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Title: Picking a German Name
Post by: Sturmkatze on June 24, 2008, 11:45:47 PM
Given Names in Nazi Documents
from Papers Please!

The Nazi government of Germany delved very deeply into matters that had generally been considered quite private prior to 1933. Through the Reichsverband der Standesbeamten Deutschlands e. V. in Berlin they published and sold all manner of materials for the recording of family genealogies.

Principal among these was the Deutsches Einheits = FamiIien = Stammbuch, a hardcover book in which every family could depict their family tree and record births, marriages and deaths on an ongoing basis. A Standesbeamten (registrar) would notarize all entries in the book. Among other reference material contained in the 56 page ?Stammbuch? was a list of acceptable German, Germanic and foreign given names for the consideration of families about to have children. The list is reproduced here in its entirety.

German and Germanic Names (Female)
Ada, Adele, Adelgard, Adelgund, Adelheid, Adeltraut, Adolfine, Alberta, Albertine, Aloisia, Altrud, Alwine, Amalie, Anselma, Bernhild(e), Berta, Berthild(e), Bertraud, Brunhuld(e), Edelburg, Edelgard, Edeltr(a)ud, Edith, Elfriede, Ella, Ellen, Ellengard, Elvira, Emma, Engelberta, Engelgard, Erdmute, Erika, Erna, Ernestine, Ferdinande, Frieda, Fried(e)gard, Friedegund, Friederike, Frigga, Genoveva, Gerda, Gerharde, Gerhild(e), Gerlind(e), Gertraud, Gertrud, Gisa, Gisela, Gieseltr(a)ud, Gislinde, Gudrun, Gunthild(e), Hedwig, Helga, Helgard, Helma, Helmtr(a)ud, Henrike, Herma, Hermine, Herta, Hertr(a)ud, Hilde, Hildegard, Hildegund, Hiltr(a)ud, Hulda, Ida, Ilse, Inge, Ingeborg, Ingrid, Irma, Irmfriede, Irmgard, Irmhuld, Irmlind(e), Irmtr(a)ud, Isa, Ishild(e), Isolde, Karla, Karoline, Klothild(e), Kriemhild(e), Kunigund(e), Leopolda, Leopoldine, Lina, Ludwiga, Malwine, Mathild(e), Mechthild(e), Miltrud, Minna, Northild(e), Nortrud, Notburg(a), Olga, Ortr(a)ud, Qrtrun, Oswine, Ottilie, Reimunde, Reinhild(e), Richarda, Roberta, Rosa, Rosamund(e), Roswitha, Rotr(a)ud, Rudolfine, Ruperta, Selma, Senta, Siegberta, Sieghild(e), Sieglinde, Siegrun, Thekla, Theodelinde, Thusnelda, Trude, Traudlind(e), U(da)lberta, Ulla, Ulrike, Ute, Walburg, Walfriede, Walpurga, Waltr(a)ud, Wanda, Werngard, Wilfriede, Wilhelma, Wilhelmine, Wilma, Wiltrud, Winfriede.

German and Germanic Names (Male)
Adalbert, Adelbert, Adolf, Albert, Albrecht, Alfons, Alfred, Alois, Alwin, Anselm, Armin, Arnold, Arnulf, Balduin, Baldur, Baldwin, Bernhard (Benno, Bernd), Bertold, Bertram, Bodo, Bruno, Burkhard, Dagobert, Detlef, Dietger, Dietmar, Dietrich, Eberard, Eckhard, Edgar, Edmund, Eduard, Edward, Edwin, Egbert, Eginhard, Egon, Einhard, Emmerich, Engelbert, Erdmann, Erhard, Erich, Ernst, Erwin, Ewald, Falko, Ferdinand, Frank, Franz, Friedel, Friedolin, Friedrich, Fritz, F?rchtegott, Gebhard, Gerald, Gerd, Gerhard, Gisbert, Gottfried, Gotthard, Gotthelf, Gotthold, Gottlieb, Gottwald, G?tz, Guido, Gundolf, G?nter, Gun-tram, Gustav, Hagen, Hans, Harald, Harro, Hartmann, Hartmut, Hartwig, Heinrich, Heinz, Helmut, Henning, Herbert, Hermann, Hildebrand, Hilmar, Hinz, Horst, Hubert, Hugo, Humbert, Ingbert, Ingo, Karl, Knut, Konrad, Kraft, Kunibert, Kuno, Kurt, Lambrecht, Landolf, Lebrecht, Leon-hard, Leopold, Leuthold, Lienhard, Lothar, Ludolf, Ludwig, Luitpold, Lutz, Manfred, Markward, Meinhard, Meinrad, Neithard, Norbert, Odo, Olaf, Ortwin, Oskar, Oswald, Oswin, Otmar, Otto, Ottokar, Ottomar, Ralf, Randolf, Reginald, Reimund, Reiner, Reinhard, Reinhold, Richard, Robert, Roderich,Roger, Roland, Rolf, Rudolf, Rupert, Ruprecht, Sebald, Siegbert, Siegfried, Siegmar, Siegmund,Siegward, Sigisbert, Sigismund. Sigurd, Tassilo, Theobald, Theodebald, Theoderich, Timm, Traugott, Udo, Ulrich, Utz, Volkbert, Volker, Volkhard, Volkmar, Volkrad, Volkwin, Waldemar, Walter, Warmund, Werner. Widukind, Wilfried, Wilhelm, Wili, Wilibald. Winfried, Wolf, Wolfgang, Wolfhard, Wolfram.

Names of Foreign Origin (Female)
(G=Greek, F=French, L=Latin, H=Hebrew, D= Germar I= Old Irish, M=Mideastern, E= Spanish, Ga= Galilean, A= Aramaic, C= Celtic, P= Persian)
Agathe G, Agnes G, Alice F, Alma L, Angela G-L Angelika G-L, Anna H, Anneliese H-D .Annemarie H, Auguste L, Babette G-L, Barbara G-L Beate L, Betti(na) H, Brigitte A, C?cilie L, Charlotte F, Christel G-L, Christine G-L, Crescentia L, Dora G, Dorothea G, D?rthe G, Elisabeth H, Elise H. Elsa H, Elsbeth H, Emilie L, Eugenie G, Eve H, Fanni L, Florentine L, Franziska L, Gabriele H, Grete(l) G-M, Hanna H, Helene G, Henriette F, Irene G, Isabella E, Johanna H, Josefa H, Josephine H, Julie L, Jutta H, Katharina G, K?the G, Kathrine G, Klara L, Kreszenz L, Laura G-L, Lene G, Leonore G-L, Liese H, Liesbeth H, Lieselotte D-F, Lili H, Lore G-L, Lotte F, Luise F, Magdalene Ga, Margarete G-M, Marianne H, Marie H, Marie-Luise H-F, Martha A, Mete G-M, Paula L, Pauline L, Renate L, Ruth H, Sophie G, Suse H, Stefanie G, Therese G, Tine L, Toni L, Trine G, Ursel L, Ursula L, Valerie L, Veronika L, Viktoria L.

Names of Foreign Origin (Male)
Achim H, Alexander G, Andr? G, Andreas G, Anton L, Artur C, August L, Bartel A, Benedikt L, Christian G-L, Christoph G, Emil L, Felix L, Florian L, Georg G, Gregor G, Ignaz L, Immanuel H, Jakob H, Joachim H, Jobst G, Jochem H, Jochen H, Johann(es) H, J?rg G, Josef H, Julius L, J?rgen G, Karsten G-L, Kaspar P, Klaus G, Klemens L, Leo G-L, Lorenz L, Martin L, Matthias A, Max L, Merten L, Michael H, Michel H, Moritz L, Paul L, Peter G, Philipp G, Sebastian G, Simon H, Stefan G,
Theo G, Theodor G, Thomas H, Veit L, Viktor L, Vinzenz L.

Names for Jews
During the 18th century the rulers of Austria decided that Protestants and Jews were undesirable and not fit to live in a Catholic country. They did everything in their power to deprive these minorities in the hope that they would relocate to other lands. A great many of the Protestants and Jews were induced to leave Austria and the few that remained were simply deported.

One of the punitive measures the Habsburg rulers of Austria devised to get Jews to leave was to require every Jew to abandon their original family name and adopt anew one from a short list prepared by the government.

Among the names ?invented? for Jews in Austria were Goldberg, Silverman, Diamond, Spielberg, etc. Many of these are still very common Jewish family names in America a couple of hundred years later.

The Nazis borrowed a page from the Habsburg book in August 1938 when they published a list of acceptable given names for German Jews. Any German Jew with a given name other than those on the list was required to add either Israel (males) or Sarah (females) to their existing names and to use that name in all business transactions and communications (including identity documents). All babies of German Jews born after the list was published had to be given names from the list. Here is the complete list.

Female Names
Abigail, Baschewa, Beile, Bela, Bescha, Bihri, Bilba, Breine, Briewe, Brocha, Chana, Chawa, Cheiche, Cheile, Chinke, Deiche, Dewaara, Driesel, Egele, Faugel, Feigle, Feile, Fradchen, Fradel, Frommet, Geilchen, Gelea, Ginendel, Gittel, Gole, Hadasse, Hale, Hannache, Hitzel, Jachel, Jachewad, Jedidja, Jente, Jezabel, Judis, Jyske, Jyttel, Keile, Kreindel, Lane, Leie, Libsche, Libe, Liwie, Machel, Mathel, Milkele, Mindel, Nacha, Nachme, Peirche, Pesschen, Pesse, Pessel, Pirle, Rachel, Rause, Rebekka, Rechel, Reha, Reichel, Reisel, Reitzge, Reitzsche, Riwki, Sara, Scharne, Scheindel, Scheme, Schewa, Schlaemche, Semche, Simche, Slowe, Sprintze, Tana, Telze, Tirze, Treibel, Zerel, Zilla, Zimle, Zine, Zipora, Zirel, Zorthel.

Male Names
Abel, Abieser, Abimelech, Abner, Absalom, Ahab, Ahasja, Ahasver, Akiba, Amon, Anschel, Aron, Asahel, Asaria, Ascher, Asriel, Assur, Athalja, Awigdor, Awrum, Bachja, Barak, Baruch, Benaja, Berek, Berl, Boas, Bud, Chaggai, Chai, Chajin, Chamor, Chananja, Chanoch, Chaskel, Chawa, Chiel, Dan, Denny, Efim, Efraim, Ehud, Eisig, Eli, Elias, Elihu, Eliser, Eljakim, Eikan, Enoch, Esau, Esra, Ezechiel, Faleg, Feibish, Feirel, Feitel, Feiwel, Feleg, Gad, Gdaleo, Gedalja, Gerson, Gideon, Habakuk, Hagai, Hemor, Henoch, Herodes, ,Hesekiel, Hillel, Hiob, Hosea, Issac, Jsai, Isachar, Isboseth, Isodor, Ismael, Isral, Itzig, Jachiel, Jaffe, Jakar, Jakusiel, Jecheskel, Jeckiel, Jehu, Jehuda, Jehusiel, Jeremia, Jerobeam, Jesaja, Jethro, Jiftach, Jizchak, Joab, Jochanan, Joel, Jomteb, Jona, Jonathan, Josia, Juda, Kainan, Kaiphas, Kaleb, Korach, Laban, Lazarus, Leew, Leiser, Levi, Lewek, Lot, Lupu, Machol, Maim, Malchisua, Maleachi, Maleachi, Manasse, Mardochai, Mechel, Menachem, Moab, Mochain, Mordeschaj, Mosche, Moses, Nachschon, Nachum, Naftali, Nathan, Naum, Nazary, Nehab, Nehimia, Nissim, Noa, Nochem, Obadja, Orew, Oscher, Osias, Peisach, Pinachas, Pinkus, Rachmiel, Ruben, Sabbatai, Sacher, Sallum, Sally, Salo, Salomon, Salusch, Samaja, Sami, Samuel, Sandel, Saudik, Saul, Schalom, Schaul, Schinul, Schmul, Schneur, Schoachana, Scholem, Sebulon, Semi, Sered, Sichem, Simson, Teit, Tewele, Uria, Uriel, Zadek, Zedekia, Zephanja, Zeruja, Zewi.