Austrian Names

Male Names
  • Alexander (Greek) - Defending men [Dutch, English, German, Hungarian and Slovak speaking countries]

    Anglicised version of the Greek name Alexandros.

    Alexander appears in the Bible as the one who helps Jesus bear the cross on the journey to Calvary.

    Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedon king. Greece was unified by his

  • Bernard (Germanic) - Bear brave; brave like a bear [Dutch, English, German and Polish speaking countries]

    There have been various saints named Bernard. The St Bernard dogs are named for St Bernard of Menthon who established a hospice on what is now known as the St Bernard Pass. This is the pass over the Pennine Alps of Switzerland and Italy. The dogs were use

  • Bruno (Germanic) - Armour; brown; shining [English and German speaking countries]

    In origin a Germanic name derived from the Gothic 'brunjô', 'armour'. Aside from this the interpretation 'brown' is too among the possibilities. Sometimes the name is associated with the element 'bert', 'shining'.

    Saint Bruno was the found

  • Daniel (Hebrew) - God is my judge [Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Armenian speaking countries]

    In the Old Testament, Daniel was a Hebrew prophet and the Book of Daniel contains prophecies concerning the future. Daniel was among the Jews who were taken captive in Babylon. He rose to a high position in the Babylonian government by interpreting the ki

  • Erwin (Germanic) - Uncertain, possibly friend of the army [Dutch, English and German speaking countries]

    There are several different etymologies concerning the name Erwin. It is often seen as an evolution of the Old High German Herwin (friend of the army), which is a compounding of the elements heri (army) and wine (friend).
    It could also be a form o

  • Fabian (Latin) - A bean [English and German speaking countries]

    Fabian is from Fabius, a Roman family name from the Latin noun 'faba', meaning broad bean.

    Pope Fabian lived in the 3rd century AD. The Fabian Society is a British socialist society that has influenced the Labour Party.


  • Isidor (Greek) - Gift of Isis [English and German speaking countries]
  • Julian (Latin) - Down-bearded youth [English and Spanish speaking countries]

    Spelt Julián in Spanish.

    Julian is a common saint name. Saint Julian the Hospitaler was a saint from the Middle Ages and is the patron saint of travelers. Julian is rarely used as a female name; Julian of Norwich, the only famous female be

  • Karl (Germanic) - Free man [English and German speaking countries]
  • Lukas (Greek) - Man from Lucania [English and German speaking countries]
  • Sebastian (Latin) - Man from Sebaste [Danish, English, German, Norwegian and Spanish speaking countries]

    In early Christian lore, Saint Sebastian was a Roman soldier who was martyred when his Christian faith was discovered. Sebastian was an extremely popular saint in the Middle Ages.

    In Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', Sebastian is the twin br

  • Simon (Hebrew) - Listening [English, French and Spanish speaking countries]

    Simon appears several times in the New Testament of the Bible. Simon was the original name of St Peter, one of the twelve apostles and first Bishop of Rome or Pope. Simon the Zealot is named as one of the apostles in the gospel of Luke. It was at Simon t

  • Terrance (Latin) - Uncertain; maybe soft, tender [English speaking countries]

    This is an alternate spelling of Terence or Terrence.

  • Tobias (Hebrew) - God is good [English and German speaking countries]
Female Names
  • Annemarie (German) - Fuse of Anna and Maria [Dutch, English and German speaking countries]

    A fuse of Anna and Maria, which gained popularity in German and Dutch speaking countries in the 18th century. This was due to the fact that both Anna and Maria were quite popular and were sometimes given in pairs; so Anna Maria and Maria Anna. This eventu

  • Astrid (Norse) - God + fair, beautiful [Dutch, English, German, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries]

    Compound name, from the elements 'as', which relates to the Aesir [a group of gods formed around Odin] and 'trud', 'fair' or 'beautiful'. It was the name of one of the Valkyries.

  • Carli (German) - Free man [English speaking countries]

    A modern feminine form of Carl or a pet form of names such as Carlene.

  • Joanie (Hebrew) - God is gracious [English speaking countries]
  • Lisa (Hebrew) - My God is a vow [English speaking countries]

    This short form of Elisabeth is extremely popular as a full given name.

  • Maria (Hebrew) - Bitter [Catalan, Dutch, English, Estonian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Armenian speaking countries]

    Latin form of Mary.
    It arose as a back-formation from the early Christian Greek name Mariam, which was taken as a Latin accusative case, and is ultimately derived from Hebrew Miryam.

    In the English-speaking world, Maria was the writ

  • Sarah (Hebrew) - Princess [English, French, German, Hebrew, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries]

    In the Old Testament, Sarah was the wife of Abraham, and the mother of Isaac.
    Her name was first Sarai ("my princess"), which God changed to Sarah ("princess") as her descendants were to be the future nation of Israel.

    Famous bearer

  • Sophie (Greek) - Wisdom [English, French and German speaking countries]

    Sophie is a traditional French name, derived from the Greek meaning "wisdom".

    "Les Malheurs de Sophie" ("Sophie's Misfortunes") is a famous children's novel in France, written by Madame La Comtesse de Ségur and published in 1859.

  • Theresa (Greek) - Harvester [English speaking countries]
  • Therese (Greek) - Harvester [English, French and German speaking countries]

    Variant of Teresa. Alternative spelling: Thérèse. The name is used in French and German speaking countries mostly.

Gender Neutral Names
  • Anna (Hebrew) - Grace; favour [Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Slovak and Armenian speaking countries]

    In a greater part of the world seen as a Latinate form of Hannah and used on females.

    On the Indian subcontinent it is considered masculine and derived from the Sanskrit, meaning 'grain'. There was also a king of East Anglia named Anna.