An American's Favorite German Names!!

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German names! I like a lot of them and I also have some favorites.
So my question for you is: what are some of your favorite names? And I talked a lot about what these names make me think of, do these names make you think of anything?
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SiqueScarface Vor 26 Tage
Of the origin: Lieselotte, as you said, is a compound of two names, Elisabeth and Charlotte. Elisabeth actually comes from the Bible and thus is Hebrew. Charlotte origined as German name (the male version is Karl/Charles), went to France, where it got the female ending and came back to Germany. Anke and Annika both are North German diminuitives for Anna. Anna again is Hebrew, but the Standard German -chen is a -ken or -ke in North German dialects. Same goes for Elke, but in this case, Elke is the diminuitive to Adelheid (Adele, which in turn is also German). There are other similar German names like Frauke or Wiebke. That's probably why they sound cute to you: Little Ann and Little Adele, aren't they nice children? Leonie is either the female version of Leon (lion, which is of Roman origin) or a diminuitive of Eleonore/Eleanor. Where Eleonore comes from is not clear, the first known person of that name was Alienor (Eleanor) of Aquitaine, Queen of France in the 12th century. If the name is related to "alien", or a version of Aenor (Alienor's mother) or of Arab origin -- nobody knows. Stefan is Greek (stephanos) and means the Crowned. Felix and Florian both are Latin, and no wonder you associate them with the Spring: Felix is The Lucky One, and Florian (florianus) means The Flowering One. Torsten and Torben are of Old Norse or even Old German origin: Thor's Stone and Thor's Bear. No wonder they sound so bold to you. Last one, Maximilian. We are back in Ancient Rome and in the Latin language. You know words like maximum and to maximize, and Maximilian(us) means something like The Greatest of the Greatest.
Mrs. Lissi
Mrs. Lissi Vor Monat
Heisst hier irgendjemand Lieselott ? 😂 Das ist auch eine Version von Lieselotte
liesel kuehl
liesel kuehl Vor Monat
Why thank you
Thorsten Krause
Thorsten Krause Vor 2 Monate
A Pfadi
A Pfadi Vor 2 Monate
Liselotte and Elke are old names,like grandmas have,but my favourite name is Stefan too:-)
lilly nummesen
lilly nummesen Vor 2 Monate
I Love the female version of Florian...florianne...pronounced french.
Annalena Kessler
Annalena Kessler Vor 3 Monate
What about my Name : Annalena I don't like the name but i want to know if there is anyone who think about it different 🤔😂
Joelina Kaminski
Joelina Kaminski Vor 3 Monate
The name Felix comes from Latin an means glücklich= happy
Mind Seeker
Mind Seeker Vor 3 Monate
Some of my favourite German last names are Schmidt and Schmitz.. They seem kinda strong to me.
Hasan Tahsin Erdas
Hasan Tahsin Erdas Vor 3 Monate
Schau mal Extra3 Dieter Therapie Extended Version
Hildegard Bossmann
Hildegard Bossmann Vor 3 Monate
Der Name Verena kommt aus dem russischem und bedeutet die dunkele was sich dabei auf die Haarfarbe bezieht! er hat so etwas Mystisches, ich liebe diesen Namen!
smileyobrien Vor 3 Monate
Darf ich etwas fragen? In Deutschland kann man viele Namen bestimmten Altersgruppen zuordnen. Eine Verena ist eher 30, eine Lieselotte 80, ein Manfred ist um die 60, ein Johann 90 usw. Manche Name liegen eine Generation brach, bis sie wieder in Mode kommen. Ist das, wenn es denn so ist, bei englischen Namen vergleichbar? How old is a Donald?
C Z Vor 4 Monate
What about „Amelie“?
MichaelChristoph Bremer
There is this tradition to adopt german names from their latin or old greek ancestors. As an example the name of your husband - Stefan ! Stefan is a very old greek name from the ancient times meaning "provided with the laurel wreath". You mentioned Felix - this the latin term for "lucky guy". In Austria people may know this very well because of the latin sentence :"Tu felix austria nube" , which essentially means "You happy Austria" ..... and so on and so forth !!
Zoé Chiara Fischer
Zoé Chiara Fischer Vor 5 Monate
Ich mag den Namen Lorena.🤗 Ich weiß auch nicht wirklich warum.^^
Memegod jodox
Memegod jodox Vor 5 Monate
My last name is a german one
Karin Birkenbihl
Karin Birkenbihl Vor 5 Monate
as long as it's not Kevin. There is a saying Kevin is not a name, but a diagnosis... Sorry to all Kevins... ;-)
Rick Vor 6 Monate
5:07 Hat sie sich zu viele Harry Potter Synchros angehört? XD
Al R.
Al R. Vor 6 Monate
There are some nice German names - Female: Freya, Alina, Frigga / Male: Hermann, Friederich, Friedemann
Al R.
Al R. Vor 6 Monate
Lieselotte is a gay guy in a Helge Schneider movie
Pia S.
Pia S. Vor 6 Monate
My brother name is Torben und my fathers name is Torsten without "h" (My Name ist Pia do you like this name too?)(and yes i am from germany/Hamburg)😁❤
Miguel Lässig
Miguel Lässig Vor 7 Monate
Ich mag den Namen Christian absolut nicht weil früher haben alle gesagt:,, schau ich mir dieses Holzpferd an den denk ich an mein Chris-sti-an XDXDXDXDXDXDXD''
The Raging Platypus
The Raging Platypus Vor 7 Monate
Felix Unger is all I can think of...perhapes Felix the Cat.
Widodo 29
Widodo 29 Vor 8 Monate
Old tradisional German names...Juergen,Olaf,Dieter,Manfred,Harald,Stefan,Heiko,Jens,Thomas,Thorsten,Carsten,Torben,Lars,Sven,Peter,Karlheinz,Andreas,Matthias,Markus,Steffen,Marc,Johannes,Bjoern... New German names...Felix,Tobias,Lukas,Niklas,Florian,Julian,Christian,Timo,Marvin,Sebastian,Daniel,Justin,Oliver..
Ju Lia
Ju Lia Vor 8 Monate
Elke reminds me every time of "(Die fette) Elke" from Die Ärzte
Ju Lia
Ju Lia Vor 8 Monate
My moms name is Verena :)
Miss Anonym
Miss Anonym Vor 8 Monate
my favorite name is leyla idk why but I love thos name sm
Kentucky 1950
Kentucky 1950 Vor 8 Monate
Joachim and Juergen/Jurgen
Chris Sea
Chris Sea Vor 8 Monate
I love that Lieselotte derivative of Elizabeth and Charlotte. If my daughter ever has a daughter I am going to try and convince her to name her daughter this. Since my middle name is Elizabeth and Charlotte is her first name. She is only 7 so I have some time. :)
Janika Vor 8 Monate
Meine Lieblingsnamen sind Lilas (Junge) und Eleni oder Felia (Mädchen) Außerdem gefallen mir "alte" Namen wie Ella, Lise, Luise und Emil oder Frederik
Janika Vor 8 Monate
My name is a litte bit like Anika, but it's pronounced quite differently Janika and you say Janiiiiiiiika and not Jannnnnnika
Janika Vor 8 Monate
Liesel😂 Ich kenne nur Liese oder Lise und Lotte
machiavellimadman Vor 8 Monate
❗️❗️Dana❗️❗️ 😍 i luv it when your all 😍 😃happy 😃 & 💋Bouncy💋
Du Da
Du Da Vor 8 Monate
Lieselotte , that's the name of my grandma 😂
Ilnath Vor 8 Monate
My name is german short for Christian. Carsten 😊
Friedi Bernhardt
Friedi Bernhardt Vor 8 Monate
Actually the names Lieselotte, Anke, Elke and Verena seem quite old fashioned to me. My great grandmas name was Lieselotte but she was always called Lilo. But Leonie and Anika are beautiful names. Also there is the version Lotta which I would like as well. The name Felix meens "the happy one" which is a nice meaning I find :)
Emmeline K.
Emmeline K. Vor 8 Monate
Lieselotte ist nicht gerade der modernste deutsche Name
Emilina :D
Emilina :D Vor 8 Monate
Stephan mit ph ist viel schöner😂❤
Bananabread Yum
Bananabread Yum Vor 9 Monate
actually nobody in germany would like to have such a name. We would say its too german. Exept Verena and Leonie isnt bad too
Remi van Dongen AKA Jimmy Walter, CIA
Hans, Adolph, Claus, Herman...? Yeah all I know.
Alicia Vor 9 Monate
my dads name is Thorsten 😂❤
Dreamworkponys Vor 9 Monate
My Name is Leony, Sounds like Leonie but looks better 🙈❤
Nadine Fisel
Nadine Fisel Vor 9 Monate
Felix is actually latin and means "the lucky one" so even the meaning is great ;)
MiniNyoko97 Vor 9 Monate
My name is actually Anica. Like Anika only with a c, not a k 😅
Laurenz Peacock
Laurenz Peacock Vor 9 Monate
Elke is kind of an old-fashioned name but I still think it's beautiful
Bevliever Vor 9 Monate
I love the name Emilia since I was a young girl. Now it is one of the top 10 names for a few years.... Super. Not. :-D
_Vxrg_ Vor 9 Monate
Ich habe eine Lieselotte an der Schule :D
Melolne LP
Melolne LP Vor 9 Monate
Im from germany and I have an english name and also my brother has an english name too .
marie lol
marie lol Vor 9 Monate
My name is Marie-Luise
KarnageDon Vor 9 Monate
Thats great! My name is Felix, my brother's Florian. guess there is something to it. :)
Martin Riexinger
Martin Riexinger Vor 9 Monate
Torben and Torsten are definitely Danish names and usully considered as "Scandinavian". Anke and Elke originally Dutch, but I don't think many are aware of that.
Music Lover
Music Lover Vor 9 Monate
Lisel isnt a name here. But Liese is one
Hosen Fan
Hosen Fan Vor 9 Monate
Favorite Germangirl name= lilli or pauline. Favorite Germanboy name= leon or tim
Leonie Klarner
Leonie Klarner Vor 9 Monate
my name is leonie😂❤️
Elsa Frost
Elsa Frost Vor 9 Monate
I totally understand what you mean about these specific kinds of feelings you get when you hear words, or names! I think it even is really cool to have imaginatory senses to get these feeling/vison thingies 😊
Fee Marie
Fee Marie Vor 10 Monate
The female form of Felix is Feli (Felicia) which is also a beautiful name. I love this one!!
Philippa W.
Philippa W. Vor 10 Monate
I am German, my name is philippa, because my mum loves the UK :D
AimeeVignes Vor 10 Monate
I love the name "Santiago" for a boy, and "Paula" for a girl.
zombi fiziert
zombi fiziert Vor 10 Monate
actually, i was really expecting really oldschool bavarian names somehow, but .. nevermind xD .. names are pretty out of fashion though, whereas the ones who are in fasion right now are often pretty strange, people tend to try find one who is really uncommon to pretend to be something special, which often results in bizarre names. or they name their daughter marie-johanna, because they like colitas ^^ and THATS why it s ok that they dont allow all names in germany, to secure the poor kids at least a bit.
like_the _sunshine
like_the _sunshine Vor 10 Monate
Maximilian is a russian Name
leo loewe
leo loewe Vor 10 Monate
My name is Leonie and I hate it! I mean there are so many girls who are called leonie and if someone shouts i always react ahhhhh... so everyone calls me leo
Verena Kriegler
Verena Kriegler Vor 10 Monate
Never heard someone who loves my name😍 Greetings from Austria
Jojo Olo
Jojo Olo Vor 10 Monate
My favorite name is ,, Max" because its my fiance's name and it sounds great!
Charlotte Seeberg
Charlotte Seeberg Vor 10 Monate
Lieselotte (Liselotte), Thorsten and Torben are all danish names
Vesper Lioba
Vesper Lioba Vor 10 Monate
Maybe someone else already wrote, but there is a children book series in Germany with a cow as main character, which is named ‚Liselotte‘. Maybe also children think Liselotte ist a nice name
Johanna Küppers
Johanna Küppers Vor 10 Monate
Felix means happiness and flora (florian) is flower so it makes totally sense😂❤
Annika Clement
Annika Clement Vor 10 Monate
My name is on your list 😂😍
DerKieselstein Vor 10 Monate
Maximilian is a very popular name in German and a also beautiful name. I like also the short form of the name (Maxi, Max)
Hannah Krispin
Hannah Krispin Vor 10 Monate
I really like Lore, Jora, Constanze and Rika
Sophie B.
Sophie B. Vor 10 Monate
Felix means the lucky one 😍
Tsatsikitsatsiki Tintenfisch
My Name is Florentine and every where I Go is a Florian 😂 and my short Name is flo and from them it is it too
Wild Rose
Wild Rose Vor 10 Monate
I like Paula
The Unicorn
The Unicorn Vor 11 Monate
I really like nordic names. Like Loki. But I also like the name Zelda. Yes, thats a real name. No, it wasn‘t just made for the nintendo princess. I somehow like too the name of my friend, Iris. I like also my name, Vanessa. Also one of my favorites is Apollonia and Annabell/e.
Achi Vor 11 Monate
Rainer Winkler
Caleigh Vor 11 Monate
Can any Germans tell me if the name Gudrun is common? (It’s my grandmother’s name. She was born in Germany but came to the USA at a young age and was separated from her family - and she wants to know!)
emilia sc
emilia sc Vor 11 Monate
I'm from Germany. And the names you chose often sound very nice, but they are old-fashioned. That means no one would call his child Lieselotte, Elke or Torben today.😅 And the nicknames for Maximilian is Maxi and for Leonie : Leni
Karin Reiß
Karin Reiß Vor 11 Monate
You are funny! ❤️❤️
Leonie Eichler
Leonie Eichler Vor 11 Monate
My Name is Leonie. 😂
Charlotte Brandies
Charlotte Brandies Vor 11 Monate
My Name is Lotte I Love it ❤️
Mizuki Vor 11 Monate
Felix is one of my favourite German names.
my name is maxi
my name is maxi Vor 11 Monate
Cool i have the name Maximilian
Suicide Kermit
Suicide Kermit Vor 11 Monate
My name is Leonie And I‘m from Germany🌚❤️
annabeth lightwood
annabeth lightwood Vor 11 Monate
My Name is Hannah😂💋
Tabea Ansorge
Tabea Ansorge Vor 11 Monate
I‘m from Germany 😂 Good Video👍🏻 I found you funny 😂👍🏻 Sorry for my grammar 😅
Grietje Kämpferin
Grietje Kämpferin Vor 11 Monate
How do you like the name Gönke?
Alicia Susan
Alicia Susan Vor 11 Monate
Everyone in my family (German) calls me lieselotte and I don’t know why. (My real name is Alicia)
Lilian Achura
Lilian Achura Vor 11 Monate
I once researched the origin and meaning of the name Verena, and found that there were a lot of theories about that. It could be of Latin or Celtic origin, or that it could be a Swiss form of the name Veronika. It's a common name in Switzerland, and I know quite a few people who are called Verena here in Austria, including myself. I just went and picked two of the many possible meanings that I felt matched who I am best ^^
Marie Gruetzke
Marie Gruetzke Vor 11 Monate
wow ok i live in germany and the girls names you picked are alle like the most outdated and weir names... like every 50 year old woman could be called this 😂😂😂
Kein name
Kein name Vor 11 Monate
This clocks
Gabriela Roski
Gabriela Roski Vor 11 Monate
Lol I’m from Germany and my name is Gabriela😂😂🤷🏼‍♀️
Chiara Handow
Chiara Handow Vor 11 Monate
My Fathers Name is Florian
Lu :3
Lu :3 Vor 11 Monate
Thorsten and Torben are so terrible :D I could never call my kids thorsten or torben and I am sorry for everyone with this name
Lu :3
Lu :3 Vor 11 Monate
Lieselotte, Anke, Elke... these names are sooo old :D
Leonie Macheiner
Leonie Macheiner Vor 11 Monate
My name is Leonie and my Aunt is called Verena my best friends are called Stephan Felix und Florian
Lina Dallas
Lina Dallas Vor 11 Monate
anke and elke omg so ugly
Lyras Otaku
Lyras Otaku Vor 11 Monate
Anke is the Swiss German word for butter 😂
Samantha GLOW
Samantha GLOW Vor 11 Monate
Mein bruder heißt Florian 🔥❤
the9ty9 Vor 11 Monate
Have cousins named Anika, Leonie and Verena :D
JaninaSophie Vor 11 Monate
Love you
Johnny Orlando Fangirl
ja fathers name is Thorsten ❤
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