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Given Names in Swiss Records (1525-1850)

Given Names

A

Male Names

  • Abraham
  • Achill
  • Adam
  • Adrian, Adrion
  • Aegidus
  • Alban
  • Albert
  • Albrecht
  • Aldrich
  • Alexander
  • Ambrosius
  • Anders
  • Andolf
  • Andreas, Andres
  • Arbogast
  • Aurel

Female Names

  • Adelheid, Adelheit
  • Afra
  • Agatha
  • Albana
  • Alfonsine
  • Amadea
  • Angela
  • Anna, Anneli
  • Anna Barbara
  • Anna Elisabeth
  • Anna Magdalena
  • Anna Margaretha
  • Anna Maria
  • Anna Susanna
  • Anslema
  • Appolonia
  • Adriadne
  • Armgard
Given names starting with:
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B

Male Names

  • Balthasar
  • Bäni
  • Bartholomeus
  • Barthlime
  • Bartli
  • Basil
  • Baschi, Baschion
  • Basti, Bastion
  • Batt
  • Beat
  • Beda
  • Benedict, Bendicht
  • Bodwin
  • Bonaventur, Bonaventura
  • Brandolf
  • Bruno
  • Brutus
  • Burkhardt, Burkhard
  • Burki

Female Names

  • Babel, Babeli
  • Blbani
  • Baldwina
  • Barbara
  • Barbel, Barbeli
  • Beatrix
  • Benigna
  • Bertha
  • Bethli
  • Blanda
  • Blanka
Given names starting with:
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C

Male Names

  • Cajetan
  • Camillas
  • Canisius
  • Caspar, Casperli
  • Christen, Christian
  • Christoffel, Christopher
  • Chunradt
  • Ciprian
  • Claus
  • Clemens, Clemenz
  • Clephas
  • Clewy
  • Clöwy
  • Coelestin
  • Conrad, Conrat
  • Cornel
  • Crispian
  • Cuonrat
  • Cyrill

Female Names

  • Catharina
  • Cathri, Cathrina
  • Chrischona
  • Christina
  • Clarissa
  • Cleophea, Cleopha
  • Coelestine
  • Cordula
  • Corina
  • Crescentia, Crezentia
Given names starting with:
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D

Male Names

  • Damion
  • Daniel
  • Dankmar
  • Darius
  • David
  • Dedeon
  • Desiderius
  • Dewes, Dewis
  • Dias, Dies
  • Diogenes
  • Dionisius, Dionys
  • Donatus
  • Durs

Female Names

  • Daphne
  • Desideria
  • Donatina
  • Dorina
  • Dorma
  • Dorothea
Given names starting with:
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E

Male Names

  • Egidus, Egidy
  • Egolf
  • Elias
  • Eligius

Female Names

  • Edwine
  • Elsa, Elsi, Elsy
  • Elsbeth, Elisabeth, Elsbethli
  • Engel
  • Ephersyn
  • Ester, Esther
  • Eva
Given names starting with:
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F

  • Falstaff
  • Festus
  • Fintan
  • Fortunatus
  • Franz, Franziskus
  • Fridli, Friedli
  • Friedrich
  • Fritz
Given names starting with:
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G

  • Gabriel
  • Galli, Gallus
  • Gangolf
  • Gaudenz
  • Gayus
  • Gebhard
  • Georg, Georgy
  • Germann
  • Gilgian
  • Glado
  • Gorius
  • Gottfried
  • Gottlieb
  • Greg, Gregor, Gregorius
  • Grosshans, Großhans
Given names starting with:
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H

  • Harian
  • Hadwin
  • Hamman, Hammon
  • Hans, Hansli, Hänsli
  • Hans Jakob
  • Hans Konrad
  • Hans Rudolf
  • Hans Ulrich
  • Hans Wilhelm
  • Hartmann
  • Heini
  • Heinrich
  • Hektor
  • Helias
  • Hermann
  • Hieronimus
  • Hippolyt
  • Huldreich
  • Huldrych
Given names starting with:
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J

  • Jacob, Jakob
  • Jacques
  • Jaggli
  • Jean
  • Jean-Jaques
  • Jenni
  • Innocentius
  • Joar
  • Joachim, Jochem
  • Joder
  • Jodocus
  • Joggli
  • Johannes
  • Johann Jakob
  • Johann Rudolf
  • Johann Ulrich
  • Joos, Jos, Joss
  • Jörg
  • Josabe, Josobe
  • Josef, Joseph
  • Jost
  • Jucundus
Given names starting with:
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K

  • Kalixtus
  • Kandid
  • Karl
  • Kaspar
  • Kilian
  • Kleinhans
  • Kolumban
  • Konimus
  • Konrad
  • Kornel
  • Krispin
  • Küni
  • Kunz
Given names starting with:
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L

  • Laelius
  • Landolt
  • Laurentius
  • Leodegar
  • Leonhard
  • Leonz
  • Liberat
  • Lienhard
  • Longin
  • Lorenz
  • Ludolf
  • Ludwig, Ludi
  • Lucas, Lukas
  • Lutz
  • Lux
Given names starting with:
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M

  • Marti, Martin
  • Mathys, Matthys
  • Matthaeus, Mattheus
  • Markus
  • Marx
  • Mauritz
  • Maurus
  • Medardus
  • Meinbert
  • Meinbrecht
  • Meinrad
  • Melcher, Melchior
  • Michael, MIchel
  • Moritz
Given names starting with:
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N

  • Nemesius
  • Nestor
  • Niclaus, Nicolaus
  • Niklaus
  • Norwin
  • Notger
  • Notcker, Notker
Given names starting with:
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O

  • Oberon
  • Orest
  • Othli
  • Othmar
  • Ottokar
Given names starting with:
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P

  • Pacifius
  • Paley
  • Pankras
  • Paul, Paulus
  • Pelagius
  • Peter, Petrus
  • Pipin
  • Pirmin
  • Placidus
  • Prisbus
  • Probus
Given names starting with:
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Q

  • Quintus
  • Quirin
  • Quirinus
Given names starting with:
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R

  • Remigius
  • Remis
  • Renatus
  • Renward
  • Richard
  • Robert
  • Romnald
  • Rudi, Ruodi, Rudolf
Given names starting with:
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S

  • Sales
  • Salomon
  • Samuel
  • Sebastian
  • Selim
  • Severin
  • Sibold
  • Sigfried
  • Sigmund
  • Silvan
  • Silvester, Sylvester
  • Simon, Symon
  • Sixt, Sixtus
  • Steffan, Stephan, Stephanus
  • Stoffel
  • Syfried
Given names starting with:
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T

  • Theodolf
  • Theodor
  • Theodosius
  • Theodul
  • Thias, Thies, Thys
  • Thoman, Thomas, Thomen
  • Thuerneg
  • Tiburtius
  • Tristan
  • Türli
Given names starting with:
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U

  • Ubald
  • Uhlmann
  • Uli, Uoli, Uorich
  • Ulrich, Ulrych
  • Ulysses
  • Uranus
  • Urech, Urich
  • Urs
Given names starting with:
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V

  • Valentin
  • Varus
  • Veit
  • Vester
  • Vincentius
  • Vinzens
  • Vivian
  • Volker
Given names starting with:
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W

  • Walfried
  • Walo
  • Walter, Walther
  • Werner
  • Wernet
  • Wigbert
  • Wilhelm
  • Wingolf
  • Wiprecht, Wypert
  • Wunnibald
Given names starting with:
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X

Xaver

Given names starting with:
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Y

Female Names

  • Yolanda
Given names starting with:
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Z

Male Names

  • Zacharias
  • Zephir

Female Names

  • Zepherine
  • Zilla
Given names starting with:
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Female Names

F

  • Fabiane
  • Fortuna
  • Franziska
  • Fren, Freni
  • Fridoline
  • Froeni
  • Fronegg

G

  • Galate
  • Genave, Genophe, Genoveva
  • Generosa
  • Gerhardine
  • Geroldine
  • Gertrud
  • Gerwine
  • Grete, Gretli
  • Guta, Gutha

H

  • Hadwig, Hedwid
  • Hannah
  • Hendrika
  • Henrike
  • Hildegund

I

  • Innocentia
  • Iphigenia
  • Iren, Irene
  • Iris

K

  • Katharina
  • Kleophea
  • Kolumbine
  • Kordula
  • Kreszentia
  • Krispina
  • Küngold
  • Kunigunde

L

  • Leontine
  • Lidia
  • Lisabeth, Lisabetha
  • Lisa, Lise
  • Lona
  • Lonna
  • Lora
  • Ludowika
  • Luise, Louise
  • Luzey

M

  • Madla, Madle, Madlena
  • Magdalena
  • Marcellina
  • Margaretha, Margaret, Margreth
  • Maria
  • Maria Magdalena
  • Marta, Martha
  • Medea
  • Meinarda
  • Meret
  • Minerva
  • Mira
  • Modesta

N

  • Notburga

O

  • Octavia
  • Olivia
  • Olympia
  • Ottilia

P

  • Paulina
  • Perpetua
  • Philomena
  • Placida
  • Pretiosa
  • Prima
  • Prisca
  • Prosperina

Q

  • Quinta
  • Quirina

R

  • Regina
  • Regula
  • Reinharda
  • Richarda
  • Romilda
  • Rudolfine

S

  • Secunda
  • Selina
  • Seraphine
  • Severa
  • Sibilla
  • Silvia
  • Simona
  • Soldanella
  • Susanna
  • Susette

T

  • Tatjana
  • Thalia
  • Theophila
  • Thusnelda
  • Trina, Trini, Trinli
  • Trudi

U

  • Udine
  • Urania
  • Urbana
  • Ursula, Urseli

V

  • Valerie
  • Valeska
  • Verena
  • Veronica, Veronika
  • Vincentia
  • Viola
  • Virgilia
  • Vreni
  • Vronegg

W

  • Walburg
  • Walpurga
  • Wilfriede
  • Wilma

X

  • Xaveria
  • Xaverine

Swiss Name abbreviations used in Julius Billeter research

Swiss Name Abbreviations Used in Billeter Research
Masculine Abbreviation Full Name Feminine Abbreviation Full Name
Adr Adrian Adelh Adelheid
Alb Albert Ana Anna
Albr Albrecht A Anna
Andr Andreas A Barb Anna Barbara
Ant Anthon, Anton A El Anna Elisabeth
Balth Balthasar A Magd Anna Magdalena
Bened Benedik(c)t A Mar Anna Maria
Burkh Burkhard(t) A Marg Anna Margaretha
Casp Caspar A Sus Anna Susanna
Chr Christian Barb Barbara
Christ Christian Cath K(C)atharina
Conr K(C)onrad Doroth Dorothea
Dan Daniel El Elisabeth
Fried Friedrich Elsb Elsbeth
Gg Georg Elsba Elsbetha, Elisabetha
Gottf Gottfried Lis Lisabeth
Gottl Gottlieb Magd Magdalena
Hs Hans Mar Maria
Hs Conr Hans K(C)onrad Marg Margaretha
Hs Jb Hans Jacob Reg Regula
Hs Rud Hans Rudolf Stina Christina
Hs Uli Hans Ulrich Sus Susanna
Hs Wilh Hans Wilhelm
Heini Heinrich
Jb Jac(k)ob
Jg Joerg
Jghs Junghans
Joh Johannes
J Conr Johann Conrad
J Jb Johann Jacob
J Lud Johann Ludwig
J Rud Johann Rudolf
J Uli Johann Ulrich
Lienh Lienhard, Leonhard
Leonh Leonhard, Lienhard
Ludw Ludwig
Matth Matthaeus
Melch Melchior
Nikl Niklaus
Othm Othmas
Pet Peter
Rud Rudolf
Sam Samuel
Sebast Sebastian
Uli Ulrich
Wilh Wilhelm

 

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