That would our grandmothers probably not intended: that the old German name of her generation in vogue again. But the trend is clearly evident. While the influence of the US and the UK back with names like Kevin and Jennifer, you can hear traditional children names like Greta, Charles, Mary, Almut, Johann Wilhelm, or even more frequently in the playgrounds.
Desire for meaning
The beauty of the old German name is that they are full of history and stories. Whether it is because their own ancestors already contributed and the (great) grandson continue this tradition. Or because you like based on historical models (Charles the Great, for example) or literary figures (Effi or Emma).
And add to that the individual meaning of many German girls names and boy names. Since there are Hilde, the fighter, and Friedrich, the Old High German word for "peace" and "powerful" contains. Franz is the free, Conrad the "bold Guides" Luise and the "Lute",
Tradition is well received
see also name researcher rising popularity German name. Parents today are set traditionalist and conservative in the choice of name as the parents of decades earlier, who were rather exotic name.
Often it is the short form of a classic name that is particularly popular. So, for example, Greta place Margareta, or Fritz instead Friedrich.
Not all of these names, incidentally, have their roots in Old High German, some are Greek or Hebrew origin. But they were popular several decades ago in Germany, which is why we as here "old German names" describe.
Popular old German maiden name:
- Luisa / Luisa
- Marie / Maria
Popular old German boy names:
Less common, but also very beautiful this old German names are:
- For girls:
- Hilda / Hilde
- For boys:
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