• Dutch First Name Database

    The Dutch First Name Database enables you to search a file containing some 20.000 first names including explanations of the names and all sorts of other information on names.

  • Names and Onomastics in the Netherlands

    Names and Onomastics in the Netherlands and elsewhere (NNN) is an onomastic documentation system in which you can find information on names and onomastic subjects.

  • Database of Surnames

    The Datebase of Surnames is a source of information for anyone interested in the origin, meaning and distribution of family names. The Database of Surnames has been developed by the Centre of Onomastics of the Meertens Instituut in Amsterdam. On the 1th of January 2012 the database was handed over to the Central Bureau of Genealogy in The Hague where development, documentation and services will be continued.


    The database called Plant Names in Dutch Dialects (PLAND) of the Meertens Institute contains the popular names of plants in the Dutch language area.