Appendix:Flemish given names

Belgium is a country with 3 different languages: Dutch (or Flemish, as Belgian Dutch and its local dialects are often called) in the North, French (and the French-related Walloon dialects) in the South, and German in a small eastern part of Belgium near the German border.

The basic Flemish name stock is Germanic, sometimes in its early forms. Since Roman Catholicism is the most widespread religion in Belgium this is reflected in the great number of 'Catholic' names of saints. Nowadays there are stark influences from the Netherlands, Germany (the Belgian royal dynasty is from Germany) and the French speaking Wallonia. There is a huge overlap with the Dutch given names, although there are typical Flemish names that can't be found in the Netherlands. Some examples are the female name Goedele and the male name Lieven.

The source of this preliminary list of Flemish given names is a booklet from 1902 added with modern names taken from books, newspapers and seen on television and Internet.


MaleEdit

AEdit

BEdit

CEdit

DEdit

EEdit

FEdit

GEdit

HEdit

IEdit

JEdit

KEdit

LEdit

MEdit

NEdit

OEdit

PEdit

QEdit

Quinet
Quinten
Quirinus

REdit

SEdit

TEdit

UEdit

VEdit

WEdit

XEdit

YEdit

ZEdit


FemaleEdit

AEdit

BEdit

CEdit

DEdit

EEdit

FEdit

GEdit

HEdit

IEdit

JEdit

KEdit

LEdit

MEdit

NEdit

OEdit

PEdit

QEdit

REdit

SEdit

TEdit

UEdit

VEdit

WEdit

XEdit

YEdit

ZEdit


ReferencesEdit

  • Lijst der in Zuid-Nederland meest gebruikelijke voornamen, uitgegeven vanwege de Koninklijke Vlaamsche Academie, by A. Siffer, Drukker der Koninklijke Vlaamsche Academie, Gent, 1902