The history of Germanic peoples, sometimes called Teutonic or Gothic, goes as far back as 1700 BC, an era called Nordic Bronze Age. Settling mainly in Northern Europe and speaking Germanic languages, these tribal groups were considered less civilized and more physically hardened than their rivals – Celtic Gauls, and described as fierce combatants without effective combat strategy. Nowadays, modern Germanic peoples include Scandinavians, Germans, Alemannic Swiss, Lichtensteiners, Luxembourgers, the Dutch, Flemings, Afrikaners, Frisians and the English. As a part of the Indo-European language family,
Germanic Baby Names
From the cultural heritage of old Germania, Germanic peoples and mythology, and tribal groups of fierce combatants, comes the naming tradition that gave rise to the most widely used language in the world – English.