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Popular Dutch first names for girls

The top ten most for girls born in The in 2005: Sanne, Emma, Anna, Iris, Anouk, Lisa, Eva, Julia, Lotte, and Isa (source: SVB). Just one of these names is in the list of Traditional Dutch names for girls that I posted earlier today: Anna.

This is the last article in a series of four about Dutch given names. The four articles are:


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Great Grandmother's given name on her birth register is "Piertke". When she immigrated from Holland to American her name was changed to Helen.

Can someone tell me about her original given name?

Blogger Henk van Kampen said...

Probably a female form of Pieter (the Dutch equivalent of Peter). I can't find Piertke in the database of Dutch names, but similar names like Pierkje are derived from Pieter.


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