Swiss names


Aina -   African Nigerian name meaning "difficult birth." 
Anne - French form Latin Anna, meaning "favor; grace." Compare with masculine Anne.
Christianus - Latin form of Greek Christianos, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ." In the bible, this is the name first given to the worshippers of Jesus by the Gentiles, but from the second century onward accepted by them as a title of honor.
Christoph - German form of Latin Christophorus, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
Han - Short form of German Johann, meaning "God is gracious."
Jock - Scottish form of English Jack, meaning "God is gracious."
Karl - German name derived from the word karl, meaning "man," from Old Norse karl, which originally meant "free man." 
Krista -   Swedish pet form of Scandinavian Kristina, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
Lenz - Contracted form of German Lorenz, meaning "of Laurentum."
Lori -   Armenian name meaning "linden tree."
Magdalēnē - Greek name meaning "of Magdala." In the bible, this is the name of a woman who was cleansed of sin by Jesusand remained with him throughout his ministry, and witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection. 
Maja - Scandinavian and Slavic form of Greek Maia, meaning "nursing mother."
Marie - French form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Mathias - Variant spelling of English Matthias, meaning "gift of God."
Mies - Dutch pet form of Dutch/Finnish Marja, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." Compare with masculine Mies. 
Trine - Short form of Scandinavian Catrine, meaning "pure."
Ueli - Swiss pet form of German Ulrich, meaning "prosperity and power."
Ulrich - Old High German name, derived from the word uodalrich, composed of the elements uodal "prosperity" and ric "power, rule," hence "prosperity and power."
Wilhelm - Contracted form of Old High German Willahelm, meaning "will-helmet." 

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