."
Anastaas - Dutch form of Latin Anastasius, meaning "resurrection."
Andries - Dutch form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."
Andro - Croatian form of Greek Andreas, meaning "man; warrior."
Angelien - Dutch form of Latin Angelina, meaning "angel, messenger."
Anna -  Latin form of Greek Hanna, meaning "favor; grace." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of a prophetess in Jerusalem.
Ans - Dutch pet form of Latin Anna, meaning "favor; grace."
Arjan -   Albanian name meaning "golden life." Also spelled Arian. 
Arne - Medieval short form of English Arnold, meaning "eagle power."
Augustijn - Dutch form of Latin Augustinus, meaning "venerable."
Bartel - Pet form of Dutch Bartolomeüs, meaning "son of Talmai."
Bartholomeus - Dutch form of Latin Bartholomaeus, meaning "son of Talmai." 
Bastiaan - Short form of Dutch Sebastiaan, meaning "from Sebaste."
Boudewijn - Dutch form of Old High German Baldwin, meaning "brave friend."
Bruin - Dutch form of German Bruno, meaning "brown."
Carolien - Dutch feminine form of Latin Carolus, meaning "man."
Carolus - Latin form of German Karl, meaning "man."
Caspar - Dutch form of Spanish Gaspar, meaning "treasure bearer." 
Cees - Variant spelling of Dutch Kees, meaning "of a horn."
Christiaan - Dutch form of Latin Christianus, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Christiane -   Feminine form of French Chrestien or Chr�tien, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Christophorus - Latin form of Greek Christophoros, meaning "Christ-bearer."
Cobus - Short form of Dutch Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Coby - Unisex pet form of Dutch Jacoba and Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Conrad -  Variant spelling of German Konrad, meaning "bold counsel." In use by the English.
Constantijn - Dutch form of Latin Constantinus, meaning "steadfast."
Coos - Dutch pet form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Cornelis - Dutch form of Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn."
Cornelius -   Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Conn, having several possible meanings including "chief, freeman, head, hound, intelligence, strength."
Cort - Variant spelling of Dutch Kort, meaning "bold counsel."
Daan - Pet form of Dutch Daniël, meaning "God is my judge."
Dick -   Short form of English Richard, meaning "powerful ruler."
Diederik - Dutch form of Visigothic Theodereiks, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Ditmer - Variant spelling of Albanian Dhimiter, meaning "good day."
Doortje - Dutch pet form of Latin Dorothea, meaning "gift of God."
Dries - Short form of Dutch Andries, meaning "man; warrior."
Eduart - Albanian and Dutch form of Latin Eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
Erasmus - Latin form of Greek Erasmos, meaning "beloved."
Ewoud - Variant spelling of Dutch Ewould, meaning "law power."
Ewout - Variant spelling of Dutch Ewould, meaning "law power."
Faas - Dutch form of German Fastred, meaning "firm counsel."
Femke - Dutch name meaning "peace."
Filippus - Dutch form of Latin Philippus, meaning "lover of horses."
Floris - Dutch form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
Franciscus - Latin name meaning "French."
Franz - German form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
Frederik - Danish and Low German form of Old High German Friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler." 
Frits - Pet form of Dutch Frerik, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Geeraard - Dutch and Flemish form of German Gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
Geert - Variant spelling of Dutch/Flemish Geerd, meaning "spear strong."
Geertje - Pet form of Dutch Geertruida, meaning "spear strength."
Geertruida - Dutch form of German Gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
Gerben - Dutch name composed of the Germanic elements ger "spear" and bern "bear," hence "spear-bear."
Gerda - Dutch and Scandinavian form of Old Norse Gerðr, meaning "enclosure, stronghold."
Gerdi - Danish and Swedish form of Old Norse Gerðr, meaning "enclosure, stronghold."
Gerlach - German name composed of the elements geri/gari "spear" and laic "play, sport," hence "spear-play." In use by the Dutch.
Gertrúd - Hungarian form of German Gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
Gertruida - Dutch form of German Gertrude, meaning "spear strength."
Gervaas - Dutch form of Latin Gervasius, meaning "spear servant."
Gijs - Short form of Dutch Gijsbert, meaning "pledge-bright."
Gijsbert - Dutch form of Latin Gilbertus, meaning "pledge-bright."
Gillis - Dutch form of French Gilles, meaning "shield of goatskin." 
Greet - Variant spelling of Dutch Griet, meaning "pearl."
Greetje - Variant spelling of Dutch Grietje, meaning "pearl."
Greta - Short form of Danish/Swedish Margareta, meaning "pearl."
Griet - Short form of Dutch Margriet, meaning "pearl."
Grietje - Pet form of Dutch Margriet, meaning "pearl."
Gustaaf - Dutch form of Latin Gustavus, meaning "meditation staff."
Hadewych - Dutch form of German Hedwig, meaning "contending battle."
Hannes - Dutch short form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Hein - Pet form of Dutch Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Heintje - Pet form of Dutch Hendrika, meaning "home-ruler."
Heleen - Dutch form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Heleentje - Pet form of Dutch Heleen, probably meaning "torch."
Helena - Latin form of Greek Helénē, probably meaning "torch."
Hendrik -  Dutch form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Hendrika - Feminine form of Dutch Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Henk - Pet form of Dutch Henrick and Hendrik, meaning "home-ruler."
Henrick - Dutch form of Latin Henricus, meaning "home-ruler."
Herman -   Dutch form of German Hermann, meaning "army man." 
Hilarius - Latin form of Greek Hilarion, meaning "joyful; happy."
Hildebrand - Old German name composed of the elements hild "battle" and brand "sword," hence "battle sword."
Hildo - Dutch form of German Hilda, meaning "battle."
Hubertus - Latinized form of German Huppert or Hupprecht, meaning "bright heart/mind/spirit." 
Hubrecht - Dutch form of German Hupprecht, meaning "bright heart/mind/spirit."
Huib - Pet form of Dutch Hubrecht, meaning "bright heart/mind/spirit."
Huub - Pet form of Dutch Hubrecht, meaning "bright heart/mind/spirit."
Ignaas - Dutch form of Latin Ignatius, possibly meaning "unknowing."
Imrich - Slovak form of Middle High German Haimirich, meaning "home-ruler."
Jaap - Dutch pet form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jacoba - Dutch feminine form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jacobine - Dutch feminine form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Jacobus - Latin form of Greek Iakobos, meaning "supplanter." In use by the Dutch.
Jan - English short form of names beginning with Jan-, most of which are feminine forms of John, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with masculine Jan.
Janneke - Dutch form of Low German Jannike, meaning "God is gracious."
Jef - Pet form of Dutch Jozef, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Jelle - Pet form of Dutch Willem, meaning "will-helmet."
Jeltje - Feminine form of Dutch Jelle, meaning "will-helmet."
Jeltsje - Feminine form of Dutch Jelle, meaning "will-helmet."
Jeremias - Latin form of Greek Ieremias, meaning "Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the six major prophets.
Jeroen - Dutch form of Latin Hieronymus, meaning "holy name."
Jochem - Dutch and German form of Hebrew Yehowyaqiym, meaning "Jehovah raises up." 
Joep - Pet form of Dutch Jozef, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Joeri - Dutch form of Russian Yuri, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Jóhanna - Feminine form of Icelandic Jóhann, meaning "God is gracious."
Jóhannes - Icelandic form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
Joop - Pet form of Dutch Jozef "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Joos - Pet form of Dutch Jozef, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)."  
Joost - Dutch pet form of Roman Latin Justus "fair, just." 
Jordaan - Dutch masculine form of Hebrew unisex Yordan, meaning "flowing down."
Joris - Dutch and Frisian form of Latin Georgius, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Jos - Pet form of Dutch Jozef, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Józef - Polish form of Greek Ioseph (Hebrew Yowceph), meaning "(God) shall add (another son)."
Jozua - Dutch form of Hebrew Yehowshuwa, meaning "God is salvation."
Jurriaan - Dutch form of Latin Georgius, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Katelijn - Dutch form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."
Katelijne - Variant spelling of Dutch Katelijn, meaning "pure."
Kätharina - German form of Latin Katherina, meaning "pure."
Katrien - Dutch form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."
Katrijn - Dutch form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."
Kees - Dutch pet form of Roman Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn."
Kerneels - Afrikaans (South African Dutch) form of Roman Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn."
Klaartje - Pet form of Dutch Klara, meaning "clear, bright."
Klaas - Pet form of Dutch Nikolaas, meaning "victor of the people."
Klazina - Feminine pet form of Dutch Nikolaas, meaning "victor of the people."
Kobus - Dutch short form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Koen - Short form of Dutch Koenraad, meaning "bold counsel."
Koenraad - Dutch form of Old High German Konrad, meaning "bold counsel."
Koert - Contracted form of Dutch Koenraad, meaning "bold counsel."
Koos - Dutch pet form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Kornél - Hungarian form of Roman Latin Cornelius, meaning "of a horn."
Kort - Pet form of Dutch Koenrad, meaning "bold counsel."
Kunigonde - Dutch form of German Kunigunde, meaning "brave war."
Lambert - Middle English form of Low German Lammert, meaning "land-bright."
Lammert - Low German form of Germanic Landebert, meaning "land-bright." In use by the Dutch and French.
Léonard - French form of German Leonhard, meaning "lion-strong."
Liesbeth - Variant spelling of Dutch Lijsbeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Liesje - Pet form of Dutch Lijsbeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Lieve - Unisex short form of Dutch Lieven, meaning "dear friend." 
Lieven - Variant spelling of Dutch Lievin, meaning "dear friend."
Lievin - Dutch form of German Liafwin, meaning "dear friend."
Lijsbeth - Dutch form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Liselot - Dutch form of German Liselotte, meaning "God is my oath."
Liselotte - Variant spelling of German Lieselotte, meaning "God is my oath."
Lodewijk - Dutch form of German Ludwig, meaning "famous warrior."
Loes - Dutch form of French Louise, meaning"famous warrior." 
Lowie - Pet form of Dutch Lodewijk, meaning "famous warrior."
Luuk - Dutch form of Latin Lucas, meaning "from Lucania."
Maaike - Pet form of Dutch Marja, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Maarten - Dutch form of Roman Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."
Maartje - Feminine form of Dutch Maarten, meaning "of/like Mars."
Maas - Dutch pet form of Greek Thōmas, meaning "twin."
Machteld - Dutch form of Teutonic Mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle."
Margriet - Dutch form of Latin Margarita, meaning "pearl."
Marianne - French form of Latin Marianna, meaning "like Marius."
Marieke - Pet form of Dutch Marja, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Marijke - Pet form of Dutch Marijse, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Marijn - Dutch unisex form of Roman Latin Marinus, meaning "of the sea."
Marijse - Dutch form of Latin Marise, meaning "of the sea."
Marja - Dutch and Finnish form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Marjolein - Variant spelling of Dutch Marjolijn, meaning "marjoram."
Marjolijn - Dutch form of French Marjolaine, meaning "marjoram."
Marloes - Contracted form of Dutch Maria Loes, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "famous warrior." 
Martijn - Dutch form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."
Matthijs - Dutch form of Greek Mattathias, meaning "gift of God."
Maurits - Dutch form of Roman Latin Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor." 
Mechteld - Dutch form of Teutonic Mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle." 
Menno - Pet form of Dutch and German names beginning with Mein-, from Germanic magin, meaning "might, strength."
Mia - Danish and Swedish pet form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Michiel - Dutch form of Greek Michaēl, meaning "who is like God?"
Mieke - Dutch pet form of Dutch/Finnish Marja, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Miep - Dutch pet form of Dutch/Finnish Marja, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Mirjam - Dutch and German form of Hebrew Miryam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Mózes - Hungarian form of Greek Moyses, meaning "drawn out."
Myrthe - From the Dutch name for the flowering "myrtle."
Nicolaas - Dutch form of Latin Nicolaus, meaning "victor of the people."
Nikolaas - Dutch form of Latin Nicolaus, meaning "victor of the people."
Paulien - Dutch form of Latin Paulina, meaning "small."
Piet - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pieter - Dutch form of Latin Petrus, meaning "rock, stone."
Pim - Pet form of Dutch Willem, meaning "will-helmet."
Radboud - Dutch name composed of the Germanic elements rad "counsel" and bald "bold," hence "bold counsel."
Rébecca - French form of Greek Rhebekka, meaning "ensnarer." 
Rebekka - Danish, German and Norwegian form of Greek Rhebekka, meaning "ensnarer."
Reinier - Dutch form of German Reiner, meaning "wise warrior."
Rembrandt - Dutch name composed of the Germanic elements regin "advice, decision, counsel" and brand "sword," hence "sword of wisdom."
Renate - Dutch and German form of Latin Renata, meaning "reborn."
Roel - Short form of Dutch Roeland, meaning "famous land." 
Roeland - Dutch form of German Hrodland, meaning "famous land." 
Roos - Dutch name meaning "rose."
Roosevelt - Dutch surname transferred to forename use, composed of the elements roose "roses" and velt "open country," hence "field of roses."
Rudolf - Modern form of Old High German Hrodwulf, meaning "famous wolf."
Rutger - Dutch form of Old High German Hrotger, meaning "famous spear."
Ruud - Pet form of Dutch Rodolf, meaning "famous wolf."
Sanne - Dutch short form of German Susanne, meaning "lily."
Sara - Anglicized form of Greek Sarra, meaning "noble lady, princess." In the bible, this is the name that God gave to Sarai, wife of Abraham. This form of the name is in wide use throughout Europe: Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Scandinavian, and Slovene.
Saskia - Dutch name, possibly meaning "Saxon."
Schuyler - Dutch surname transferred to English unisex forename use, meaning "protection, shelter." 
Sebastiaan - Dutch form of Latin Sebastianus, meaning "from Sebaste."
Sem - Dutch form of Hebrew Shem, meaning "mark, name, signature, stigma."
Siemen - Dutch and German form of Greek Symeon, meaning "hearkening."
Sjaak - Dutch pet form of Latin Jacobus, meaning "supplanter."
Sjef - Pet form of Dutch Jozef, meaning "(God) shall add (another son)." 
Sjors - Pet form of Dutch Jurgen or Jurriaan, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
Sofie - Dutch and German form of French Sophie, meaning "wisdom." 
Stefanus - Variant spelling of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown." In use by the Dutch.
Stephanus - Latin form of Greek Stephanos, meaning "crown." In the bible, this is the name of one of the seven deacons of the church at Jerusalem who was stoned to death by the Jews. 
Sterre - Dutch name meaning "star."
Stijn - Short form of Dutch Augustijn "venerable" and Constantijn "steadfast." 
Susanna -   Latin form of Greek Sousánna, meaning "lily." In the bible, this is the name of a woman who ministered to Christ. 
Susanne - German form of Latin Susanna, meaning "lily."
Teun - Dutch pet form of Czech/Dutch Antonie, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Teunis - Dutch pet form of Roman Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Theodoor - Dutch form of Latin Theodorus, meaning "gift of God."
Theresia - Dutch and German form of Spanish Therasia, meaning "harvester."
Theunis - Dutch pet form of Roman Latin Antonius, possibly meaning "invaluable." 
Thijs - Short form of Dutch Matthijs, meaning "gift of God."
Thomas - English form of Greek Thōmas, meaning "twin." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of one of the twelve apostles. He is referred to as "Thomas, called Didymus," his surname.
Tiede - Pet form of Dutch Diederik, meaning "first of the people; king of nations."
Trees - Dutch pet form of Dutch/German Theresia, meaning "harvester."
Trijntje - Pet form of Dutch Katrijn, meaning "pure."
Truus - Pet form of Dutch Geertruida, meaning "spear strength."
Urian - Anglicized form of Hebrew Uryan, meaning "light."
Valentijn - Dutch form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
Viona - Dutch form of Irish Gaelic F�ona, meaning "vine."
Wiebe - Pet form of German names containing theelement -wig, meaning "battle, fight, war."
Willem - Dutch form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Willemina - Feminine form of Dutch Willem, meaning "will-helmet."
Wolter - Dutch form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wouter - Dutch form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
Xandra - Dutch short form of Latin Alexandra, meaning"defender of mankind."

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