Appendix:Dutch diminutives of given names

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Dutch hypocoristic forming[edit]

In Dutch a typical hypocoristic forming is to truncate the whole name and add a K, P or a S to it. Miek, Mieke, Miep and Mies are some examples.

The Dutch diminutive and hypocoristic form is je. Words and names with a final consonant m get a p for the diminutive je. And after vocals a t is inserted.

Whole name Truncated form (t)Je-form K(e)-form P-form S-form Hypocorism
Albert Ab, Ap, Bert Bertje Bep Appie, Bertje
Anna An Anje, Antje Ank, Anke Ans Ankie, Ankje, Ansje
Barbara Bar, Babbe Barbertje Babs, Babz Barbertje, Barbie
Catharina To, Cato Catootje Toke Top Toos Toosje, Tooske
Catharina Trien, Trijn, Tryn Trins Trientje, Trijntje
Cornelia Cor, Kee, Neel Ceetje, Keetje, Neeltje Cees, Kees, Nels Ceesje, Corrie, Corry, Keesje, Keetie, Neelie
Cornelis, Cornelius Cor, Kor, Neel Ceesje, Keesje Cees, Kees, Nees Corné, Corry, Keesie, Krelis, Neesken, Nelis
Elisabeth Bet(h) Betje Bep Bets Beppie, Betsie, Betsje
Elisabeth Lie Lietje Liek, Lieke Lies Liesje
Elisabeth El Elke, Elka Els Elsje
Emma Em Emke Ems
Geertruida Trui Truitje Truus Truitje, Truusje, Truuske
Jacob, Jakob Co, Ko Cootje, Kootje Cock, Kok Jaap, Jop Cocks, Coos, Koos Cobbe, Cobie, Coosje, Jaapje, Japie, Job, Kobie, Koosje
Jacoba Co, Ko Cootje, Kootje Cockie, Cocky Coos, Koos Cobie, Coby, Coosje, Koosje
Johanna Jo Joke Jop, Joop Jos Jopie, Josje, Josie, José
Johanna Jan(ne) Jantje Janke, Janneke Jans Jannie, Jansje
Johanna Nan(ne) Nantje Nans Nannie, Nansje
Johannes Jo Joop Jos Joopje, Jopie, Josje, Joos
Josef Jo Joek, Jouk Jop, Joop, Joep, Youp Jos, Joos, Joes, Jous Joepie, Joepje, Joopje, Jopie, Josje, Joppe
Lilian, Lillian Lil Lils Lia, Lily, Lilly, Lian, Liane, Lianne, Lianeke
Lodewijk, Louis, Lowie Lo, Loe, Lou, Lode Loet, Loetje Loek, Loekie, Lowieke
Louise Lou Loek, Louki, Loekie Loes, Lous Loesje
Louise Wie(s) Wieke Wiep Wies Wiepje, Wiesje
Margaretha Marg Map Mapje, Mappie, Margje
Marie Mie Mietje Mieke, Miek Miep Mies Miepje, Miesje
Marie Rie Rietje Riek, Rieke Riekje, Riet
Marinus Rien, Marien Rientje, Rijntje Ries Rini, Rinie, Rinus
Maurits Mauk Maup Maus Maupie
Petronella Nel Nelleke Nels Nellie, Nelly, Nelsje, Nelske
Sofie Fie Fietje Fiek, Fieke Fiep Fiepje
Theresia Trea Trees Treesje, Treeske



Dutch hypocoristic forms[edit]

Many Dutch names have a hypocoristic form, or hypocorism:

Male[edit]


Female[edit]



Dutch male names that contain a part of the Latin whole or baptismal name[edit]

Latin name Dutch male Flemish male German male Swedish male
Adrianus Janus
Aegidius Gilles, Gillis Gilles, Gillis
Albertus Bertus Bertus
Amandus Mandus Mandus
Anacletus Cletus
Antonius, Anthonius Teunis, Theunis, Thunis, Thunnes, Tonis, Tönis, Tonius Teunis Tönnes
Ansuerus Swerus, Zwerus
Arnoldus Noldus
Balthasar Baltus Baltus
Bartholomeus Mees, Meeus, Meeuwis, Meus Meeuwis
Bernardus Nardus
Catharinus Catarinus, Catharinus
Chrysosthomus Tomus
Conradus (Radus)
Cornelius, Cornelis Cornelis, Krelis, Nelis, Relus Krelis, Nelis
Dominicus Minikus, Minkes Minikus
Elisabethus Elisabethus, Elisabetus
Erasmus Rasmus
Erastus Rastus
Ferdinand, Ferdinandus Nandus
Filippus, Philippus Filips, Philips
Florentius Floris Floris
Franciscus Ciske, (Ciskus), Sus, Suske Suske
Fredericus Fredus, Fridus
Fridolinus Linus
Gerardus Gradus, Graddus, Gejus ?
Henricus, Hendricus Dricus, Drikus, Ricus, Rikus
Hermanus Mannes, Manus, Hermus Mannus, Manus
Jacobus, Jakobus Cobus, Kobus, Kobes Kobus Köbes, Kobus
Jodocus, Jodokus Docus, Dokus Dokus
Johannes Hannes, Jannes, Janus, Wannes Hannes, Wannes
Lambertus Bertus
Ludovicus Wikus
Magdalenus Magdalenus Lenus
Marcelis, Marcellus Celis
Marinus Marijnis, Rinus
Margarethus Margarethus, Margaretus
Marius Marius
Martinus Tinus
Mattheus Teeuwis, Theeuwes Teeuwis
Nicolaus Claus, Klaus Claus, Klaus Claus, Klaus
Robertus Bertus
Rochus Rokus
Rudolphus Dolphus
Theodorus Dorus Dorus Döres
Wilhelmus Helmus Mus, Muske Helmes, Helminus, Helmus

Frisian male hypocoristic forming[edit]

Also in Friesland (a Dutch province where they speak their own language, Frisian) exists that typical Germanic hypocoristic pet form forming. It is strongly influenced by the way adults speak to their children and the way children imitate their adults' spoken words.

Whole name Truncated form Gemination E/O-suffix Hypocorism Surname
Adal-, Adel- (Adalbert, Adalhard, Adalmar, Adelbert, Adelhard, Adelmar) Ad- < Ade dd e Adde, Ade Adama, Adema
Alk- (Alkwin) A(l)k- < Alke ck, kk e Acke, Akke, Akko Alkema
Adal-, Adel- (Adalbert, Adalhard, Adalmar, Adelbert, Adelhard, Adelmar) Ab < Adalbert bb e Abbe, Abe Abbema, Aben, Abbink
Arn- (Arnoud, Arnout) A(r)n- nn e Anne, Ane Annema
Bern- (Bernard, Bernhard, Bernlef) Be(r)n- nn e, o Benne, Benno Bennema, Bennink
Folk- (Folkmar, Folkrad) Fo(l)k kk e Focke, Fokke Focking, Fokkema, Fokkes, Fokkink
Hans (Johannes) Ha(n)(s) nn, ss e Hanne, Hasse Hannema
Hild- (Hildebrand, Hilbert, Hilmar) Hi(l)d dd e Hidde Hiddema, Hiddes, Hidding, Hiddink
Holbert Ho(l)b bb e Hobbe, Hoppe Hobbema, Hobbes
Geld- Jel < Gelle ll e Jelle Jellema, Jelles
Gerbrand Ge(r)b- bb e Gebbe
Mal < Madel (Madelwin) Mal ll e Malle, Melle
Mein- (Meinhard) Me(i)n nn o Menne, Menno Mennema, Mennes
Wolf- (Wolfhard, Wolfmar) (W)o(l)f ff > bb e Obbe, Ubbe, Ubbo Obbema, Obbink
Odal-, Otal- (Olrik, Ulrik) Ok < Oke ck, kk e Ocke, Okke Okkema
Gunne On < One nn e, o Onne, Onno Onnes
Odal-, Otal (Olrik, Ulrik) Od- < Ode dd > tt e, o Otte, Otto Ottema, Ottes
Bald- (Baldram, Boudewijn) Bal- < Pale ll e Palle
Sander San- nn e Sanne Sannes, Santing
Sigbert Si(g)b- bb e Sibbe, Siebe, Sybe Sibbes
Tank-, Dank- (Dankmar, Dankrad, Tancred) Ta(n)k- kk o Takko, Tako, Taco Takema, Taks, Tax
Tank-, Dank- (Dankmar, Dankrad, Tancred) Tan- nn o Tanne, Tanno Tannema, Tankink
Wulf- (W)u(l)f ff > bb e Ubbe, Ubbo Ubbes, Ubbink
Wulfbert Wu(lf)b- bb e, o Wubbe, Wubbo