Kate Monk's Onomastikon

(Dictionary of Names)

Low German Names (Platdeutsch)

These dialect forms are closer to Dutch and are still commonly found in Northern Germany. Some are now becoming more popular in the rest of the country.


Barthold Börries lat Liborius Carsten
Detlef Detlev Diederick
Dries Eggert Evert
Fester Frederik Gebberd
Gerrit, Geert Johan, Hanke, Henning Henrik, Hinrich, Heiko, Hanke, Henning (Henry)
Horst Jobst Jürgen
Lammert Ludger Merten
Rötger Tönjes, Tönnies (Antonius) Rikert, Rickert
Ro:tger Steffen Uwe


Aaltje Aaltruide Aleit
Aleydis Alke Anke
Antje Frauke frau 'lady' Geerta, Gesa
Greet, Greetje Griet, Grietje Henrike, Heike
Imma, Imke (Irma) Mechtilde, Mette Silke
Sofie, Fieke    

This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.

Copies may be made for personal use only.

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