Type Region

Meaning & History

From the name of the West Germanic Frisian people, called the Frisii in Latin, possibly from Germanic *frisaz meaning "curly". This is the name of an area along the coast of the North Sea stretching from the Netherlands to Germany.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesFriesland(Dutch) Fryslân(Frisian) Frieslande(German)
Entry added June 9, 2023