Parents are getting more and more creative with baby names. There are so many amazing names out there to choose from, so why settle for another Emma or Ethan? Below are some amazing Dutch baby names to consider for your little one.
In case you don’t know, Dutch is the language of the Netherlands and is west-germanic. It is also spoken in Belgium. Nameberry will take us on a journey to Europe to help us find the best Dutch name possibilities!
(1) Amalya: (feminine) We have many Amelias in the United States, but not many Amalyas. The name is becoming popular in Europe and would make a great Amelia alternative for your daughter.
(2) Arend: (male) There are so many obvious choices for a baby boy these days with the Braden/Jaden/Aiden/Caden craze. If you like the sound of those names, but want something a little different and less trendy, Arend could be perfect!
(3) Anneke: (female) This name is fresh and creative without you making it up yourself. The alternate spelling Annika may be more up your ally, but the awesome effect is the same. There are two great nickname possibilities with Ani and Nek as well.
(4) Bastiaan: (male) I love this spelling for this name. It also has the general sound of popular boy names of the day, but has excitement and finesse that the popular names are lacking. You will remember Bastiaan when you meet him!
(5) Beatrix: (female) This name means “she who brings happiness.” You can’t argue with that! The “bea” names are slowly rising in popularity and I definitely feel that Beatrix beats out Beatrice. The nicknames Bea and Trix are awesome as well!
(6) Bram: (male) I love this name! It is so simple and elegant. For those who hate nicknames, this is a great possibility to add to your list of boy’s names.
(7) Coen: (male) There’s a lot of fuss over the name Cohen right now, but you don’t have to deal with any of it if you simply go with Coen. It has the same cool sound, without any religious connotations at all.
(8) Cas: (male) Another short and sweet male name that just works! Cas is also a great nickname for Casper, Caspian, or Cassian if you want a fuller name. I think simply Cas is a great option though.
(9) Eleanora: (female) Ella and Ellie are everywhere and Eleanor is on the rise. Eleanora adds something special and feminine to the popular names that definitely set it apart. You can also take a look at the Dutch name Eleanara as well.
(10) Elsje: (female) A variant of Elsa, this is an awesome option for your future daughter. It is unique and in line with what’s becoming popular all at the same time.
(11) Daneel: (male) Who needs another Daniel when you can have Daneel. A great twist on a popular name while still being an individual.
(12) Gerrit: (male) This is a strong name and a cool spelling of Garret. It’s also not in the top 100 names for boys, but it’s a name people recognize. This is a way for parents to be creative and still recognizable.
(13) Holland: (female) Once a male name, it has definitely crossed the gender pool at this point. If you are over London and Brooklyn, Holland is a great choice that is less popular, but still beautiful.
(14) Justus: (male) You can’t get much stronger than the name Justus and it is a more rational choice than freedom. I also love the nickname Jus.
(15) Julitta: (female) Julia and Juliana are played out and popular, but Julitta is an amazing alternative. It is the name of an obscure saint, so if you are religious it fits that bill too.
(16) Kort: (male) The Netherlands is known for strong, short male names, and Kort is another great option. Like Bram and Cas, it is to the point!
(17) Malena: (female) This name is a variant of Madeline, which is hugely popular in the United States with multiple spellings. If you are looking for that kind of flavor, Malena is a great choice. It’s pretty and easy to say and spell. The nickname Lena is gorgeous as well.
(18) Saskia: (female) Saskia is a choice for daring parents. It’s popular overseas, but has never crossed over. It’s a name with energy and spice. A great addition to any list.
(19) Sidonia: (female) Sydney is old news! Sidonia has so much potential. Sydania is a great alternate spelling. It comes with three great nickname possibilites with Sid, Doni, and Nia.
(20) Verandia: (female) It’s a bit of a moutful, but so are Gabriella and Isabella. Verandia is feminine without being too frilly and definitely make a statement.