20 Oldest German Female Names with Meanings

Old German Female Names

Some of the earliest Old High German female names with meanings and approximate years of origin:

 

Adalheidis

Name meaning: noble character, honorable, noble natured.

First mention of the name: around the tenth century.

Alternative variants: Adelaide, Adeleide, Adelaida, Adelheide.

 

Adalni

Name meaning: diligent, laborious.

First mention of the name: around the ninth century.

Alternative variants: Adhalni, Adelnee, Adelni.

 

Freuuihilt

Name meaning: peaceable, peaceful.

First mention of the name: around the eighth century.

Alternative variants: Freungilt, Frunglde, Fringilla, Freungilla, Froinhilt.

 

Gozhilt

Name meaning: courageous, daring.

First mention of the name: around the tenth century.

Alternative variants: Gezhilt, Gozehilte.

 

Giselheid

Name meaning: pledge, promise.

First mention of the name: around the tenth century.

Alternative variants: Giselle, Gizella, Gizele, Gisele, Gizeline, Giselina.

 

Heldin

Name meaning: hero (derived from Old High German helid).

First mention of the name: around the ninth century.

Alternative variants: Helda, Heldi, Helidine.

 

Ingaberta

Name meaning: resistant, persistent.

First mention of the name: around the ninth century.

Alternative variants: Ingberta, Hingaberta, Hincberta.

 

Irmina

Name meaning: world.

First mention of the name: late seventh century.

Reference: Irmina of Oeren.

Alternative variants: Irmine, Irma, Oerena, Ermine, Ermina.

 

Isolde

Name meaning: ice warrior.

First mention of the name: around the twelfth century.

Alternative variants: Iseult, Isolda, Yseult, Ysolt, Isode, Isoude.

 

Itissa

Name meaning: woman (derived from Old High German itis or idis).

First mention of the name: around the ninth century.

Alternative variants: Ittis, Itis, Idis, Ides.

 

Lotte

Name meaning: at ease, freely.

First mention of the name: around the ninth century.

Alternative variants: Lotta, Lottia, Lottea.

 

Landetrude

Name meaning: maiden.

First mention of the name: around the tenth century.

Alternative variants: Landetrudy, Trudie, Trudy, Lantetrude.

 

Mathilde

Name meaning: mighty warrior, derived from Old High German maht (meaning might) and hild (meaning battle).

First mention of the name: around the eighth century.

Alternative variants: Matilda, Mathilda, Tilda, Thilde.

 

Mistila

Name meaning: necessity, need.

First mention of the name: around the tenth century.

Alternative variants: Mistilla, Mistika.

 

Ospirin

Name meaning: sweet, honeyed.

First mention of the name: around the tenth century.

Alternative variants: Osperine, Osprine.

 

Peiarin

Name meaning: rock, stone.

First mention of the name: around the eight century.

Alternative variants: Peyarin, Peiarine, Peiyary.

 

Sadrilde

Name meaning: full, complete (derived from Old High German sadaz).

First mention of the name: around the tenth century.

Alternative variants: Sadrila, Sadrilda, Sandrilde.

 

Uote

Name meaning: free (can also mean edge of a sword).

First mention of the name: around the ninth century.

Alternative variants: Oute, Uotte.

 

Vultrogotha

Name meaning: noble, royal, aristocratic.

First mention of the name: early eleventh century.

Alternative variants: Gotha, Viltrogotha.

 

Wigberta

Name meaning: bright, shining (derived from Old High German beraht).

First mention of the name: early tenth century.

Alternative variants: Wigbertha, Bertha, Wegberta.

 

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