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Most Comprehensive List of Dutch Names to Choose From

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Dutch Names For Babies

The Netherlands! A country rich in history and culture. It is therefore not strange that so many new parents are looking for Dutch names for their babies.

For your convenience, this post is sorted in alphabetical order. You will be able to find the most comprehensive list of Dutch names, their meanings, and pronunciations, in the following categories:

Dutch Boy Names

Aart

Aart means “eagle like” and pronounced as ART

Abe

Abe means “noble strength” and pronounced as AYB. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Abraham

Abraham means “father of a multitude” and pronounced as A-bra-hahm. Abraham is a classical biblical name. In the Bible, he was the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and is considered the founding father of the Jewish people. 

Ad

Ad is a diminutive variation of Adriaan which means “from Hadria”. Pronounced as AHT or AED. 

Adam

Adam means “man” and pronounced as A-dahm. Adam, in the Bible, was the first man God created.

Adelbert

Adelbert is a variation of Albert which means “nobly famous”. Pronounced as AA-dahl-bahrt. 

Adolf

Adolf means “noble wolf” and pronounced as A-dawlf. Adolf was the name of several Swedish kings and is usually associated with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in Germany during World War II.

Adriaan

Adriaan is a Dutch variation of Adrian which means “from Hadria”. Pronounced as AH-dree-an

Adrianus

Adrianus is the official Dutch variation of Adrian which means “from Hadria”. Pronounced as ah-dree-AH-nus or AH-dree-ah-nus.

Albert

Albert means “nobly famous” and pronounced as AHL-bahrt. Albert was common among medieval German royalty and is often associated with the German physicist, Albert Einstein (1879-1955). 

Albertus

Albertus is a variation of Albert which means “nobly famous”. (Similar to Adelbert.) Pronounced as ahl-BEHR-tus. 

Aldert

Aldert means “brave, hardy”.

Alexander

Alexander means “defending men” and pronounced as a-lehk-SAHN-dahr. Alexander was the name of the king of Macedon, Alexander the Great, who built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India.

Alfons

Alfons means “noble and ready” and pronounced as AHL-fawns.

Alfred

Alfred means “wise counselor” and pronounced as AHL-fraht (Dutch) or AL-frahd (English). Alfred was the name of a 9th-century king of Wessex who fought unceasingly against the Danes living in northeast England.

Allard

Allard means “noble strength” or “brave” and pronounced as AEL-aaRD.

Alwin

Alwin means “elf friend” or “noble friend” and pronounced as AHL-win or AHL-vin

Ambroos

Ambroos is a Dutch variation of Ambrose which means “immortal”. 

André

André is a variation of Andreas which means “manly, masculine”. Pronounced as ahn-DREH. 

Andreas

Andreas means “manly, masculine” and pronounced as ahn-DREH-ahs

Andries

Andries is a variation of Andreas which means “manly, masculine”. (Similar to André.) Pronounced as AHN-drees.

Anton

Anton is a diminutive variation of Anthony which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as AHN-tawn. 

Antonie

Antonie is a spelling variation of Anthony which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as AHN-taw-nee. 

Antonius

Antonius is an ancient variation of Anthony which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as ahn-TO-nee-uys. 

Antoon

Antoon is a Dutch variation of Anthony which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as ahn-toon.dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Arend

Arend is a Dutch variation of Arnold which means “ruler, strong as an eagle” or “eagle ruler”. Pronounced as A-rent. 

Arie

Arie means “from Hadria” or “excellent purpose” and pronounced as A-ree.

Aris

Aris means “from Hadria” or “best; excellent” and pronounced as A-rees or erIYS.  

Arjan

Arjan is a Dutch variation of Adrian which means “from Hadria”. (Similar to Adriaan.) Pronounced as AHR-yahn. 

Arje

Arje is a variation of Arje which means “from Hadria”. Pronounced approximately as AR-YAY. 

Arne

Arne is a variation of Arend which means “ruler, strong as an eagle” or “eagle ruler”. Pronounced as AARNeh-. 

Arno

Arno is a Dutch diminutive variation of Arnold which means “ruler, strong as an eagle” or “eagle ruler”.

Arnold

Arnold means “ruler, strong as an eagle” or “eagle ruler” and pronounced as AHR-nawlt

Arnoud

Arnoud is a Dutch variation of Arnold which means “ruler, strong as an eagle” or “eagle ruler”. (Similar to Arend.) Pronounced approximately as AHR-nawd. 

Arnout

Arnout is a variation of Arnoud which means “ruler, strong as an eagle” or “eagle ruler”. Pronounced approximately as AHR-nawt.

Arthur

Arthur means “bear” or “thor; the eagle” and pronounced as AHR-tuyr (Dutch) or AHR-thahr (English).

Augustijn

Augustijn means “great” or “august; dignified; holy” and pronounced as OW-khuys-tayn.

Augustus

Augustus means “august; dignified; holy” and pronounced as ow-KHUYS-tus (Dutch) or aw-GUS-tahs (English). Augustus was the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor. This was also the name of three kings of Poland.

Barend

Barend is a variation of Bernhard which means “brave as a bear“. Pronounced approximately as BAA-RahNT. 

Bart

Bart is a diminutive variation of Bartholomeus which means “son of the one who abounds in furrows”. Pronounced as BAHRT. 

Bartel

Bartel is a variation of Bart which means “son of the one who abounds in furrows”. Pronounced as BAHR-tahl or BaaRTEHL. 

Bartholomeus

Bartholomeus is a Dutch variation of Bartholomew which means “son of the one who abounds in furrows”. 

Bas

Bas is a diminutive variation of Bastiaan which means “person from the city of Sebastia”. Pronounced as BAHS. 

Bastiaan

Bastiaan means “person from ancient city of Sebastia” and pronounced as BAHS-tee-an

Ben

Ben means “son of” or a diminutive variation of names beginning with Ben-. Pronounced as BEHN. 

Bendix

Bendix is a Dutch variation of Benedict which means “blessed”. Pronounced as BEHNDihKS. 

Benedick

Benedick is a variation of Bendix which means “blessed”. Pronounced as BEN-ah-dik. 

Benedictus

Benedictus is a modern Dutch variation of Benedict which means “blessed”. Pronounced as bay-nah-DIK-tus. 

Benjamin

Benjamin means “son of the south” or “son of the right hand” and pronounced as BEHN-ya-meen. Benjamin, in the Bible, was one of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Bernard

Bernard means “brave as a bear” and pronounced as BEHR-nahrt (Dutch) or bahr-NAHRD (English). Bernard was the name of several saints, including Saint Bernard of Menthon who built hospices in the Swiss Alps.

Bernhard

Bernhard is a Dutch variation of Bernard which means “brave as a bear”. Pronounced as BEHRN-hart. 

Bert

Bert is a diminutive variation of Albert which means “nobly famous”. Pronounced as BEHRT. Bert can also be a diminutive variation of other names containing the element bert. 

Bob

Bob is a diminutive variation of Robert which means “bright fame”. Pronounced as BAWB (Dutch) or BAHB (English). 

Boele

Boele is possible a Dutch variation of Baldo which means “bold; brave”. 

Bonifaas

Bonifaas is a Dutch variation of Boniface which means “good fate”. 

Boudewijn

Boudewijn is a Dutch variation of Baldwin which means “bold friend; brave friend”. Pronounced as BOW-dah-vayn or B-OW-Deh-W-ayN. 

Braam

Braam is a Dutch diminutive variation of Abraham which means “father of multitudes”. Pronounced as BRAHM. 

Bram

Bram is a spelling variation of Braam which means “father of multitudes”. Bram was the name of the famous Irish author who wrote ‘Dracula’.

Brecht

Brecht means “bright”. 

Broos

Broos is a diminutive variation of Ambroos which means “immortal”. Pronounced as BROO-S.

Bruin

Bruin means “bear” or “brown” and pronounced as BRUWihN. 

Carolu

Carolu is a Dutch variation of Carl which means “free man”. 

Casper

Casper means “keeper of the treasure” and pronounced as KAHS-pahr

Ceel

Ceel means “male” and pronounced as KAYYL

Cees

Cees is a spelling variation of Kees which means “horn”. Pronounced as KEHS. 

Christiaan

Christiaan is a Dutch variation of Christian which means “follower of Christ”. Pronounced as KRIS-tee-yan. 

Christoffel

Christoffel is a Dutch variation of Kristoffer which means “bearing Christ”. Pronounced as kris-TAWF-fahl. 

Clemens

Clemens means “merciful, gentle” and pronounced as KLEH-mehns.

Cobus

Cobus is a diminutive variation of Jacobus which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as KO-bus.

Coen

Coen means “bold adviser” and pronounced as KOON

Coenraad

Coenraad means “bold counsel” and pronounced as KOON-rat or KOW-NRAA-D. 

Constantijn

Constantijn is a Dutch variation of Constantine which means “constant, steadfast”. Pronounced as kawn-stahn-TAYN. 

Coos

Coos is a diminutive variation of Jacob which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as KOO-S.

Corné

Corné is a diminutive variation of Cornelis which means “horn”. Pronounced as kawr-NAY. 

Cornelis

Cornelis is a Dutch variation of Cornelius which means “horn”. Pronounced as kawr-NEH-lis. 

Cornelius

Cornelius means “horn” and pronounced as kawr-NEH-lee-uys (Dutch) or kawr-NEE-lee-ahs (English). Cornelius, in the Bible, was a centurion who is directed by an angel to seek Peter. 

Cristiaan

Cristiaan is a spelling variation of Christiaan which means “follower of Christ”. 

Daan

Daan is a diminutive variation of Daniël which means “God is my judge”. Pronounced as DAN. 

Damiaan

Damiaan is a Dutch variation of Damian which means “tamer”. 

Damian

Damian means “tamer” and pronounced as day-mee-ann. 

Daneel

Daneel is a variation of Daniël which means “God is my judge”. Pronounced approximately as DEYNiyIYL or DAH-nee-el.

Daniël

Daniël is a Dutch variation of Daniel which means “God is my judge”. Pronounced as DAH-nee-ehl.

David

David means “God is my judge” and pronounced as DAH-vit (Dutch) or DAY-vid (English). David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. 

Dennis

Dennis means “follower of Dionysos” and pronounced as DEH-nis

Dick

Dick is a diminutive variation of Diederik which means “ruler of the people”. Pronounced as DIK. 

Diede

Diede is a diminutive variation of Diederik which means “ruler of the people”. Pronounced as DEE-dah or DIYD.  Diede can also be a diminutive variation of other names containing the element died. 

Diderick

Diderick is a Dutch variation of Dietrich which means “ruler of the people”. Pronounced as DEE-dah-rik.

Diederick

Diederick is a spelling variation of Diderick which means “ruler of the people”. 

Diederik

Diederik is a spelling variation of Diederick which means “ruler of the people”.  

Dinand

Dinand means “bold voyager” and pronounced as dih-nand.dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Dirk

Dirk is a variation of Dick which means “ruler of the people”. Pronounced as DIRK (Dutch) or DURK (English). 

Dominicus

Dominicus means “of the Lord” and pronounced as do-MEE-nee-kus. Dominicus was traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. 

Dries

Dries is a diminutive variation Andries which means “manly, masculine”. Pronounced as DREES. 

Ed

Ed is a diminutive variation of names beginning with Ed, such as Edward or Edmund. Pronounced as ET (Dutch) or ED (English). 

Edmond

Edmond means “wealthy protector”.

Eduard

Eduard means “wealthy guardian” and pronounced as E-dwart. 

Edwin

Edwin means “rich friend” and pronounced as ED-vin or ED-win. Edwin was the name of a 7th-century Northumbrian king who was regarded as a saint.

Egbert

Egbert means “bright edge of a sword” and pronounced as EKH-bahrt (Dutch) or EHG-bahrt (English). Egbert was the name of kings of Kent and Wessex as well as two English saints. 

Egidius

Egidius means “young goat”. 

Elbert

Elbert is a diminutive variation of Adelbert which means “nobly famous”. Pronounced as EHL-bahrt. 

Emerens

Emerens means “to fully deserve”.

Emiel

Emiel means “rival” and pronounced as ay-MEEL. 

Erik

Erik means “eternal ruler” and pronounced as AY-rik (Dutch) or ER-ik (English). Erik was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.

Ernst

Ernst means “earnest; serious” and pronounced as EHRNST.

Erwin

Erwin means “warrior friend” and pronounced as ER-win or ER-vin. Erwin was the name of an Austrian physicist, Erwin Schrodinger, who made contributions to quantum theory.

Eugenius

Eugenius means “well-born, noble” and pronounced approximately as YUWJHIYNYAHS.

Evert

Evert means “brave boar” and pronounced as EH-vahrt.

Ewald

Ewald means “law; custom; right; to rule” and pronounced as E-valt or E-wald. 

Ewoud

Ewoud is a variation of Ewald which means “law; custom; right; to rule”. Pronounced as AY-vowt or AY-wowt. 

Ewout

Ewout is a spelling variation of Ewoud which means “law; custom; right; to rule”. Pronounced as AY-vowt or AY-wowt. 

Faas

Faas is either a diminutive variation of Bonifaas or Servaas, Bonifaas means “good fate” while Servaas means “saved, redeemed”. Pronounced as FAS

Fabian

Fabian means “grower of beans” and pronounced as FA-bee-ahn (Dutch) or FAY-bee-ahn (English). 

Felix

Felix means “lucky; successful” and pronounced as FAY-liks (Dutch) or FEE-lihks (English). 

Femme

Femme is a masculine variation of Fenne which means “peace”. Pronounced as FEH-mah.

Ferdi

Ferdi is a diminutive variation of Ferdinand which means “bold voyager”. Pronounced as FEHR-dee. 

Ferdinand

Ferdinand means “bold voyager” and pronounced as FER-dee-nahnt (Dutch) or FUR-dih-nand (English). Ferdinand was common among the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria.

Fester

Fester is possibly a diminutive variation of Silvester which means “man of the woods”. 

Filip

Filip is a spelling variation of Philip which means “lover of horses”. Pronounced as FEE-lip. 

Filippus

Filippus is the official Dutch variation of Philip which means “lover of horses”. 

Flip

Flip is a diminutive variation of Filip which means “lover of horses”. Pronounced as FLIHP. 

Fons

Fons is a diminutive variation of Alfons which means “noble and ready”. Pronounced as FAWNS. 

Franciscus

Franciscus is a Dutch variation of Francis which means “Frenchman; free one”. Pronounced as frahn-SIS-kuyz. 

Frank

Frank is a diminutive variation of Franciscus which means which means “Frenchman; free one”. Pronounced as FRAHNGK. 

Frans

Frans is a Dutch diminutive variation of Francis which means “Frenchman; free one”. Pronounced as FRAHNS. 

Fred

Fred is a diminutive variation of names containing the element fred, such as Frederick or Alfred. Pronounced as FRET (Dutch) or FRED (English). 

Frederik

Frederik is a Dutch variation of Frederick which means “peaceful ruler”. Pronounced as a FREH-dah-rik. Frederik was the name of nine kings of Denmark over the past 500 years.

Freek

Freek is a diminutive variation of Frederik which means “peaceful ruler”. Pronounced as FRAYY-K

Frerik

Frerik is a variation of Freek which means “peaceful ruler”. Pronounced as FREHRihK. 

Friso

Friso means “a Frisian” and pronounced as FRIY-Sow

Frits

Frits is a Dutch diminutive variation of Frederick which means “peaceful ruler”. Pronounced as FRihTS. 

Funs

Funs is a variation of Fons which means “noble and ready”. Pronounced as FUNS. 

Funske

Funske means “eager for war” or “noble and brave” and pronounced as FUNS-kah. 

Gabriël

Gabriël is a Dutch variation of Gabriel which means “my strength is God”. Pronounced as KHAA-bree-ahl. 

Geert

Geert means “one who is brave and strong” and pronounced as K-EY-RT or GHEHRT

Gerard

Gerard means “spear strength” and pronounced as KHI-rahrt (Dutch) or ji-RAHRD (American English). 

Gerben

Gerben means “bear” or “spear” and pronounced as KHER-bahn.

Gerd

Gerd is a diminutive variation of Gerhard which means “spear strength”. Pronounced as KHER-hahrt. 

Gerhard

Gerhard is a Dutch variation of Gerard which means “spear strength”. Pronounced as KHER-hahrt. 

Gerlach

Gerlach means “spear play” and pronounced as KHER-lahkh. 

Gerlof

Gerlof is a variation of Gerolf which means “spear; wolf”. Pronounced as KHER-lohf.

Gerolf

Gerolf is a Dutch variation of Gerulf which means “spear; wolf”. Pronounced approximately as KHER-olf. 

Gerolt

Gerolt is a Dutch variation of Gerald which means “ruler with the spear”. Pronounced as KHAY-rawlt. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Gerrit

Gerrit means “brave with the spear” and pronounced as KHER-rit. 

Gert

Gert is a variation of Gerd which means “spear strength”. Pronounced as KHERT. 

Gervaas

Gervaas means “skilled with a spear”. 

Gijs

Gijs is a Dutch diminutive variation of Gilbert which means “bright pledge”. Pronounced as KHAYS or GHAYS.

Gijsbert

Gijsbert is a Dutch variation of Gilbert which means “bright pledge”. Pronounced as KHAYS-bahrt.  

Gilbert

Gilbert means “bright pledge” and pronounced as KHIL-bahrt (Dutch) or GIL-bahrt (English). Gilbert was the name of a 12th-century British saint, the founder of the religious order known as the Gilbertines.

Gillis

Gillis is a Dutch variation of Giles which means “young goat”. Pronounced as KIHL-is. 

Godfried

Godfried is a Dutch variation of Godfrey which means “God’s peace”. Pronounced as KHAWT-freet.

Goswin

Goswin means “goth friend”. 

Gregoor

Gregoor is a Dutch variation of Gregory which means “vigilant; a watchman”. Pronounced approximately as GREHGUW-R. 

Gustaaf

Gustaaf is a Dutch variation of Gustav which means “staff of the Goths”. Pronounced as GuwSTAA-F. 

Gustaff

Gustaff is a spelling variation of Gustaaf which means “staff of the Goths”. 

Guus

Guus is a diminutive variation of names containing the element gus, such as Augustus or Gustaaf. Pronounced as KHUYS or GHUYS.

Guyon

Guyon means “wide; wood; forest” or “guide, leader” and pronounced approximately as GAYAHN or gEE-AWn

Gye

Gye is a variation of Guyon which means “wide; wood; forest” or “guide, leader”. 

Hanke

Hanke is a variation of Johan which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as HAHN-kah.

Hannes

Hannes is a diminutive variation of Johannes which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as HAH-nahs. 

Hans

Hans is a variation of Hannes which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as HAHNS. 

Harbert

Harbert is a Dutch variation of Herbert which means “bright army”. 

Harm

Harm is a diminutive variation of Herman which means “army man”. Pronounced as HAHRM. 

Heiko

Heiko is a Dutch variation of Henry which means “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as HAY-ko. 

Hein

Hein is a variation of Heiko which means “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as HAYN.

Heino

Heino means “lord of the manor” or “home” and pronounced as HAY-no

Heinrich

Heinrich means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor” and pronounced as HINE-rish.

Heinrik

Heinrik is a variation of Heinrich which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as HINE-rik.

Hendrik

Hendrik is a variation of Heinrik which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as HEHN-drik. 

Henk

Henk is a diminutive variation of Hendrik which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as HENGK. 

Henricus

Henricus is a variation of Heinrich which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. (Similar to Heinrik.) Pronounced as hehn-REE-kuys.

Herbert

Herbert means “bright army”.

Herman

Herman means “army man” and pronounced as HEHR-mahn

Hermanus

Hermanus is a variation of Herman which means “army man”.

Hieronymous

Hieronymous means “sacred name” and pronounced as hyeh-RO-nuy-muws

Hieronymus

Hieronymus is a spelling variation of Hieronymous which means “sacred name”. Hieronymus was the name of a famous 15th-century Dutch painter known for his depictions of the torments of hell.

Hinrich

Hinrich is a spelling variation of Heinrich which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as HIN-rikh.

Horats

Horats means “timekeeper”.

Horatz

Horatz is a spelling variation of Horats which means “timekeeper”. 

Hubert

Hubert means “bright heart” and pronounced as HUY-bahrt (Dutch) or HYOO-bahrt (English). Hubert is the name of the patron saint of hunters. 

Hubertus

Hubertus is a variation of Hubert which means “bright heart”. Pronounced as huy-BER-tahs. 

Hubrecht

Hubrecht is a Dutch variation of Hubert which means “bright heart”. Pronounced as HUY-brahkht.

Hugo

Hugo means “heart, mind, spirit” and pronounced as HUY-gho (Dutch) or HYOO-go (English). 

Huub

Huub is a Dutch diminutive variation of Hubert which means “bright heart”. Pronounced as HUYP. 

Ignaas

Ignaas means “fire; fiery” and pronounced as ikh-NAAS or ayKNAH-Z.dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

IJsbrand

IJsbrand means “ice; iron; sword”. Pronounced aceBRUNT.

Ivo

Ivo means “yew wood, archer” and pronounced as EE-vo. Ivo was the name of several saints.

Izaäk

Izaäk is a Dutch variation of Isaac which means “he will laugh; he will rejoice”. Pronounced as IY-Zah-K.

Jaak

Jaak means “Yahweh is merciful” or “Yahweh may protect” and pronounced as YAH-K.

Jaap

Jaap is a Dutch variation of James which means “supplanter”. Pronounced as yahp. 

Jacob

Jacob means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter” and pronounced as YAH-kawp (Dutch) or JAY-kahb (English). Jacob, in the Bible, was one of the most important patriarchs of the tribes of Israel. The 12 tribes of Israel evolved from his 12 sons. 

Jacobus

Jacobus is a variation of Jacob which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as yah-KO-bus. 

Jakob

Jakob is a spelling variation of Jacob which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”.

Jasper

Jasper means “treasurer” and pronounced as YAHS-pahr (Dutch) or JAS-pahr (English). Jasper was a name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus. 

Jef

Jef is a diminutive variation of Jozef which means “Yahweh will add (another son)”. Pronounced as YEHF. 

Jelle

Jelle means “sacrifice, value” and pronounced as YEHL-lah.

Jeroen

Jeroen is a Dutch variation of Jerome which means “sacred name”. Pronounced as yah-ROON. 

Job

Job means “persecuted; hated” and pronounced as YAWP (Dutch) or JOB (English). Job, in the Bible, was a righteous man who was tested by God, enduring many tragedies and hardships while struggling to remain faithful.

Jochem

Jochem means “Yahweh will establish” and pronounced as YO-khahm. 

Jodocus

Jodocus means “lord” and pronounced as yo-DO-kahs. 

Joël

Joël means “Yahweh is God” and pronounced as YAW-EHL.

Joep

Joep is a variation of Jozef which means “Yahweh will add (another son)”. Pronounced as YOOP.

Joeri

Joeri means “farmer, earthworker” and pronounced as YOO-ree. 

Johan

Johan is a diminutive variation of Johannes which means “Yahweh is gracious”. (Similar to Hannes.) Pronounced as YO-hahn. 

Johannes

Johannes is a Dutch variation of John which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as yo-HAHN-nahs.

Jonas

Jonas means “dove” and pronounced as YOW-NaaS

Jonathan

Jonathan means “Yahweh has given” and pronounced as YO-na-tan (Dutch) or JAHN-ah-thahn (English). Jonathan, in the Bible, was the eldest son of Saul. His relationship with his father was strained due to his close friendship with his father’s rival David. 

Joop

Joop means “Yahweh will add (another son)” or “Yahweh is gracious” and pronounced as yoop. 

Joord

Joord is a Dutch variation of Jordan which means “flowing down”. Pronounced as YOORT. 

Joos

Joos means “just; righteous; fair” or “Yahweh will add (another son)”. Pronounced as yoos.

Joost

Joost means “just; righteous; fair” and pronounced as yoost. 

Joris

Joris is a variation of Joeri which means “farmer, earthworker”. Pronounced as YO-ris. 

Jos

Jos is a diminutive variation of Jozef which means “Yahweh will add (another son)”. (Similar to Jef.) Pronounced as YAWS.

Josephus

Josephus is a variation of Joseph which means “Yahweh will add (another son)”. Pronounced as YO-sah-fus. Josephus is used primarily to refer to the 1st-century Jewish historian Titus Flavius Josephus.

Joshuah

Joshuah is a Dutch variation of Joshua which means “the Lord is my salvation”. 

Jozef

Jozef is a Dutch variation of Joseph which means “Yahweh will add (another son)”. Pronounced as YO-zahf. 

Jozua

Jozua is a variation of Joshuah which means “the Lord is my salvation”. Pronounced as YO-zuy-ah. 

Judocus

Judocus is a spelling variation of Jodocus which means “lord”. Pronounced as yoh-doh-kuz.

Jurgen

Jurgen is a variation of Joeri which means “farmer, earthworker”. (Similar to Joris.) Pronounced as YAH-RGeh-N. 

Jurre

Jurre is a Dutch variation of Gerard which means “spear strength”. (Similar to Gerhard.) Pronounced as yuh-ruh. 

Jurriaan

Jurriaan is a variation of Joeri which means “farmer, earthworker”. (Similar to Joris and Jurgen.) Pronounced as YUR-ree-aa-n.  

Justus

Justus means “just” and pronounced as YUWS-tuws (Dutch) or JUS-tahs (English). Justus was the name of several saints. 

Kasper

Kasper is a spelling variation of Casper which means “keeper of the treasure”. Pronounced as KAHS-pahr.

Kees

Kees is a diminutive variation of Cornelis which means “horn”. (Similar to Corné.) Pronounced as case or KIYZ. 

Kerneels

Kerneels is a Dutch variation of Cornelius which means “horn”. (Similar to Cornelis.)

Kerstan

Kerstan is a variation of Christian which means “follower of Christ”. Pronounced as K-ERSTAHN. 

Kevin

Kevin means “kind; gentle; handsome; birth”. 

Klaas

Klaas is a Dutch diminutive variation of Nicholas which means “victory of the people”. Pronounced as KLAS.

Kobe

Kobe is a diminutive variation of Jakob which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as KOWBiy-. 

Kobus

Kobus is a diminutive variation of Jacobus which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as KOO-bis.

Koen

Koen is a diminutive variation of Koenraad which means “brave counsel”. Pronounced as KOON or KOW-ehN.

Koenraad

Koenraad is a Dutch variation of Conrad which means “brave counsel”. Pronounced as KOON-raa-t. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Koert

Koert  is a diminutive variation of Koenraad which means “brave counsel”. (Similar to Koen.) Pronounced as KOORT. 

Koos

Koos is a spelling variation of Coos which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as KOS. 

Kort

Kort means “courteous, polite”.

Krelis

Krelis is a variation of Cornelis which means “horn”. Pronounced as kreh-lis.

Lambert

Lambert means “land brilliant” and pronounced as LAHM-bahrt.

Lammert

Lammert is a Dutch variation of Lambert which means “land brilliant”. Pronounced as LAHM-mahrt. 

Lars

Lars is a variation of Lau which means “laurel; bay”. 

Lau

Lau is a diminutive variation of Laurens which means “laurel; bay”. Pronounced as LOW. 

Laurens

Laurens means “laurel; bay” and pronounced as LOW-rahns

Lennart

Lennart is a variation of Leonard which means “brave lion”. Pronounced as LEH-nahrt. 

Leo

Leo means “lion” and pronounced as LEH-yo (Dutch) or LEE-o (English). Leo was the name of six Byzantine emperors and five Armenian kings.

Leon 

Leon is a variation of Leo which means “lion”. Leon was a common name among Jews during the Middle Ages in England. 

Leonard

Leonard means “brave lion” and pronounced as LAY-o-nahrt (Dutch) or LEN-ahrd (English). Leonard was the name of a 5th-century Frankish saint from Noblac who is the patron of prisoners and horses.

Leopold

Leopold means “brave people” and pronounced as LAY-o-pawlt (Dutch) or LEE-ah-pold (English). Leopold was common among German royalty and was the name of two Habsburg Holy Roman emperors, as well as three kings of Belgium.

Levi

Levi means “joined, attached” and pronounced as LEHH-vee (Dutch) or LIY-Vay (English). Levi, in the Bible, is the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites, known as the Levites.

Lieven

Lieven means “beloved friend” and pronounced as LEE-VEHN.

Lievin

Lievin is a variation of Lieven which means “beloved friend”.

Lodewijk

Lodewijk is a Dutch variation of Ludwig which means “fame; loud; fighter; warrior”. Pronounced as LO-dah-vayk.

Louis

Louis means “renowned warrior” or  “fame; loud; fighter; warrior” and pronounced as loo-EE (Dutch) or LOO-is (English). Louis was the name of 18 kings of France, starting with Louis I the son of Charlemagne. 

Lourens

Lourens means “from Laurentum”.

Lowie

Lowie is a diminutive variation of Lodewijk which means “fame; loud; fighter; warrior”.

Lucas

Lucas means “from Lucania” and pronounced as LUY-kahs (Dutch) or LOO-kahs (English). 

Ludger

Ludger means “people; spear” and pronounced as LUD-gahr or LAHD-GahR.

Ludo

Ludo means “fame; loud; fighter; warrior” or “famous; wolf” and pronounced as loo-doh

Ludolf

Ludolf means “famous; wolf” and pronounced as LOO-dawlf. 

Luuk

Luuk is a Dutch variation of Luke which means “from Lucania”. Pronounced as LUYK or L-UWK.

Maarten

Maarten is a Dutch variation of Martin which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. Pronounced as MAR-tahn. 

Maas

Maas is a diminutive variation of Thomas which means “twin”. Pronounced as MAS. 

Maes

Maes means “son of Maas” and pronounced as May-s. 

Maikel

Maikel is a Dutch variation of Michael which means “who is like God?”. Pronounced as MIE-kahl.

Manfred

Manfred means “man of peace; strong peace” and pronounced as MAHN-fraht.

Mannes

Mannes is a Dutch diminutive variation Herman which means “army man”. Pronounced approximately as mahn-nehs.

Marcel

Marcel is a diminutive variation of Marcellus which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. Pronounced as mahr-SEHL.

Marcellus

Marcellus is a variation of Mark which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. Pronounced as mahr-SEHL-us. 

Marco

Marco is a variation of Mark which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. (Similar to Marcellus.) Pronounced as MAHR-ko. 

Marinus

Marinus means “war-like; dedicated to Mars” or “of the sea” and pronounced as mah-REE-nus.

Marius

Marius means “male; dedicated to Mars”. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Mark

Mark means “war-like; dedicated to Mars” and pronounced as MAHRK. Mark was the name of the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. In the Celtic legend of Tristan and Isolde this was the name of a king of Cornwall. 

Marnix

There is no specific meaning for Marnix. Pronounced as MAHR-niks. 

Marten

Marten is a variation of Martin which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. Pronounced as MAHR-tahn. 

Martijn

Martijn is a Dutch variation of Martin which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. (Similar to Maarten.) Pronounced as mahr-TAYN. 

Martinus

Martinus is the official Dutch variation of Martin which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. Pronounced as mahr-TEE-nuys. 

Matthias

Matthias means “gift of Yahweh”. Matthias, in the Bible, was the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot.

Matthijs

Matthijs is a Dutch variation of Matthias which means “gift of Yahweh”. Pronounced as mah-TAYS.

Maurids

Maurids is a diminutive variation of Mauridsje which means “dark-skinned; swarthy; moor”. 

Mauridsje

Mauridsje is a Dutch variation of Maurice which means “dark-skinned; swarthy; moor”. Pronounced approximately as MAO-RIHDS-. 

Maurits

Maurits is a variation of Maurids which means “dark-skinned; swarthy; moor”. Pronounced as MOW-rits. 

Maximiliaan

Maximiliaan is a Dutch variation of Maximilian which means “greatest”. Pronounced as MAHKS-ee-mee-lee-ahh-n. 

Mees

Mees is a spelling variation of Mies which means “son of the furrow”. Pronounced as MAYY-S. 

Meinard

Meinard means “strength; brave; hardy” and pronounced as MAY-nahrd

Meindert

Meindert is a variation of Meinard which means “strength; brave; hardy”. Pronounced approximately as MAYN-dahrt. 

Meine

Meine means “strength” and pronounced as MAY-nah.

Meino

Meino means “strength” or “one who stands firm” and pronounced as MAY-no. 

Meint

Meint is a variation of Meine which means “strength”. Pronounced as MIENT. 

Melchior

Melchior means “king; city” and pronounced as MEL-khee-awr. Melchior was a name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus. 

Melle

Melle means “meeting” and pronounced as mehl-uh.

Menno

Menno is a diminutive variation of Meine which means “strength”. Pronounced as MEH-no.

Michaël

Michaël is a Dutch variation of Michael which means “who is like God?”. (Similar to Maikel.) Pronounced as MEE-KA-EHL. 

Michael

Michael means “who is like God?” and pronounced as MI-kha-ehl or MIE-kahl. Michael is one of the archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. 

Michiel

Michiel is a variation of Michaël which means “who is like God?”. Pronounced as mi-KHEEL. 

Mick

Mick is a diminutive variation of Michael which means “who is like God?”. Pronounced as MIHK. 

Mozes

Mozes is a Dutch variation of Moses which means “delivered from the water” or “born of; child”. 

Narve

Narve means “healthy, strong” and pronounced as NARVH

Nick

Nick is a diminutive variation of Nicholas which means “victory of the people”. Pronounced as NIK.

Nicolaas

Nicolaas is a Dutch variation of Nicholas which means “victory of the people”. Pronounced as NEE-ko-las.

Niek

Niek is a diminutive variation of Nicolaas which means “victory of the people”. Pronounced as NEEK. 

Niels

Niels is a variation of Niek which means “victory of the people”. Pronounced as NEELS.

Nikolaas

Nikolaas is a spelling variation of Nicolaas which means “victory of the people”. 

Noach

Noach is a Dutch variation of Noah which means “rest; repose”. Pronounced as NO-ahkh. 

Norbert

Norbert means “renowned northerner” and pronounced as NAWR-bahrt. Norbert was the name of an 11th-century German saint who made many reforms within the church.

Olaf

Olaf means “ancestor’s descendant” or “ancestor’s relic” and pronounced as O-lahf. Olaf was the name of five kings of Norway, including Saint Olaf (Olaf II).

Olivier

Olivier is a Dutch variation of Oliver which means “olive tree”. Pronounced as O-lee-veer.

Oscar

Oscar means “deer friend” or “God spear”. 

Otto

Otto means “wealth, fortune”. Otto was the name of four kings of Germany, starting in the 10th century with Otto I, the first Holy Roman emperor, who was known as Otto the Great. 

Pascal

Pascal means “of the Passover; Easter” and pronounced as pahs-KAHL.

Patricius

Patricius is a Dutch variation of Patrick which means “nobleman”. Pronounced approximately as PEYTRIHSiyAHS. 

Paul

Paul means “small” or “humble” and pronounced as POWL. Paul was the name of an important leader of the early Christian church and also a number of other early saints and six popes.

Pauwel

Pauwel is a Dutch variation of Paul which means “small” or “humble”. Pronounced as POW-vahl or POW-wahl.  

Pepijn

Pepijn means “awe-inspiring” and pronounced as peh-PINE. 

Peter

Peter means “rock” and pronounced as PEH-tahr (Dutch) or PEE-tahr (English). Peter is a name with numerous biblical references. 

Petrus

Petrus is a variation of Peter which means “rock”. Pronounced as PEH-truws. 

Philip

Philip means “lover of horses” and pronounced as FEE-lip. Philip was the name of five kings of Macedon, including Philip II the father of Alexander the Great. Philip is also a name with numerous biblical references. 

Pier

Pier means “rock; stone” and pronounced as PEER. 

Piet

Piet is a diminutive variation of Pieter which means “rock”. Pronounced as Peet. 

Pieter

Pieter is a Dutch variation of Peter which means “rock”. Pronounced as PEE-tahr. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Pim

Pim is a Dutch diminutive variation of William which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as PihM. 

Quinten

Quinten is a Dutch variation of Quentin which means “fifth born son” or “born in fifth month”. Pronounced as KWIN-tahn or KWIHNTehN.

Quirijn

Quirijn means “spear”.

Radboud

Radboud means “leader” and pronounced as RAHT-bowt.

Raf

Raf is a diminutive variation of Rafaël which means “God heals”. Pronounced as RAHF. 

Rafaël

Rafaël is a Dutch variation of Raphael which means “God heals”. 

Rasmus

Rasmus means “beloved, desired”. 

Reinier

Reinier is a Dutch variation of Rayner which means “counsel; advice; army”. Pronounced as ray-NEER. 

Reinoud

Reinoud is a Dutch variation of Reynold which means “well-advised ruler”. Pronounced approximately as rei-noud.

Reinout

Reinout means “well-advised ruler” or “mighty and brave” and pronounced as R-EYN-AWT

Rem

Rem means “from the raven city” and pronounced as REHM

Rembrandt

Rembrandt means “advice; sword” and pronounced as REM-brahnt. Rembrandt is the name of a famous 17th-century Dutch painter, Rembrandt van Rijn.

Rens

Rens is either a diminutive variation of Laurens or Emerens, Laurens means “from Laurentum” while Emerens means “to fully deserve”. Pronounced as REHNS. 

Rhett

Rhett is a variation of Rein which means “advice; counsel”. Pronounced as REHT. 

Richard

Richard means “dominant ruler”. 

Rien

Rien is a spelling variation of Rein which “advice; counsel”. Pronounced as REEN. 

Rik

Rik is a diminutive variation of names containing the element rik, such as Hendrik or Frederik. Pronounced as RihK.

Rinus

Rinus is a diminutive variation of Marinus which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars” or “of the sea”. Pronounced as REE-nus.

Rip

Rip means “ripe; full grown” and pronounced as RIHP

Rob

Rob is a diminutive variation of Robert which means “bright fame”. (Similar to Bob.) Pronounced as RAWP (Dutch) or RAHB (English).

Robbe

Robbe is a diminutive variation of Robrecht which means “bright fame”. Pronounced as RAWB-bah. 

Robert

Robert means “bright fame” and pronounced as RO-bahrt (Dutch) or RAHB-ahrt (English). Robert was the name of two early kings of France, two Dukes of Normandy, and three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce who restored the independence of Scotland from England in the 14th century. 

Robrecht

Robrecht is a Dutch variation of Robert which means “bright fame”. Pronounced approximately as ROW-brekh. 

Rochus

Rochus means “to roar; battle cry; rest” and pronounced as RAW-khuws. 

Rodolf

Rodolf is a variation of Rudolf which means “famous wolf”. Pronounced as RO-dawlf.

Roel

Roel is a diminutive variation of Roeland which means “famous throughout the land”. Pronounced as ROOL. 

Roeland

Roeland is a Dutch variation of Roland which means “famous throughout the land”. Pronounced as ROO-lahnt. 

Roger

Roger means “famous warrior”.

Rogier

Rogier is a Dutch variation of Roger which means “famous warrior”. Pronounced as ro-KHEER. 

Rokus

Rokus is a variation of Rochus which means “to roar; battle cry; rest”. Pronounced as RO-kus

Roland

Roland means “famous throughout the land” and pronounced as RO-lahnt (Dutch) or RO-lahnd (English).

Romein

Romein means “man from Rome”. 

Roosevelt

Roosevelt means “rose field” and pronounced as RO-zah-velt. Roosevelt has sometimes been bestowed among Americans in tribute to Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), the 26th US president.

Ruben

Ruben means “behold, a son” and pronounced as RUY-bahn. Ruben was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.

Rudolf

Rudolf is a spelling variation of Rudolph which means “famous wolf”. Pronounced as RUY-dawlf. Rudolf was the name of three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria.

Rupert

Rupert is a variation of Robert which means “bright fame”. Pronounced as RUY-pahrt (Dutch) or ROO-pahrt (English). 

Rutger

Rutger is a variation of Rogier which means “famous warrior”. 

Ruud

Ruud is a Dutch variation of Rudolph which means “famous wolf”. Pronounced as RUYT or Ruh-D. 

Samuel

Samuel means “name of God” or “God has heard”. Samuel, in the Bible, was one of the great judges and prophets of the Israelites, destined for a holy life from birth. 

Sander

Sander is a diminutive variation of Alexander which means “defending men”. Pronounced as SAHN-dahr. 

Sebastiaan

Sebastiaan is a Dutch variation of Sebastian which means “person from ancient city of Sebasta”. Pronounced as sah-BAHS-tee-aa-n.

Sem

Sem means “name” and pronounced as SEHM.

Servaas

Servaas means “saved, redeemed” and pronounced as ser-vahz. Servaas was the name of a 4th-century saint who helped spread Christianity to the Low Countries.

Sieger

Sieger means “victory; army” and pronounced approximately as ZEE-gu.

Siem

Siem is a diminutive variation of Siemen which means “the listener”. Pronounced as SEEM. 

Siemen

Siemen is a Dutch variation of Simon which means “the listener”. Pronounced as SEE-mahn. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Sieuwerd

Sieuwerd means “victory; guardian” and pronounced as SOO-ahrt. 

Silvester

Silvester means “man of the woods”. Silvester was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great.

Simon

Simon means “the listener” and pronounced as SEE-mawn (Dutch) or SIE-mahn (English). Simon is a name with numerous biblical references.

Sjaak

Sjaak is a Dutch variation of Jacques which means “supplanter”. Pronounced as SHAA-K. 

Sjakie

Sjakie is a variation of Sjaak which means “supplanter”. Pronounced as SHA-kee.

Sjef

Sjef is a Dutch diminutive variation of Jozef which means “Yahweh will add (another son)”. Pronounced as SHEHF. 

Sjoerd

Sjoerd means “victory” or “guardian” and pronounced as SHOORT. 

Sjors

Sjors is a Dutch variation of George which means “farmer”. Pronounced as SHAWRS. 

Staas

Staas is either a diminutive variation of Anastasius or Eustachius, Anastasius means “resurrection” while Eustachius means “fruitful”. Pronounced as STAA-S.  

Staff

Staff is a diminutive variation of Gustaff which means “staff of the goths”. 

Stef

Stef is a diminutive variation of Stefanus which means “crown”. Pronounced as STEHF. 

Stefan

Stefan is a variation of Stephen which means “crown”. Pronounced as STEH-fahn. 

Stefanus

Stefanus is the official Dutch variation of Stephen which means “crown”. Pronounced as STEH-fahn-us.

Steffen

Steffen is a variation of a Stefan which means “crown”. Pronounced as SHTEH-fahn. 

Sten

Sten means “stone” and pronounced as STEHN.

Stephan

Stephan is a Dutch variation of Stephen which means “crown”. Pronounced as SHTEH-fan. 

Steven

Steven is a variation of a Stefan which means “crown”. (Similar to Steffen.) Pronounced as STEH-vahn (Dutch) or STEEV-ahn (English). 

Stijn

Stijn is a diminutive variation of Augustijn which means “great” or “august; dignified; holy”. Pronounced as stain.

Sven

Sven means “youth” or “boy” and pronounced as SVEHN. Sven was the name of kings of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Sylvester

Sylvester is a spelling variation of Silvester which means “man of the woods”. Pronounced as sil-VEHS-tahr. 

Teun

Teun is a diminutive variation of Teunis which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as T-UWN. 

Teunis

Teunis is a Dutch diminutive variation of Anthony which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as TUU-nis. 

Theo

Theo is a diminutive variation of Theodoor which means “gift of God”. Pronounced as TAY-o (Dutch) or THEE-o (English). 

Theodoor

Theodoor is a Dutch variation of Theodore which means “gift of God”. 

Theodorus

Theodorus is a variation of Theodore which means “gift of God”. Pronounced as tay-o-dohr-us.

Theofilus

Theofilus is a Dutch variation of Theophilus which means “friend of God”. Pronounced as tay-o-fihl-us.

Theun

Theun is a diminutive variation of Theunis which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as TUUN. 

Theunis

Theunis is a spelling variation of Teunis which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as TUU-nis. 

Thiemo

Thiemo is a variation of Timo which means “famous people”. Pronounced as -THIYAHMow. 

Thijmen

Thijmen means “people; man”. 

Thijs

Thijs is a diminutive variation of Matthijs which means “gift of God”. Pronounced as TAYS.

Thomas

Thomas means “twin” and pronounced as TO-mahs. Thomas, in the Bible, was the name of an apostle. 

Tiede

Tiede is a variation of Diderick which means “ruler of the people”. Pronounced as TIY-Dah. 

Ties

Ties means “people” or “gift of God” and pronounced as TEES. 

Tijmen

Tijmen is a spelling variation of Thijmen which means “people; man”. Pronounced as TEE-mehn or TAY-mehn. 

Tijn

Tijn is either a diminutive variation of Martijn or Augustijn, Martijn means “war-like; dedicated to Mars” while Augustijn means  “great” or “august; dignified; holy”. Pronounced as TAYN. 

Tim

Tim is a diminutive variation of Timothy which means “honoring God”. Pronounced as TihM. 

Timo 

Timo is either a Dutch diminutive variation of Timothy or Thietmar. Pronounced as TEE-mo. Timothy means “honoring God” while Thietmar means “famous people”. 

Timon

Timon means “reward, honor” and pronounced as TEE-mawn.

Timotheus

Timotheus is a variation of Timothy which means “honoring God”.

Tjaard

Tjaard means “people; race; brave; hardy” and pronounced as KYART or TYAA-RT.

Tjeerd

Tjeerd is a variation of Tjaard which means “people; race; brave; hardy”. Pronounced as KYEHRT or TYAYY-RT. 

Tom

Tom is a diminutive variation of Thomas which means “twin”. (Similar to Maas.) Pronounced as TOWM. 

Ton

Ton is a Dutch diminutive variation of Anton which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as TOHN. 

Toon

Toon is a diminutive variation of Antoon which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as TUWN. 

Tuur

Tuur is a Dutch diminutive variation of Arthur which means “bear” or “thor; the eagle”. Pronounced as TUYR. 

Tycho

Tycho means “hitting the mark” and pronounced as TIE-ko. 

Tygo

Tygo is a variation of Tycho which means “hitting the mark”.

Vaast

Vaast means “wood; stranger; guest” and pronounced as VAHST

Valentijan

Valentijan is a Dutch variation of Valentine which means “strength, health”. 

Valentijn

Valentijn is a variation of Valentijan which means “strength, health”. Pronounced as VA-lahn-tayn.

Vandyke

Vandyke means “of the dyke”. 

Veit

Veit means “wide; wood; forest” and pronounced as VIYT or FIET. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Victor

Victor means “victor, conqueror”. Victor  was common among early Christians, and was the name of several early saints and three popes.

Vincent

Vincent means “conquering” and pronounced as VIN-sahnt. One of Vincent’s most famous bearer is the post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890).

Vincentius

Vincentius is a Dutch variation of Vincent which means “conquering”. Pronounced as VIN-sahnt-yus. 

Weit

Weit means “army ruler” and pronounced as W-AYT.

Wendel

Wendel means “wanderer” or “a Vandal” and pronounced as WEHNDehL-. The Vandals were a Germanic tribe who invaded Spain and North Africa in the 5th century. 

Wessel

Wessel means “protecting army” and pronounced as WEH-SEHL

Wibo

Wibo is a diminutive variation of Wiebe which means “fighter; warrior; war”. Pronounced as vee-boh or wee-boh.

Wiebe

Wiebe means “fighter; warrior; war” and pronounced as VEE-bah or WIY-Bah. 

Wilbert

Wilbert means “bright will” and pronounced as VIL-bahrt or WIL-bahrt. 

Wilhelmus

Wilhelmus is the official Dutch variation of William which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as vil-HEHL-muys. 

Willem

Willem is a variation of William with means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as VIL-lahm or WIL-lahm. Willem was the name of the leader of the Dutch revolt against Spain that brought about the independence of the Netherlands.

Wim

Wim is a diminutive variation of Willem which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as VIM or WIM. 

Wob

Wob means “rule” which pronounced as VAWP or WAWP. 

Wolter

Wolter is a variation of Weit which means “army ruler”. Pronounced as WOWLTer. 

Wouter

Wouter is a variation of Weit which means “army ruler”. (Similar to Wolter.) Pronounced as VOW-tahr or WOW-tahr.

Wubbe

Wubbe is a variation of Wob which means “rule”. Pronounced as VUB-bah or WUB-bah. 

Xander

Xander is a variation of Sander which means “defending men”. Pronounced as KSAHN-dahr (Dutch) or ZAN-dahr (English). 

Yorick

Yorick is a variation of George which means “farmer”. Pronounced as YAW-rik or YO-rik. 

Ysbrand

Ysbrand is a variation of IJsbrand which means “ice; iron; sword”. Pronounced approximately as EYES-brand.

Yvo

Yvo is a spelling variation of Ivo which means “yew wood, archer”. 

Zef

Zef is a variation of Sjef which means “Yahweh will add (another son)”. Pronounced as ZEHF. 

Dutch Girl Names

Aafje

Aafje means “elf” and pronounced as AH-fyah. 

Adelheid

Adelheid is a Dutch variation of Adelaide which means “noble, nobility”. Pronounced as AH-dahl-hayt. 

Adriana

Adriana is a feminine variation of Adriaan which means “from Hadria”. Pronounced as a-dree-A-na. 

Agnes

Agnes means “pure, virginal” and pronounced as AHKH-nahs (Dutch) or AG-nis (English). 

Albertina

Albertina is a feminine variation of Albert which means “nobly famous”. Pronounced as al-behr-TEE-na. 

Aldegonda

Aldegonda means “ancient battle” and pronounced as ahl-dah-KHAWN-dah.

Aleid

Aleid is a diminutive variation of Adelheid which means “noble, nobility”. Pronounced as AH-layt. 

Aleida

Aleida is a variation of Aleid which means “noble, nobility”. Pronounced as ah-LAY-dah. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Alexandra

Alexandra is a feminine variation of Alexander which means “defending men”. Pronounced as ah-lahk-SAHN-drah (Dutch) or al-ig-ZAN-drah (English). Alexandra was the name of several early Christian saints, and also by the wife of Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia.

Alida

Alida is a variation of Aleid which means “noble, nobility”. Pronounced as a-LEE-da. 

Alma

Alma means “nurturing, soul” and is a river name. Pronounced as AHL-mah. 

Amalia

Amalia means “work” and pronounced as ah-MAH-lee-a or ah-mah-LEE-a.

Amalya

Amalya is a spelling variation of Amalia which means “work”. Pronounced as AH-mahl-YA. 

Amanda

Amanda means “lovable, worthy of love” and pronounced as ah-MAN-dah

Amber

Amber is a common English word that some may use as a name. Pronounced as AHM-bahr.

Amelia

Amelia is a variation of Amalia which means “work”. Pronounced as ah-MAY-lee-ah (Dutch) or ah-MEEL-yah (English). 

Andrea

Andrea is a feminine variation of Andreas which means “manly, masculine”. Pronounced as AN-dree-ah or aeN-DREY-ah. 

Angela

Angela means “angel”.

Angelien

Angelien is a variation of Angela which means “angel”. Pronounced as ahn-zhah-LEEN.

Angelina

Angelina is a variation of Angela which means “angel”. (Similar to Angelien.)

Angelique

Angelique means “angelic” and pronounced as ae-NZ-eh-LIY-K

Anika

Anika means “sweetness of face” or “favor; grace” and pronounced as AH-nee-kah

Anita

Anita means “grace; unguided” and pronounced as ah-NEE-tah.

Anja

Anja is a variation of Anya which means “grace”. Pronounced as AHN-ya. 

Anke

Anke is a variation of Agnes which means “pure, virginal”. Pronounced as AHN-kah. 

Anna

Anna means “grace”. Anna is a name that appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah. This is also the name of several Russian royals, including an 18th-century empress of Russia.

Annabel

Annabel means “loving” and pronounced as AN-ah-behl

Anne

Anne is a variation of Anna which means “grace”. Pronounced as AH-nah (Dutch) or AN (English). Anne is the name of a 17th-century English queen and also by the second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn (the mother of Queen Elizabeth I).

Anneke

Anneke means “grace” or “flowery” and pronounced as AHN-nah-kah.

Annelien

Annelien is a combination of Anna and Lien. Anna means “grace” while Lien means “man; army”. Pronounced as ahn-nah-LEEN. 

Annelies

Annelies is a variation of Anneliese which means “grace” or “God is my oath”. Pronounced as ahn-nah-LEES.

Anneliese

Anneliese is a combination of Anna and Liese. Anna means “grace” while Liese means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as ahn-nah-LEE-sah. 

Annemarie

Annemarie is a combination of Anna and Marie. Anna means “grace” while Marie means “bitter”. Pronounced as ahn-nah-mah-REE. 

Annemieke

Annemieke is a Dutch variation of Annemarie which means “grace” or “bitter”. Pronounced as ah-nah-MEE-kah.

Annet

Annet is a spelling variation of Annette which means “grace”. 

Annette

Annette is a diminutive variation of Anne which means “grace”. Pronounced as ah-NEHT. 

Annie

Annie is a variation of Annette which means “grace”. Pronounced as AN-ee. 

Annika

Annika is a diminutive variation of Anna which means “grace”. Pronounced as AHN-nee-kah. 

Anouck

Anouck is a Dutch variation of Anna which means “grace”. Pronounced as ah-NOOK.

Anouk

Anouk is a spelling variation of Anouck which means “grace”.

Ans

Ans is a Dutch diminutive variation of Anna which means “grace”. Pronounced as AHNS. 

Antje

Antje is a Dutch diminutive variation of Anna which means “grace”. (Similar to Ans.) Pronounced as AHN-tyah. 

Antonia

Antonia is a feminine variation of Anthony which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as ahn-TO-nee-ah. 

Ariane

Ariane means “most holy” and pronounced as ah-ree-AH-nah. 

Augusta

Augusta is a feminine variation of Augustus which means “august; dignified; holy”. Pronounced as ah-GUS-tah. Augusta was the title of honor given to the wives and daughters of Roman emperors, which then morphed into a given name. 

Beatrix

Beatrix means “she who brings happiness; blessed” and pronounced as BEH-ya-triks. Beatrix is the name of the current Queen of Netherlands. 

Bent

Bente is a feminine variation of Benedict which means “blessed”. Pronounced as BEN-tah. 

Betje

Betje is a diminutive variation of Elisabeth which means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as BET-yah. 

Brechtje

Brechtje is a feminine variation of Brecht which means “bright”. 

Brigitta

Brigitta is a Dutch variation of Bridget which means “exalted one”. Pronounced as bree-GI-ta. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Carla

Carla is a feminine variation of Carl which means “free man”. Pronounced as KAHR-lah.

Carola

Carola is a feminine variation of Carolus which means “free man”. Pronounced as ka-RO-la. 

Carolien

Carolien is a variation of Carola which means “free man”. Pronounced as kah-ro-LEEN.

Caroline

Caroline is a spelling variation of Carolien which means “free man”. 

Catharina

Catharina is a Dutch variation of Catherine which means “pure”. Pronounced as kah-tah-REE-nah. 

Cécile

Cécile is a variation of Cecilia which means “blind”. Pronounced as SE-SEEL. 

Cecilia

Cecilia means “blind” and pronounced as seh-SEEL-yah or seh-SEE-lee-ah. Cecilia is the name of the patron saint of music and musicians.

Chantal

Chantal means “stone, boulder” and pronounced as shahn-TAHL. Chantal is the name of the founder of the Visitation Order in the 17th century.

Charlotte

Charlotte is a variation of Charles which means “free man”. Pronounced as shahr-LAWT-tah (Dutch) or SHAHR-laht (English). Charlotte is the name of the eldest of the three Brontë sisters and the author of ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Villette’.

Christel

Christel is a diminutive variation of Christine which means “a Christian”. Pronounced as KREES-TEL or KRIS-tahl. 

Christina

Christina means “a Christian” and pronounced as kris-TEE-nah. Christina was the name of a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.

Christine

Christine is a variation of Christina which means “a Christian”. Pronounced as kris-TEE-nah (Dutch) or kris-TEEN (English). 

Cilla

Cilla is a diminutive variation of Cecilia which means “blind”. Pronounced as SI-lah.

Claudia

Claudia is a feminine variation of Claudius which means “lame; enclosure”. Pronounced as KLOW-dee-ah. Claudia was a Christian name it was very rare until the 16th century.

Coba

Coba is a diminutive variation of Jacoba which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. 

Cokkie

Cokkie is a diminutive variation of Cornelia which means “horn”. Pronounced as KOWK-iy-.

Cornelia

Cornelia is a feminine variation of Cornelius which means “horn”. Pronounced as kawr-NEH-lee-a

Daffodil

Daffodil is a flower name and pronounced as DAF-ah-dil. Daffodil is the national flower of Wales, and in the language of flowers it symbolizes both respect and unrequited love. 

Daniëlle

Daniëlle is a feminine variation of Daniël which means “God is my judge”. Pronounced as da-nee-EH-lah.

Daphne

Daphne means “laurel tree, bay tree” and pronounced as DAHF-nah (Dutch) or DAF-nee (English). Daphne, in Greek myth, was a nymph turned into a laurel tree by her father in order that she might escape the pursuit of Apollo.

Debora

Debora means “bee” and pronounced as DEH-bo-ra.

Denise

Denise is a feminine variation Dennis which means “follower of Dionysos”. Pronounced as dah-NEE-sah (Dutch) or dah-NEES (English). 

Diana

Diana means “heavenly, divine” and pronounced as dee-AH-nah. Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.

Diantha

Diantha means “divine flower” and pronounced as die-AN-thah. Diantha is a mythological flower of the supreme Greek god Zeus. 

Doortje

Doortje is a Dutch variation of Dorothea which means “gift of God”. Pronounced as DAWR-tyah.

Dora

Dora is a diminutive variation of Dorothea which means “gift”. 

Dorothea

Dorothea means “gift of God” and pronounced as dawr-ah-THEE-ah. Dorothea was the name of two early saints, notably the 4th-century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. 

Doutzen

Doutzen means “the recruiter, the one who makes” and pronounced as doubt-son.

Drika

Drika is a diminutive variation of Hendrika which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as DRHEE-kah.

Edith

Edith means “prosperous in war” and pronounced as EH-dit. Edith was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty. 

Eefje

Eefje is a diminutive variation of Eef which is a diminutive name with multiple meanings. Pronounced as AYF-yah. 

Eleonara

Eleonara is a variation of Eleonora which means “bright, shining one”.

Eleonora

Eleonora means “bright, shining one” and pronounced as eh-leh-o-NO-ra.

Eline

Eline means “my God has answered” and pronounced approximately as EHLayN.

Elisabeth

Elisabeth is a Dutch variation of Elizabeth which means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as eh-LEE-sah-bet. 

Elise

Elise is a diminutive variation of Elisabeth which means “God is my oath”. (Similar to Betje.)

Elke

Elke means “noble” and pronounced as EHL-kah

Ellen

Ellen is a diminutive variation of Eleonora which means “bright, shining one”. Pronounced as EH-lahn.

Elly

Elly is a variation of Ellen which means “bright, shining one”. Pronounced as EH-lee.

Elma

Elma is a diminutive variation of Wilhelmine which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as EHL-ma.

Els

Els is a variation of Elise which means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as EHLS. 

Else

Else is a variation of Elise which means “God is my oath”. (Similar to Els.) Pronounced as EHL-sah. 

Elsje

Elsje is a Dutch variation of Elsa which means “pledged to God”. Pronounced approximately as EHLS-. 

Elvira

Elvira means “true to all; truly foreign”. 

Emma

Emma means “universal” and pronounced as EHM-ah. Emma was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of King Ethelred II and later of King Canute.

Emmy

Emmy is either a diminutive variation of Emma or Emily, Emma means “universal” while Emily means “rival”. Pronounced as EHM-ee. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Erna

Erna is a feminine variation of Ernst which means “earnest; serious”. Pronounced as EHR-na.

Esmée

Esmée is a spelling variation of Esmé which means “esteemed” or “loved”. Pronounced as ehs-MEH or EZ-may.

Esther

Esther means “star” and pronounced as EHS-tahr. Esther, in the Bible, was the captured Jewish wife of the King of Persia who risked her life to save her exiled people from annihilation.

Eva

Eva means “life” and pronounced as AY-vah (Dutch) or EE-vah (English). 

Evelien

Evelien is a Dutch variation of Evelina which means “wished for child” or “desired”. Pronounced as ay-vah-LEEN. 

Eveline

Eveline is a variation of Evelien which means “wished for child” or “desired”. Pronounced as e-vah-LEE-nah (Dutch) or EV-ah-leen (English). 

Evi

Evi is a variation of Eva which means “life”. Pronounced as AY-vee. 

Famke

Famke means “little girl” and pronounced as FAHM-kah

Febe

Febe is a Dutch variation of Phoebe which means “bright, pure”. Pronounced as FEH-beh or FEHB-.

Felicia

Felicia is a feminine variation of Felix which means “lucky; successful”.

Feline

Feline means “cat-like” and pronounced as fe-LEE-nah. 

Femke

Femke is a variation of Fenna which means “peace”. Pronounced as FEM-kuh or FEHM-kah.

Fenna

Fenna means “peace” and pronounced as FEHN-AH

Fenne

Fenne is a variation of Fenna which means “peace”. (Similar to Femke.) Pronounced approximately as FEHN-.

Filomena

Filomena means “lover of singing” and pronounced as fee-lo-MEH-na

Fleur

Fleur means “flower” and pronounced as FLUUR. 

Fleurette

Fleurette is a variation of Fleur which means “flower”. Pronounced as FLUU-REHT.

Floortje

Floortje means “little flower” and pronounced as flor-che or FLOOR-tyah.

Florina

Florina is a variation of Floris which means “flowering” or “flourishing, prosperous”. Pronounced as FLowRIY-Naa-.

Franka

Franka is a feminine variation of Frank which means “Frenchman; free one”.

Gabriëlle

Gabriëlle is a feminine variation of Gabriël which means “my strength is God”. Pronounced as khaa-bree-EL-luh.

Geerta

Geerta is a Dutch variation of Gertrude which means “strength of a spear”. 

Geertje

Geertje is a variation of Geerta which means “strength of a spear”. Pronounced approximately as GHIR-kyah.

Geertruida

Geertruida is a Dutch variation of Gertrude which means “strength of a spear”. (Similar to Geerta.) Pronounced approximately as GIH-RTRUWIYDAH.

Gemma

Gemma means “gem, precious stone” and pronounced as KHEH-mah (Dutch) or JEHM-ah (English). Gemma was the name of Dante’s wife and a nineteenth century saint. 

Georgina

Georgina is a feminine variation of George which means “farmer”. Pronounced as jawr-JEE-nah.

Gerarda

Gerarda is a feminine variation of Gerard which means “spear strength”. Pronounced as jeh-RAR-da. 

Gerda

Gerda is a feminine variation of Gerd which means “spear strength”. Pronounced as KHER-dah. 

Gerdina

Gerdina is a variation of Gerda which means “spear strength”. Pronounced as jehr-dee-nah.

Gerlinde

Gerlinde means “spear; soft; tender” and pronounced as kher-LIN-duh. 

Gertie

Gertie is a diminutive variation of Gertrude which means “strength of a spear”. Pronounced as KHER-tee (Dutch) or GUR-tee (English). 

Gertrude

Gertrude means “strength of a spear” and pronounced as khuhr-TRUY-duh (Dutch) or GUR-trood (English). Gertrude was the name of a 13th-century nun who was also a mystic writer.

Gertruida

Gertruida is a variation of Geertruida which means “strength of a spear”. Pronounced approximately as G-ERTRUWIYDAH.

Gilberta

Gilberta is a feminine variation of Gilbert which means “bright pledge”. Pronounced as khil-BER-tah. 

Gisela

Gisela means “hostage, pledge”. 

Godelieve

Godelieve means “beloved God” and pronounced as kho-duh-LEE-vuh. 

Greet

Greet is a variation of Grietje which means “pearl”. Pronounced as GHRAYY-T. (The GR in Dutch names is a guttural sound.)

Greetje

Greetje is a spelling variation of Grietje which means “pearl”. Pronounced as GHRAYY-tyah. (The GR in Dutch names is a guttural sound.)

Griet

Griet is a diminutive variation of Margriet which means “pearl”. Pronounced as GHREET.  (The GR in Dutch names is a guttural sound.)

Grietje

Grietje is a Dutch variation of Margaret which means “pearl”. Pronounced as GHREE-chah or GHREE-tyah. (The GR in Dutch names is a guttural sound.)

Gusta

Gusta is a diminutive variation of Augusta which means “august; dignified; holy”.

Hadewych

Hadewych is a Dutch variation of Hedwig which means “battle; combat; war”. Pronounced as HAH-dah-veekh or HAH-dah-weekh.

Hanna

Hanna is a spelling variation of Hannah which means “favor; grace”. 

Hannah

Hannah means “favor; grace” and pronounced as HAN-ah. Hannah, in the Bible, was the name of the wife of Elkanah and the mother of Samuel. 

Hannie

Hannie is a variation of Hannah which means “favor; grace”. Pronounced as HAHN-nee. 

Hedy

Hedy is a diminutive variation of Hedwig which means “battle; combat; war”. Pronounced as HEH-dee or HAY-dee. 

Heintje

Heintje is a feminine variation of Hendrik which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as HAYN-tyah.

Heleen

Heleen is a Dutch variation of Helen which means “bright, shining light”. Pronounced as hay-LAYNN. 

Heleentje

Heleentje is a variation of Heleen which means “bright, shining light”. Pronounced as hay-LAYNN-tyah. 

Helena

Helena is a variation of Helen which means “bright, shining light”. Pronounced as heh-LEH-nah. 

Helga

Helga means “holy; blessed” and pronounced as HEHL-ga

Helma

Helma is a diminutive variation of Wilhelmina which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as HEHL-mah. 

Hendrika

Hendrika is a feminine variation of Hendrik which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”.

Hendrikje

Hendrikje is a variation of Hendrika which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced approximately as HHEHNDRihKY-.

Hendrina

Hendrina is a variation of Hendrika which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. (Similar to Hendrikje.) Pronounced as hen-dree-nah.

Henrietta

Henrietta is a feminine variation of Hendrik which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. (Similar to Hendrika.) Pronounced as hehn-ree-EHT-ah. Henrietta was introduced to England by Henriette Marie, the wife of the 17th-century English king Charles I. 

Henriëtte

Henriëtte is a Dutch variation of Henriette which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as hen-ree-ET-tah.

Henriette

Henriette is a spelling variation of Henriëtte which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as hen-ree-ET-tah.dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Hilda

Hilda means “battle woman” and pronounced as HIL-dah. Hilda is the name of the patron saint of learning, culture and poetry.

Hilde

Hilde is a Dutch variation of Hilda which means “battle woman”. Pronounced as HIL-dah.

Ida

Ida means “industrious one” and pronounced as EE-dah. Ida the name of a mountain on the island of Crete where, according to Greek myth, the god Zeus was born.

Ilsa

Ilsa is a variation of Elsa which means “pledged to God”. Pronounced as IHLSeh- or IL-za. 

Ilse

Ilse is a Dutch variation of Ilsa which means “pledged to God”. Pronounced approximately as IHL-Sah. 

Ima

Ima is a variation of Emma which means “universal”. Pronounced as IY-Maa-. 

Imke

Imke is a variation of Ima which means “universal”. Pronounced as IM-kah. 

Ina

Ina is a diminutive variations of names ending with –ina, such as Carolina or Alina. Pronounced as EE-nah. 

Irene

Irene means “peace” and pronounced as ee-REH-nah (Dutch) or ie-REEN (English). (Similar to Fenna.) Irene was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the empire.

Iris

Iris means “rainbow” and pronounced as EE-ris (Dutch) or IE-ris (English). Iris is the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, also serving as a messenger to the gods.

Irma

Irma means “universal, complete” and pronounced as IR-ma

Isa

Isa is a diminutive variation of Isabella which means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as EE-sa.

Isabella

Isabella is a variation of Elisabeth which means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as is-ah-BEHL-ah. Isabella is the name of many medieval royals, including queen consorts of England, France, Portugal, the Holy Roman Empire and Hungary. 

Isabelle

Isabelle is a variation of Isabella which means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as ee-sah-BEHL-lah (Dutch) or IZ-ah-behl (English).

Ivonne

Ivonne is a Dutch variation of Yvonne which means “yew wood”. Pronounced as ee-VAWN. 

Jacintha

Jacintha means “hyacinth” and pronounced as yah-SIN-tah. 

Jacoba

Jacoba is a feminine variation of Jacob which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as yah-KO-bah. 

Jacobina

Jacobina is a variation of Jacoba which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as yah-ko-BEE-nah. 

Jacobine

Jacobine is a Dutch feminine variation of Jacob which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as yah-ko-BEE-nah.

Jacomina

Jacomina is a variation of Jacobina which means “holder of the heel” or “supplanter”. Pronounced as yah-ko-MEE-nah. 

Jana

Jana is a spelling variation of Janna which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as YAH-nah.

Janna

Janna is a feminine diminutive variation of Johannes which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as YAH-nah.

Janine

Janine is a variation of Jeannine which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as ya-NEE-nah or YaaNIY-N.

Janneke

Janneke is a Dutch feminine variation of Jan which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as YAHN-nah-kah.

Jante

Jante is a variation of Janna which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced approximately as yan-tah.

Jantine

Jantine is a variation of Janneke which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as yahn-TEE-nah. 

Jantje

Jantje is a variation of Jan which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as YAHN-tyah. 

Jasmijn

Jasmijn is a Dutch variation of Jasmine which is a flower name. Pronounced as yahs-MAYN. 

Jeanette

Jeanette is a spelling variation of Jeannette which means “Yahweh is gracious”. 

Jeanine

Jeanine is a variation of Jeanne which means “Yahweh is gracious”. 

Jeannette

Jeannette is a variation of Jeanne which means “Yahweh is gracious”. (Similar to Jeanine.) Pronounced approximately as shah-NEHT-ah (Dutch) or jah-NEHT (English).

Jeltje

Jeltje is a feminine variation of Jelle which means “sacrifice, value”. Pronounced as YEHL-tyah. 

Jeltsje

Jeltsje is a variation of Jeltje which means “sacrifice, value”. Pronounced as YEHL-styah. 

Jennifer

Jennifer means “white shadow, white wave”. 

Jennigje

Jennigje is a Dutch diminutive variation of Johanna which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as YEN-nikh-yah. 

Jenny

Jenny is a diminutive variation of Jennifer which means “white shadow, white wave”. Pronounced as YEH-nee (Dutch) or JEHN-ee (English).

Jet

Jet is either a diminutive variation of Henriëtte or Mariëtte, Henriëtte means “lord of the manor” while Mariëtte means “bitter”. Pronounced as YEHT (Dutch) or JHehT (English).

Jetje

Jetje is a variation of Hendrika which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as YET-yah or YET-chah.

Jetta

Jetta is a Dutch diminutive variation of Henrietta which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as YET-tah. 

Jette

Jette is a variation of Jet which means “lord of the manor” or “bitter”. Pronounced as YET-tah (Dutch) or JHEHT (English).

Johanna

Johanna means “Yahweh is gracious” and pronounced as yo-HAH-nah (Dutch) or jo-HAN-ah (English).

Johanneke

Johanneke is a Dutch diminutive variation of Johanna which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as yo-HAHN-nah-kah. 

Jolanda

Jolanda is a Dutch variation of Yolanda which means “violet”. Pronounced as yo-LAHN-dah. 

Josephine

Josephine is a Dutch feminine variation of Joseph which means “Yahweh will add (another son)”. Pronounced as yo-seh-FEE-nah (Dutch) or JO-sah-feen (English).

Jozefien

Jozefien is a variation of Josephine which means “Yahweh will add (another son)”. Pronounced as yo-zuh-FEEN.

Julia

Julia means “youthful” and pronounced as YOO-lee-ah (Dutch) or JOO-lee-ah (English). Julia was the name of a few early saints and martyrs, including the patron saint of Corsica. 

Julitta

Julitta is a diminutive variation of Julia which means “youthful”. Pronounced as YOO-lee-tah. Julitta was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred in Tarsus with her young son Quiricus.

Juliana

Juliana is a feminine variation of Julian which means “youthful, downy”. Pronounced as yuy-lee-YA-nah (Dutch) or joo-lee-AHN-ah (English). 

Julie

Julie is a variation of Julia which means “youthful”. Pronounced as YOO-lyah (Dutch) or JOO-lee (English).

Juut

Juut is a Dutch variation of Judith which means “woman from Judea”. Pronounced as YOOT.

Karin

Karin is a diminutive variation of Katherine which means “pure”. Pronounced as KA-rin. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Karste

Karste is a Dutch variation of Kristen which means “a Christian”. Pronounced approximately as KAR-stah.

Katelijn

Katelijn is a Dutch variation of Katherine which means “pure”. Pronounced as kah-tah-LAYN. 

Katelijne

Katelijne is a variation of Katelijn which means “pure”. Pronounced as kah-tah-LAY-nah.

Katinka

Katinka is a diminutive variation of Katharina which means “pure”. Pronounced as ka-TING-ka.

Katja

Katja is a diminutive variation of Katharina which means “pure”. (Similar to Katinka.) Pronounced as KAHT-yah. 

Katrien

Katrien is a Dutch variation of Katherine which means “pure”. (Similar to Katelijn.) Pronounced as kaht-REEN. 

Katrijn

Katrijn is a variation of Katelijn which means “pure”. (Similar to Katelijne.) Pronounced as kaht-RAYN. 

Katrina

Katrina is a variation of Katherine which means “pure”. Pronounced as kaht-REE-nah. 

Klasina

Klasina is a feminine variation of Klaas which means “victory of the people”. Pronounced as klah-SEE-nah. 

Klazina

Klazina is a spelling variation of Klasina which means “victory of the people”. Pronounced as klah-ZEE-nah. 

Kunigonde

Kunigonde means “family; clan; war”.

Lara

Lara is a diminutive variation of Larisa which means “citadel”. Pronounced as LA-ra. 

Laura

Laura means “bay laurel” and pronounced as LOW-rah (Dutch) or LAWR-ah (English).

Lea

Lea means “weary” or “meadow” and pronounced as LEH-a.

Leesa

Leesa is a Dutch variation of Lisa which means “pledged to God”. Pronounced as LEE-sah.

Leonie

Leonie is a feminine variation of Leon which means “lion”. Pronounced as lay-o-NEE. 

Letja

Letja is a Dutch variation of Letitia which means “joy, gladness”. Pronounced approximately as leh-tyah.

Lia

Lia is a diminutive variation of names ending with –lia, such as Rosalia or Julia. Pronounced as LIY-aa-.

Lieke

Lieke is a diminutive variation of Angelique which means “angelic”. Pronounced as LEE-kah.

Lien

Lien is a diminutive variation of Carolien which means “free man”. Pronounced as LEEN. 

Lies

Lies is a diminutive variation of Elisabeth which means “God is my oath”. (Similar to Betje and Elise.) Pronounced as LEES. 

Liesja

Liesja is a variation of Leesa which means “pledged to God”. 

Liesbeth

Liesbeth is a variation of Elisabeth which means “God is my oath”. (Similar to Isabella.) Pronounced as LEES-baht. 

Liese

Liese is a variation of Lies which means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as LEE-sah. 

Liesje

Liesje is a variation of Liese which means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as LEE-shah. 

Lieve

Lieve is a diminutive variation of Godelieve means “beloved God”. Pronounced as LEE-vah. 

Lijsbeth

Lijsbeth is a variation of Liesbeth which means “beloved God”. Pronounced as LAYS-baht. 

Linda

Linda means “beautiful” or “flexible, soft, mild” and pronounced as LIN-da

Lisa

Lisa is a variation of Elise which means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as LEE-sah. Lisa is the name of the subject of one of the world’s most famous paintings, the ‘Mona Lisa’, the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci.

Lisanne

Lisanne is a combination of Lisa and Anne. Lisa means “God is my oath” while Anne means “grace”. Pronounced as lee-SAHN-nah. 

Liselot

Liselot is a Dutch variation of Liselotte which means “God is my oath” or “free man”. Pronounced as lee-seh-loht.

Liselotte

Liselotte is a combination of Lise and Charlotte, Lise means “God is my oath” while Charlotte means “free man”. Pronounced as LEE-seh-law-tah.

Lissa

Lissa is a diminutive variation of Melissa which means “honeybee”. Pronounced as LIS-ah. Lissa is the name of a supreme mother goddess in African mythology and an Arabic symbol of rebirth.

Loes

Loes is a feminine diminutive variation of Lodewijk which means “fame; loud; fighter; warrior”. Pronounced as LOOS. 

Lotte

Lotte is a diminutive variation of Liselotte which means “God is my oath” or “free man”. Pronounced as LAW-tah

Louisa

Louisa is a feminine variation of Louis which means “renowned warrior” or  “fame; loud; fighter; warrior”. Pronounced as loo-EE-za. 

Louise

Louise is a variation of Louisa which means “renowned warrior” or “fame; loud; fighter; warrior”. Pronounced as loo-EE-zah. 

Luus

Luus is a Dutch variation of Lucia which means “light”. Pronounced as LUYS. 

Lysanne

Lysanne is a spelling variation of Lisanne which means “God is my oath” and “grace”. Pronounced as lee-SAHN-nah. 

Maaike

Maaike is a Dutch diminutive variation of Maria which means “bitter”. Pronounced as MAAAY-Keh-. 

Maartje

Maartje is a feminine variation of Martijn which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. Pronounced as MAA-R-tyah.

Machteld

Machteld is a Dutch variation of Matilda which means “battle-mighty”. Pronounced approximately as MAEK-TEHLD.

Madelief

Madelief means “daisy” and pronounced as Mad-el-eef. 

Madelon 

Madelon is a Dutch variation of Magdalene which means “of Magdala”. Pronounced as mah-deh-lon.

Magda

Magda is a diminutive variation of Magdalene which means “of Magdala”. Pronounced as MAHKH-dah.

Malena

Malena is a Dutch variation of Madeline which means “of Magdala”. 

Manon

Manon is a diminutive variation of Marie which means “bitter”. 

Margareta

Margareta is a variation of Margaret which means “pearl”. Pronounced as mar-ga-REH-ta. 

Margaretha

Margaretha is a spelling variation of Margareta which means “pearl”. 

Margreet

Margreet is a variation of Margriet which means “pearl”. Pronounced as mahr-GHREHT

Margriet

Margriet is a Dutch variation of Margaret which means “pearl”. (Similar to Grietje.) Pronounced as mahr-KHREET. Margriet is also the Dutch word for the daisy flower. 

Marianne

Marianne is a combination of Marie and Anne, Marie means “bitter” and Anne means “grace”. Pronounced as ma-RYA-nah.

Marieke

Marieke is a variation of Mariel which means “bitter”. Pronounced as ma-REE-kah or Maa-RIY-Ker-.

Mariel

Mariel is a Dutch variation of Mary which means “bitter”. Pronounced as MAR-ee-ahl. dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Mariella

Mariella means “bitter” or “wished-for child” and pronounced as ma-RYEHL-la.

Mariëlle

Mariëlle is a Dutch variation of Marielle which means “bitter” or “wished-for child”. 

Marielle

Marielle is a variation of Mariella which means “bitter” or “wished-for child”. Pronounced as MA-ryehl-ah (Dutch) or MA-RYEHL (English).

Marien

Marien is a Dutch variation of Marian which means “bitter”. Pronounced approximately as ma-rihn.

Mariëtte

Mariëtte is a variation of Marie which means “bitter”. Pronounced as mah-ree-yeh-tah.

Marijke

Marijke is a Dutch diminutive variation of Maria which means “bitter”. (Similar to Maaike.) Pronounced as ma-RAY-kah. 

Marijse

Marijse is a variation of Marysa which means “of the sea”. 

Marika

Marika is a variation of Marieke which means “bitter”. Pronounced as MAH-ree-kah. 

Marike

Marike is a spelling variation of Marieke which means “bitter”. Pronounced as MAH-ree-kah. 

Marilou

Marilou is a combination of Maria and Louise, Maria means “bitter” and Louise means “renowned warrior” or “fame; loud; fighter; warrior”. Pronounced as mar-ee-LOO.

Marina

Marina is a feminine variation of Marinus which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars” or “of the sea”. Pronounced as ma-REE-na.

Mariska

Mariska is a variation of Marisa which means “of the sea”. Pronounced as mah-RIS-kah. 

Marita

Marita is a variation of Marisa which means “of the sea”. (Similar to Mariska.) Pronounced as ma-REE-ta. 

Marja

Marja means “bitter” or “berry” and pronounced as MAHR-yah. 

Marjan

Marjan is a Dutch variation of Marianne which means “bitter” or “grace”. Pronounced as mahr-YAHN. 

Marjo

Marjo is either a variation of Maria or Marjorie. Maria means “bitter” while Marjorie means “pearl”. Pronounce as MAHR-yo. 

Marjolein

Marjolein means “marjoram” and pronounced as MAHR-yo-laynMarjoram is a minty herb.

Marjolijn

Marjolijn is a variation of Marjolein which means “marjoram”. Pronounced as MAHR-yo-layn. 

Marleen

Marleen is a combination of Maria and Magdalene, Maria means “bitter” while Magdalene means “of Magdala”. Pronounced as MAHR-leen.

Marlies

Marlies is a combination of Maria and Lies, Maria means “bitter” while Lies means “God is my oath”. Pronounced as mahr-LEES.

Marloes

Marloes is a combination of Maria and Loes, Maria means “bitter” while Loes means “fame; loud; fighter; warrior”. Pronounced as mahr-LOOS. 

Marta

Marta is a spelling variation of Martha which means “the lady”. 

Martha

Martha means “the lady” and pronounced as MAR-ta. Martha, in the Bible, was the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany, she was a solicitous housekeeper who looked after the material welfare of Jesus when he was a guest in her home.

Martina

Martina is a feminine variation of Martin which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. Pronounced as mahr-TEE-nah. Martina was the name of a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.

Martine

Martine is a variation of Martina which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars”. Pronounced as mahr-TEE-nah (Dutch) or mahr-TEEN (English). 

Marysa

Marysa is a Dutch variation of Marisa which means “of the sea”. Pronounced as mah-ree-sah.

Mathilde

Mathilde is a variation Matilda which means “battle-mighty”. Pronounced as maa-TIL-dah (Dutch) or ma-TEEL (English). 

Maud

Maud is a medieval variation of Matilda which means “battle-mighty”. Pronounced as MAWD. Maud was a British royal name. 

Merel

Merel is a common Dutch word for “blackbird” that some may use as a name. Pronounced as MII-rhahl.

Mechteld

Mechteld is a variation of Machteld which means “battle-mighty”. Pronounced as MEKH-tahlt. 

Meike

Meike is a Dutch diminutive variation of Maria which means “bitter”. (Similar to Maaike and Marijke.) Pronounced as MAY-kah. 

Meintje

Meintje is a feminine variation of Meine which means “strength”. Pronounced as MIEN-tyah. 

Melanie

Melanie means “black, dark” and pronounced as MEH-la-nee. Melanie was the name of a Roman saint who gave all her wealth to charity in the 5th century. Her grandmother was also a saint with the same name.

Melissa

Melissa means “honeybee”. Melissa, in Greek myth, is the name of a nymph that cared for young Zeus in Greek mythology.

Mia

Mia means “mine” or “bitter” and pronounced as MEE-ah

Michelle

Michelle is a feminine variation of Michel which means “who is like God?”. Pronounced as mi-SHEHL.

Michielle

Michielle is a spelling variation of Michelle which means “who is like God?”.

Mieke

Mieke is a Dutch variation of Marie which means “bitter”. Pronounced as MEEK-uh

Mien

Mien is a Dutch diminutive variation of Wilhelmina which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as MEEN. 

Miep

Miep is a variation of Meike which means “bitter”. Pronounced as MEEP. 

Mina

Mina is a diminutive variation of names ending in -mina, such as Wilhelmina or Jasmina. Pronounced as MEE-nah.

Miranda

Miranda means “marvelous” and pronounced as mah-RAN-dah or mee-RAN-dah. Miranda was created by Shakespeare for the heroine in his play ‘The Tempest’ (1611). This is also the name of one of the moons of Uranus, named after the Shakespearian character.

Mirjam

Mirjam is a variation of Miriam which means “bitter” or “wished-for child”. Pronounced as MIR-yam. 

Mirte

Mirte is a variation which means Myrthe which means “myrtle”. Pronounced as MIR-tah. 

Mirthe

Mirthe is a spelling variation of Mirte which means “myrtle”. Pronounced as MIR-tah. 

Monique

Monique means “advisor” and pronounced as mo-NEEK.

Myrthe

Myrthe means “myrtle” and pronounced as MEER-tah. 

Natalia

Natalia is a variation of Natalie which means “Christmas Day”. Pronounced as na-TA-lya. 

Natalie

Natalie means “Christmas Day” and pronounced as NAT-ah-lee. Natalie is a name sometimes given to girls born on Christmas. 

Nathalie

Nathalie is a spelling variation of Natalie which means “Christmas day”. 

Neeltje

Neeltje is a diminutive variation of Cornelia which means “horn”. (Similar to Cokkie.) Pronounced as NEHL-kyah.

Nele

Nele is a variation of Neeltje which means “horn”. Pronounced as NEH-lah.

Nes

Nes is a Dutch diminutive variation of Agnes which means “pure, virginal”. Pronounced as NEHS.

Neske

Neske is a variation of Nes which means “pure, virginal”. Pronounced as NES-kah. 

Nicol

Nicol is a spelling variation of Nicole which means “victory of the people”.dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Nicole

Nicole is a feminine variation of Nicolaas which means “victory of the people”. Pronounced as nee-KAWL.

Nicolet

Nicolet is a variation of Nicole which means “victory of the people”. 

Nicoline

Nicoline is a variation of Nicole which means “victory of the people”. (Similar to Nicolet.) 

Nina

Nina is a diminutive variation of names ending with -nina, such as Antonina or Giannina. Pronounced as NEE-na.

Noëlle

Noëlle means “Christmas” and pronounced as NAW-EL. 

Noor

Noor is a Dutch diminutive variation of Eleonora which means “bright, shining one”. Pronounced as NOR.

Noortje

Noortje is a variation of Noor which means “bright, shining one”. Pronounced as NOO-R-tyah.

Nora

Nora is either a diminutive variation of Honora or Eleanor, Honora means “woman of honor” while Eleanor means “bright, shining one”. Pronounced as NO-ra.

Paula

Paula is a feminine variation of Paul which means “small” or “humble”. Pronounced as POW-la (Dutch) or PAWL-ah (English). Paula was the name of a 4th-century Roman saint who was a companion of Saint Jerome.

Paulien

Paulien is a variation of Paula which means “small” or “humble”. 

Petra

Petra is a feminine variation of Peter which means “rock”. Pronounced as PEH-tra. Petra was also the name of an ancient city in the region that is now Jordan.

Petronella

Petronella means “yokel” and pronounced as Peht-row-neh-lah

Pietronella

Pietronella is a variation of Petronella which means “yokel”. Pronounced as peet-ro-NEL-lah. 

Prisca

Prisca means “ancient” and pronounced as PRIS-kah

Rachel

Rachel means “ewe” and pronounced as RAH-khahl (Dutch) or RAY-chahl (English). Rachel, in the Bible, was the beautiful and cherished wife of Jacob, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin.

Rebekka

Rebekka means “join, tie, snare” and pronounced as reh-BEH-ka.

Renate

Renate means “to be born again” and pronounced as rah-NAH-tah.

Renée

Renée is a variation of Renate which means “to be born again”. Pronounced approximately as Rah-NEY.

Ria

Ria is a diminutive variation of Maria which means “bitter”. Pronounced as REE-ah. 

Rika

Rika is a Dutch feminine variation of Henry which means “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as REE-kah.

Rina 

Rina is a diminutive variation of names ending in -rina, such as Caterina or Marina. Pronounced as REE-nah.

Rineke

Rineke is a variation of the diminutive Rina. Pronounced as REE-nah-ka. 

Roos

Roos is a Dutch variation of Rosa which means “rose”. Pronounced as ROS. 

Roosje

Roosje is a variation of Roos which means “rose”. Pronounced as ROO-shah. 

Rosa

Rosa means “rose” and pronounced as RO-sa

Rosalie

Rosalie is a variation of Rosa which means “rose”. Pronounced as ro-za-LEE.

Rosanne

Rosanne is a combination of Rose and Anne. Rose is a flower name while Anne means “grace”. Pronounced as ro-ZAHN-nah (Dutch) or ro-ZAN (English). 

Ruth

Ruth means “compassionate friend” and pronounced as ROOTH. Ruth, in the Bible, was the loyal and devoted daughter-in-law of Naomi. 

Samantha

Samantha is a feminine variation of Samuel which means “name of God” or “God has heard”. Pronounced as sah-MAN-thah.

Sandra

Sandra is a diminutive variation of Alessandra which means “defending men”. Pronounced as SAHN-drah.

Sanne

Sanne is a Dutch variation of Susanna which means “lily”. Pronounced as sah-nah.

Sara

Sara means “princess” and pronounced as SAH-rah

Sarina

Sarina is a variation of Sara which means “princess”. Pronounced as Saa-RIY-Naa.

Saskia

Saskia means “saxon” and pronounced as SAHS-kee-aa. Saskia is the nickname of Saakje van Uylenburgh, the wife of the famous 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.

Scyler

Scyler is a spelling variation of Schuyler which means “scholar”. Pronounced as SKY-ler or with a silent “c”.

Selma

Selma means “godly helmet” and pronounced as SEHL-mah

Sidonia

Sidonia means “Saint Denis” or “woman from Sidon” and pronounced as SihD-OWNiy-aa-

Silke

Silke is a Dutch diminutive of Cecilia which means “blind”. Pronounced approximately as SIH-LKeh-.

Skyla

Skyla is a variation of Scyler which means “scholar”. Pronounced as SKAYLaa.

Sofie

Sofie is a variation of Sophie which means “wisdom”. Pronounced as so-FEE.

Sonja

Sonja is a variation of Sophie which means “wisdom”. (Similar to Sofie.) Pronounced as SON-yah.

Sophie

Sophie means “wisdom” and pronounced as SO-fee

Stefana

Stefana is a feminine variation of Stefan which means “crown”. Pronounced as STAY-fah-nah.

Stefanie

Stefanie is a variation of Stefana which means “crown”. Pronounced as STAY-fah-nee. 

Stella

Stella means “star” and pronounced as STEHL-ah. (Similar to Esther.)

Sterre

Sterre is a variation of Stella which means “star”. Pronounced as STEHR-rah.dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Stien

Stien is either a diminutive variation of Christine or Justine, Christine means “a Christian” while Justine means “fair, righteous”. Pronounced as STEEN. 

Susanna

Susanna means “lily” and pronounced as suy-SAH-na (Dutch) or soo-ZAN-ah (English). 

Suzanne

Suzanne is a variation of Susanna which means “lily”. Pronounced as suy-ZAHN-nah (Dutch) or soo-ZAN (English). 

Suze

Suze is a Dutch diminutive variation of Suzanne which means “lily”. Pronounced as SUY-zah. 

Tamara

Tamara means “date palm tree” and pronounced as ta-MA-ra

Tatiana

Tatiana means “from the house of Tatius” and pronounced as ta-TYA-na.

Tess

Tess is a diminutive variation of Theresa which means “to harvest”. Pronounced as TEHS.

Teuna

Teuna is a Dutch variation of Antonia which means “priceless one”. Pronounced as TUU-nah. 

Thecla

Thecla means “glory of God” and pronounced as -THEHKLaa-.

Thera

Thera is a diminutive variation of Theresia which means “to harvest”. 

Theresia

Theresia is a Dutch variation of Theresa which means “to harvest”. Pronounced as tah-RAY-see-ah.

Thirza

Thirza means “delightful” or “favorable” and pronounced as TIRH-zah.

Thyrza

Thyrza is a spelling variation of Thirza which means “delightful” or “favorable”. 

Til

Til is a diminutive variation of Mathilde which means “battle-mighty”. Pronounced as TIHL.

Tina

Tina is a diminutive variation of names ending with -tina, such as Christina or Martina. Pronounced as TEE-na.

Tineke

Tineke is a variation of Tina which is a diminutive name. 

Trees

Trees is a variation of Thera which means “to harvest”. Pronounced as TREHS or TRAYY-S.

Trijntje

Trijntje is a variation of Katrijn which means “pure”. Pronounced as TRAYN-tyah. 

Trudie

Trudie is a diminutive variation of Gertrude which means “strength of a spear”. (Similar to Gertie.) Pronounced as TRUY-dee (Dutch) or TROO-dee (English). 

Trudy

Trudy is a spelling variation of Trudie which means “strength of a spear”. 

Truus

Truus is a diminutive variation of Geertruida which means “strength of a spear”. Pronounced as TRUYS. 

Ursula

Ursula means “little bear” and pronounced as OOR-soo-lah. Ursula was the name of a legendary virgin princess of the 4th century who was martyred by the Huns while returning from a pilgrimage.

Valentijne

Valentijne is a Dutch variation of Valentina which means “strong, vigorous, healthy”.

Vanessa

Vanessa is a name of a butterfly species. Pronounced as va-NEH-sa.

Veerke

Veerke is a diminutive variation of Veer which means “faith” or “brave”. Pronounced as VIIR-kah. 

Vera

Vera means “faith” and pronounced as VEH-ra.

Verandia

Verandia is a Dutch variation of Verena which means “integrity”.  

Wilhelmina

Wilhelmina is a Dutch feminine variation of William which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as vil-hel-MEE-nah. Willhelmina was the name of a queen of the Netherlands.

Willemijn

Willemijn is a variation of Wilhelmina which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as vil-lah-MAYN. 

Willemina

Willemina is a variation of Wilhelmina which means “will; desire; helmet”. (Similar to Willemijn.) Pronounced as vil-lah-MEE-nah

Wilma

Wilma is a diminutive variation of Willemina which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as VIL-mah (Dutch) or WIL-mah (English).

Xandra

Xandra is a diminutive variation of Alexandra which means “defending men”. Pronounced as SAHN-drah or KSAHN-drah.

Yvonne

Yvonne is a feminine variation of Yvo which means “yew wood, archer”. Pronounced as ee-VAW-nah (Dutch) or i-VAHN (English).

Zoë

Zoë is a Dutch variation of Zoe which means “life”. Pronounced as ZO-ee.

Gender-Neutral Dutch Names

Alex

Alex is either a diminutive variation of Alexander or Alexandra, both of which means “defending men”. Pronounced as A-lehks (Dutch) or AL-iks (English).dutch names for baby boys and baby girls

Brandy

Brandy means “burnt wine” and pronounced as BRAN-dee

Carel

Carel is a variation of Carolu which means “free man”. Pronounced as KA-rahl.

Cas

Cas means “imperial” or “destroyer of peace” and pronounced as KAHS

Cato

Cato means “all-knowing” or “pure” and pronounced as ka-toh

Chris

Chris is a diminutive variation of names beginning with Chris-, such as Christine or Christopher. Pronounced as KRihS.

Corrie

Corrie is a diminutive variation of names beginning with Cor-, such as Corrina or Cornelia. Pronounced as KAWRH-ee.

Dael

Dael means “valley” and pronounced as D-ahEHL.

Eef

Eef is a diminutive variation of names beginning with Ev-, such as Eva or Evert. Pronounced as AYF. 

Elia

Elia is a Dutch variation of Elijah which means “my God is Yahweh”. Pronounced as AY-lee-ah. 

Elian

Elian is a Dutch diminutive variation of names beginning with Eli-, such as Elizabeth or Elijah. Pronounced as AY-lee-ahn.

Esmé

Esmé means “esteemed” or “loved” and pronounced as es-MAY (Dutch) or EZ-may (English). Esmé was first recorded in Scotland, being borne by the first Duke of Lennox in the 16th century.

Floor

Floor is a variation of Floris which means “flowering” or “flourishing, prosperous”. 

Floris

Floris means “flowering” or “flourishing, prosperous” and pronounced as FLO-rihs

Gerry

Gerry is a diminutive variation of Gerard which means “spear strength”. Pronounced as KHEH-ree (Dutch) or JEHR-ee (English). 

Hanne

Hanne is a diminutive variation of Johanna which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as HAHN-nah. 

Heike

Heike is a diminutive variation of Heinrik which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as HAY-kah. 

Hennie

Hennie is a variation of Heike which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. Pronounced as HEHN-nee.

Henny

Henny is a spelling variation of Hennie which means “home of the king” or “lord of the manor”. 

Holland

Holland means “wooded land” and is a Dutch place-name. 

Inge

Inge means “child of Ing; guarded by Ing” and pronounced as ING-ah. 

Jan

Jan is a diminutive variation of Jannick which means “Yahweh is gracious”. Pronounced as YAHN.

Jannick

Jannick is a Dutch variation of John which means “Yahweh is gracious”. (Similar to Johannes.) Pronounced as yahn-nik.

Jannik

Jannik is a spelling variation of Jannick which means “Yahweh is gracious”. 

Jesse

Jesse means “God’s gift” or “Yahweh is gracious” and pronounced as YEH-sah (Dutch) or JEHS-ee (English). Jesse, in the Bible, was the father of King David. 

Jo

Jo means “Jehovah increases”.

Jordaan

Jordaan is a Dutch variation of Jordan which means “flowing down”. Pronounced as yawr-DAA-N. 

Justine

Justine means “fair, righteous”. 

Kai

Kai is a diminutive variation of various names, such as Catherine or Kajicek. 

Karel

Karel means “free man” and pronounced as KA-rahl

Karsten

Karsten is a variation of Karste which means “a Christian”. Pronounced as kar-stahn.

Kornelis

Kornelis means “war horn”. 

Laurie

Laurie is a diminutive variation of Laurence which means “bay laurel”. Pronounced as LOW-ree (Dutch) or LAWR-ee (English).

Lex

Lex is a diminutive variation of Alexander which means “defending men”. (Similar to Sander.) Pronounced as LEHKS.

Maria

Maria means “bitter” and pronounced as ma-REE-a. In some countries, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.

Marijn

Marijn is a variation of Marinus which means “war-like; dedicated to Mars” or “of the sea”. Pronounced approximately as Maa-R-AYN. 

Max

Max is a diminutive variation of names containing the element max, such as Maximilian or Maxine. Pronounced as MAHKS.

Micha

Micha is a variation of Micah which means “who is like Yahweh?”. 

Michel

Michel is a diminutive variation of Michael which means “who is like God?”. (Similar to Mick.) Pronounced as MEE-shehl. Michel was the name of the 16th-century French astrologer who made predictions about future world events.

Mies

Mies is a diminutive variation of Bartholomeus which means “child of the furrow”. Pronounced as MEES

Minke

Minke is a variation of Menno which means “strength”. Pronounced as MIN-kah. 

Nico

Nico is either a diminutive variation of Nicholas or Nicodemus, both of which means “victory of the people”. Pronounced as NEE-ko. 

Puck

Puck means “mischievous fairy” and pronounced as PUK or PAHK. Puck, in English legend, was the name of a mischievous spirit who was also known as Robin Goodfellow. 

Rein

Rein means “advice; counsel” and pronounced as RAYN.

Rini

Rini is a diminutive variation of names containing the element of rina, such as Catharina or Marina. Pronounced as RIYNiy.

Riny

Riny is a spelling variation of Rini which is a diminutive name. 

Robin

Robin means “bright fame” and is also a bird name. Pronounced as RAW-bin (Dutch) or RAHB-in (English).

Roy

Roy means “red-haired” or “king” and pronounced as ROI

Saar

Saar means “princess” or “storm” and pronounced as SAA-R.

Sabien

Sabien means “from the Sabines” and pronounced approximately as SAEBiy-N.

Schuyler

Schuyler means “scholar” and pronounced as SKY-ler. 

Skylar

Skylar is a variation of Schuyler which means “scholar”. Pronounced as SKY-lahr.

Skyler

Skyler is a spelling variation of Skylar which means “scholar”. Pronounced as SKY-lahr or SKAYL-er.

Van

Van is a diminutive variation of names containing the element van, such as Vance or Vanessa. Pronounced as VAHN.

Veer

Veer means “faith” or “brave” and pronounced as VIHR

Wendelin

Wendelin is a variation of Wendel which means “wanderer” or “a Vandal”. Pronounced as VEHN-deh-leen. Wendelin was the name of a 6th-century hermit of Trier in Germany.

Wil

Wil is a diminutive variation of William which means “will; desire; helmet”. (Similar to Pim.) Pronounced as VIL (Dutch) or WIL (English).

Willy

Willy is a variation of Wil which means “will; desire; helmet”. Pronounced as VI-lee (Dutch) or WIL-ee (English).

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