German name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Latin and Germanic
Usage: English, German, Russian, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of German her-MAHN;GYEHR-man
Meaning: Warrior, Brotherly, From the Same Blood, Brother, Germane, Sister, Army and Man
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What does German mean?

German's meaning is Warrior, Brotherly, The Teuton, Brother, Germane, Sister, Army or Man is rooted from Germanic and Latin and is bestowed upon both genders is dominantly used in Russian, Swedish, Danish, Spanish, Norwegian, German, English and Finnish.

German is form of Germanus. Germanus is variant form of timeless and noteworthy German. Also Germanus is form of dominant Germain. Germanus is Latin cognate of Germann. Also German is Russian, German and Spanish cognate of Germain.

The name is celebrated on May 28th.

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How do I pronounce German?

The proper pronunciation of one syllabled German is her-MAHN;GYEHR-man with emphasis on second MAHN;GYEHR syllable. ge(r)-man is the different way(s) to pronounce the name.

Variants of German

Germanus, Germain, Germann, Hermann, Harman, Erdmann, Germaene, Germaine, Jermann, Harmon, Adam, Germaina

How popular is the name German?

German is common in United States where over 9450 new-borns have been given the name since 1882. Recently the name is rising, in 1991, 304 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 581st position.

Also, In Spain, German was once a common name since emerging in 2002 it has been given to over 430 babies. At the peak of its usage in 2002,. After 2 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

German is an uncommon baby name in France where it is still in use. German is a rare baby name in Spain there is very thin chances of it still being given.

Over 430 people have been named German in Spain. However things change on global perspective, German is extremely popular in Colombia where every 1 in 400 have the name as well as in Mexico.

Also the baby name is popular in Argentina, Peru, Russia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Philippines, Dominican Republic, Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Uzbekistan. According to our estimate, at least 670000 people have been bestowed German around the globe.

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German in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about German

If letter N is your capstone in your name, it represents your creative and intuitive personality. Due to your naivety, you are taken advantage of very often. Your friends are like addicted to you, but your family isn't very happy with how you live your life cause you are restless. Number 6 as your soul urge no represents your caring nature. You like to enjoy all the pleasures life has to give such as alcohol, music, food, sex, and sleeping.

If you like German, you would love these names

  •  Tino - Uncommon boy name Tino is of Latin origin, used in Italian and Spanish languages, meaning of Tino is "The Strong, Perseverance or The Healthy"
  •  Rada - Used notably in Finnish, Danish and Norwegian long standing and odd, Rada is rooted from Latin used as a baby girl name, Rada means "Council or Council"
  •  Quiritte has its origin in Latin, Quiritte means "Citizen" is used as a girl name. Quiritte is derivative of Quirita.
  •  Nettuno - Meaning of Nettuno is Wet or Water is predominantly used in Italian and originated from Latin is a baby boy name
  •  Palomina - Girl name Palomina has origin in Latin, meaning of Palomina is "Dove" is majorly used in Spanish language

Sibling Names for German

If you're looking for a name with strong Germanic roots, "German" might just be the perfect choice. To help inspire your decision, we've gathered a list of names that would make great siblings for your little one. From traditional and classic to modern and unique, there's something here for every family.

For a sister

Names for German's brother

Famous people named German

  • German Bestelmeyer, German architect, university lecturer
  • German Skurygin, Russian race walker
  • German Goldenshteyn, or Goldenshtayn was
  • German Kim, is Head of the Department of Korean Studies at Al-Farabi University
  • German Okunev, Soviet Russian composer, pianist and teacher
  • German Sims Woodhead, English pathologist, born at Huddersfield
  • German Galynin, Soviet composer, student
  • German Ugryumov, Soviet and Russian navy and security services official
  • German Glessner, Argentinian skeleton racer
  • German Khan, Ukrainian-Russian billionaire businessman
  • German submarine U-864, Type IXD2 U-boat of Nazi Germany's 'Kriegsmarine'
  • German Moreno, Spanish Filipino television host, actor
  • German Titov, retired Russian ice hockey forward
  • German weather ship Lauenburg, German weather ship used
  • Germany Kent in True Dromance as Actress
  • German Susín is credited as writer of TV series A Revolta dos Pastéis de Nata
  • German Estebas portrayed vital character of Angel in 2018 biography, documentary flick PierPaolo.
  • In 1953, German Khovanov played the role of N in drama flick Dzhambul.
  • German Shorr, from 1987 crime and drama flick Assa, who characterized Chir.
  • In 1973 drama flick, Za vsyo v otvete, German Zhuravlyov portrayed N.
  • German Barot played crucial character of N in 1978 adventure, crime film El hechizo del pantano.
  • German Eslava played main role of N in 1979 adventure and drama flick Matar por matar.
  • German Jauregui Allue, from 2002 flick In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, who played N.

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