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In the modern Germany, the real old germanic names are said to be old-fashioned and so they´re
starting to die out with the new generations. The Germans give their babies usually foreign names.
For example:

Hebrewish: Daniel, Michael, Anna, Maria, Magdalena...
Latin: Markus, Viktoria, Felix, Maximilian...
Old-Greek: Lukas, Sophia, Stefan, Katharina...
French: Chantalle, Agnes, Andre...
And today more and more English: Kevin, Justin, Mandy, Jenny, Jason...
Also very short names are "trendy" like: Tim, Tom, Max, Mia...

The Germans begin to lose a part of their identity and tradition and replace their names
with foreign ones, a very bad trend that could wipe out all real germanic names soon.
The Germans think the names of their grandparents sound bad, what a mess...

The old germanic names were mostly constructed of two words, for example Siegfried is made of
Sieg (victory) and Fried(en) (peace).

Meaning of the germanic names:

Name of an animal (wolf, eagle, bear...):

Name of protection:

Name of glory and honour:

Name of knowledge:

Name of friendship:

Name of reign:

Name of fight, war and weapons:

Name of folk, ancestors and the fatherland:

Name of other things:

300 typicall germanic names:


Adolf, Adolph (noble wolf)

Albin (the sheltered friend)

Aldemar (Famous by noble intentions)

Alfred (the one giving advice with the help of elves)

Archibald (Outstanding, fears nothing)

Armin (strong, powerful like an eagle)

Arnold (ruling Adler)

Arthur, Arthur (the bear)

Baldur (the Radiant, Norse God)

Baldwin, Balko (courageous and loyal friend)

Bernhard (strong as a bear)

Bernulf (strong as a bear and tough as a wolf)

Berthold (the brilliant ruler)

Björn (strong as a bear)

Bodo (the famous ruler)

Brandolf (the swordsman; tough as a wolf)

Burkhard (bold protector)

Dagobert (bright as the shining day)

Dankward (wise protector)

Degenar (heroic eagle)

Degenhart (brave warrior)

Detlef, Detlev (be a son of the folk)

Dietger, Dieter (fighter of the people)

Dietmar, Detmar (the popularly known)

Dietrich (the Mighty, the ruler of the people)

Dankmar (famous thinker)

Eberhard (strong as a boar)

Eckart (the sword-strong man)

Edward (the protector of the inherited property)

Egmont (the protector with shielding sword)

Einar (the one who fights alone in front of the others)

Elmar (famous spearmen with noble intention)

Engelbert (the shiny famous fighter of the Anglo-Saxons)

Erik, Erik (powerful, rich and full of honour)

Ernst (ready for the fight)

Erwin (the friend of the army)

Falko (the falcon)

Farold (the ruler)

Ferdinand (the bold protector)

Folk Ward (the guardian of the people)

Frank (the Free)

Friedrich, Fritz (rich in peace, powerful protector)

Gaidemar (the famous Lancer)

Gandolf, Gandulf, Gandalf (the fierce wolf)

Gerald (the ruling spear)

Gerhard, Gerd (the bold javelin thrower)

Gerwin (The spear-friend)

Gilbert (Famous by gallantry)

Gisbert (the noble and capable warrior of arrows)

Godwin (the friend of the gods)

Goswin (the friend of the Goths)

Gotmar (the Famous among the gods)

Gottfried (the people under protection of the gods)

Gottlieb (The son of the gods)

Günther (the leader of the fighters)

Gustav (the rest of the fight)

Hagen (The protector)

Harald, Harold (the soldier-king)

Hartmut (strong spirit)

Hedwig (Combat)

Heinrich, Heinz, Hendrik, Heiko (the powerful farm owner)

Helmar (the famous protector)

Helmut (the brave protector)

Herbert (in the army shining)

Hermann, Germann (the warrior, the spearman)

Holger (Spear warrior)

Horst (the protector of the home)

Hubert (brilliant mind)

Igor, Ingmar, Ingo (derivative of "Ing (wio)", a Germanic tribal god)

Irmbert Irmin (the powerful protective peace)

Irminar (who is like a mighty eagle)

Irvin (the seafriend)

Isbert (like the glittering iron hard)

Iwo (the yew affiliated)

Karl (the Free)

Knut (the daring)

Konrad (the bold counselor)

Kunolf (the wolf clan)

Kurt (the gloss from the clan)

Lando, Landogar (the fighter for the home)

Leif (the heir)

Leonard, Leonhard (strong for the people)

Leopold (the bold in the nation)

Lothar (the popular)

Ludwig (the glorious fighters)


Malte (the advisor of the National Assembly)

Malvin, Melvin (courthouse square, friend)

Manfred (The Man of Peace)

Marbod (the master of the horse)

Markward (the border guardian)

Modorok (the one who bravely rises the voice)

Mutbrecht (the brilliant mind)

Neidhart (the bold warrior)

Norbert (the magnificent norse man)

Nordger (the spearmen of the north)

Nordwin (the friend of the north)

Norman (the man from the north)

Notker (the sword swinging warrior)

Odin (the raged god)

Olaf (descendant of the ancestors)

Oskar (under the protection of the Asen gods)

Oswald (the by the Asen gods inspired man)

Oswin (the friend of the Asen)

Otmar, Otto (the famous man by his genetic material)

Ottokar (the guardian of his heritage)

Ragin (the excellent guide)

Raimund (the best protector)

Rainer (the councilor)

Rambod, Ramgar (the all seeing embattled)

Rango (the warrior)

Ratmar (the famous guide)

Reinhold (the ruler of the purposes of the gods)

Richard (rich, powerful and strong)

Richwin (the mighty friend)

Robert (shining glory)

Ronald (the glory of the country)

Rüdiger (glorious spear)

Rudolf, Rolf, Ralf, Ralph (the glory of the Wolf)

Sarolf (the armed Wolf)

Sebald, Siegbald (the bold champion)

Siegmund, Sigmund (victory & Protection)

Siegfried, Siggi, Sigurd (Victory and Peace)

Sigmar (the famous winner)

Sindolf (the gloss on the trip)

Sonnwinn (friend of the Sun)

Sven (the young warrior)

Swidger (fast spear)

Tankred (the thinking guide)

Tassilo (unknown)

Thamuze (Oath-keeper)

Thilo (in the mighty Wolf)

Thor (thunder)

Thorbrand (Thor's sword)

Thorleif (son of Thor)

Thorsten (dedicated to the god Donar / Thor)

Throals (the spirit of Thor)

Trautwin (the powerful friend)

Uland, Ulrich, Udo (home & heritage)

Ulbert (the famous owner)

Ulf (teeth like a wolf)

Ulfrsson (wolf-son)

Uwe, Uwo (the owner)

Vanadis (name from Norse mythology)

Volker, Volkher (the folk hero)

Volkmar (the popularly famous man)

Volkwin (the friend of the people)

Volkward (the protector of the people)

Waldemar (famous ruler)

Walter, Walter (the ruler of the army)

Werner (from the Wanen gods coming)

Wiborg (the protective warrior)

Widukind (the son of the forest)

Wigberg (the magnificent fighter)

Wilhelm (Will & Protection)

Willibald (the bold will)

Winimar (the famous friend)

Wolfgang (Way of the Wolf)

Wolfram (Wolf & Raven)


Adelberga (noble and protective)

Adelgard (noble and peace-creating)

Adelheit (noble creature, kind of noble)

Almut, Almudis (the noble)

Alrun, Alveradis (who knows the secret of the Elves)

Alsuna (the noble Sun)

Amalia (has reference to the Ostrogothic royal family)

Astrid (the Asen rider)

Baltrun (the bold secret wearer)

Berta, Bertha (The Shining)

Bertlinde (the brilliant campaigner)

Bertrun (the famous rune lore)

Bilhildis (the hatchet - fighter)

Brigitte, Birgit, Britta (the sublime)

Brunhilde (the armored fighter)

Dagmar (the broad daylight)

Dagny (the new day)

Dankrun (knowing the secrets thinker)

Dietrun (who knows the secret of the people)

Disrun (fighting Valkyrie)

Edburga, Edda (the protecting their wealth)

Edelgard (The guardian of Noble)

Edeltraud (with noble sentiments fortified)

Edigna (the tribe of noble)

Eila (The Shining)

Elfgard (sorrounded by elves)

Elfriede (Nature Spirit, peace)

Elfrun (who knows the secret of the Elves)

Elke (kind of noble)

Elvira (the sublime)

Emma (the sublime)

Erika (powerful, rich and ehrvoll)

Erlgard (protective mistress)

Fara (the moving ruler)

Fehild (the joy of battle has)

Ferun (the pleasure caster)

Finja (the Finn)

Frauke (the cheerful lady)

Freya, Freya (mistress; Germanic goddess of love and beauty)

Friederike, Frigga (rich of peace)

Gefion (the donor, the donor)

Gelsa (the Good Courageous one)

Gerda (the strong spear fighter)

Gerlinde (the spear and shield fighter)

Gertrude (who has the power over the spears)

Gisela, Gisela (hostage; Shaft)

Gismara (the famous Arrow fighter)

Godelief (the beloved of God)

Gudrun (fighting Sorceress)

Gunhild (the mighty warrior)

Gwendoline (the way)

Hadwinga, Hedda, Heidi (the capable fighter)

Hagarun (Protection District & secret)

Hallgard (Stone & Protection)

Heidrun (the noble shape knows of the secrets)

Heike, Henrike (sitting on a huge yard)

Helga, Hella (which carries the healing in itself)

Helgard (healing & protection)

Herline (army & shield)

Hermine (wife of the Army)

Herta (reference to the goddess of the earth)

Hildegard (fighter and protector)

Hilke, Hilde (the fighter)

Iduna, Idun, Ida (the seer, Norse goddess of eternal youth)

Inga, Inge (the people under the protection of God "Ing (wio)")

Ingrid (derivative of "Ing (wio)", a Germanic tribal god)

Ingrun (the secret)

Inka (unknown)

Irmela, Irma (the Great)

Irmgard (Protecting the World)

Irmina (the Tall)

Isolde (the iron ruler)

Kriemhield (the fighter under the mask)

Kunheide (the radiant of the clan)

Kunna (the family's daughter)

Kunrada (counselor of the clan)

Laila, Leila (the wise)

Landerun (who knows the secret of the home)

Liebgard, Linda (Love & Protection)

Lioba (the lovely, love)

Luitberga (the protector of the people)

Luithilde (the fighter for the people)

Lykke (the happy)

Marada (the famous one through her Council)

Margund (the famous fighter)

Mathilde (in mighty battle)

Merlinde (famous protector)

Minna (the love)

Minnegard (the full loving guardian)

Nanna (the Bold, wife of the Norse god Baldur)

Northild, Nordgard (the fighter of the North)

Nortrud (the north mighty)

Nortrun (secret bearer of the North)

Norwiga (Norse warrior)


Oda, Odila, Odalinde (genetic & ownership)

Ortlind, Orthilde (the Sheltered by the sword)

Ortrun (who knows the secret of the sword)

Osgard (which is under the protection of the Asen)

Osrun (Asen & secret)

Ostara (the Vernal, goddess of spring)

Othilde (fighting for their property)

Raginhild, Ragna, Reinhilde (Gods & Fighting)

Reingard (Gods & Protection)

Richarde (the bold mistress)

Rigmor (the rich Maid)

Rinelda (the heroic consultant)

Romilda (the famous fighter)

Roswitha (much fame and power)

Runhild, Runa (Mystery & Struggle)

Salgard (guardian of the house)

Sarhild (ready fighter)

Saskia (the Saxon)

Swanhilde, Swantje (the beautiful swan fighter)

Sif, Siv (the wife of the Norse god Thor)

Sigga (the victor)

Siglinde, Sieglinde (the Victorious)

Sigrid (riding for the win)

Sigrun (win & Rune)

Silke (short for Gisela)

Sisgards (magical guardian)

Solveig (Sun & Fight)

Stilla (the quiet peaceful)

Sunhild, Sunna, Sunje, Sunja (the champion of the light)

Tanka (with the woman have thought)

Tatjana, Tanja (unknown)

Teuderun (who knows the secret of the people)

Thusnelda (the giant fighter; name of the wife of Arminius the Cherusci)

Tilrun (the secret knowing)

Trudildis, Trude (the loving fighter)

Tyra (Thor & Struggle)

Ulricke, Ulrike (home & Heritage)

Ursula (Jaunty Fill)

Uta (has the inheritance)

Walburga (the protective mistress)

Walda (the protective fighter)

Waltraud (the mighty ruler)

Wibke (in the fight Shiny)

Widogard (the guardian of the forest)

Wilberta (the brilliant campaigner)

Wilfriede (desire for peace)

Wilgard (Protecting the Peace)

Wiltraud, Wiltraut (with the mighty will)

Wisgard (way guardian)

Wunna (Joy)
Deutsche Vornamen
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Kemikell Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2014
Mein Name ist Marvin, leider kein (voll) germanischer. Die deutsche Aussprache "Marwin" ist soweit ich weiß aber germanisch und bedeutet berühmter Freund. Also kann ich mit leben. Meinen Sohn würde ich wahrscheinlich Konrad oder Friedrich nennen (die werden auch nicht negativ angesehen), obwohl auch ehrbare Namen wie Otto schön wären.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich hab auch nur einen lateinischen Namen wobei man theoretisch von jedem Namen die Bedeutung rausfinden und übersetzen kann^^
konstantinpalailogos Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Foreign things aren't inherently bad, and naturally you can't force people to decide names for their children; but it is a mite disappointing that the Germans take no pride or joy in their native names.  A sad trend but what can one do?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No it´s not, it´s only when it´s too much, and the Germans begin to not use any german name anymore,
nothing only hebrewish, old-greek, american, french or completely abstract ones.

Well the Germans must change sth. I will give my children real german names. The main problem is,
who they love. Atm they love american stars, and as long as we don´t admire our own historical people
and heroes, the names won´t come back.
All history-interested or patriotic Germans I meet wanna use the names of our famous people. But the masses
have no clue of history.
Temeraire-sama Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Diese Liste ist genial *^* !

Ich bin ja generell immer auf der Suche nach tollen Namen und dann auch noch ne so große mit Übersetzungen *^*

Einfach klasse :'D
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh vielen Dank, freut mich wenn jemand die Liste braucht :)
HelheimsShaman Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In a book called "Die Stimme der Ahnen", Wolf Sorensen talks about how the names that German people give their children show either the purity and strength of their patriotism and ethnic pride, or the extent to which it has fallen if they use a lot of non-German names for their children. I don't think he'd be too pleased with the state of affairs now!…
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will give my children real german names, I prefer Ludwig for a boy, I´m not yet sure which name I´d choose for a girl.
What would you, use?
HelheimsShaman Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've always like Silke, Elke and Roswitha. Oh, how about Irmgaard?
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't Gertrude Scottish?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, old germanic name, from ger (spear) and trut (truth, or from trud which means magician).

It´s anyway a missinformation, that the Scotish are still very celtic, they´re mostly and anglo-saxon-viking mix,
and so have germanic blood and not celtic.
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks for the info! That helped me very much as I have an OC who is named after her ancestor.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, if you need any help let me know it :)
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Btw, do you still comunicate with *finalverdict?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, well we chatted a lot once, but when in Germany is day, in Indonesia is night,
and it was of course too late for him, he needed more sleep, so he came very rarely,
and the contact is sadly lost. But I still like him of course, he is a great friend, and I wish
him the best, and that he gets enough sleep XD
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahaha, I'm living in the same city as him and yet I'm not asleep :XD: Tommorrow there's school, but I don't want to go to bed because there is a very interesting talkshow going on.

Yeah, but he replies at night, usually. Around 11 o'clock here or so.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow really, tell him the best wishes :) If you meet him XD idk
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RL86 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Eine sehr schöne Liste. Ich wünschte nur, ich hätte sie gefunden, bevor ich mit meinem Buch fertig war. Hab mich dann einem Namensbuch von Reclam aus dem Jahr '87 orientiert und die einzelnen Silben aufgetrennt um sie neu zu kombinieren. Dabei kamen so exotische Namen wie Fararun (von Fara-Geschlecht/Familie und run-Geheimnis) oder Ingwer (von Ing-einem Gott und wer-Schutz ... ja, ich weiß, eigentlich müsste es in diesem Fall var/war sein - aber ich fands so lustig!).
Während der Arbeit zum zweiten Band werde ich wohl mal ab und zu herkommen. Danke.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh du hast selbst ein Buch dazu verfasst? Interessant, wo kann man das sehen?
Ich habe diese Liste allerdings auch nur aus dem Internet und ich hoffe, dass alles richtig ist.

Aber ja man kann die Silben theoretisch beliebig kombinieren und ganz kreativ damit umgehen!
RL86 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Nein, kein Buch zu dem Thema, sondern ein Fantasy-Roman, in dem ich hauptsächlich deutsche Namen verwendet habe und auch versuchte nur Worte zu verwenden, die es bereits im Altdeutschen gab. Es ist halt ein abgeschirmtes Reich, in dem andere sprachliche Einflüsse verdrängt wurden. Das wird im Roman selber zwar nicht erwähnt, aber ich, als Autor, weiß, dass es so ist.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist schön, genauso denke ich meistens auch, wenn ich eine Geschichte schreibe, würde ich auch darauf achten.
Ich finde es auch seltsam, wenn es eine Fantasiewelt bei einem Buch oder Film mit nordischen oder germanischen Namen ist
und dann kommt ein christlicher darin vor, das passt irgendwie nicht.
RL86 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Ja, es ist sonderbar, wenn das Christentum dabei keine Rolle spielt. Dabei gibt es ja Namen die man dem entlehnen kann, die sich sich auf die Asen, Ing , Thor oder einfach simpel God(e)/Gott.
Bei meiner allgemeinen Wortauswahl hätte ich mich gern ausschließlich auf Worte konzentriert, die aus dem germanischen (und jene die sich eindeutig bis ins indogermanische zurückführen lassen), aber spätestens bei Fenster habe ich endgültig kapituliert. Das Wort kam eigentlich aus dem Lateinischen und fand erst im Altdeutschen verwendung. Zwar gab es vorher schon einen germanischen Begriff dafür, der dann verdrängt wurde. Augatora (Augentor), ähnlich dem isländischen vindauga (Windtor; aus dem später eng window wurde), aber e ist heutzutage eben so unüblich, dass ich ihn meinen Lesern nicht aufzwingen wollte. Also habe ich die Eingrenzung von Germanisch auf Altdeutsch gelockert.
Immerhin passt es so immer noch zu meiner Geschichte, in deren Vorzeit viele Länder von einem Eroberer zu einem Reich vereint wurden, der dann überall seine Sprache und Weltsicht durchgesetzt hat (ohne das diese alle anderen bisher vollends verdrängen konnte).
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich denke wenn Wörter so stark eingedeutscht wurden, dass man den lateinischen Ursprung nicht mehr erkennen kann,
dann ist es in Ordnung diese zu verwenden. Auch schreiben, Kloster oder Mönch sind lateinisch, aber es fällt nicht auf.

Ja ich habe auch gehört, dass man früher zu Fenster Windauge oder Windtor sagte (window). Und ich finde es wirklich interessant
wie diese Wörter entstanden, z.B. kommt unser Wort "Wand" daher, dass man Äste oder Zweige zu Wänden gewunden hat.
RL86 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Das witzige ist, dass ich in Deutsch früher immer nur Vieren und Fünfen bekommen habe, wenn es nicht um den Inhalt von Aufsätzen ging, und jetzt bin ich richtig an unserer Sprache interessiert. Das Problem ist, dass der Deutschunterricht einfach völlig falsch aufgezogen ist, es wird immer nur gesagt, es ist so und so, aber nie wurde einem erklärt, woher es kommt und wieso es so ist. Vielleicht hätte ich mir das Alles damals besser gemerkt.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist das gleiche in Geschichte, ich fand es in der Schule so verdammt langweilig,
und jetzt kann ich mir keinen Tag mehr ohne Geschichte vorstellen. Es ist einfach so,
dass die Lehrer uns nicht begeistern, sondern alles nur herunterleiern.

Man müsste die Kinder und Jugendlichen begeistern und das geht eigentlich nur, wenn man es eben nicht trocken und langweilig
abhandelt, sondern eher wenn man Emotionen mit reinbringt. Ich könnte mir sogar vorstellen, dass ein gewisser patriotischer Ansatz
die Kinder viel mehr dazu motivieren würde, sich für ihre Identität und Kultur zu interessieren.
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Rebekah607303 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich denken das deutscher namens sind wunderschön, Wirklich.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vielen Dank! Ich hoffe, dass sie nicht aussterben :)
fmr0 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Yet another perverse effect of globalisation.

The Germans should be proud to wear traditional names.

They should fight "unguibus et rostro" tooth and nail to defend their roots, their culture, their traditions, their identity and values.
it is a matter of survival.
This is essential.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´ll surely give my childs real german names. It´s really not that I hate any other names,
but I want that our names do not die out.
fmr0 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Yes, you are absolutely right!
TheInimitableECypher Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Forgot to say this in my last comment, but I can't help but agree with you. I love the sound of a lot of these names and I'm sad to hear that they're dying out. :( They should be used more often, instead of going with other names.
TheInimitableECypher Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to see I got the names right. I've got two German characters I created whose names are Ludwig and Reinhold. Happy to see their names are truly Germanic in origin.

Sorry, couldn't help but say that. :XD:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes Ludwig and Reinhold are perfect and real german names^^ Of course in this list are only around 300 names, much more exist^^

Yes it´s very sad, the Germans don´t like the names of their ancestors anymore, because in TV you never hear these names, only names like Justin Bieber...

As I said, I don´t dislike american names, but I´m sad that our names die out and everyone uses them here.
tora-elena Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
was ist mit theodor ?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist altgriechisch^^ Theos = Gott Doros = Geschenk
tora-elena Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
a ja richtig ! theodoros auf griechisch :D
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aber es liegt nahe, im deutschen gibt es auch ein ähnliches Wort: thiudisk, theodisk, diutisk, aus dem sich später das Wort deutsch gebildet hat und was einfach Volk bedeutet. Daher kommen dann Namen wie Theoderich, Dieter usw.
tora-elena Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
und theoden ?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also viele Herr der Ringe Namen sind natürlich germanisch, Gandalf auch, das bedeutet starker Wolf oder sowas^^
tora-elena Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
so will ich dann mein ersten sohn nennen :)
HydroAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting list here! I agree with you that Germanic names are a necessary part of German heritage. Germans should be proud to have these names! Wish I had one... It gives a unique connection and a strong bond to Germanic culture. Once that's lost, there's an identity problem.

I don't have anything against Latin/Greek/Hebrew names since they are also in their right unique and also play a part in German history and culture. What I mean is that those ancient languages gave something to Germany, like Christianity, philosophy, science, etc. But other foreign names especially American English ones are unforgivable!

By the way, is Isolde really Germanic? I thought it was more Celtic than anything. Unless there are variants of the name lol =)
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also don´t dislike any foreign names of course, I only think it´s sad, when the names of a whole culture die out.

Isolde was overtaken from the Germanics in France and the british isles, but it comes from old-germanic:

Is = Eisen (iron) or Eis (ice
olde = wealda/ walten/ herrschen (to rule)

The iron queen, translated word by word^^
tehproffesional Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
If I ever have a daughter, I'm just about dead set on naming her Hilde/Hildegard.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´m sorry that didn´t happen for long, but what exactly does that phrase mean:

"I'm just about dead set on", is that positive or negative? XD Sorry, we don´t have this expression in German^^
tehproffesional Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Ha! Sorry! Us Yankees use it to mean for sure or certain. Like the phrase, "dead on".
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I learned something new XD

Usually I get the sense of the american sayings, but this time, wtf? XD
DerVulf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Artist
Mind adding my name to that list? It's Elder-Futhark (Old Norse for some reason that my mother and grandparents won't tell me) "Thamuze Ulfrsson" Thamuze means "Oath-Keeper" and Ulfrsson means "Wolf-Son". Just a humble request from a Germano-Nordic Kamerad.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply, I was rather busy, I added your awesome name of course!
DerVulf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Artist
Thanks Kamerad.
Kather-By Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Ijaaaaah ich hab einen von den alt-griechischen Namen. ^^;

Ich finde es aber interessant zu sehen, welche Namen es so gibt / gab...
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