German names for men and their original meaning
I have German roots, and I always knew that I would not name a son by any means a Slavic name. But in order to choose the right name for the child, you need to know his history and the main character traits that the name lays in the person.
I think this is important. Names are often fateful, and names of ancestors in particular.
I decided to share with you a large list of names that I considered before calling my son.
Origin of German Names
Male names, which are often called the German boys, can be divided into three logical groups: Christian, foreign language borrowings, ancient Germanic names. Aboriginal names derived directly from German are usually formed in a strict form.
The names are the names of noble animals («bear», «deer», «boar»), social strata («rich», «brilliant», «dominating others»), valuable personal qualities («strong», «generous» and » fearless «) or military terms, because the ancestors of the Germans differed incredible military prowess and courage (» shield «,» helmet «or» sharp sword «).
List of names
Modern parents who raise their children in Germany have conservative views on names. At the legislative level, it is forbidden to name children in honor of geographical features or invented words. The name must have a gender identity.
But the loophole is that one child can have up to ten names. What names do Germans choose for newborn boys?
Old names from Germany
- Alois («sage» from German) is able to adapt to any new circumstances for him;
- Lorenz (means «from the city of Lavrenta») becomes the soul of any company, he is sociable and incredibly witty;
- Hugo («soul» from the Old German language) is distinguished by the gift of empathy and is able to support anyone;
- Ulbert (literally «bright wolf») is unsociable, but has an incredibly rich inner world and a sense of beauty;
- Jürgen (translated as «peasant» or «arable land») is unpretentious and quickly gets used to any conditions of life;
- Childebert (“bright battle” in German) knows how to be a real peacemaker, usually calm and courteous;
- Venzeslos (translated as “more glory”) often strives for heights that they cannot reach;
- Witold (denoting «the ruler of the forest») regularly shows himself to be an excellent family man and comrade;
- Ulrichs (from the German “rich”) are susceptible to the outside world, but are tied to family and home, homeland;
- Roland (in German “native land”) appreciates honor and never promises what he cannot do;
- Sigiswald (“the winning rule”) has been interested in things from childhood that are not attractive to his peers;
- Dietfried (“from civilians” from Old German) is notable for his meek disposition and tact;
- Koloman (translated as “dove”) has an incredible inclination to resolve all conflicts diplomatically;
- Ludwigs (meaning «glorious warrior») often argue, but easily cope with any tasks;
- Heinrich (“head of the house” in German) may be nervous, but in marriage he is reliable and completely devoted to his wife.
Modern beautiful names
- Adalbert (“noble brilliance” from German) is a form of the name Albert, the boys will be very similar in their liking;
- Harold («the sovereign of the warriors» in German) is guided by logic in business, often becomes a good leader;
- Siegfried (translated as «victorious guard») hardly makes important decisions, but is incredibly strong by will;
- Conrad («honest adviser» from German) has a phenomenal intuition and literally feels people;
- Wilhelm (literally «helmet») from an early age is notable for its cheerfulness and excellent social skills;
- Armans (“brave man” from German) are often choleric;
- Gottlieb (literally «the favorite of the gods») is laconic and objective, which ensures a brilliant career in court;
- Werner («army guards» from the Old Germanic language) shows excellent ability to exact actions;
- Caspar (translated as “treasure him”) shows generosity and incredible prudence;
- Leonhard (meaning “strong lion”) has a great sense of self-worth and is committed to great deeds;
- Pankrats («all power» from German) has excellent inclinations towards business and government work;
- Severin («strict» from the Old German language) often have a phlegmatic temperament;
- Richard (meaning «powerful and courageous») is distinguished by unshakable ideas about morality and nobility;
- Herberts (literally “brilliant warrior”) are characterized by subtle mental organization and a burden to the beautiful;
- Adolf («noble wolf» in German) has a tendency to self-discipline.
Top most popular German names for boys
- Walter (meaning “commander” or “conqueror”) is eager to achieve his goals;
- Klaus (from ancient languages »winner of nations») has a rich imagination and great demands;
- Helmut (literally «shield») is caring for his family and is punctual in public;
- Dietmar (literally «people’s glory») suffers from his own arrogance;
- Horst (“man from the forest” in German) is always honest and open, but he can search his vocation for a long time;
- Wolfgang («moving like a wolf» from German) has high dignity and seriousness;
- Paul (translated as “modest” or “small”) has a gentle disposition;
- Moritz («Moor» from Old German) has the strongest leadership skills and never ceases to strive for goals;
- Felixes (meaning “lucky”) are usually considered to be vigorous extroverts with a positive mindset;
- Hansy (literally “God’s mercy”) is renowned for its exceptional thinking and creative inclination;
- Peter (means «unshakable») is prone to whims and, despite external naivety, is very proud;
- Martin (in the old days “given to Mars”) is closed in himself, but incredibly charming, which bribes people around him;
- Thomas («twin» from Old German) does not tolerate vanity and treats everyday problems with skepticism;
- Uwe (“mighty warrior” in German), despite the big name, uses a soft approach to solving conflicts;
- Christoph («follower of Christ» from German) has an open disposition and takes all the mistakes to heart.
German names that fit into the Slavic culture
- Jan (translated as “the mercy of the Lord”) is distinguished by his stubborn temper and sincere conservatism;
- Emil (meaning «zealous» and «ardent») tries to restrain a storm of emotions in public, but in fact is quick-tempered;
- Leopold (“brave” in German) has a capricious temper and a big ego;
- Ernst (translated as «the immortal ruler») is characterized by perseverance, responsibility and a thirst for glory;
- Augustus (the name means “respectable”) is characterized by a slight form of arrogance and high self-conceit;
- Isaac (in ancient times meant “he will laugh”) often has a positive view of the world;
- Karl (literally «free man») has excellent entrepreneurial skills;
- Alberts (“noble brilliance” in German) are often closed, but incredibly talented;
- Benedict (literally «blessed») often chooses intellectual work;
- Waldemar (translated as “famous ruler”) is prone to creativity and unusual ways of expression;
- Arthur (to the glory of King Arthur) has an incredibly passionate temper and desire to conquer new heights;
- Maximilian (formerly «the largest») tends to great heights in his career;
- Stefan (translated as «the crown») shows incredible charisma and strength of mind;
- Johann (meaning “God’s blessing”) is characterized by subtle inner organization and a thirst for comfort;
- Anton (literally «opponent») has a phenomenal memory and intuition.
- German names for boys are in the tens (about 60 variants are presented in this article);
- All original names are derived from the names of animals, social groups, personality traits, or military attributes;
- Choosing a name for a boy is necessary only when you know his translation and also become familiar with the character;
- Some ancient German and modern German names can be entered into the Russian naming tradition.
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