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The Dutch are known for their creativity, even in names. Famous Dutch include artist Vincent van Gogh, performer-cum-female spy Mata Hari (born Margaretha Geertruida and made famous by Greta Garbo), and celebrity James Van Der Beek.
Dutch: Dutch form of Adelheid
English: Little winged one
Dutch: Dutch form of Anne
Dutch: Bitter grace
If you love the name Isabella but can't bear to have your daughter in a class with five other kids with the same name, try...
Dutch: Devoted to God
Hebrew: Devoted to God
Dutch: Does good
Dutch: Small valley
English: Lives in the valley
Dutch: Dutch forms of Theodoric
Try hard not to associate this name with the character of Dirk Diggler from Boogie Nights, because it's a name fit for nobility...
Italian: Helmet, protection; Saint Elmo is the common name for Saint Erasmus, the patron saint of sailors. Saint Elmo''s fire is said...
Dutch: Bear of God
Scandinavian: Bear god
Dutch: Variant of Gerald rules by the spear.
Dutch: Feminine form of Gustaaf
German: God has been gracious; variant of John
Harm is the Dutch short form of Herman, and it's still pretty popular. Much like Hans, it's short and to the point, but most...
Haven is truly a contemporary name—it didn’t start showing up on baby names lists until 1990s. It was barely a blip on...
Swedish: Swedish form of Henry rules the home
A spelling variation of the oh-so-popular Isaac, Issac with two S's is really catching on among parents. In the Old Testament...
Dutch: Familiar form
Johan combines Old Europe charm with modern maturity. It's the Nordic variation of John, and it's about as popular in Sweden...
Dutch: Strong, manly. Variant of Karl.
Dutch: Blend of Katharina and Johanna
Scandinavian: Pure; abbreviation of Katherine
This charmingly foreign-sounding name comes the Scandinavian translation of the Latin word "Laurentius," which means, literally...