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Name Translations to English

Often times names given to people have a slightly different spelling when translated to English.  Here are common names from various languages and their English counterparts.

Dutch

Annettje - Ann  

Catrinte - Catherine

Cretian - Christian

Elsje - Ayles or Alice

Elsie - Ayles, Alice, or Elizabeth

Hendrick - Henry

Hendricus - Henry  

Jacobus - Jacob

Jacomynche (Yah-somine-chee) - Jemima

Jan - John  

Janne - Jane  

Jannetj - Jane 

Jenneke - Jane

Jesseintje - Jessie

Johannes - John

Lysbet - Elizabeth

Lysje - Elizabeth  

Margarita - Margaret

Margriet - Margaret  

Maritje - Mary

Nelletje - Nellie

Nelltje - Cornelia

Petrus - Peter

Pieter - Peter

Staphanus - Stephen

Tanneken - Ann

Tryntje - Catherine

Wilhelmus - William

                                                                                                                                                                 

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