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Given Names in Swiss Records
(1525-1850)
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Swiss Surnames[edit | edit source]

Given Names, Male and Female[edit | edit source]

A[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Damion
  • Daniel
  • Dankmar
  • Darius
  • David
  • Dedeon
  • Desiderius
  • Dewes, Dewis
  • Dias, Dies
  • Diogenes
  • Dionisius, Dionys
  • Disli, Dissli, Diβli (derived from Matthias)
  • Donatus
  • Durs

Female Names

  • Daphne
  • Desideria
  • Donatina
  • Dorina
  • Dorma
  • Dorothea
Given names starting with:
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E[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Egidus, Egidy
  • Egolf
  • Elias
  • Eligius

Female Names

  • Edwine
  • Elsa, Elsi, Elsy
  • Elsbeth, Elisabeth, Elsbethli
  • Emmerentiana
  • Engel
  • Ephersyn
  • Ester, Esther
  • Eva
Given names starting with:
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F[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Falstaff
  • Festus
  • Fintan
  • Fortunatus
  • Franz, Franziskus
  • Fridli, Friedli
  • Friedrich
  • Fritz

Female Names

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


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G[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Gabriel
  • Galli, Gallus
  • Gangolf
  • Gaudenz
  • Gayus
  • Gebhard
  • Georg, Georgy
  • Germann
  • Gilgian
  • Glado
  • Gorius
  • Gottfried
  • Gottlieb
  • Greg, Gregor, Gregorius
  • Grosshans, Großhans

Female Names

  • Galate
  • Genave, Genophe, Genoveva
  • Generosa
  • Gerhardine
  • Geroldine
  • Gertrud
  • Gerwine
  • Grete, Gretli
  • Guta, Gutha
Given names starting with:
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H[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • 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

Female Names

  • Hadwig, Hedwid
  • Hannah
  • Hendrika
  • Henrike
  • Hildegund
Given names starting with:
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I[edit | edit source]

Female Names

  • Innocentia
  • Iphigenia
  • Iren, Irene
  • Iris
Given names starting with:
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J[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Kalixtus
  • Kandid
  • Karl
  • Kaspar
  • Kilian
  • Kleinhans
  • Kolumban
  • Konimus
  • Konrad
  • Kornel
  • Krispin
  • Küni
  • Kunz

Female Names

  • Katharina
  • Kleophea
  • Kolumbine
  • Kordula
  • Kreszentia
  • Krispina
  • Küngold
  • Kunigunde
Given names starting with:
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L[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Laelius
  • Landolt
  • Laurentius
  • Leodegar
  • Leonhard
  • Leonz
  • Liberat
  • Lienhard
  • Longin
  • Lorenz
  • Ludolf
  • Ludwig, Ludi
  • Lucas, Lukas
  • Lutz
  • Lux

Female Names

  • Leontine
  • Lidia
  • Lisabeth, Lisabetha
  • Lisa, Lise
  • Lona
  • Lonna
  • Lora
  • Ludowika
  • Luise, Louise
  • Luzey
Given names starting with:
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M[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Marti, Martin
  • Mathys, Matthys
  • Matthaeus, Mattheus
  • Markus
  • Marx
  • Mauritz
  • Maurus
  • Medardus
  • Meinbert
  • Meinbrecht
  • Meinrad
  • Melcher, Melchior
  • Michael, MIchel
  • Moritz

Female Names

  • Madla, Madle, Madlena
  • Magdalena
  • Marcellina
  • Margaretha, Margaret, Margreth
  • Maria
  • Maria Magdalena
  • Marta, Martha
  • Medea
  • Meinarda
  • Meret
  • Minerva
  • Mira
  • Modesta
Given names starting with:
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N[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Nemesius
  • Nestor
  • Niclaus, Nicolaus
  • Niklaus
  • Norwin
  • Notger
  • Notcker, Notker

Female Names

  • Notburga
Given names starting with:
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O[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Oberon
  • Orest
  • Othli
  • Othmar
  • Ottokar

Female Names

  • Octavia
  • Olivia
  • Olympia
  • Ottilia
Given names starting with:
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P[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Pacifius
  • Paley
  • Pankras
  • Paul, Paulus
  • Pelagius
  • Peter, Petrus
  • Pipin
  • Pirmin
  • Placidus
  • Prisbus
  • Probus

Female Names

  • Paulina
  • Perpetua
  • Philomena
  • Placida
  • Pretiosa
  • Prima
  • Prisca
  • Prosperina
Given names starting with:
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Q[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Quintus
  • Quirin
  • Quirinus

Female Names

  • Quinta
  • Quirina
Given names starting with:
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R[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Remigius
  • Remis
  • Renatus
  • Renward
  • Richard
  • Robert
  • Romnald
  • Rudi, Ruodi, Rudolf

Female Names

  • Regina
  • Regula
  • Reinharda
  • Richarda
  • Romilda
  • Rudolfine
Given names starting with:
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S[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Sales
  • Salomon
  • Samuel
  • Sebastian
  • Selim
  • Severin
  • Sibold
  • Sigfried
  • Sigmund
  • Silvan
  • Silvester, Sylvester
  • Simon, Symon
  • Sixt, Sixtus
  • Steffan, Stephan, Stephanus
  • Stoffel
  • Syfried

Female Names

  • Secunda
  • Selina
  • Seraphine
  • Severa
  • Sibilla
  • Silvia
  • Simona
  • Soldanella
  • Susanna
  • Susette
Given names starting with:
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T[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Theodolf
  • Theodor
  • Theodosius
  • Theodul
  • Thias, Thies, Thys
  • Thoman, Thomas, Thomen
  • Thuerneg
  • Tiburtius
  • Tristan
  • Türli

Female Names

  • Tatjana
  • Thalia
  • Theophila
  • Thusnelda
  • Trina, Trini, Trinli
  • Trudi
Given names starting with:
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U[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Ubald
  • Uhlmann
  • Uli, Uoli, Uorich
  • Ulrich, Ulrych
  • Ulysses
  • Uranus
  • Urech, Urich
  • Urs

Female Names

  • Udine
  • Urania
  • Urbana
  • Ursula, Urseli
Given names starting with:
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V[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Valentin
  • Varus
  • Veit
  • Vester
  • Vincentius
  • Vinzens
  • Vivian
  • Volker

Female Names

  • Valerie
  • Valeska
  • Verena
  • Veronica, Veronika
  • Vincentia
  • Viola
  • Virgilia
  • Vreni
  • Vronegg
Given names starting with:
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W[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Walfried
  • Walo
  • Walter, Walther
  • Werner
  • Wernet
  • Wigbert
  • Wilhelm
  • Wingolf
  • Wiprecht, Wypert
  • Wunnibald

Female Names

  • Walburg
  • Walpurga
  • Wilfriede
  • Wilma
Given names starting with:
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X[edit | edit source]

Male Names

Xaver

Female Names

  • Xaveria
  • Xaverine
Given names starting with:
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Y[edit | edit source]

Female Names

  • Yolanda
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Z[edit | edit source]

Male Names

  • Zacharias
  • Zephir

Female Names

  • Zepherine
  • Zilla
Given names starting with:
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Swiss Name abbreviations used in Julius Billeter research[edit | edit source]

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