For parents-to-be, it can be difficult to find the perfect Dutch name for their child.
With the popularity of American names, it is easy to confuse them with Dutch names.
Here are some popular Dutch names to pick from.
Popular Dutch Boy Names
The name Aart is derived from the name Arnold. It’s a popular Dutch baby name that is artistic and means powerful and strong.
This popular baby name symbolizes a bird.
This is a Dutch variant for the popular name Adrian. This name is derived from the Latin name ‘Hadrianus’. This is a popular Christian name and one of the six popes were named Adrian.
Abbe refers to nobleman. This masculine name is quite popular in the Netherlands and is also gaining popularity in the United States.
The name Dirk refers to the ruler of people. And although many people associate this name with a character from the Boogey nights, this is a strong name.
The name Aldert is derived from the name Adelhart. It means noble or resolute.
Ambroos is a great Dutch name for boys and is derived from the English name Ambrose, which means immortal. This is a unique and beautiful name for boys.
Sander is a popular Dutch name that is derived from the name Alexander. Other popular versions of this name include Zander and Xander. The meaning of this name is the defender of mankind.
Pim is one of the top 100 popular baby names in the Netherlands, which means resolute protection. This is a short and cute name that blends well with any surname.
Cas is one of the most popular one-syllable Dutch names which means imperial. It is derived from the name Casper.
Isaak is a popular Dutch variation from the name Isaac, mentioned in the Old Testament. Isaak is often associated with beloved and treasured because he was the son of Abraham and Sarah and the couple waited for almost 100 years before they were born.
Berend is a cool trending Dutch name that is a Dutch version of the name Bernard, which means brave.
Lars is a Dutch boy name variant of the female version, Lara or Lauren.
Elmo is another popular Dutch name that is derived from Christianity. It was what Saint Erasmus was popularly known as. He is the patron saint of sailors.
Danique is an amazing Dutch boy name and is a variant of the name Daniel and the name means morning star.
Markus is a Dutch variation for the Roman God of fertility named Mars.
Van is one of the most popular names found in the Netherlands. Van is to Dutch names what ‘de’ is to French names. Van is also a popular surname prefix.
If you’re looking for trending names then Joost is a popular name for your boy. It is pronounced ‘yoost’.
Coen is a trendy Dutch name that is derived from the English name Conrad which means bold advisor.
Another trendy name for Dutch boys is Espen which means Bear of God.
Diederik is a Dutch variation for the popular name Theodoric. The meaning of this name is the ruler of people and is a popular pick amongst the Dutch.
Andries is a popular Dutch name and is a variant of the name Andrew, which means man. The name Andrew has over 250 spellings in multiple languages however has the same meaning.
Floris is a popular name derived from the English name Florence, which means prosperous.
Hiddie is a popular pick when it comes to Dutch boy names. The name means battle.
Jacobus is another great pick when it comes to Dutch boy names. It is derived from the English name Jacob which means protector.
Jelle is a Dutch name that is derived from the English name William. It means sacrifice.
Kees is a popular variant of the name Cornelius. It means calm. The name is often associated with popular Dutch artist Kees van Dongen.
Bas is a short trendy Dutch name that is derived from the English name Sebastian or Bastian. It is one of the top 10 picks for boy names in the Netherlands these days. It is also spelled as Baz.
The popular Hebrew name derived from the bible, Abel, is also quite popular with the Dutch. It is believed that the name has references to various positive attributes including competent, capable, willing and ready.
Meese is derived from Bartholomeus and is created as a short version to be trendy and stylish. Bartholomeus was one of the apostles whose name was highly underused.
Sem is derived from the name Shem which is mentioned in the bible. Shem was one of Noah’s and the name means name.
Stijn is derived from the name Constantine and Augustine. This short variation has gained a lot of popularity recently. However, this name is mainly popular in the Netherlands because of pronunciation difficulties.
Although there isn’t much similarity, Thijs is in fact derived from the name Matthew.
This rather cool and trendy name is derived from the Swedish tribe, the Saviar. They had first named the land Svealand, now known as Sweden.
Timo is a Dutch variation of the name Timothy which means honoring God.
Arnoud is a variation of the name Arnold but is more popular in the Netherlands and less popular in other countries.
Ruben is a different spelling of the popular name Rueben. The name means behold a son.
Gerrit is a Dutch variation of the name Gerhard.
Fabian is a Latin name that means bean grower.
Bram is a short Dutch version of the name Abraham, which means father of multitudes. This is quite a trendy name.
Boudewijin is a Dutch variation of the popular name Baldwin that means brave.
Christoffel is a Dutch variation of the name Christopher that means bearing Christ.
Bartel is a Dutch name derived from the English name Bartholomew.
You are sure to find a cute Dutch name for your beloved son that reflects your Dutch origin and is cool and trendy too.