This name generator produces 15 Old High German random names. Old High German is the first step of today's German language. It was spoken between 700 and 1050 AD and different dialects were present. While this is the previous stage of modern German, the language has many parallels to today's German, Dutch and even English. The same applies to names too, but with names the variations are often more noticeable and confusing, you can only change so much without appearing slightly different.
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Old High German (OHG, German: Ahd, German abbr. ahd.) is generally the oldest stage of the modern German language, usually encompassing the period between around 750 and 1050. It is commonly considered the foundation for all German dialects. In fact the first German vocabulary, or even the first formal written language was developed here, making it a very important part of German culture and tradition. This region also holds the distinction of being the home of many of Germany's most famous poets and philosophers such as Goethe and Schiller.
For the first few centuries of the development of Old German there were few written records available, and much of this written information is lost due to the poor condition of some of the more ancient manuscripts. Much of this also comes from the oral tradition, with many of the older poems and stories only heard by family and close friends. Over time, more writing was added into the mix, and by the late middle ages there were many written works that helped define and shape the language we know today. In addition to being one of the world's oldest languages, Old High German was also one of the most influential and popular of all of them. One of its most well-known characteristics was that it had no vowels, which was a very radical departure from what had been the normal German pronunciation of several years before.
Many of the dialects and regions that we know today emerged out of the Old German. The region of Lower Saxony is an example of this, as it developed from Old Saxony during the Middle Ages. However the area of Old Saxony was also heavily influenced by the Latin influence of the High German. This in itself is another reason why Old High German is often referred to as "Hiberno-Romance." Today we have both the North Germanic (Northern German) and the South Germanic (South Germanic) dialects, all of which are related and all of which have their own unique sound. These dialects are also closely related to other regions in Germany, including the Bavarian dialects, the Saarbrücken dialect, and the Berlin dialect.