Wednesday, April 18

Rare Dutch Girls: Part Six

illustration by Henriette Willebeek, via janwillemsen on Flickr


These names were used on 3 baby girls born in the Netherlands last year. Enjoy these super-rarities — I hope something strikes your fancy.


Anna-Lou — adorable! Somehow this manages to sound more grown-up than your typical -Lou double name 
Aranka — a Hungarian name meaning "gold" 
Arjanne 
Babeth — this pleases me 
Bloesem — the Dutch word for "flower" or "blossom" 
Catootje — toot-toot!
Cennet 
Ciska 
Cornelie —  this French variant (in French it would be Cornélieof Cornelia appeals     
Dewika —  model Dewi Driegen is Dutch, perhaps this is a longer form of her name?
Elaha 
Ellenoor 
Fieve — perhaps a variant of Fife or Fyfe? I'd love some more info on this
Finette —  another fun "-ette" name 
Ilvie 
Indah 
Jacobine 
Jantine —  sounds fun, pronounced "john-teen," not to rhyme with Pantene 
Jolieke 
Lynthe 
Mink — I love these unexpected word name choices
Öykü 
Quinte
Ranomi   only info I can find on this is as the name of a Dutch Olympic swimmer
Tialda
Tiny 
Zettie 

1 comment:

  1. These are interesting:

    Anna-Lou
    Aranka
    Arjanne
    Bloesem —love this!
    Catootje-cute!
    Cennet-pronounced, JEN-net, its a Turkish name meaning, "paradise."
    Ciska
    Dewika-looks like a Dutch spelling for the Indian, Devika?
    Fieve
    Finett
    Indah
    Jacobine
    Jolieke
    Mink
    Quinte-I like this a whole lot better than Quinn, if pronounced KVEEN-teh, that is :)
    Ranomi — this is rather pretty

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