70+ Amish Names: Traditional Amish Names For Boys And Girls

75+ Solid Amish Baby Names Both Common And Unique

June 7, 2021 Updated June 9, 2021

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If you’re a fan of tradition or just all things “old,” you might be considering an Amish name for your little bundle of joy. What exactly is an Amish name, though? This might look like a traditional name or even an “old lady name.” Typically, Amish names are names with German or Biblical roots. If you can find the name in the Bible, in particular the Old Testament, there’s a good chance it will be popular among Amish communities. While nearly 63 percent of the Amish live in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, smaller pockets can be found in as many as 31 states. Most Amish communities either speak English or German, which explains why German names are particularly popular. Sticking to Biblical or German names might, on the surface, seem to narrow down your options but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We pulled dozens of solid Amish names and that’s just a drop in the bucket of the more popular or common naming options.

Of course, we have our favorite Amish names, too. For Amish girl names, we love Sarah. Sarah was wildly popular outside of the Amish community before the late 80s, but its usage has since trailed off. In the Bible, Sarah is the wife of Abraham and considered a prophetess. Her tale might ring close to home for anyone who has struggled with infertility. As the story goes, Sarah was older and without a child when a prophet told her husband (he was 99 at the time!) she’d give birth soon. Sarah laughed, but a year later Isaac was born. Because of her strength and perseverance despite her trials, she’s held in high regard across many religions. By the way, her son’s name, Isaac, is also on our list. His name means, “laughter.”

For Amish boy names, we’re partial to Ezekiel. It’s a pretty big name, but you could call him “Zeek” for short… and that’s pretty darn cute, right? The name Ezekiel means “God’s strength” and a look at Ezekiel’s story explains why. Ezekiel is an acknowledged prophet not just to the Amish, but among all Christian denominations, as well as in Judaism and Islam. Throughout the book of Ezekiel, he prophesizes the destruction of Jerusalem and the restoration of Israel. He also played a part in the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego about whom, if you’re here looking at Amish names, you probably already know the story.

Not all the names on our list feel or sound particularly Biblical, however. Names like Benjamin and Caleb or Amity and Ivy feel more modern and are actually fairly common outside of the Amish community, too. Then there’s Amos, Collin, Eleanor, Leah, Noah, Penelope, and Seth — all names that are fairly common across the counry. If you’re looking for a name that bridges the gap between the modern world and the Amish world, you’ll probably find several on our list of Amish names.

Amish Boys’ Names

Aaron
Abel
Abraham
Albrecht
Amos
Aquilla
Benjamin
Caleb
Collin
Conrad
Daniel
David
Elijah
Elmo
Ezekiel
Ezra
Gabriel
Hannes
Iddo
Isaac
Isaiah
Jacob
James
Jethro
Jeremiah
John
Jonah
Joseph
Joshua
Josiah
Levi
Leander
Leonard
Matthew
Melbern
Noah
Paul
Peter
Seth
Simon
Solomon
Thomas
Timothy
Uri
Wayne
Wollie

Amish Names For Girls

Amity
Anke
Anna
Charity
Collette
Dinah
Eleanor
Elizabeth
Esther
Eva
Faith
Fannie
Greta
Hadassah
Hannah
Iris
Ivy
Jacqueline
Jane
Joyce
Justine
Leah
Louisa
Martha
Mary
Mercy
Naomi
Patience
Penelope
Rachel
Rebecca
Ruth
Sarah
Serenity
Susanna