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The table below contains the most popular German names and names with Germanic origin that have been given to baby boys in the USA during the last hundred years (1905 through 2004).  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years.  This list and other similar tables on this site can help you research the history and find the meaning of many popular ethnic names for your baby boy!
German Boy Name Meanings and Popularity
Name Derivation or Meaning Rank Usage
Robert means bright fame. 1 4,644,255
William means desired helmet. 2 3,682,214
Richard means strong in rule. 3 2,496,995
Charles means man of the common people. 4 2,187,944
Frank means Frenchman. 5 820,863
Raymond means wise protection. 6 734,111
Walter means ruler of the people. 7 560,812
Henry means ruler of the home. 8 525,020
Albert means illustrious through nobility. 9 441,853
Gerald means spear or dominion. 10 440,058
Roger means famous spear. 11 430,527
Ralph means wolf in counsel. 12 393,764
Louis means famous warrior. 13 359,428
Ernest means earnestness. 14 278,592
Leonard means strong or brave as a lion. 15 278,170
Norman means Norseman or Norman. 16 244,771
Frederick means peaceful ruler. 17 243,208
Herbert means illustrious by reason of an army. 18 212,755
Bernard means bold as a bear. 19 190,982
Warren means protector friend. 20 163,641
Alvin means noble friend. 21 147,757
Herman means warrior. 22 123,325
Gilbert means illustrious through hostages. 23 122,269
Reginald means wise dominion. 24 104,297
Arnold means power of an eagle. 25 99,490
Karl means man. 26 95,900
Roland means famous land. 27 90,394
Kurt means bold. 28 82,942
Hugh means mind or spirit. 29 72,439
Fredrick means peaceful ruler. 30 59,734
Luther means army people. 31 57,181
Gerard means strong with a spear. 32 55,122
Earnest means earnestness. 33 53,339
Hubert means bright in spirit. 34 52,993
Wilbur means brilliant. 35 52,387
Wendell means wanderer. 36 50,715
Rudolph means famous wolf. 37 49,304
Randolph means shield wolf. 38 47,009
Roderick means famous ruler. 39 43,338
Alexis is a variation of Alexius. 40 38,899
Wilbert is a variation of Wilbur. 41 37,168
Terrell is a variation of Terrill. 42 29,542
Conrad means bold counsel. 43 29,290
Emmett means powerful. 44 27,651
Aubrey means elf ruler. 45 27,085
Fabian is derived from the name of a Roman family. 46 22,573
Hugo means mind or spirit. 47 21,344
Rodger means famous spear. 48 20,105
Otto means propertied. 49 19,967
Norbert means shining in the north. 50 18,854
Jakob is a variation of Jacob. 51 18,230
Adolph means noble wolf or noble hero. 52 15,118
Maynard means bold in strength. 53 13,084
Armand means man of the army. 54 12,479
Frederic means peaceful ruler. 55 11,870
Hans means God is good. 56 11,842
Lukas is an alternate form of Luke. 57 11,838
Emory is a variation of Emery. 58 11,048
Wilmer means resolute fame. 59 10,977
Emerson means Emery's son. 60 10,844
Emery means leader of the house. 61 10,758
Maximilian is derived from the Roman name Maximilianus. 62 8,568
Rolland means famous land. 63 8,079
Fredric means peaceful ruler. 64 7,039
Bertram means bright raven. 65 6,483
Ferdinand means venture of a military expedition. 66 6,061
Rogers is a variation of Roger. 67 5,711
Harmon means army man. 68 4,509
Fritz means peaceful ruler. 69 4,153
Wilber is a variation of Wilbur. 70 3,966
Waldo means strong. 71 3,703
Rupert is a variation of Robert. 72 3,543
Rowland means famous land. 73 2,198
Terrill means follower of Thor. 74 1,943
Werner means defending army. 75 1,817
Sigmund means victory shield. 76 1,599
Ludwig means famous soldier. 77 1,090
Rudolf means famous wolf. 78 1,060
Ernst means earnest. 79 376
Bernhard means bold as a bear. 80 180
Hermann means warrior. 81 0
Actual usage of German names shown on this page may be slightly higher than the indicated usage values.  Of course these names are widely used for boys in Germany as well!  See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about this data.


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