Dutch girls' names

(64 Posts)
Wildwaterfalls Wed 18-Sep-13 21:32:01

Only 8 wks pg so getting ahead of myself, but DD1 has a lovely traditional Dutch name (won't disclose as will out me!). I'd quite like something along the same lines if DC2 is a girl.

So please give me your favourite Dutch girls' names! Ideally that work in English so eg not something like Loes (loose??!) or Sjoukje (sp/pn nightmare).


BaronessBomburst Thu 19-Sep-13 15:33:18


DuchessFanny Thu 19-Sep-13 15:33:48

Fleur is very popular for babies born my youngest sons year. He was born in Holland. I think it's very sweet. If my son was to be a girl we liked Hanne ( pronounced Hanee according to my MIL who had a Dutch friend with same name ) which I loved

Wildwaterfalls Thu 19-Sep-13 17:07:31

Lia has been added to the list. Also really like Fleur but unfortunately another close friend is called that (my friends have nice names apparently confused).

I love Inge but English pr issues would probably do my head in.

hooochycoo Fri 20-Sep-13 04:49:56


lljkk Fri 20-Sep-13 06:32:12

Dunno about traditional; I have lots of Dutch female work partners with names: Andrea, Jorien, Annemiek, Anne, Janine.

throckenholt Fri 20-Sep-13 14:19:47

One of my Dutch ancestors had the name Maria Wilhelmina Catharina smile

Other names in the family were :
Hendrika (known as Hettie)
Sophie Anna
Jannigje (sometimes Fennigen)
Gesina (Gese)

Spellings varied hugely around those as well.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 20-Sep-13 14:44:19

Anoushka....don't know if this is Dutch though!

AlansCatalanCat Fri 20-Sep-13 19:20:25


Wildwaterfalls Fri 20-Sep-13 22:14:47

Hmm, I do like a lot of these 'ke' ending names but wonder how well they'd work in English.

Had our scan today so pg beginning to seem more real! Still 30 weeks or so to agonise over names though grin

NormanTheForeman Fri 20-Sep-13 22:17:14


EstelleGetty Fri 20-Sep-13 22:17:15

I know a lovely Dutch girl called Floortje, pronounced Floar-cha.

AlansCatalanCat Fri 20-Sep-13 22:38:35

I do like a lot of these 'ke' ending names but wonder how well they'd work in English.

People may not pronounce them right if they only see them on paper, but there won't be any problem once they hear them spoken. Dineke for instance to rhyme with spinnaker. Although I knew a Dineke and no one ever had any trouble remembering how to say her name.

steppemum Fri 20-Sep-13 22:51:03

my al time favourite is marjoleine, but we decided it really was too hard to do in English, and short version may be Lisa (don't like) or Mario!

Our family names are:

Maria - Ria for short
Lusanne - can use Lucy in UK
Miriam - can use Mirjam

Theas18 Fri 20-Sep-13 22:55:54

A little bilingual person I know is called marianne. (pronounced marianna)

Theas18 Fri 20-Sep-13 22:57:49

Nothing with a Dutch G though, we Brits make pathetic fools of ourselves trying to say that, even those of us ŵho really try!

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MariaLuna Fri 20-Sep-13 23:09:39

Check online Dutch papers for scanning names.

A lot of old-fashioned names here.....

Juliana for instance is the present king's granny.

MariaLuna Fri 20-Sep-13 23:11:32


Would you call your daughter "little girl"?!

gotthemoononastick Fri 20-Sep-13 23:20:29

We know a lovely Klaradyn....pronounced claradaine.Old name not much used now.

NormanTheForeman Fri 20-Sep-13 23:32:20

Oh, only thought Meisje because there was a girl at ds's former primary school with that name. Thought it must be a general Dutch female name....

Wildwaterfalls Sat 21-Sep-13 06:53:03

Have added Dineke and Anouk, and Jolien which is not on this thread but has just occurred to me.

Waves at blackberry - as you can see I am getting rather ahead of myself!

MrsMaryCooper Sat 21-Sep-13 07:00:24


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