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German renaissance name generator

This name generator will give you 10 random German names from the Renaissance period.

The Renaissance was a period of cultural and artistic rejuvenation in Europe, and in Germany this happened from the 15th to 16th century. In Germany the Renaissance mostly affected arts and sciences, and it lead to the Protestant Reformation and to the development of printing.

German names from the Renaissance period are, to some extent, quite similar to modern German names, except they're often more elaborate. The most notable difference however is the use of suffixes in their surnames, which often indicates the sex of the person. Many surnames survive to this day in some shape or form, but sex-based surnames are no longer the system used in modern Germany. Not all surnames are sex-based though, so you'll find plenty of surnames found in both results.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

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