I had no idea y’all loved German names as much as I did. My post on German girl names has been such a hit, I decided to write one with the best German boy names, too!
German names are so beloved because they are both unique and classic. Many German names are easily pronounced in many languages, making them great choices for international families.
Of course, there are some German names that have the harshness of the German language and those are probably best suited for families that actually speak German!
For the rest of us, this is the curated list of the absolute best German names for boys.
The Best German Boy Names:
- Dwight – any “Office” fans?
- Emerson – also on the girl list!
- Everett – such a good one
- Freddy – one of the top boy names for 2019!
- Fynn – a fave
- Henry – such a classic
- Jarvis – you’d have to be a Ironman fan!
- Kaiser – cute, but a huge medical company where I live, though
- Kellan – a great name!
- Leo – my favorite
- Milo – um, yes
- Rainer – Rain is such a cool nickname
What a great list. So many good German boy names! Which one is your favorite?
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Also, there are more baby name posts if you love them as much as I do:
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Have a fabulous day,
Baden is a german city and also means to bathe
Bauer is Farmer
Boden means floor – maybe don’t go with that one….
Excellent points there! I love hearing this native German perspective. Thank you so much for sharing (and people really do name their kids some strange things!).
Sorry, german here stepping in, before someone gets hurt…
like maybe 20% of those are actual german names. Some are family names (Bauer- not sure that would be a legal first name here; Kaiser is a official title, definitely illegal), some are shortened nick names (VERY unusual and often not allowed on a birth certificate) And a LOT are names from other languages that are just also used here.
Dwight is so not german, we don’t even have that gh-sound, I am sorry (poor kid would be pronounced Dwickt, if that was german) same for Hugh
I am very sorry …
Thank you for this feedback! My dad is from Germany and I had him look over the list – but he hasn’t lived there in awhile, so I really appreciate your thoughts! If you have any German names you know that I should add – tell me that, too 🙂