Dutch Names

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. The complete name usually consists of a given name, a middle name and a family name. Before the 19th century many Dutch people had a patronym instead of a family name. After that time the patronym was often used as the middle name.

See European names for a list of the usual sources of Dutch given names. Among some Dutch it was customary to name the first son after the father's father and the first daughter after the mother's mother.

The word name in Dutch is naam (plural namen), while given name is voornaam.

On this site

List of Dutch names and meanings

See also

https://nvb.meertens.knaw.nl/ in Dutch