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Names from the Family Tree

I love looking at our family trees. There are so many fascinating names that show our roots. This morning I gathered all the names I could find from our available family trees. From a quick scan, you will see I definitely have English, Italian, and Danish roots. There are also some Scottish and Irish names, German and French. Starting with the boys, then to the girls, here are the names from my family tree:

Adolfo

Albert

Alden

Alfred

Ambrose

Anders

Andreas

Angelo

Angus

Antonio

August

Aulden

Barry

Battista

Candido

Cesare

Charles

Christen

Christian

Christoph

Claus

Constantino

Cyril

Daniel

David

Donald

Edward

Elias

Erik

Ernest

Everet

Frands

Frederick

George

Giacomo

Giovanni

Guglielmo

Harold

Harry

Hans

Hansen

Henry

Hudson

Hugh

Hughie

Ikke

Iver

Jack

Jakob

James

Jens

Jensen

Jepsen

Jes

Johan

Johann

Johannes

John

Jørgen

Kenneth

Knud

Lars

Laurits

Laust

Lawrence

Leslie

Lorenzo

Mads

Magnus

Marius

Martin

Mathias

Matteo

Merlyn

Niels

Nis

Norman

Ole

Paul

Peder

Peter

Pietro

Poul

Richard

Robert 

Roy

Sidney

Sigvald

Sofus

Søren

Sven

Theodor

Thomas

Thomsen

Tom

Ukendt

Wesley

William

Valdemor

Vilhelm


Alice

Ane

Angela

Ann

Anna

Anna Maria

Annie

Bertha

Birthe

Bodil

Botilla

Botille

Caroline

Caterina

Catharina

Catherine

Cathline

Cathrine

Christina

Christine

Deborah

Didde

Dora

Doreen

Doretta

Dorthea

Edith

Elisabetta

Eliza

Elizabeth

Ella

Ellen

Else

Erna

Ethel

Florence

Florentine

Flossie

Fransiska

Frederikke

Geraldine

Giovanna

Gladys

Gunder

Gunver

Helga

Hilda

Ida

Inger

Irene

Jane

Jennie

Jessie

Johanna

Johanne

Johansine

Joyce

Juliane

Karen

Kathrine

Kirsten

Kjestine

Lavinia

Lene

Louisa

Louise

Lovise

Lucia  

Lurina

Lydia

Maddalena

Magdalene

Maren

Margrethe

Maria

Marian

Marie

Marjorie

Mary

Martha

Maude

May

Merry

Mette

Muriel

Natale

Natalina

Nellie

Nicoline

Nielsine

Oleline

Olga

Peggy

Petronelle

Sarah

Sørine

Wilhelmine

Winifred

Winnifred

Vilhelmine

Vittoria


It is so hard to pick favourites, but these are the names that I think I love the most for the boys: Ambrose, Angelo, August, Candido, Christoph, Edward, Ernest, Frederick, Hans, Sidney, Thomas, and William. For the girls, my favourites are: Alice, Edith, Else, Florence, Ida, Lavinia, Maddalena, Maren, Marjorie, Maude, and Vittoria.

And now for some of the more interesting names:

Merlyn! I am so excited about Merlyn, as I love love love Arthurian legends.

I had never heard of Sofus before. Turns out, Sofus is the Nordic spelling of Sophus, a Greek word name meaning “wise”. A lovely meaning, although I can’t help but see “sofa”.

Valdemor!?!?! Ah, the similarity to “he who shall not be named”.

Bodil/Botilla/Botille. These female names come from my Danish side. They are all variants of the Old Norse name Böđvildr, meaning “battle, fight”.

Gunder reminds me of the more popular Gunnar for boys. In fact, Gunder is a variation of Gunnar and is used for both girls and boys.

Sørine is the feminine form of Søren (think Søren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher). The name has ties to the Latin Severus, meaning “severe, stern”.

Which names do you like? Hate? What are your favourite names from your family trees? Comment below or on my instagram account @mamaslistofnames

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