See also: name, NAmE, namé, nàme, ñame, näme, and .name


Alternative formsEdit


From Middle High German name, from Old High German namo, from Proto-West Germanic *namō.

Cognate with Dutch naam, English name, West Frisian namme, Danish navn.


  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːmə/
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Name m (weak, genitive Namens, plural Namen)

  1. name (forename, Christian name, given name)
  2. name (surname, family name)
  3. name (full name)
  4. (grammar, in compounds) noun, examples include Eigenname (proper noun), Sammelname (collective noun) and Gattungsname (appellative or common noun). Note: Compounds which aren't hyponyms of substantive are rare and obsolete, like Hauptname or Dingname (substantive noun), Beiname (adjective noun), Fürname (pronoun).


Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Name” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Name” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  •   Name on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de
  • Name” in Duden online