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Please note: Too many filter criteria can mean that fewer or no suggested names are displayed. If there are few or no filter criteria, however, the search hits are generated by a random generator maximum 100 first names reduced, because less is often more.


Notes on usage

With our baby name generator you can search for the most beautiful baby names according to various selection criteria. In addition to gender and linguistic origin (currently German, Albanian, Arabic, English, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Scandinavian, Spanish and Turkish), it is possible to restrict the names you are looking for in terms of length and number of syllables.

The number of syllables is deliberately not the orthographic syllables from the written word separation, but rather phonetic or phonological syllables (spoken syllables) that are used in the spoken language.

In addition, the beginning and ending of the name can be restricted if desired. This can be a single letter or a sequence of letters, e.g. B. "Yes" at the beginning or "lia" as the ending.

Please note, however, that too many filter criteria can mean that you will receive fewer or no name suggestions. In the opposite case, if there are few or no filter criteria, the suggested names are reduced to a maximum of 100 search hits by a random generator. Each new search can therefore also deliver new search hits for baby names.

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Top 10 girl names

Here you can see the top 10 girl names that were given in Germany in 2019. The Society for German Language e. V. (GfdS) has been publishing these annually as a list since 1977. (Source: Most Popular Given Names - GdfS)

  1. Hanna / Hannah
  2. Emma
  3. Mia
  4. Emilia
  5. Sofia / Sophia
  6. Lina
  7. Klara / Clara
  8. Ella
  9. Mila
  10. Marie

Top 10 boy names

And here follows the top 10 boy names in Germany from 2019. They were also selected by the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache e. V. (GfdS) made available. (Source: Most Popular Given Names - GdfS)

  1. Noah
  2. Ben
  3. Paul
  4. Leon
  5. Louis / Luis
  6. Henri / Henry
  7. Felix
  8. Elias
  9. Jonas
  10. Finn

Current trends in first names

Especially in the eastern and northern German federal states, there are currently many first names from the grandparents' generation. Girl names like Mathilda, Frieda, Ida, Greta, Leni and Lina are experiencing a revival.

For boys, first names such as Karl, Oskar, Anton, Jakob and Theo are becoming more popular again. Particularly noteworthy are Charlotte and Emil, who are already among the top 10 in numerous federal states. (Source: Most Popular Given Names - GdfS)


First names: When does the registry office say no?

However, there are also limits to the choice of name. Because not all names are accepted by the registry offices. There is no clear set of rules for choosing a name in Germany, but there are general rules and regulations, as well as various court rulings.

For example, a first name cannot be offensive, hurtful, or ridiculous. A first name that could be detrimental to the child in life violates personal rights. Also (with justified exceptions) titles of nobility, brand names and city names are not permitted as first names.

The first name should be clearly female or male. If it is not clear from the first name whether the child is a girl or a boy, a middle name must be chosen that is clear in this regard.


Important to know: If a child is to have several first names, the number must not exceed 5 first names.


Schokominza & Co. - strange baby names

Incredible, but true: In Germany, first names such as Pumuckl, Snow White, Chocolate Cominza or Tarzan approved. Peppermint, Rumpelstiltskin, sputnik, Verleihnix and Woodstock. The parents' intentions in choosing such a name, however, can only be puzzled.

It is not uncommon for extravagant first names to be found in the celebrity world. Cosma Shiva Hagen, for example, is a German-American actress and the daughter of the well-known punk rock singer Nina Hagen.

The name of the youngest daughter of the German actor Til Schweiger and the American entrepreneur Dana Schweiger is Emma Tiger Silent. This naming did not seem to be a problem in the USA. Thus, the name finally found acceptance in Germany thanks to the prominent pioneer.

Was less happy with her parents' choice of name Dandelion, the daughter of Keith Richards. So she changed her name and is now called Angela. Understandable, because translated this name means "dandelion" or "dandelion".


More about the name search

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