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  1. ERDMUT: Altered form of German Hartmut, meaning "strong-spirited."
  2. ERDMUTH: Variant spelling of German Erdmut, meaning "strong-spirited."
  3. ERHARD: German name composed of the elements era "honor" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "honor-strong."
  4. ERICH: German form of Old Norse Eiríkr, meaning "ever-ruler."
  5. ERNST: Contracted form of German Ernust, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  6. ERNUST: Old German name derived from the vocabulary word eornost, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  7. ERWIN: German name composed of the elements era "honor, respect" and win "friend," hence "honor friend." Compare with another form of Erwin.
  8. ETZEL: Medieval German name, probably derived from Teutonic Atta, meaning "father." In Germanic legend (the Nibelungenlied), this was the German name for Attila the Hun. 
  9. EUGEN: German, Romanian and Swiss form of Greek Eugenios, meaning "well born."
  10. EVERT: Low German form of Old High German Eberhard, meaning "strong as a boar."
  11. EWALD: German name composed of the elements eo "law" and wald "power, ruler" hence "law power."
  12. FARAMOND: Later spelling of Old High German Faramund, meaning "journey protection."
  13. FARAMUND: German name composed of the elements fara "journey" and mund "protection," hence "journey protection."
  14. FASTRED: Germanic name composed of the elements fast "firm" and rad "counsel," hence "firm counsel."
  15. FEDDE: Pet form of Frisian Freddercke, meaning "peaceful ruler." Also used as a pet form of other Frisian names beginning with frid, meaning "peace."
  16. FEIREFIZ: In the German Arthurian epic poem, Parzival, Sir Percival has a mulatto half-brother, Feirefiz, meaning "black and white son," whom he meets near the end of the poem. During a fight with Feirefiz, Percival's sword breaks, but Feirefiz does not slay him. As they are talking, they learn that they both have the same father.
  17. FESTER: Low German pet form of Latin Silvester, meaning "from the forest."
  18. FILABERT: Medieval German name composed of the elements fila "much" and berht "bright, famous," hence "very bright."
  19. FLORENZ: German form of Latin Florentius, meaning "blossoming."
  20. FRANZ: German form of Latin Franciscus, meaning "French."
  21. FREDDERCKE: Frisian form of Old High German Frideric, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  22. FRIDERIC: Contracted form of Old High German Friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  23. FRIDRIC: Contracted form of German Frideric, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  24. FRIEDEMANN: German name composed of the elements frid "peace" and man "man," hence "man of peace."
  25. FRIEDERIC: Variant spelling of Old High German Friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  26. FRIEDHELM: German name composed of the elements frid "peace" and helm "helmet, protection," hence "peace protector."
  27. FRIEDHOLD: German name composed of the elements frid "peace" and wald "rule, power," hence "peaceful ruler."
  28. FRIEDRICH: Old High German name composed of the elements fridu "peace" and rihhi "mighty, powerful," hence "peaceful ruler."
  29. FRITZ: Pet form of German Friedrich, meaning "peaceful ruler."
  30. FULCO: Old German equivalent of Old Norse Folki, meaning "people, tribe."
  31. GAIROVALD: Old High German name composed of the elements ger "spear" and wald "rule, power," hence "spear ruler."
  32. GAMHARD: Old German name composed of the elements gaman "joy" and hard "hardy, strong," hence "happy and healthy."
  33. GARRIT: Frisian form of Old High German Gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  34. GAUFRID: Medieval German name composed of the elements gawia "territory" and fried "peace," hence "territory-peace."
  35. GAUTELEN: Old High German name derived from the name of a Germanic tribe, Gautzelin, meaning "Gaut."
  36. GEBBERT: Low German form of Old High German Gebhard, meaning "gift of strength."
  37. GEBHARD: Old High German name composed of the elements geb/gib "gift" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "gift of strength."
  38. GEORG: Czech and German form of Latin Georgius, meaning "earth-worker, farmer."
  39. GERD: Contracted form of Old High German Gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  40. GEREON: German name derived from the Greek word geon, meaning "old man."
  41. GERFRIED: German name composed of the elements ger "spear" and frid "peace," hence "spear-peace."
  42. GERHARD: Old High German name composed of the elements gar/ger "spear" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "spear strong."
  43. GERHARDT: Variant spelling of Old High German Gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  44. GERHART: Variant spelling of Old High German Gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  45. GERHOLD: A derivative of Old High German Gairovald, meaning "spear ruler."
  46. GERLACH: German name composed of the elements geri/gari "spear" and laic "play, sport," hence "spear-play." In use by the Dutch.
  47. GERNOT: German name composed of the elements ger "spear" and hnod "crush" or not "need, want."
  48. GERRIT: Low German form of Old High German Gerhard, meaning "spear strong."
  49. GERT: Contracted form of Old High German Gerhardt, meaning "spear strong."
  50. GERVAS: Old German name composed of the elements ger "spear" and vass "servant," hence "spear-servant."
  51. GERWULF: German name composed of the elements ger "spear" and wulf "wolf," hence "spear-wolf."
  52. GEVEHARD: Variant spelling of German Gebhard, meaning "gift of strength."
  53. GISFRID: Medieval German name composed of the elements gisel "pledge" and fried "peace," hence "pledge of peace."
  54. GISIL: Old German name derived from the word gisel/gisil, meaning "pledge, hostage, noble offspring."
  55. GISILBERT: Old High German name composed of the elements gisel "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright, famous," hence "pledge-bright."
  56. GODAFRID: Variant spelling of Old High German Gottfried, meaning "God's peace."
  57. GODEHARD: Old High German name composed of the elements guda "God" and hard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "god-strong."
  58. GOMERIC: Old German name, meaning "man-power."
  59. GOTTFRIED: Old High German equivalent of Old Norse Guðfriðr, composed of the elements got "god" and fridu "peace," hence "God's peace."
  60. GOTTHARD: Variant form of Old High German Godehard, meaning "god-strong."
  61. GOTTHILF: Old High German name composed of the elements got "God" and helf/hilf "help," hence "god-help."
  62. GOTTHOLD: Old High German name composed of the elements got "God" and hold "lovely, splendid," hence "divine splendor."
  63. GOTTLIEB: Old High German name composed of the elements got "God" and lieb "love," hence "god-love."
  64. GOTTLOB: Old High German name composed of the elements got "God" and lob "praise," hence "god-praise."
  65. GOTTSCHALK: Old High German name composed of the elements got "God" and scalc "servant," hence "god-servant."
  66. GÖTZ: Pet form of German Gottfried, meaning "God's peace."
  67. GOZZO: Old German short form of names beginning with gōd "good" or god/got "god."
  68. GÜNTER: Variant spelling of German Günther, meaning "soldier, warrior."
  69. G�NTHER: German equivalent of Old Norse Gunnarr, composed of the elements gund "war" and heri "army, warrior," hence "soldier, warrior." In the Nibelungenlied, this is the name of a Burgundian king and husband of queen Brunhild.
  70. GUNTRAM: German name composed of the elements gund "war" and hramn "raven," hence "war raven."
  71. HAGAN: German form of Old Norse Hákon, meaning "high son."
  72. HAIMIRICH: Middle High German name composed of the elements haim "home" and ric "rule," hence "home-ruler." 
  73. HAIMO: Old German name meaning "home."
  74. HAMPE: Pet form of Old High German Hamprecht, meaning "bright home."
  75. HAMPRECHT: Variant form of Old High German Heimbrecht, meaning "bright home."
  76. HAN: Short form of German Johann, meaning "God is gracious."
  77. HANKE: Low German pet form of German Johann, meaning "God is gracious."
  78. HANS: German short form of Latin Johannes, meaning "God is gracious."
  79. HARALD: Dutch and German form of Anglo-Saxon Hereweald, meaning "army ruler." Compare with another form of Harald.
  80. HARDWIN: Variant spelling of German Hartwin, meaning "hardy friend."
  81. HARIRIC: Old German name composed of the elements hari "army" and ric "power, ruler," hence "army ruler."
  82. HARM: Short form of German Harman, meaning "bold/hardy man." In use by the Dutch.
  83. HARMAN: German name composed of the elements hardi "bold; hardy," and man "man," hence "bold/hardy man."
  84. HARMAND: Variant spelling of German Harman, meaning "bold/hardy man."
  85. HARTMAN: Variant spelling of Old German Hartmann, meaning "strong-man."
  86. HARTMANN: Old German name composed of the elements hard/hart "brave, hardy, strong" and man "man," hence "strong-man."
  87. HARTMUT: Old German name composed of the elements hard/hart "brave, hardy, strong" and muot "courage, spirit," hence "strong-spirited."
  88. HARTWIG: Old German name composed of the elements hard/hart "brave, hardy, strong" and wig "battle," hence "strong battle."
  89. HARTWIN: Old German name composed of the elements hard/hart "brave; hardy, strong" and win "friend," hence "hardy friend."
  90. HAYDN: German surname transferred to forename use, from a respelling of the German byname Heiden, meaning "heathen."
  91. HEIDEN: Middle High German byname meaning "heathen." The composer Josef Haydn's surname was a respelling of this name.
  92. HEIKE: Frisian unisex pet form of German Heinrike and Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  93. HEIKO: Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  94. HEILGAR: Old German name composed of the elements heil "happy, hearty" and gar "spear," hence "hearty spearman."
  95. HEIMBRECHT: Old High German name composed of the elements heim "home" and brecht "bright, illustrious," hence "bright home."
  96. HEIMERICH: Variant spelling of Old Middle High German Haimirich, meaning "home-ruler." 
  97. HEIMO: Variant spelling of German Haimo, meaning "home."
  98. HEINE: Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  99. HEINER: Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  100. HEINO: Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  101. HEINRICH: Variant form of Old Middle High German Haimirich, meaning "home-ruler." 
  102. HEINZ: Pet form of Old High German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  103. HELFGOTT: German name composed of the elements helf/hilf "help" and Gott "God," hence "help of God."
  104. HELFRIED: Contracted form of German Helmfried, meaning "helmet-peace."
  105. HELMFRID: Variant spelling of German Helmfried, meaning "helmet-peace."
  106. HELMFRIED: German name composed of the elements helm "helmet" and frid "peace," hence "helmet-peace."
  107. HELMUT: German name composed of the elements helm "helmet, protection" and muot "courage, spirit," hence "helmet-courage."
  108. HELMUTH: Variant spelling of German Helmut, meaning "helmet-courage."
  109. HERBERT: Modern German form of Old High German Heribert, meaning "bright army." 
  110. HERIBERT: Old High German name composed of the elements hari/heri "army" and berht "bright, famous," hence "bright army."
  111. HERMANN: German name composed of the elements heri/hari "army" and man "man," hence "army man."
  112. HERRICK: German surname transferred to forename use, originally a personal name composed of the elements hari/heri "army" and ric "power," hence "army power."
  113. HILBERT: Contracted form of German Hildebert, meaning "battle-bright."
  114. HILDEBERT: German name composed of the elements hild "battle" and beraht "bright," hence "battle-bright."
  115. HILDEBRAND: Old German name composed of the elements hild "battle" and brand "sword," hence "battle sword."
  116. HINRICH: Variant spelling of German Heinrich, meaning "home-ruler."
  117. HLODOVIC: Variant form of Old High German Hludowig, meaning "famous warrior." 
  118. HLUDOWIG: Old High German name composed of the proto-Germanic elements *hluda- "famous" and *wiga "war," hence "famous warrior."
  119. HLUDWIG: Contracted form of Old High German Hludowig, meaning "famous warrior." 
  120. HORST: Low German name, possibly derived from the word horst, meaning "wooded hill."
  121. HRABAN: Germanic name derived from the word hraban, meaning "raven."
  122. HRODA: German short form of longer names beginning with Hrod-, meaning "famous."
  123. HRODEBERT: Old High German name composed of the elements hrod "fame" and berht "bright, famous," hence "bright fame."
  124. HRODGAR: Old High German equivalent of Old Norse Hróðgeirr, composed of the elements hrod "fame, glory, renown" and ger "spear," hence "famous spear."
  125. HRODLAND: Old High German name composed of the elements hrod "famous" and land "land," hence "famous land."
  126. HRODRIC: Old High German name composed of the elements hrod- "fame, glory" and -ric "power," hence "famous power."
  127. HRODRICK: Variant spelling of Old High German Hrodric, meaning "famous power." 
  128. HRODULF: Contracted form of Old High German Hrodwulf, meaning "famous wolf."
  129. HRODWULF: Old High German name composed of the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf," hence "famous wolf."
  130. HROLF: Contracted form of Old Germanic Hrodwulf, meaning "famous wolf."
  131. HROTGER: Variant form of Old High German Hrodgar, meaning "famous spear."
  132. HUGUBERT: Old German name composed of the elements hug "heart, mind, spirit" and behrt "bright," hence "bright heart/mind/spirit."
  133. HULDERICH: Germanic name composed of the elements hultha "merciful" and ric "power, rule," hence "merciful ruler."
  134. HUMBRYCT: Variant form of Norman German Huncberct, possibly meaning "bright support."
  135. HUNBEORHT: Variant form of Norman German Huncberct, possibly meaning "bright support."
  136. HUNCBERCT: Old Norman name of Germanic origin, possibly meaning "bright support."
  137. HUPPERT: Contracted form of German Hupprecht, meaning "bright heart/mind/spirit."
  138. HUPPRECHT: Variant form of German Hugubert, meaning "bright heart/mind/spirit."
  139. IGNATZ: German form of Latin Ignatius, possibly meaning "unknowing." It is interesting to note that the word Nazi originated as a short form of Ignatz and was used colloquially as a byname for a foolish or awkward person.
  140. IMMANUEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Immanuw'el, meaning "God is with us." In the bible, this is the name of the promised Messiah as prophesied by Isaiah. This form is also used in Germany.
  141. INGLEBERT: Variant form of German Engelbert, possibly meaning "bright angel." 
  142. INGWAZ: Proto-Germanic name, meaning "Lord of the Inguins." In legend, this is the name of one of three sons of Mannus, the ancestor of the Ingaevones.
  143. IRMINGILD: German variant spelling of Teutonic Ermingild, meaning "all-giving."
  144. ISAAK (Russian: Исаак): German and Russian form of Greek Isaák, meaning "he will laugh." 
  145. IVO: Variant spelling of German Yvo, meaning "yew tree." Used infrequently by the English.
  146. IVON: Variant spelling of French Yvon, meaning "yew tree." Used in Germany and infrequently by the English.
  147. IZAAK: German and Polish form of Greek Isaák, meaning "he will laugh." 
  148. JAKOB: German and Scandinavian form of Greek Iakob, meaning "supplanter."
  149. JAN: Low German short form of Latin Johan, meaning "God is gracious." Compare with another form of Jan.
  150. JEREMIUS: German Latinized form of Greek Ieremias, meaning "Jehovah casts forth" or "Jehovah hurls." 

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