Our Dutch name database contains 31.904 Dutch first names and 34.213 Dutch surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Dutch name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. In Netherlands we received a name and gender database from the Dutch government and merged it with publicly available data sets. To create the Dutch name database we used 560.096 validated Dutch social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Dutch first names

In the Netherlands, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on personal preference and family tradition. Many Dutch parents choose names that are popular in the Netherlands or have a strong cultural or historical significance. They may also consider the meaning of the name and its potential future implications for their child. Some parents may also opt for more unique or unconventional names. Ultimately, the decision is made by the parents and is based on their individual tastes and preferences.

Popular male Dutch names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Peter 5.977 1.7% British American German
Jan 5.623 1.6% German Czech American
Jeroen 4.285 1.2% Belgian American German
Hans 4.254 1.2% German American Swedish
Rob 3.490 1.0% American British Canadian
Mark 3.389 0.9% American British Canadian
Paul 3.208 0.9% British American Canadian
Henk 3.006 0.8% Mahoran Belgian German
Frank 2.983 0.8% American German British
Marcel 2.920 0.8% German American Brazilian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 560.096 Dutch social media profiles from which 361.336 (65%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Dutch names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Monique 1.725 0.9% American Brazilian French
Linda 1.583 0.8% American British Canadian
Esther 1.552 0.8% Spanish American British
Karin 1.447 0.7% German American Swedish
Sandra 1.437 0.7% Spanish American British
Anne 1.359 0.7% American British French
Kim 1.304 0.7% American British Canadian
Marieke 1.252 0.6% Belgian Mahoran American
Petra 1.230 0.6% German Czech American
Laura 1.213 0.6% British American Spanish
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 560.096 Dutch social media profiles from which 198.760 (35%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Dutch surnames

In the Netherlands, the surname typically follows the first name. The surname is usually passed down from the father, although in some cases it may be a combination of both parents' surnames. In addition, many Dutch people also have a middle name, which is not always used in formal settings. In recent years, there has been a trend towards women keeping their maiden names after marriage.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
De Jong 2.622 0.5% Mahoran American British
De Vries 2.574 0.5% American Mahoran German
Jansen 2.239 0.4% German American Mahoran
Van Dijk 1.899 0.3% American Belgian British
Bakker 1.793 0.3% American Canadian Australian
Van Den Berg 1.596 0.3% Mahoran American British
Visser 1.591 0.3% Mahoran American Canadian
Janssen 1.591 0.3% American German Belgian
Smit 1.464 0.3% Mahoran American British
Mulder 1.329 0.2% American Mahoran British
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 560.096 Dutch social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.