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  1. ILMA: Pet form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
  2. ILSA: Variant spelling of German Ilse, meaning "God is my oath."
  3. ILSE: Pet form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  4. IMA: Variant spelling of German Imma, meaning "entire, whole." Compare with another form of Ima.
  5. IMKE: Pet form of Low German Imma, meaning "entire, whole."
  6. IMMA: Low German form of German Irma, meaning "entire, whole." Compare with another form of Imma.
  7. IRMA: Short form of longer German names beginning with Irm-, meaning "entire, whole."
  8. IRMALINDA: Old German name composed of the elements irmen "entire, whole" and lint "soft, tender," hence "entirely gentle."
  9. IRMGARD: German name composed of the elements irmen "entire, whole" and gard "enclosure," hence "entirely protected."
  10. ISHILD: Old German name composed of the elements is "ice" and hild "battle, strife," hence "ice battle." This is the name from which the English Arthurian legend name Isolde (French Iseult) was derived.
  11. ISOLD: A derivative of Germanic Ishild, meaning "ice battle."
  12. IVONETTE: Pet form of German Ivonne, meaning "yew tree."
  13. IVONNE: German form of French Yvette, meaning "yew tree."
  14. JANNIKE: Low German diminutive form of Latin Johanna, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Jannike.
  15. JULIANE: French and German feminine form of Roman Latin Julianus, meaning "descended from Jupiter (Jove)."
  16. JUTTA: German form of Hebrew Yehuwdiyth, meaning "Jewess" or "praised."
  17. JUTTE: Variant spelling of German Jutta, meaning "Jewess" or "praised."
  18. KARLA: Feminine form of German Karl, meaning "man."
  19. KARLENE: Pet form of German Karla, meaning "man."
  20. KARLOTTE: German form of French Charlotte, meaning "man."
  21. KAROLINE: Danish, German and Norwegian form of Latin Carolina, meaning "man."
  22. KASIMIRA: Feminine form of German Kasimir, meaning "commands peace."
  23. KATARINA: Swedish form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure." This form is also used in Germany, Hungary, and many other Slavic countries.
  24. KATARINE: German form of Greek Aikaterine, meaning "pure."
  25. KÄTHARINA: German form of Latin Katherina, meaning "pure."
  26. KÄTHE: Pet form of German Kätharina, meaning "pure."
  27. KATHRIN: German form of Latin Katherina, meaning "pure."
  28. KATINKA: German form of Russian Katenka, meaning "pure."
  29. KATRIN: Pet form of German Katarine, meaning "pure."
  30. KATRINA: Variant spelling of German Katrine, meaning "pure." Compare with another form of Katrina.
  31. KATRINE: Contracted form of German Katarine, meaning "pure." Compare with another form of Katrine.
  32. KERSTIN: Low German form of Latin Christina, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ." Compare with another form of Kerstin.
  33. KINGE: Pet form of German Kunigunde, meaning "brave war."
  34. KIRSA: Old Germanic name meaning "cherry."
  35. KLARA: German form of Latin Clara, meaning "clear, bright." Compare with other forms of Klara.
  36. KLOTHILDA: Variant spelling of German Clothilda, meaning "famous battle maid." 
  37. KRESZENTIA: German form of Latin Crescentia, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  38. KRESZENZ: Short form of German Kreszentia, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  39. KRIEMHILD: German myth name of the sister of Günther and wife of Siegfried in the Nibelungenlied, composed of the Germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle," hence "battle mask."
  40. KRIEMHILDE: Variant spelling of German Kriemhild, meaning "battle mask."
  41. KRIMHILDE: Variant spelling of German Kriemhild, meaning "battle mask."
  42. KRISTEN: German form of French Christine, meaning "believer" or "follower of Christ."
  43. KUNIBERT: German name composed of the elements kuoni "brave" and berhaht "bright," hence "brave-bright."
  44. KUNIGUNDE: German name composed of the elements kuoni "brave" and gund "strife," hence "brave war."
  45. LENE: Short form of German Helene, possibly meaning "torch." Compare with another form of Lene.
  46. LENI: Pet form of German Helene, possibly meaning "torch."
  47. LEONORE: Short form of German Eleonore, meaning "foreign; the other."
  48. LIES: Variant spelling of German Liese, meaning "God is my oath." 
  49. LIESA: Pet form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  50. LIESE: Pet form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  51. LIESEL: Pet form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  52. LIESELOTTE: Diminutive form of German Liese, meaning "God is my oath."
  53. LIESL: Variant spelling of German Liesel, meaning "God is my oath." 
  54. LILI: Pet form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with other forms of Lili.
  55. LILO: Pet form of German Lieselotte, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with another form of Lilo.
  56. LISELOTTE: Variant spelling of German Lieselotte, meaning "God is my oath."
  57. LORA: German form of Latin Laura, meaning "laurel." Compare with another form of Lora.
  58. LORE: Variant spelling of German Lora, meaning "laurel." Compare with another form of Lore.
  59. LORELEI: Variant spelling of German Loreley, meaning "murmuring rock."
  60. LORELEY: German name composed of the elements lureln "murmuring" and ley "rock," hence "murmuring rock." In folklore, this is the name of a maiden who lived on a rock in the Rhine river and lured fishermen to their death with her song.
  61. LOTTE: Short form of German Liselotte, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with another form of Lotte.
  62. LUISE: German form of French Louise, meaning "famous warrior."
  63. LUITGARD: German name composed of the elements liut "people" and gard "enclosure, protection," hence "people protection."
  64. LULU: Pet form of German Luise and French Louise, both meaning "famous warrior."
  65. LUTGARD: Variant spelling of German Luitgard, meaning "people protection."
  66. LUTGARDIS: Latin form of German Luitgard, meaning "people protection."
  67. MADDE: Variant spelling of Low German Maud, meaning "mighty in battle."
  68. MAGDA: Short form of various Germanic forms of Greek Magdalēnē, meaning "of Magdala." Compare with another form of Magda.
  69. MAGDALENA: Latin form of Greek Magdalēnē, meaning "of Magdala." In use by the Germans, Scandinavians and Spanish.
  70. MAGDALENE: English and German form of Greek Magdalēnē, meaning "of Magdala." In the bible, this is the name of a woman who was cleansed of sin by Jesus and remained with him throughout his ministry, and witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection. 
  71. MALWINE: German form of Scottish Malvina, meaning "smooth-brow."
  72. MAREIKE: German pet form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  73. MARGARETA: German form of Latin Margarita, meaning "pearl." Compare with another form of Margareta.
  74. MARGARETE: German form of Latin Margarita, meaning "pearl." Compare with another form of Margarete.
  75. MARIELE: German pet form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  76. MARLENE: German form of Latin Marlena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  77. MARLIS: Contracted form of German Maria Liese, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "God is my oath." 
  78. MARTHE: French and German form of Greek Martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  79. MAUD: Medieval German short form of Teutonic Mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle." Compare with another form of Maud.
  80. MEIKE: German pet form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  81. MELUSINA: Variant spelling of German Melusine, meaning either "wonder" or "sea-fog."
  82. MELUSINE: German legend name of a fresh-water spirit believed to reside in sacred springs and rivers, meaning either "wonder" or "sea-fog." Melusine is depicted as being like a fish or serpent from the waist down. 
  83. META: Short form of German Margarete, meaning "pearl."
  84. METTE: Low German form of Gothic Mahthildis, meaning "mighty in battle."
  85. MINA: Short form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet." Compare with another form of Mina.
  86. MINE: Short form of German Wilhelmine, meaning "will-helmet."
  87. MINNA: Variant spelling of German Mina, meaning "will-helmet."
  88. MINNIE: Pet form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
  89. MIRJAM: Dutch and German form of Hebrew Miryam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  90. MITZI: German pet form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  91. NADJA: German form of Russian Nadya, meaning "hope."
  92. ODA: Feminine form of German Odo, meaning "wealthy." Compare with another form of Oda.
  93. ODELIA: Variant spelling of German Odilia, meaning "wealthy." Compare with another form of Odelia.
  94. ODILA: Variant spelling of German Odilia, meaning "wealthy."
  95. ODILIA: Feminine form of German Odo, meaning "wealthy."
  96. ORTRUN: German name composed of the elements ort "point" and rún "rune, secret," hence "point-rune."
  97. OTTHILD: German name composed of the elements od "fortune, wealth" and hild "battle," hence "battle of fortune." This name was given to an asteroid discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth in Heidelberg, Germany on March 18, 1923. 
  98. OTTILA: Variant spelling of German Ottilia, meaning "wealthy."
  99. OTTILIA: Feminine form of German Otto, meaning "wealthy."
  100. OTTOLINE: Pet form of German Ottilia, meaning "wealthy."
  101. PORSCHE: German form of Roman Latin Porcius, meaning "pig." A moon of Uranus was given this name.
  102. REBEKKA: Danish, German and Norwegian form of Greek Rhebekka, meaning "ensnarer."
  103. REINHILDE: German name composed of the elements regin "advice, decision, counsel" and hild "battle," hence "battle counsel."
  104. RENATE: Dutch and German form of Latin Renata, meaning "reborn."
  105. RICARDA: Feminine form of Spanish Ricardo, meaning "powerful ruler." Used mostly in Germany.
  106. RIKE: Short form of German Friederike, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  107. ROMEY: Variant spelling of German Romy, meaning "rose" and "obstinate, rebellious."
  108. ROMY: Pet form of German Rosemarie, meaning "rose" and "obstinate, rebellious."
  109. ROS: Short form of German Rosamund, meaning "horse-protection." Compare with another form of Ros.
  110. ROSALIND: Often translated "lovely rose" using Latin elements, this name was introduced to Britain by the Normans and is therefore more likely to be of Germanic origin, probably composed of the elements hros "horse" and lind "weak, tender," hence "weak horse."
  111. ROSAMOND: Variant spelling of German Rosamund, meaning "horse-protection."
  112. ROSAMUND: German name composed of the elements hros "horse" and mund "protection," hence "horse-protection."
  113. ROSEMARIE: German compound name composed of Rose "rose" and Marie "obstinate, rebellious."
  114. ROSWITHA: German name composed of the elements hrod "fame" and swinþ "strength," hence "renowned strength."
  115. RUPERTA: Feminine form of Low German Rupert, meaning "bright fame."
  116. SABINE: French and German form of Roman Latin Sabina, meaning "Sabine; a follower of another religion."
  117. SALIDA: Old German name meaning "happiness, joy."
  118. SARA: Anglicized form of Greek Sarra, meaning "noble lady, princess." In the bible, this is the name that God gave to Sarai, wife of Abraham. This form of the name is in wide use throughout Europe: Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Scandinavian, and Slovene.
  119. SASCHA: German form of Russian unisex Sasha, meaning "defender of mankind."
  120. SCHWANHILD: Variant spelling of German Swanhild, meaning "swan battle."
  121. SELMA: Short form of German Anselma, meaning "divine helmet." Compare with other forms of Selma.
  122. SENTA: Pet form of German Kreszentia, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."
  123. SIBYLLE: French and German form of Greek Sibylla, meaning "prophetess."
  124. SIEGHILD: German name composed of the elements sige "victory" and hild "battle," hence "victory-battle."
  125. SIEGLINDE: German name composed of the elements sige "victory" and linde "gentle, soft," hence "victory-gentle."
  126. SIGI: Pet form of German Sieglinde, meaning "gentle battle." Compare with masculine Sigi.
  127. SOFIA: Variant spelling of Greek Sophia, meaning "wisdom." This form of the name is in wide use throughout Europe by the Finnish, Italians, Germans, Norwegians, Portuguese and Swedish.
  128. SOFIE: Dutch and German form of French Sophie, meaning "wisdom." 
  129. SOMMER: German equivalent of English Summer, meaning "summer." Compare with another form of Sommer.
  130. SONJE: German form of Russian Sonya, meaning "wisdom."
  131. SUSANNE: German form of Latin Susanna, meaning "lily."
  132. SUSE: Pet form of German Susanne, meaning "lily." Compare with another form of Suse.
  133. SVENJA: Low German short form of names beginning with svan, meaning "swan."
  134. SWANHILD: Old German name composed of the elements swan "swan" and hild "battle," hence "swan battle."
  135. SWANHILDA: Low German form of German Swanhild, meaning "swan battle."
  136. SWANHILDE: Variant spelling of Low German Swanhilda, meaning "swan battle."
  137. TABEA: German pet form of Greek Tabitha, meaning "female gazelle."
  138. TERESIA: German and Swedish form of Spanish Teresa, meaning "harvester."
  139. THERESIA: Dutch and German form of Spanish Therasia, meaning "harvester."
  140. URSEL: German form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."
  141. USCHI: Pet form of German Ursel, meaning "little she-bear."
  142. UTE: Feminine form of German Udo, meaning "child." 
  143. VALDA: Old High German name derived from the word waltan, meaning "power, rule." 
  144. VERENA: Swiss and German name, possibly derived from Latin vereri, meaning "to fear, to respect."
  145. VIKTORIA: German and Scandinavian form of Roman Latin Victoria, meaning "conqueror" or "victory."
  146. VRENI: Pet form of Swiss/German Verena, possibly meaning "to fear, to respect."
  147. WALBORG: Variant spelling of Old High German Walburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle."
  148. WALBURG: Contracted form of Old High German Waldeburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle."
  149. WALBURGA: Variant spelling of Old High German Walburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle." 
  150. WALDEBURG: Old High German name composed of the elements wala "dead, slain in battle" and burg "help, protection, salvation," hence "salvation of the slain in battle."
  151. WALTRAUD: German name composed of the elements walah "Celtic, foreigner" and thrud "strength," hence "foreign strength."
  152. WANDA: Probably a feminine form of German Wendel, meaning "a Wend; a wanderer," a term used to refer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
  153. WIBEKE: Feminine form of German Wiebe, meaning "war."
  154. WIEBKE: Feminine form of German Wiebe, meaning "war."
  155. WIGBURG: German name composed of the elements wig "battle, war" and burg "help, protection, salvation," hence "war protection."
  156. WILDA: German surname transferred to forename use, meaning "wild." Compare with another form of Wilda.
  157. WILFREDA: Feminine form of German Wilfried, meaning "desires peace." Compare with another form of Wilfreda.
  158. WILHELMINA: Feminine form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
  159. WILHELMINE: Feminine form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
  160. WILMA: Contracted form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet." Compare with another form of Wilma.
  161. ZELDA: Short form of German Griselda, meaning "gray battle maid." Compare with another form of Zelda.
  162. ZENZI: Pet form of German Kreszenz, meaning "to spring up, grow, thrive."

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